Latest Innovations in Safety

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


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...

Material Unit Lift Enhancer (MULE)

Published 3 August 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods
This project have been trialling the Material Unit Lift Enhancer (MULE) which is a mechanical lifting aid that reduces manual handling whilst increasing productivity. The project is the first in Europe to trial the innovative robotic tool which currently is only operational in the USA and Canada. The MULE is a smart lifting tool designed for construction. It is a...

Digital Model of Weekend Works

Published 3 August 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Daily briefing Emergency procedures First Aid Sensitivity to neighbours Updates
A digital model is produced each Friday to show what weekend works are being carried out and who will be supervising them. This provides good visual representation to the weekend duty manager as well as providing key details such as first aiders and supervisor’s contact details. This also gets issued to the neighbouring businesses in case they have any issues...

Traffic Marshal Training

Published 29 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Ruth Trant
CategoriesTraining Workforce consultation Workforce information
To facilitate the different learning styles of the workforce and utilise the benefits of multi-sensory learning, the company’s traffic marshal training incorporates a variety of activities, role play, and opportunities to practice decision making processes, rather than the bulk of the information being delivered in a more traditional lecture style format. For example, when discussing vehicle manoeuvring and positioning of...

First Aid Stand Evacuation Trolley

Published 15 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesEmergency procedures First Aid Initiatives Injuries
We know that in any case of an emergency every minute counts. So what happens if a fire breaks out or there is a gas leak while your colleague has a fall in the upper floor and has a suspected spine injury? There is no time to wait for the medics or firefighters. We can quickly transform our fire extinguisher/first...

QR Codes and Videos of Working Methods During Coronavirus

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Teresa Gorham
CategoriesBehaviour Controls Occupational health risks Working methods
The company has begun producing video clips of methods for undertaking specific operations on site to assist with learning and undertaking method statements and risk assessments thus reducing time spent on producing detailed written guidance. The video clips are readily available online and via QR codes so can be reviewed at any time using a smart phone. The clips also...

Video Briefings for the Workforce

Published 1 June 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Training Workforce information
To improve the communication of both technical and H&S information for the workforce. The project is operating web technology linked to a library of safety videos for specific operations. Contractors, via a board of QR codes, are able to link to various health and safety and technical installation videos enabling workers to view the information via their phone at the...

Risersafe Solutions

Published 1 June 2020 | One comment
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBarriers Falling debris Working methods
The Site is using a fully integrated BIM Model and has commissioned Ambar Kelly to facilitate their innovative ‘Risersafe Solutions’. Ambar Kelly designs, fabricates and supplies engineered ‘chequer-plate’ covers for all Duct Voids through the pre-cast slabs and incorporates precise access holes for service installations to maintain safety and fire security throughout the building process. The benefits of this are:...

D-wall cage lifting dolly

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Cameron Blackwell
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
The EARPS shaft was the 4th shaft of the CVB JV East Project to be installed. The EARPS site is also the tightest and the most congested site of the project. Following the same diaphragm wall construction methodology as the other sites, the EARPS Team has the additional challenge of a much smaller working environment. For lifting the reinforcement cages,...

Safer unloading onsite with custom-built portable steps

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Benjamin Gibbs
CategoriesAccess/egress Driver information Initiatives Working methods
TCi furniture WORKS plans, supplies and installs office and welfare furniture for construction site accommodation. Inherent in our operation is the specialist planning of logistics to ensure deliveries meet strict timings whilst upholding exceptional levels of safety as required and expected by our clients and staff. Site teams are too often confronted with the need to unload components and materials...

Rebar Cages On-Site Prefabrication Jig

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Patricia Sempere
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods
To achieve better production rates on the roof slab of the Kilo Substructure, Ferrovial Agroman developed a factory-like workstation by engaging a specialist designer to standardise the rebar detailing of over 1,200 cages, and predefined a template (jig) to form the base of the workstation. This process allows for mass, efficient fabrication. The project team trialled an A-Frame type scaffold...

An Improvement to Woodpole Construction

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Amy Fraser
CategoriesFalling debris Initiatives Injuries Recording accidents Supply chain engagement Workforce consultation Working methods
In December 2019 there was a communication sent across Power T&D with regards to an incident that occurred during works undertaken by another Overhead Line contractor. During the construction of an H-Pole Structure, there was a requirement to lift the top end of the structure with an excavator approximately 200mm to allow bolts associated with the steel work to be...

Using Mannequins to Ensure Operatives Know the Correct PPE for Each Task

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives PPE Workforce information
The complexity of the various project activities creates the need to ensure an operative has a clear understanding of the correct PPE that should be worn for the task in hand. This has been enabled by the use of 5 fully manoeuvrable Mannequins. Operatives are challenged in a fun based hands-on induction to dress each of the mannequins to match...

Positive Lifting Steelwork Attachment to remove the risk of incorrect slinging

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Workforce consultation Working methods
Following a request for all subcontractors to produce a best practice proposal the steel work supplier put forward a Positive Lifting Steelwork Attachment proposal. This was a lifting ‘grommet’ installed at the calculated central point of gravity for each steel member. This ensures that the risk of incorrect slinging is removed, improving safety as well as saving time, increasing productivity...

Real-Time Point of Contact Mission Room

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls Emergency procedures Initiatives Management Supervision Workforce information Working methods
The mission room system has been extended by including a real-time point of contact for each team of operatives and any individual workers on site. The radio units have a transponder which is observed on the mission screen so the site project manager has a real-time view of where each team or persons are. Solitary workers such as environmentalists, line...