Latest Innovations in Safety

These include examples of innovative activity, which demonstrate constructors achieving high levels of performance, to secure everyone’s safety.

Project Specific Road Safety Booklet

Published 26 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Lucy Shirley
CategoriesAccess/egress Campaigns CLOCS Driver information FORS Roads Traffic management Workforce information
As a Principal Contractor CLOCS Champion, Galliford Try is committed to managing work-related road risk and promoting a positive road safety culture. We align with the CLOCS mission: to ensure the safest construction vehicle journey. At our Ashley Road East project in Tottenham Hale, our Galliford Try Construction – London & South East Commercial team devised a 12-page A5 booklet...


Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Reporting Workforce information Working methods
Holobuild is an application to create 360 digital versions of a site, photographs record site progress and there is the ability to compare different points in time with 3D modelling. Uses include prepare the works and review the progress, discussing site issues during meetings and improved communication. During lockdown using this allowed the team to keep working efficiently to review...

Ensuring Operatives Read Daily Hazard Board

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Controls Hazard board Risk information Workforce information
Operatives are required to confirm that they have read the daily hazard board before going onto site, if not they are denied access. This system been developed to incorporate a check to ensure that the operatives are actually reading the daily hazard board. This has been achieved by linking the fingerprint recognition system to the field view system and incorporating...

RealWear Live Stream Camera for Virtual Site Visits

Published 5 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Audric Rivaud
CategoriesInitiatives Inspections Working methods
We are now using the RealWear live stream camera system at EARPS. The camera is mounted on a hard hat and allows live streaming of video images being filmed. The interface through Teams or Vsight is working as a meeting room and comments, pictures and drawings can be shared with the operative wearing the hard hat, who can view this...

B-Eames Disc Cutter

Published 5 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Gary Gill
CategoriesInjuries Working methods
The B-Eames disc cutter has been implemented on this site. Using this product means there is no eye contact with the blade, better poster for occupational health, protection from debris. Following the laser line it is possible to cut 50 metres or more without marking the floor. There is also a battery powered water bottle that plugs in so no...

Maternity PPE

Published 30 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Carol Edwards
CategoriesEquality Inclusion PPE
A survey of general industry in the UK which surveyed female employees found that in some cases, female workers were required to cut back on their normal site duties while pregnant because suitable PPE had not been available. The company introduced a range of high visibility maternity PPE specifically designed for expectant mothers which confirms to international health & safety...

Using Audible Signage to Share Site Safety Information

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Bradley Lowes
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Daily briefing Initiatives Workforce information
Willmott Dixon have engaged with a local SME within 100m of the project to introduce static audible signage which, when activated by PIR sensor alert passers by of the site entrance, and the potential for moving vehicles within this zone. The alert is strategically placed before the entrance to ensure there is enough time for vulnerable road users and pedestrians...

Tracking Systems for Monitoring the Movements of the Existing Bridge Deck

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Protected and controlled access Working methods
The contractor has utilised a combination of two tracking systems for monitoring the movements of the existing bridge deck during works to replace and widen an existing rail bridge with minimal disruption to the rail networks. The project required the replacement of a railway overbridge structure. As part of this, the clear span was to be increased from 17.50m to...

QR Code Signing In System

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Protected and controlled access Visitor information
The site is trialling a new sign in system using a QR code linked to a website. This is a company developed system and as such enables the company to collect specific data. The message on the QR code poster can be customised and the system has scope to deliver key health and safety information when the user signs in....

PowerCap Infinity Respiratory Protection

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Gerard Newell
CategoriesOccupational health risks PPE
Dust in the workplace is a significant issue. Looking at the HSE figures (2017) we can see that 18,000 new cases of work related respiratory disease were diagnosed and significant proportion of these were a result of exposure to silica. The Ferrovial Construction KAD Substructure project has required and requires a number of operatives to perform activities where dust is...

Improving the Safety of Tower Crane Lifting Operations

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls Drills Emergency procedures Initiatives Working methods
As the Tower Cranes (TC) became increasingly busy and the concrete frame was growing, it was becoming more apparent the traditional sounder methods used by the slingers, were not meeting the safety needs and an alternative was needed to make the operatives aware a lifting operation was occurring. The squistle was not loud enough and encouraged repetitive hand motions for...

Bin Tipper Attachment for a Telehandler

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
GT Lifting Solutions Ltd were contacted and requested to develop a concept for a bin tipper attachment providing a safe solution when mounted directly to the tele-handler carriage. There was an identified need for a telehandler mounted bin tipper to reduce risk from manual handling, emptying bins by hand and a speeding up process for emptying the bins. There were...

Cased Secant Piling Safe Systems of Work

Published 24 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Joseph Forsyth
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
Cased Secant Piling (CSP) piles are constructed by drilling hollow stem augers encased within a string of casing to the required depth. A twin rotary drive system rotating in opposite directions allows soil extraction and casing installation simultaneously. The soil from the pile are removed from the top of the auger and brought down to ground level via a chute...

Coronavirus Back to School App and Care Packs

Published 17 August 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Initiatives Schools
All Vale of Glamorgan schools (70+) will be given support on how to operate safely when they re-open through an app designed, piloted and trialled at this project for the Contractor. The app offers general information and examples on how to introduce social distancing, as well as highlighting good practice in a range of scenarios, such as travelling to school,...

Site Specific Video for Delivery Drivers

Published 3 August 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Driver information Initiatives Protected and controlled access
The company has introduced a site specific video attached to the delivery booking confirmation so that drivers know what to expect on arrival at site. The video provides drivers with footage of the approach to site so they can easily identify the gate and be aware of restrictions prior to arrival. It will take them through what to expect once...