1153 – The Figures

Kier Highways 1153 process; take your annual costs of providing incident attendance and admin’, divide by the number of claims per annum (1153) and present the figure:

  • £2,385 for 2 operatives
  • £381.77 for their van 

The total, about £2,700 to attend an incident for likely no more than 4 hours i.e. £675/hour.  The charge was for sub-£10,000 repair incidents, often requiring a couple hours attendance and on occasions only one operative would be engaged. 

  • But Kier subsequently documented attending 5,400 incidents per annum – it appears the figure (if the methodology was appropriate) should be almost 1/5th of that presented i.e. about £540 per incident.  Furthermore:
  • the operatives undertook other tasks; litter/debris picking, pot hole filling and grass cutting as examples.  These tasks were being paid for out of the public purse yet Kier was charging Third Parties for 100% of their operatives costs, they were being paid twice. 

1153 was not the contractually agreed process.


Kier claimed no ‘commercial sensitivity’ to support this profiteering process but regularly presented the figures to support their fee:

click here for Excel spreadsheet of figures. Initial and subsequent (increased) 1153 breakdown – 1153 2015 and 2016

REF. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT RATE Charge per claim
           
  Attendance Call Out Charge     Cost per Year (Column J /1153)
ER01 Asset inspection watchmen 38 Labour £2,750,935.90 £2,385.89
  4×4 AIW vehicle 19 plant £440,183.25 £381.77
           
  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT     Cost per Year  
S12 Cost Analyst 4 staff £19,586.98 £16.99
S06 Commercial Manager 1 staff £37,075.08 £32.16
S01 DCP Technical Assistant 12 staff £520,417.61 £451.36
S11 Snr Tech Assistant 1 staff £66,800.61 £57.94
S13 DCP Financial Analyst 1 staff £55,676.67 £48.29
S14 DCP Manager 1 staff £115,888.26 £100.51
S15 Finance Manager 1 staff £23,177.65 £20.10
           
  OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT     Cost per Year  
S16 Area 3 tm programmer 1 staff £6,903.24 £5.99
S17 Area Manager North 1 staff £34,766.48 £30.15
S18 Area Manager South 1 staff £34,766.48 £30.15
S19 Asset Delivery Manager 1 staff £25,109.12 £21.78
S20 Asset Development Manager 1 staff £17,378.94 £15.07
S21 Assistant to Area manager South 1 staff £28,972.06 £25.13
S22 Assistant to SMT 1 staff £17,378.94 £15.07
S23 Customer service coordinator 1 staff £4,080.62 £3.54
S24 General Manager 1 staff £34,757.89 £30.15
S25 HSE Manager 1 staff £9,657.35 £8.38
S26 NCC Manager 1 staff £33,406.00 £28.97
S27 NCC Operator 11 staff £374,787.61 £325.05
S28 NCC supervisor and tunnel AIW 4 staff £161,840.10 £140.36
S29 Network Manager 1 staff £28,393.00 £24.63
S30 Network Occupancy Manager 1 staff £23,660.83 £20.52
S31 Regional Business Manager 1 staff £37,075.08 £32.16
S32 Severe Weather and Contingency Manager 1 staff £47,642.95 £41.32
S33 Supervisors 2 staff £39,565.16 £34.31
S34 Traffic Safety Officer 1 staff £8,351.50 £7.24
S35 Tunnel control centre operator 4 staff £150,482.90 £130.51
S36 Tunnel control centre Supervisor 2 staff £79,500.40 £68.95
S37 Assistant Area manager north 1 staff £19,782.58 £17.16
S38 Inspection Manager 1 staff £19,782.58 £17.16
S39 M&E 1 staff £24,131.02 £20.93
S40 TSCO 1 staff £14,836.94 £12.87
S41 Depot clerks 4 staff £86,736.27 £75.23
l06 Storeman 2 staff £65,851.60 £57.11
           
          £4,734.90