Latest Innovations in Safety

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

Use of Track Grips on Tracked Excavator

Published 6 September 2021 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
This project includes work to install counterfort drains to the slopes of the recently formed cutting for the new carriageway. With the cutting at a maximum depth of approximately 14m deep from original ground levels, with the cutting slopes at 1:3, over a total carriageway length of approximately 500m, the drainage installation was a significant package of work. The drainage...

Toolbox Talks and Plant Inspections delivered via QR codes

Published 6 September 2021 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSite specific induction Training Workforce information
This project has QR code links to the construction companies toolbox talks which are displayed across the site. Operatives are asked to complete a toolbox talk by a certain date and the site manager is able to verify who has accessed the online toolbox talk and completed the associated questions which ensure engagement. QR codes also link to weekly plant...

Safeguard Hard Hat Tracking

Published 31 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Wainwright
CategoriesHealth screening Initiatives Worker fatigue
On this project they are using a wearable device that attaches onto a hard hat to recognise the unique movement patterns of users completing tasks. With location and environmental sensors, the Safeguard device can provide workforce-wide insight at a level that has not been possible before. The primary function of the Safeguard device is to help improve safety by mapping...

Keyless Door Management

Published 31 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Wainwright
CategoriesProperty security Site security
This project is the first to use new technology for locking and accessing internal doors on site, which eliminates need for hundreds of keys for different apartments during construction. This eliminates the need for signing in and out of keys on registers as well as being efficient way of managing different trades across apartments. The technology offers real-time access control...

Safety Footwear

Published 10 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Ward
Following a near miss when a steel prop fell on to an operative’s boot missing the steel toe cap, which fortunately only led to bruising, the sites contractor decided to investigate alternative safety footwear that had mid-sole protection. The contractor has since introduced the STLFLX Metguardz Metatarsal and Lace Protector Boot for their operatives to wear. The footwear has increased...

Fall Protection Management System

Published 10 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Laura Regan
CategoriesBarriers Communicate initiatives Controls Falling debris Workforce information
Every element of edge protection on the site is assessed by the contractor when it is put in position. Once they have assessed and signed off that element of edge protection, this is logged on the Fall Protection Management System on Fieldview and provided a QR code. This system allows the area of edge protection to be allocated to a...

Community Safety Alarm

Published 10 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Ward
CategoriesBoundary security Child safety Pedestrian safety Safety signage Site security
At this project the river walkway is very open to the public so following the Sarah Everard abduction and murder, and the subsequent protests, they decided to introduce a community safety alarm system. They have put up two alarm buttons around the perimeter of the site and if the button is pressed it will set off an alarm in the...

Tool Tethering Learning Hub

Published 12 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Jordan Perrin
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Controls Falling debris Workforce information Working methods
On this project they have come up with the idea of a Tool Tethering Learning Hub to help their operatives with understanding the importance of tool tethering to prevent injuries and near misses from occurring. Something they we stand by is ‘Nothing touches the floor’. This is very important as the site is a high rise frame with many of...

Lateral Transport Unit

Published 12 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods
Due to the complex nature of manoeuvring heavy, pre-cast soffit slabs in a site with many logistical constraints and challenges, the project engineers researched into what they could use to facilitate the movement of the slabs, whilst also reducing the associated health and safety risks. The slabs are required to be moved between different levels and different columns which, is...

Improving Health and Safety Outcomes through Better Buildability

Published 12 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Alistair Guthrie
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Management Workforce consultation Workforce information
As part of the contractor’s drive to improve health and safety outcomes the project team were asked to consider how better buildability could help contribute to this drive. The project prepared a paper titled ‘Improving Health & Safety Outcomes through Better Buildability’ and this has been taken into the wider business as best practice. A presentation was prepared alongside the...

Drone Mounted GPR Surveys

Published 12 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Jasvir Sandhu
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
This contractor mounted a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) onto a drone to remove the constraint of having suitable ground conditions for a trolley mounted device as well as reducing the risk of a slip, trip or fall for the operatives. This development allows a GPR survey to be undertaken without the need to set foot on the ground. The sensor...

Drainage Storing Racking

Published 5 July 2021 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Layout and tidiness Organisation
The site is utilising drainage storage racking to enable the neat storage and ease movement of pipes and fixings that can be taken via forklift to the place of work. The drainage storage racking supports a tidy site minimising slip, trip and falls and manual handling, unnecessary walking around site and potential injuries. The use of drainage storage racking also...

CCTV and Facial Recognition

Published 5 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Brian Cole
CategoriesControls Initiatives Protected and controlled access Reporting Risk information
This contractor has implemented a CCTV sentry system to aid the site management with controlling health and safety requirements. The benefits of this system are: Hard hat detection: If no hard hat is detected on an operative then a notification with the image of event is instantly sent to the team. Face mask detection: This detects if an individual is...

TEMPO System

Published 21 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Hakim Nazerali
CategoriesInspections Reporting Working methods
In order to ensure effective engagement with the workforce to improve their health, safety and wellbeing; care and protection to the environment; and exceed their stakeholders expectations, this contractor developed a TEMPO system and embedded the motto, ‘Keep to the TEMPO’, which is utilised in their Safe Systems of Work, Daily Activity Briefings, Temporary Works Management, HSEQ inspections, Environmental &...

Crane Enclosure Redesign to Improve Health and Safety

Published 16 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesBoundary security Property security Site security
This contractor have worked in collaboration with their tower crane business team, the client and police liaison to completely redesign their existing crane base enclosure system to improve health and safety. Previously, mesh panels were connected to the anti-climb fan of the crane to create a 6-metre-tall lockable security enclosure which prevented access to the crane for unauthorised personnel, both...