Whilst clearing out the welfare changing rooms to remove used PPE from a previous subcontractor and make space for a new subcontractor, ten bin bags full of old PPE and clothing was collected, including hard hats, boots, hi-vis vests, coats and trousers.
Instead of throwing the old PPE in the skip, it was upcycled for a new purpose in the following ways:
This activity encouraged collaboration from different trades across site, ranging from the Construction Manager to the Site Cleaner getting involved as well as improving connections with the local school, with three students now considering apprenticeships in construction, and one student applying for an apprenticeship in Engineering with Balfour Beatty.
Entry submitted by Balfour Beatty
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