With three decades of expansion and consolidation, SWGR has established a market-leading reputation for delivering high-calibre projects and people as a single, focused solution. We supply multi-disciplinary teams to a wide range of projects, covering civil engineering, construction and disaster recovery, with a particular expertise in rail infrastructure, isolations and OHLE.

Our reputation for consistently delivering highly-skilled personnel to a number of specialist industry sectors has been achieved through our vast experience as a labour supplier and the wealth of knowledge that comes with this. This ensures a high-quality, professional service every step of the way, with a deep understanding of the specific needs of each industry we supply people to.

Our teams are available for long-term contracts and are also available as a short-term, contingent labour solution for a wide range of companies, including principal contractors, subcontractors and infrastructure owners and operators. Our six service centres located across the UK mean that we are always ready to supply a first-class team to any project.


Civil engineering

Our skilled teams are able to provide innovative civil engineering solutions for our clients in a range of specialist industries, focusing on high-quality delivery and effective management to achieve success with even the tightest budgets and most challenging timescales. We can provide a long-term solution for major civil engineering works, or provide a contingent labour supply for maintenance or remedial works.

We offer proactive solutions to problems faced by a number of industries, offering a full range of services covering groundworks, drainage, excavation, refurbishment, landscaping and more. All of our site managers have extensive experience in a wide range of civil engineering works, allowing us to deliver works to a high quality, no matter what specific skills are required.

We also provide a range of land and vegetation management solutions for high-risk industries, covering rail, construction and highways infrastructure throughout the UK. Our services include grounds maintenance, weed control, snow clearance and tree felling among many others, allowing the country’s infrastructure to keep running smoothly and effectively in every season.

Rail infrastructure

Rail Infrastructure

SWGR Manpower provides Link-Up approved civils, building and engineering support services for rail companies operating throughout the UK. Our focus on safety, quality and timely delivery allows us to succeed in work to support complex rail projects across the UK ranging from small track upgrades to complete overhauls of major, urban commuter services.

Our rail industry credentials and our in-house certified training business Scot-Train enable us to train operatives in Personal Track Safety (PTS), and we hold a substantial database of PTS-certified skilled tradespeople and semi-skilled operatives available to work across the rail network. Our unrivalled knowledge of safety and compliance allows our clients to remain confident in our teams’ ability to deliver work without unnecessary risk or interruption.

We also supply electrical isolation services, possession planning and rail worksite safety supervision, enabling our clients to work within a safe and compliant environment.

Isolations and OHLE

SWGR’s Overhead Line (OHL) Construction and Isolation Services division was established in 2006 to meet the demands of the rail industry in the UK. We have been successful in supplying isolation and construction teams to various projects throughout the UK, and we currently act as a Tier 1 supplier for Network Rail in seven of the UK infrastructure’s nine regions.

SWGR’s OHL staff undertake a range of works from minor alterations and emergency response to full installations of overhead line equipment for a wide range of clients. We are able to deliver foundations, erection of OHL masts, installation of small part steelwork and catenary and contact wire.

Our dedicated servicing engineers ensure that the country’s rail infrastructure is able to run smoothly on a day-to-day basis, carrying out work around the clock to ensure infrastructure is well maintained and functioning well. Service packages include renewal and maintenance of OHL equipment, installation and construction of OHL complete with foundations, OHL bonding and minor repairs, electrification planning and OHL isolation delivery.

Mechanical engineering

We have a large base of skilled mechanical engineers, with particular expertise in the delivery of works in safety-critical sectors such as energy, construction and manufacturing. Our experienced teams provide mechanical engineering services throughout all stages of mechanical and electrical installations, ensuring high standards of quality are always met from the initial design through to the handover stage.

The main sectors our teams service cover gas and energy, construction, including niche sites such as shipyards, and manufacturing, including steelworks and petrochemical plants. We ensure the teams we supply are experienced in the same sectors as the work to be undertaken, to make sure our clients are receiving the best service possible.

Our teams are proficient in a broad range of specialist trades, including general mechanical engineering, pipefitting, welding, and fabrication, as well as a range of offshore work. Our expertise working in safety-critical industries and sites allows us to deliver even high-risk works quickly and to budget, without ever compromising on safety or quality.

Power and water

SWGR is an expert in renewables, oil and gas, power generation and distribution, utilities, water treatment and high voltage (HV). Our experience of working with such a wide range of clients means that each team we supply can provide a bespoke solution to our clients’ specific needs.

SWGR was founded to supply skilled manpower to the energy sector, and over the last three decades has kept up with the pace of developments within the industry to ensure that it remains the most reliable and experienced partner for its clients in high-risk sectors.

We work with major power and water suppliers across the UK, as well as carrying out work for clients of all sizes globally. Our skilled teams carry out routine maintenance and operations work, new builds and disaster response services, including decontamination and recommissioning. Our management teams oversee all stages of work from design to handover, ensuring that our provision always meets our client’s needs, and that our aims are always aligned with their requirements.


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