Entries by Gavin Thomas

Astro turf muck remover

Published 23 April 2018

Mucky boots are commonplace on construction sites and we employ many aids to help prevent the


Self closing CAT ladder gates

Published 12 March 2018

Self closing CAT ladder gates are a really good product which has been missing from our industry


Cable management on site

Published 12 March 2018

Cable management is difficult at the best of times and there are many products on the market to aid


Riser grillage toe boards

Published 9 March 2018

It is now common practice to install the riser grillages on buildings as soon or the same frame


Drone flight footage used to create 3D models

Published 5 March 2018

We now employ weekly drone flights which enable activity monitoring but the camera footage also


PPE jackets including CSCS cards and work permits

Published 2 March 2018

PPE is evolving rapidly in our industry to serve multiple purposes and now on our current site we


New digital construction apprenticeships

Published 27 February 2018

Kier is a forward-thinking company that seeks to attract and retain construction talent of the


LED Walk Ways

Published 27 February 2018

LED Lighting is now becoming a very cost effective way of lighting areas within construction. On


Subcontractor and supplier initiative forum

Published 27 February 2018

The supply chain and workforce are always bombarded with safety and environmental notices on


Temp edge protection for pre-cast stairs

Published 27 February 2018

Temp Edge Protection for Pre-Ccst stairs is normally carried out after the whole of the Pre-Cast


Yammer updates for site canteen

Published 27 February 2018

Kier are now using Yammer from Microsoft 365 as a system or platform for all the site staff and


3D Site Induction

Published 27 February 2018

Site Inductions are always needing to be re-thought-out and re-invented to engage the inductee as


Using panoramic photography to identify defects

Published 27 February 2018

Most of the construction site staff and workforce today carry with them a smart phone with


First aid drones

Published 26 January 2018

Due to the first aid response times on site we have setup a drone to allow a first aid kit and/or


Scaffold Clip Protection

Published 18 December 2017

Areas of scaffold that are heavily trafficked and are likely to be used near pedestrian routes and


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