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New ICU facility at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

The JCA design team is part of the professional team assigned to designing and creating the new critical care (ICU) facility at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

JCA worked extensively and thoroughly engaged with the management team at the Trust, together with the clinicians and design team, with a view to deliver a new ‘class leading’ expanded adult (ICU) intensive care unit.

This is a major and exciting development within the hospital that offers patients, patient families and clinicians new state-of-the-art facilities for a critical care environment.

These benefits include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maximising daylight for the patients with extensive views of the city using full height thermal comfort glazing
  • Large bed spaces with carefully considered ceiling mounted articulated arms and monitoring facilities
  • Glass will replace curtains to improve noise reduction and privacy
  • Improved relative facilities
  • Upgraded burns unit environmental systems
  • Centralised 24 hours critical care engineering systems offering flexible, maintainable systems with minimal maintenance impact in patient areas

JCA overcame complex engineering challenges to design a solution to facilitate upgraded central engineering upgrades whilst ensuring there is no impact to the usual day to day running of the hospital during the construction works and to provide a phased handover and sectional completion of areas. The engineering specified throughout the scheme uses modern, energy efficient and dynamic controlled environmental and lighting management systems.

David Butcher, Director of Estates and Facilities at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust, said: “This project is a complex major scheme in a central London hospital that needed engineering design capability of the highest standard with a team capable of working closely with clinicians to provide a design that can be built in a properly planned and methodical manner with minimal impact to the usual day to day running of the hospital.”

Phase 1 of the project is completed, handed over to the client and currently in use.



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JCA receives the RoSPA Health at Work Trophy for health and safety practices

We are delighted to announce that JCA has been awarded with the RoSPA Health at Work trophy in recognition of its practices and achievements in health and safety.

This specialist major trophy is presented to the UK-based entrant demonstrating the best management of Health at Work and a true and obvious commitment to the welfare of all its staff.  The submission for this extremely prestigious award consisted of the business having to evidence such areas as:

  • Providing access to staff to specialist occupational health expertise
  • Set corporate occupational health standards and targets, integrated as part of the business plan
  • The identification, assessment, prevention and control of health risks, prioritised and adapted to meet business and individual needs
  • ‘Wellness at work’ (particularly mental health), attendance management and staff rehabilitation
  • The communication of occupational health information, both internally and externally
  • Any specific activities which distinguish the organisations approach to health and work

JCA has also achieved, second year in a row, the internationally renowned RoSPA Gold Award.

JCA’s HSE Manager said: “The winning of a consecutive RoSPA Gold Award is testament to the great culture and commitment JCA Engineering has towards health and safety. This is enhanced this year by the major award of the Health in the Work Place Trophy for our positive approach to health and wellbeing within the company.”

Both awards will be presented during a ceremony at ExCeL, London on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

To find out more about JCA’s health and safety practices, visit the Health, Safety, Quality and Environment section on our website.

For more information about the RoSPA Health at Work Award, visit RoSPA website.


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JCA accredited with ISO 45001

We are delighted to announce that JCA has been accredited with ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

ISO 45001 has been developed by a committee of occupational health and safety experts to help organisations by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions. The system was established with consideration of other related standards, such as OHSAS 18001, Occupational health and safety management, the International Labour Organisation’s ILO -OSH 2001 guidelines and various national standards and is consistent with the ILO’s international labour standards and conventions.

Developed with the input of experts from more than 70 countries, ISO 45001 provides an international framework that takes into account the interaction between an organisation and its business environment. ISO 45001 adopts a risk-based approach that ensures it is effective and undergoes continual improvement to meet an organisation’s ever-changing context.

Providing a safe environment is JCA’s number one priority embedding a positive culture of zero incidents, ensuring the health and well being of everyone. We are training our directly employed workforce and those of our subcontractors in the ethos of ‘safety first’. To achieve this, we embed an intrinsic culture of health and safety in our management staff across all sites and throughout the workforce.

To find out more about how we manage our health and safety, quality and environment, visit our HSQE page.





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