The Sharps Redmore Annual Company Meeting took place on the 12th January, following the AGM, at the local Holiday Inn conference centre. Always a welcome, if rare, opportunity to get all staff together for one day to inform both on developments and plans for the Company, and to provide a stage for presentations by consultants and directors on technical and policy issues.
This years was no exception, the morning session covered topics relating to the Company. This started with a vision for the company’s plans for the year, emphasising the introduction and development of the regional offices in the north of England, Scotland and Wales together with the continuation of the head office in Ipswich. This was followed by updates in health and safety and commitment to the environmental policy, including reference to the company’s accreditation under the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) in 2015.
Commitment to quality and consistency, and improvements to invoicing systems concluded the morning sessions.
The post-lunch sessions were of a more technical nature with considerations of the effects of wind speeds, windshield choice and atmospheric conditions on survey results, together with a discussion of noise levels at height at the façade of tall buildings adjacent to transport systems and major roads.
Further case studies in skateboard park assessment and design near to residential properties, the use and drafting of planning conditions regarding noise were presented, together with the challenges raised in accurate vibration monitoring.
Lively debate and pertinent questions complemented the afternoon sessions which concluded with a look at the possible objective presentation of the concept of tranquillity and consideration of penalties and their application to tonal characteristics of items of mechanical plant. This rounded off a full day, providing plenty of food for thought for the future.