coronavirus

Spotlight on… coronavirus aims to raise awareness of the health and safety risks and issues associated with the coronavirus pandemic and provide the industry with guidance to stop the spread, protect the workforce and the wider community.

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The campaign

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has put together this awareness campaign to:

  • encourage behaviours to help protect those that work across the construction industry, local communities, and the wider general public in reducing the spread of coronavirus
  • provide links to relevant government test, track and trace resources
  • provide practical examples of how construction activity is helping to minimise the spread of coronavirus in and around sites/premises
  • signpost to other coronavirus external support resources.

This campaign will be continually reviewed and updated in accordance with any changes to guidance and any new resources available. Please note that examples are provided with the aim of being a helpful support to you.

What is coronavirus?

Coronavirus or COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a ‘novel’ or newly developed coronavirus.

Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However older people and those with underlying medical problems are more likely to develop serious illness.

Worldwide there have now been more than a million deaths from this disease and more than 33 million recorded cases. The UK has seen more than 435,000 cases and 42,000 virus-related deaths and Ireland over 35,500 cases and over 1,800 virus-related deaths.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme Checklist

The Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice states that all registered sites, companies and suppliers are expected to care for the health and wellbeing of the workforce and provide and maintain high standards of welfare facilities.

The Checklist used by the Scheme Monitors asks the following questions:

  • Does the site care for the health and wellbeing of the workforce?
  • Are suitable, hygienic and well-maintained welfare facilities provided within a reasonable distance of the work area?
  • How is the health and wellbeing of the workforce assessed and addressed?

New Checklist question on coronavirus measures in place

The Scheme is encouraging construction activity to have Covid-19 Government app poster and Covid-19 Government QR code check-in posters (where applicable for each UK nation and Ireland) displayed in canteen areas and other locations in and around the construction site to encourage workforce teams and visitors to site to download and use these Government tools.

To help raise awareness and encourage use of these resources, the Scheme has added a question to the Site-Specific Data section of the Checklist: Please note that this is not mandatory, it is an encouragement point. It is not in the scored section of the Checklist and the answer provided to this question by the site will not affect the score the site receives from the Monitor.

The new Checklist question asks:

Does this site have visible posters on display for the workforce to highlight the relevant Covid-19 Government app and/or Covid-19 Government QR code check-in (noting that one or both may exist depending on the information provided for England and each devolved UK nation and Ireland)?

 

 

Government Guidance

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Government Guidance

The following guidance has been provided by the Government.

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External Resources

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External Resources

There are a number of resources available to help the construction industry address the issue of coronavirus.

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Examples of Best Practice

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Examples of Best Practice

The Scheme aims to improve the image of construction through sharing examples of best practice with the industry. Below are a number of examples of best practice that have been witnessed by our Scheme Monitors on their visits, or that have been submitted directly to the Hub by registered sites, companies, and suppliers.

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Testing and Tracing Resources

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Testing and Tracing Resources

There a range of different Covid-19 Government apps and Covid-19 Government QR code check-in posters available (noting that one or both may exist depending on the information provided for England and each devolved UK nation and Ireland).

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What can you do?

Social Distancing

It is vitally important that, where possible, all those working on and visiting construction activity adhere to government guidelines and any other guidelines (such as the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures) which are appropriate to their location in the UK and Ireland.

Below are some examples of how the construction industry has implemented measures to help with social distancing:

  • Two metre marker lines spray painted onto walkways and routes to and from site.
  • A one way system installed to avoid the need for the site team and visitors to cross paths.
  • Staggering break times to reduce the number of people in the canteen and other areas where people gather.
  • Relocating smoking areas to larger areas to facilitate effective social distancing.
  • Employing social distancing marshals to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to by operatives going to and from the site.
  • Using wearable technology connected to hard hats which emits a signal if wearers are getting too close to each other.
  • Installation of changing hubs in welfare areas, with individual changing rooms that were two metres apart and separated by dividing walls.
  • Perspex screens used on canteen tables and in site offices to help protect everyone.

Cleanliness

The government has stated that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of coronavirus is to wash your hands regularly, so providing adequate washing facilities and cleaning procedures is very important.

Below are some examples of how the construction industry has implemented measures to help with cleanliness and hygiene:

  • A full time welfare cleaner employed to carry out a daily anti-bacterial cleaning regime for all the high footfall areas including canteens, meeting rooms and toilet areas.
  • Hand wash basins installed at the entrance to the project with lever taps that can be turned on using elbows.
  • Portable wash stations installed which include anti-bacterial soap dispensers. The stations are operated using a foot operated pump.
  • A hand sanitisation station installed at the entrance of the site with a clear large message above reminding site teams and visitors to sanitise their hands.
  • Site teams given personal hand sanitisers that are supplied with a tether, so they are always available to them. A refillable sanitiser station on site is available.
  • Installation of a ‘Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel’ which uses a non-harmful to human’s disinfectant to spray a mist on everyone who walks through it upon entering and exiting the site.

Testing

One way to help to reduce the spread of coronavirus on construction activity is to carry out effective testing. Some practical examples of what the construction industry has been doing regarding testing is provided below:

  • A project team works with paramedics to carry out daily temperature tests for all of the workforce. Anyone with a high temperature is sent home with information on how to self-isolate.
  • A temperature device is used to check if anyone entering the site had a high temperature and if so, a room on the project was set aside as an isolation room to keep the operative away from others until they leave the site.
  • The project team have registered for the Covid-19 Government app and have also displayed the Covid-19 Government QR code check-in posters at all entrance and exit points so operatives and visitors can ‘check in’ to share their information.
  • Offering of voluntary coronavirus tests to entire project team comprising 900 people.
  • Installation of an advanced infrared temperature monitor with video capability and zero contact capabilities that takes individual site team member’s temperature to permit them on to site if temperature is not high.

Community

There are many positive ways the construction industry is engaging with communities during coronavirus to help everyone. Some examples are provided below:

  • Coronavirus factsheets for children and local communities including how the virus works, who can catch it and how we can protect ourselves.
  • Hosting virtual site visits for school children/communities to show what was happening on site in a safe environment through using online video technologies such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
  • Providing hand sanitisers outside sites and next to bus stops for the public to use.
  • Reassigning a large portion of a project car park for staff working at a coronavirus testing facility located nearby.
  • Using the SitePodium app which keeps the community informed of alerts and disruptions during coronavirus.
  • Installing signage for site teams to remind them to keep noise and disruption to a minimum as residents in the area are more likely to be at home due to government coronavirus homeworking measures in place and furlough.
  • Branded stationery kits (which were bound for a trade fair that got cancelled due to coronavirus) were sent to vulnerable pupils in the area who may not have had the stationery at home while schools were closed during lockdown.

Workforce

Ensuring the safety of the workforce is paramount. Please see some examples of health and safety measures which are being used by the construction industry below:

  • All frontline security staff on the project were given a coronavirus safety kit box including face masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes.
  • Updating site safety induction to reduce the need for face-to-face contact and to prepare site teams before entering the site of additional safety measures and addressing travel to and accessing the site.
  • Mental health and wellbeing guidance and good practice provided to teams who are working from home during coronavirus.
  • Incentivising site teams to submit ideas the site could implement to help combat coronavirus. Winning suggestions won a prize and a separate amount to donate to a charity of their choice.
  • The project provided company branded face masks for all on site to protect the workforce but also to make them feel like they are part of a team.
  • To enhance the wellbeing of site teams a marquee was erected with an artificial grass floor, a chill out area with furniture and plants as well as a separate quiet area allowing the workforce to rest on breaks while maintaining social distance.
  • Installation of a 360 degree camera on the project allowing those working at home to feel connected to the project by seeing progress without having to physically be at the project.
  • A hands-free water bottle refill station was installed, helping to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus by reducing touch points.
  • A new door entry system was installed which automatically counts people entering and exiting the changing room and will show a green light if safe to enter and a red light if not safe to do so.
  • Providing adult resuscitation kits which are positioned at all first aid points to ensure that each first aider is protected so they do not have to engage in mouth to mouth resuscitation.

The Scheme’s Best Practice Hub provides many more practical examples of what Scheme registered activity is doing to help minimise the spread of coronavirus and other external resources. To view all examples and external resources currently available on the Hub, click here.

The Scheme will continue to update this campaign as new examples and resources on tackling the spread of coronavirus emerge. To share how you are addressing the issue of coronavirus, please contact the Best Practice Hub team by emailing enquiries@ccsbestpractice.org.uk.

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Examples of Best Practice

The Scheme aims to improve the image of construction through sharing examples of best practice with the industry. Below are a number of examples of best practice that have been witnessed by our Scheme Monitors on their visits, or that have been submitted directly to the Hub by registered sites, companies, and suppliers.

Multilingual Social Distancing Poster

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Emma Mills
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Inclusion Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Inclusion Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

Stepnell’s site team identified two key issues that they needed to address with regard to getting the key coronavirus social distancing message over to their workforce. Firstly, the fact that a large minority of their workforce’s first language wasn’t English. Secondly, how do you easily visualise what 2m looks like? The site manager suggested that a poster would be the…

H-Wash Handwash Stations

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Emma Ward
Categories Cleaning regime Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks

We needed to make the workplace safe after the coronavirus outbreak. We wanted to give the workforce plenty of opportunity, out on site, to wash their hands, kill germs and protect themselves. The H-Wash hand wash system was the ideal solution as it is a portable self-contained unit which requires no plumbing or electrics and can be installed anywhere on…

Coronavirus Board

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Shannon Hartigan
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

The project team have created a coronavirus board which is positioned at the entrance to each building or site entrance. This board has three sections, the first identifies the coronavirus site specific rules along with what the main symptoms are and what to do if you have them. The second has a section for coronavirus related posters including the impact…

Room Occupancy Monitoring

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Andy Packwood
Categories Cleaning regime Occupational health risks Separate facilities
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks Separate facilities

What is it? The Room Occupancy Monitoring system counts how many people enter the room through the ‘in’ door and how many people exit through the ‘out’ door. The system keeps track of the room occupancy level against the set room capacity. The system has a display at the entrance to the room showing level of occupancy in the room…

Reviewing Face Coverings before Implementation

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Colleen Liston
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

Following implementation of face coverings on the project, the project team trialled a number of different options and placed the review in reception for contractors review before selecting their face covering. The team have also tried an alternative to site glasses with a high strength visor which would allow for wearing the face covering on site with glasses without the…

NHS Test and Trace Site Sign In

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Bethany Lilley
Categories Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

On the Royal College of Surgeon’s site in London, the Wates Construction team have implemented the use of the NHS Test and Trace QR check in for all operatives and visitors to the site. The QR codes are displayed at the entrance to site to check in upon entry as well as in the canteen areas to record when the…

Face Covering Exemption Stickers

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Leah Barrett
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

On this project they have implemented face covering exemption stickers for those who are medically exempt. Face coverings are required to be worn in designated areas of site and hard hat stickers help them to be easily identified without being approached for not wearing a covering as this could potentially be a sensitive subject. As well as implementing measures to…

Canteen Coronavirus Cleaning System

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Andy Packwood
Categories Canteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to coronavirus its vital canteen eating areas are cleaned and disinfected after one person has eaten to ensure it is not contaminated for the next person. There is a high turnover of people using the canteen therefore a system was needed to allow them to make spaces ready as soon as possible. The system implemented is a card that…

Activity Stickers to ensure Social Distancing

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Colleen Liston
Categories Canteen Changing Medical conditions Multi-use room Occupational health risks Separate facilities
CategoriesCanteen Changing Medical conditions Multi-use room Occupational health risks Separate facilities

To help ensure that social distancing is adhered to while on the project, the team has stuck activity stickers 2m apart in changing rooms, canteen, smoking areas and the daily activity briefing area. This help ensures people stay at least two metres apart.

Covid-19 Government App posters / Covid-19 Government QR code check-in posters – Supporting everyone in tackling the spread of Covid-19

Published 30 September 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is encouraging all construction activity to have posters available in canteen areas and other locations in and around construction sites/premises highlighting the need for site workforce teams and visitors to site/premises to download and use the Covid-19 Government apps and Covid-19 Government QR code check-in posters (where applicable for each UK nation and Ireland). Please find…

Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel

Published 29 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Leanna Martin
Categories Cleaning regime Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

This project is the first construction site to install the Gateway Personal Protection Tunnel in association with PPAC 19 which is a preventive measure to minimise the spread of coronavirus. The product uses Hypochlorous acid, which consists of 99% water, salt and is electrostatically charged. Hypochlorous acid is a natural chemical made by our white blood cells as the body’s…

Coronavirus Safe Changing Rooms

Published 29 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Annmarie Knapp
Categories Changing Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Multi-use room Occupational health risks Recreation
CategoriesChanging Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Multi-use room Occupational health risks Recreation

At BAM Construction North East’s project for The Northern School of Art in Middlesbrough the site team are using an automated system to keep coronavirus social distancing measures in place. The changing rooms on site have coronavirus safe space for 5 persons, however, with no windows there’s no way to tell how many people are in there. The new door…

Adult Resuscitation Kit

Published 29 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Ivan Conway
Categories First Aid Medical conditions Medications Occupational health risks
CategoriesFirst Aid Medical conditions Medications Occupational health risks

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, Roadbridge have recently purchased adult resuscitation kits which are positioned at the first aid points. These resuscitation kits have been purchased to protect each first aider in the case of an emergency. With the use of these kits it will eliminate the need to engage in mouth to mouth in the case of…

NHS Track and Trace

Published 29 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
Categories Medical conditions Posters
CategoriesMedical conditions Posters

Knowles House site has registered for an official ‘NHS QR code’ and have displayed the poster at all entrances and exits in and prominent positions on site Site staff and operatives will be asked to scan our specific QR code on their mobile or tablet, in order to ‘check in’ to us and share their information – instead of writing…

‘Think Like a Resident’ Signage

Published 29 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Audric Rivaud
Categories Noise Operative behaviour Sensitivity to neighbours
CategoriesNoise Operative behaviour Sensitivity to neighbours

Following an increase in complaints due to residents spending more time at home during these difficult times, the EARPS site has made a few changes to the way they deal with residents. They have done this by sharing more frequent updates but also by creating a new sign. This is to remind personnel that although they are back to work…

Virtual Stakeholders Engagement Meetings

Published 21 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Luciana Campos
Categories Businesses Community liaison Regular review Updates
CategoriesBusinesses Community liaison Regular review Updates

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Stakeholders Engagement meeting was held on Teams. Keeping people engaged and in the loop about what is happening on site has always been a priority for the project. As part of the agenda, there was a project overview, the response to coronavirus explaining the measures taken to ensure government guidelines are upheld during the…

Virtual Open Doors Week

Published 21 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Luciana Campos
Categories Careers advice Community liaison Residents
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Residents

Aiming to inspire young people and career changers to consider and explore a dynamic and exciting career in the construction industry, the project team based in Westminster were not discouraged by coronavirus and prepared an online site visit for its virtual attendees. This year’s Open Doors Week was disrupted by the pandemic however, the public was still able to see…

SitePodium Community App

Published 21 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Rochelle Perry
Categories Community liaison Community notice board Public Residents Updates
CategoriesCommunity liaison Community notice board Public Residents Updates

The project team has invested in SitePodium to keep the community informed about construction activity at Triptych Bankside and to ensure the best possible relationships with local stakeholders. Benefits include: A fast and easy way of staying in touch with people interested in the project Ability to notify the community about key construction milestones and issue alerts when disruption is…

Personal and Refillable Hand Sanitisers

Published 21 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Jon Ankiewicz
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Initiatives Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Initiatives Medical conditions Occupational health risks

With Coronavirus infection numbers rising and wanting to ensure the safety of all those coming onto site, the Senior Office Manager at the Broadway came up with the idea of giving everyone a personal hand sanitiser that can be refilled at a station installed in canteens. This reduces the amount of smaller stations being put up around site but also…

Voluntary Coronavirus Assessments for the Project Team

Published 21 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
Categories Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The project is introducing and offering voluntary coronavirus assessments to all operatives and staff, giving the workforce confidence in the knowledge they are working in an extended ‘bubble’. With over 900 people working on the project, the introduction of these assessments can lead to early detection and stop any spread on site, allowing individuals to self-isolate and minimise the risk…

Virtual Tours Bring Engineering into Public Homes

Published 15 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Kate Castle
Categories Community liaison Cooperation Public Toolbox Talk Updates
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Public Toolbox Talk Updates

Community engagement is a major part of the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project, as they plan do everything possible to alert the public about disruptions and to inform and enthuse them about the engineering being carried out. This was meant to be a year of face-to-face engagement activities, with a programme of lectures and hard-hat tours for adults, supported by education…

Project Quarterly ‘Innovation’ Competition

Published 15 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
Categories Consultation Management attitudes Recognition Reward
CategoriesConsultation Management attitudes Recognition Reward

Good ideas and initiatives that support the restrictions introduced to help combat coronavirus are being shared across site through the project’s dedicated Knowledge Hub newsletter. The project leadership team is also keen to identify initiatives that could benefit any aspect of the project’s work by encouraging creative thinking across the entire team. The new ideas are to be submitted as…

Ensuring Compaction of Concrete While Maintaining Social Distance Guidelines

Published 15 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Ken Brown
Categories Initiatives Occupational health risks Working methods
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Working methods

Due to the restrictions with social distancing ensuring compaction of concrete was a problem as the concrete squad need to stay two metres apart, yet ensure the concrete was correctly distributed between the reinforcement and then compacted. The solution was to alter the mix design not only with a plasticiser, but with 10mm aggregate. After some trials to verify a…

Using Audible Signage to Share Site Safety Information

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Bradley Lowes
Categories Communicate initiatives Daily briefing Initiatives Workforce information
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…

Social Hub for Operatives

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Recreation Rest Separate facilities
CategoriesRecreation Rest Separate facilities

At this current time, the project management team felt that it was crucial for people to feel that a construction site is both a safe and welcoming space. To help achieve this the project erected a marquee. This structure, complete with artificial grass floor and chill out area, with comfortable furniture and plants, provides a social hub for the site….

QR Code Signing In System

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Access/egress Protected and controlled access Visitor information
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….

Public Use Hand Sanitisers

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Goodwill Residents
CategoriesGoodwill Residents

The site has installed a range of hand sanitisers outside the site that have been made available for public use. They have been well received by the public as there is a gym and a Tesco directly adjacent which whilst the public are queuing to access these areas, they have been making use of the hand sanitisers before they enter…

Project Coronavirus Committee

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Jon Ankiewicz
Categories Communicate initiatives Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Workforce consultation Workforce information
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Workforce consultation Workforce information

At the Broadway project, we are committed to ensuring we are managing coronavirus on site to the absolute best of our abilities. With this in mind, we have set up a coronavirus committee consisting of the Project Director, Deputy Project Director, Construction Director, Senior Construction Manager, Logistics Manager, Perimeter and Security Manager, Senior Office Manager, Health and Safety Manager and…

Outdoor Hand Washing Station

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Christopher McLaughlin
Categories Cleaning regime Separate facilities
CategoriesCleaning regime Separate facilities

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, Roadbridge have manufactured hand washing stations to ensure that hygiene is kept at a extremely high level throughout each project. These stations are generally set up where there is an increased foot fall such as between office blocks or outside welfare facilities. This is to ensure that each individuals are sanitising before entering…

Holo Builder Camera Used so Remote Workers can View Site Progress

Published 7 September 2020 | One comment
Written by Steven Bromfield
Categories Daily briefing Initiatives Inspections Reporting Working methods
CategoriesDaily briefing Initiatives Inspections Reporting Working methods

With coronavirus changing the way many people work we needed to be able to allow people working remotely the ability to have visibility of site progress. We are using a 360 camera that captures progress at designated points across the site on a weekly basis. The images are uploaded on to a web site where the whole site team can…

Hands Free Water Bottle Refill Stations

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Steven Bromfield
Categories Canteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Traditionally we have used cold water dispensers or drinking fountains to provide drinking water across our projects but both of these options require levers to be operated to control water flow and drinking fountains require the user to drink water directly from a water flow. With coronavirus neither of these are suitable solutions for providing drinking water. We have obtained…

Door Stud

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Will McElhaney
Categories Initiatives Occupational health risks Working methods
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Working methods

Due to the government’s coronavirus social distancing restrictions and maintaining a 2m distance from fellow employees we reviewed alternatives for the installation of door leafs. Our joiners have now been using a product called ‘Door Stud’ which are 2 small brackets that hold the door stable and make the door installation a one man job. The doors are very easy…

Coronavirus Electronic Permit to Work

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Steven Bromfield
Categories Access/egress Initiatives Inspections Protected and controlled access Reporting Risk information Workforce information Working methods
CategoriesAccess/egress Initiatives Inspections Protected and controlled access Reporting Risk information Workforce information Working methods

Coronavirus has changed the way we operate as construction projects. Where we have programme critical works and it is not possible to maintain social distance we have developed an electronic permit to control these works. The permit ensures that the task has been fully assessed and there are no other methods to undertake the works, it requires full RAMS to…

Computer Conference Call Signs

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Jon Ankiewicz
Categories Communicate initiatives Working methods
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Working methods

With the increase in remote working and conference call meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have looked at how we can assist with privacy and minimise interruptions for those having meetings at their desks. As a result, we have provided wipeable signs to be placed as an alert so that people can see before they reach someone whether they…

Virtual Site Visits

Published 1 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Greg King
Categories Careers advice Colleges
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the restriction to only essential visitors to site, the project team had to think of other ways of engaging with the local college. This lead to the use of ‘Virtual Site Visits’ through the use of a video conferencing app allowing the team to walk the students through the site while answering questions…

Supporting Local Council with Social Distancing Measures

Published 1 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Alex Mastroddi
Categories Public diversions Routes Traffic management arrangements
CategoriesPublic diversions Routes Traffic management arrangements

Across the city Manchester City Council have been reviewing where they can make it easier for people to follow social distancing rules as lockdown restrictions are eased. Based on the previous traffic calming design support provided by ISG, Manchester City Council once again approached us to support the development of a one-way system in the local area, including signage to…

Freestanding Foot Pedal Hand Sanitisers

Published 1 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Jeremy Bayliss
Categories Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

While using the hand sanitisers which in most of the cases came in a bottle with a pump, we recognised that touching the pump might potentially spread the virus and we were exploring ideas that would limit human contact. We have come across a foot pedal hand sanitiser that is freestanding and touch-free and can hold up to 2 litres…

Provision of Parking Facilities for Workers at Nearby Coronavirus Testing Facility

Published 1 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
Categories Community liaison Cooperation Goodwill Labour
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Goodwill Labour

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new testing laboratory was established in an adjacent building to the project site offices. With the UK Government’s advice at the time being to avoid public transport, additional safe, nearby parking was required for those testing facility workers who are unable to walk or cycle to work, to enhance the existing limited car…

Site Allotment

Published 24 August 2020 | No comments
Written by David Smith
Categories Canteen Healthy lifestyle advice Landscaping Planting
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Landscaping Planting

With the recent problems we have faced with coronavirus, including access to resources and products, including certain food types, members of our North Bristol project, led by a green fingered supervisor, set up an allotment next to site. The site had to fully prepare the ground from scratch and planted a wide variety of vegetables including runner beans, lettuce, carrots,…

Coronavirus Back to School App and Care Packs

Published 17 August 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Campaigns Communicate initiatives Initiatives Schools
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,…

Anti-microbiological Surface Coating

Published 17 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Leanna Martin
Categories Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The team has had to become adaptable and flexible to accommodate the additional health risk of coronavirus. The team investigated options to reduce the risk, and amongst other more basic controls, they have implemented an additional measure; the application of an anti-microbiological surface coating. The coating is applied every weekend to all high traffic areas, such as entrance barriers and…

The Use of Face Coverings in Construction During Coronavirus Guidance

Published 17 August 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Construction employers have asked the Construction Leadership Counil for guidance on the use of face coverings in response to coronavirus to help provide a consistent approach across the industry In this guidance document, it is proposed that employers make available face coverings as a minimum where workers are not required to wear RPE for their specific task and their workplace…

Pendleton Together Lockdown Packs

Published 11 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Alex Cartwright
Categories Charities/organisations Community liaison Cooperation Goodwill Residents
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Cooperation Goodwill Residents

The project team received a call from the Community Initiatives Officer at Pendleton Together, who has been putting together some packs for 50 of the most vulnerable families in the Pendleton area. This is to try and help with the burden of lockdown on children and their families. Within the packs there was various games and entertainment for the children…

Engaging with Students to Promote the Construction Industry as a Career Choice During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 11 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Rosie McGuirk
Categories Careers advice Schools Universities
CategoriesCareers advice Schools Universities

On this project, the Construction Manager carried out a virtual site tour – to London South East College Students, which was then followed by a live zoom Q&A session, giving students the opportunity to ask any questions they had. The success of this session led to another virtual tour scheduled for September 2020. The Student Placement Team Leader’s feedback was…

Drone Technology to Support Safe Working

Published 3 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Chris Dransfield
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Training

During the coronavirus project shut-down, consideration was giving as to how best to communicate to furloughed workers, and those working from home, on how the site would operate when it reopened. A sequence of aerial 360 degree panoramic spheres were generated using drone captured images. These were then processed using a cloud-based presentation suite, providing a virtual tour of the…

Social (Physical) Distancing Marshals

Published 3 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
Categories Local and special needs Occupational health risks Operative behaviour Sensitivity to neighbours
CategoriesLocal and special needs Occupational health risks Operative behaviour Sensitivity to neighbours

In April 2020 we re-opened one of our sites, with an initial workforce of 250. The challenge was to ensure that we followed the government and local authority social distancing guidelines of two metres apart. To achieve this and help maintain the health not only of the workforce, but also members of the public, the project employed additional local labour…

ZoneRanger

Published 29 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Calvin Pallace
Categories Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

ZoneRanger aims to take the stress away from employers by equipping workforces with devices which will emit a signal if the wearer gets too close to someone else. ZoneRanger operates by transmitting wireless signals that are picked up by other ZoneRanger devices. When the distance between two devices drops below a programmed parameter (e.g. two metres) both devices will alert…

Transport for London Advice for the Construction Sector

Published 29 July 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Transport for London (TfL) have created a toolkit that sets out their latest travel advice for the construction sector as more of its workforce returns to sites. To help to get the construction sector moving and working safely, sustainably and as quickly as possible TfL suggest: Enabling and encouraging your workforce to walk and cycle all or part of their…

Stop the Spread of Coronavirus Banner

Published 29 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Jodie Kellett
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

The project team installed a Stop the Spread of Coronavirus banner on the external hoarding for the public and workforce to see. This will help to ensure everyone is protecting themselves and others around them during the coronavirus pandemic.

Reducing Paperwork on Site to Support Safe Working Practices

Published 29 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Victoria Creighton
Categories Controls Management
CategoriesControls Management

When the team at NU living were preparing for sites to re-open following coronavirus safe working practices, they realised an existing digitisation tool could be used to support safe working practices. Specifically, Biosite’s Digital Forms & Workflows which replicates paper-based processes on site using cloud technology, could be adapted and deployed to address three key challenges: Effectively adhering to and…

Coronavirus Prevention Plan

Published 29 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Laura Maye
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Welfare
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Welfare

JJ Rhatigan is progressing well with the return to full operations on their construction sites in line with the Government’s National Return to Work Safely Protocol, HSE guidelines and CIF Standard Operating Procedures. The project team at Maynooth University Academic Building continues to assess daily the workplace environment. Their priority is, as always, the health, safety and wellbeing of their…

Community Support During Lockdown

Published 29 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Andrea Buckle
Categories Charities/organisations Community liaison Cooperation Goodwill Supply chain Support
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Cooperation Goodwill Supply chain Support

The Auriens House site security provider Frankton Group have supported Age UK on behalf of Multiplex across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea by helping to deliver critical supplies to the local community during the coronavirus pandemic. Over 200 meals and care packages are distributed every day to ensure that older people in the borough receive ongoing food parcels…

Virtual Work Experience

Published 20 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Laura Regan
Categories Careers advice Community liaison Schools
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

During the coronavirus pandemic, ‘in-person’ work experience opportunities have been difficult to facilitate due to social distancing measures and an increased number of staff working from home. Working closely with local school, Clapton Girls Academy, the project team was able to move the upcoming work experience session online. This involved the students participating in calls with various team members over…

Virtual Site Tour with Matterport Camera

Published 20 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Laura Regan
Categories Careers advice Community liaison Schools
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

Over the course of 2020 the approach towards community investment and activities has had to change and adapt due to coronavirus pandemic. This has involved embracing technology and engaging schools in a more virtual way. As part of this approach, SRM hosted two interactive webinars for local school students as part of the City of London Careers Fair – one…

Screens for Canteen and Locker Room to Aid Coronavirus Prevention

Published 20 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Larisa Noaca
Categories Canteen Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation
CategoriesCanteen Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation

The Site Management Team has developed a range of partition screens to enable social distancing in the project. The most used welfare areas on site are the canteen and the locker room. The partitioning screens allow us to follow official government guidance on social distancing, offering protection for workers who would otherwise be working within two metres of each other….

Branded Face Masks

Published 20 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

Face masks are an important item to protect the workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. This project has chosen to provide branded face masks for those working on the site. Even though the workforce cannot see each others faces they feel the branded masks gives a sense of unity and being part of a team.

Advanced Infared Temperature Monitor

Published 20 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Kane Morrissey
Categories Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

On this project an advanced infrared temperature monitor with video capability and zero contact has been installed. The operative stands on the marked spot and the infrared camera reads the temperature of the operative. When given the green light operatives are allowed onto site. If a temperature of more than 37.5 degrees is given, the monitor flags up red and…

Socially Distanced Training During Coronavirus

Published 15 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Jennifer Little
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Training

One of our larger projects in Chester is the erection of a large timber frame commercial joinery workshop. To help with the construction, four of our employees needed to carry out BOOM and MEWP training on site. To comply with the government’s coronavirus guidelines we converted our newly established canteen area into a fully ventilated, socially distanced training area with…

Site Coronavirus Station

Published 15 July 2020 | No comments
Written by David Burke
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Safety is everybody’s responsibility and with the coronavirus Pandemic this has been the company’s top priority for the past 3 months. We have now introduced site coronavirus stations at all sites which include: Hand wash facilities Disposable towel Bins Hand sanitisers Signage PBC Sites have dedicated and qualified coronavirus officers that carry out coronavirus specific inductions. Training was completed by…

Reactec Social Distancing Watches

Published 15 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Andrew Lohmann
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks Working methods
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Working methods

In early May 2020 Reactec approached Keltbray to trial a new social distancing monitoring system. The system comprises of ‘watches’ – a small monitor and alert system mounted on a wristband. Keltbray have previously worked with Reactec with their wrist mounted vibration monitors and we were keen to try anything which could help keep our workforce safe so jumped at…

Welfare Social Distancing

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Alex Ward
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks Separate facilities
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Separate facilities

Pump House Lane Project developed a solution that ensured social distancing in the welfare and office area. The initiative involved the introduction of individual desks with corex screening fixed to timber batons creating a safe zone for individuals during their allocated break time. In the office, corex solutions created adequate flexible shielding for staff members and trade contractors. This solution…

Thermal Imaging Camera at Security Hut

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The site has installed a thermal imaging camera at the security hut. The operatives no longer enter the cabin and they now have their temperature checked by the camera which is manned by a security guard. When given the green light operatives sign in using a proximity card.

Staggered Working Schedules to Ensure Social Distancing

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The company are key to establishing staggered working schedules in line with the Government guidelines on social distancing required under the Site Operating Procedures issued. Based on the size of the site and workforce at Canary Wharf Contractor’s Wood Wharf project this is a real challenge. The company have managed to adapt their use of DataScope to set up and…

Site Entry Card Scanners

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Jamie Howard
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a new card scanning system has been installed to replace the existing finger print bio metric scanner to allow for the workforce to access site via an in and out turnstile. This new control measure has minimised the risk of operatives touching contaminated surfaces and has allowed the site to maintain its secure boundary…

Promoting the Industry to Schools During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Community liaison Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools
CategoriesCommunity liaison Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools

The company have an ongoing commitment to work with local schools to promote the industry and set targets with annual levels of engagement. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions resulting in school closures arranging to visit for these events was not possible. However, the company did not want to suspend this so through innovative thinking, a virtual remote event with presentation…

Drawings on Large Screens

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
Categories Communicate initiatives Supply chain engagement Workforce information
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Supply chain engagement Workforce information

During these times of change due to the pandemic we have been looking at ways to change. We have 2 large screens one in the office and 1 onsite in a safe area. This enable us to call up drawings on our laptops and from a safe distance these can be looked at with the Subcontractor using a mouse to…

Allocated Zones in the Changing Room

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Alex Ward
Categories Changing Lockers Medical conditions Occupational health risks Separate facilities
CategoriesChanging Lockers Medical conditions Occupational health risks Separate facilities

Pump House Lane developed a solution to ensure social distancing in the operative changing area. The initiative was to create a zonal system in the changing room. The zonal system creates 20 shielded zones using lockers and corex as physical barriers. Each of the 20 zones has a separate locker allocated to each trade. This means that when a trade…

PPE Hygiene

Published 29 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Sinead Gorman
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Welfare
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Welfare

With the ongoing risks surrounding coronavirus, all efforts have been made to ensure that hygiene levels are maintained as the lockdown has started to ease. Although we have introduced new hand washing and welfare facilities on site for staff to use, we are also now encouraging the staff to sanitise PPE such as gloves and helmets. While hand washing is…

Coronavirus Site Welfare Safety Measures

Published 29 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Rory Robson
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

In response to the coronavirus new site safety control measures have been put in place by the site team to protect the workforce. These measures included: All non-essential staff are to work from home Resource levels are monitored daily against welfare capacity Staggered start and break times Daily activity briefings have been split and are held outside with all operatives…

Coronavirus Identification Vests

Published 29 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Jessica Dowdy
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

During the coronavirus pandemic, we have kept our site open continuously by monitoring social distancing to ensure the 2m rule is being followed at all times. We have undertaken a number of initiatives such as implementing one way systems, additional cleaning measures, floor markers and rotas, along with requiring our contractors to promote 2m requirements on their high-vis vests. Following…

QR Codes and Videos of Working Methods During Coronavirus

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Teresa Gorham
Categories Behaviour Controls Occupational health risks Working methods
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…

Worker Engagement Feedback Forms

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
Categories Feedback Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Occupational health risks Worker fatigue
CategoriesFeedback Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

Due to coronavirus we have reduced our worker safety meetings. We have now developed worker engagement feedback forms, to ensure their safety and wellbeing and to action any issues confidentially on their behalf. Our site managers reach out to individuals and ask if they have everything they need for their tasks, if they feel supported by their line manager, that…

Visitor Induction Cards with Emergency Contact

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
Categories Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Medications Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Medications Occupational health risks

We have adapted our visitors induction to include guidance on adhering to the Government’s coronavirus guidance as well as visitors emergency contact details. This is a precaution in case the visitor has a medical emergency whilst visiting site.

Virtual Inspections

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Nalise Hahn
Categories Communicate initiatives Daily briefing Initiatives Workforce information Working methods
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Daily briefing Initiatives Workforce information Working methods

With the current coronavirus situation affecting site attendance, 40 Leadenhall has had to adapt to carry out essential tasks such as inspections which require sign off. We have undertaken live virtual pile inspections on MS Teams with our Structural Engineers and the City of London Building Inspectors who are unable be to there in person. The Construction Managers have been…

QR Code Driver Induction

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Supply chain Trade contractors Training
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Supply chain Trade contractors Training

We have created a QR driver induction which is downloaded onto the drivers smart phone or tablet. This is to reduce waste of paper and reduce cross contamination during the coronavirus pandemic. The driver would then tick the vehicle signing in sheet to confirm that they had read the induction. To find out more, click the link below.

ISG Covid-19 App

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Jim Sellick
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

ISG have produced an app available to all to disseminate best practice for managing construction sites and mitigate the risk of catching the coronavirus. The app keeps everyone safe in and around the site, helps prevent the spread and promotes best practice.

Donating PPE to a local maternity hospital

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by David Burke
Categories Community liaison Goodwill Medical conditions
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Medical conditions

It was identified by PBC that the need to support front line health care workers in any way possible has to be a commitment for the company. The unprecedented  event called for everyone to work together in all aspects of care for the community. PBC made contact with the Local Maternity Hospital to see what their needs were, and PPE…

Coronavirus Safety Kit Box for Front Line Workers

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Kane Morrissey
Categories Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Avondale Construction Ltd have created a coronavirus safety kit box for all of their front line security staff. The security staff have worked continuously throughout the pandemic, across all of their sites, from greeting working in the morning, to taking all workers temperatures when coming onto site. The safety kit boxes have been created to allow the staff to always…

Bike Storage

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Butler
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks Separate facilities
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks Separate facilities

To allow our workforce to travel alone to sites and reduce the use of public transport at this time, we have expanded our car parking facilities and re-used this old turnstile off site to create an ideal bike storage centre for those wishing to cycle to work. Walking and cycling is encouraged during our induction and staff are reminded to…

Vehicle Disinfection Kit

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by David Burke
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Specific Covid-19 Training has currently been given to over 20 staff members based on construction sites, commercial maintenance crews, the office and warehouse. These Covid-19 officers are the lead for the company ensuring that best practices are maintained. Special procedures have been put in place which include the following: Covid-19 card with CIF Covid induction for all PBC staff, subcontractors…

Remote process administration during the coronavirus pandemic

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Jake Betts
Categories Attitudes Employed Management Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesAttitudes Employed Management Medical conditions Occupational health risks

To combat the risk of transmission of coronavirus on site, amongst various control measures implemented in line with CLC SOP; we have developed and administered remote technology for the use of site inductions, permits, signing in and out, briefings and questionnaires. Utilising QR codes situated both on and off site, with simple links sent out via email and text for…

Coronavirus Notice at Site Entrance

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Butler
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Construction site activity was paused towards the end of March and we have since been working tirelessly to ensure that we are confident we have a clear set of procedures and revised guidelines in place, enabling us to operate safely. We have been working collaboratively with our supply chain to assess all aspects of our site activities and address the…

Zoom Coronavirus Coffee Mornings

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Butler
Categories Medical conditions Mental health Occupational health risks
CategoriesMedical conditions Mental health Occupational health risks

To ensure we are checking in with work-from-home colleagues, DeTrafford hosted ‘Zoom’ coffee chats with the workforce to maintain positivity and to help with mental health during this time. On the coffee calls, staff could simply say hi or get updated progress across our sites. One of our measures to reduce spread of the virus is to ensure people who…

Traffic Light Warning System

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Butler
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

St Georges Gardens have adopted a traffic light warning system on their project in Castlefield, Manchester. On entry to site every operative can see what the hazard level is – we have increased our level to amber as we have many more constraints imposed on us since the coronavirus pandemic began. This is to keep all operatives alert, helping us…

Facial Recognition

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Butler
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

DeTrafford have replaced all finger print recognition on every turnstile for facial recognition in a bid to help prevent virus spreading. The facial recognition works with PPE on or off and is simple, yet effective and can be easily wiped down for a safe start on site!

Manchester Gardens Planters

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Butler
Categories Entrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions Occupational health risks
CategoriesEntrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions Occupational health risks

DeTrafford have been busy adding finishing touches around sites recently following our remobilisation from coronavirus. A planter has been placed outside an entrance to allow for pedestrians to comply with two metre social distancing on the pavement outside and have supplied plants to fill the area full of bright colours and positivity for all to enjoy. We have also been…

Using local children’s artwork as a positive message next to hand sanitisation facilities

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Butler
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The project team have placed their handwash station next to colourful hand prints on the entry and exit to the site, as a positive message to re-enforce the need to wash our hands in order to keep us all safe. These handprints were done by the children of the local community and by families within the company, and signify the…

Mental Health Matters

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Rachel Butler
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health

The construction sector has been dynamic, resilient and has demonstrated commitment throughout these times. It is great to see different companies working together in real times of need and as an industry, joining together to help each other. Before the coronavirus pandemic, mental health was a fairly taboo subject; now it seems the norm that we ask each other if…

Social Distanced Messaging on High Vis Vests

Published 1 June 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The company are a great believer in the use of simple, visual safety messages, which are easily understood. Therefore, to reinforce the importance of the two metre rule on site they have designed and ordered company branded high vis vests with the slogan ‘2m DISTANCE – STAY SAFE’ on the back and front. As well as acting as a reminder…

On site takeaway

Published 1 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
Categories Canteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

On this project an on site takeaway has been implemented for the contractors. This is to discourage the workforce from going to heavily populated areas where there could be a risk of spreading or contracting coronavirus. Food is pre-ordered and the contractors pick up their lunch and snacks at staggered times with contactless payments and social distancing guidelines being adhered…

Hand sanitisation facilities for the public

Published 1 June 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Cooperation Medical conditions Occupational health risks Public
CategoriesCooperation Medical conditions Occupational health risks Public

Upon leaving London’s City Airport by DLR or car you can only walk to the adjacent hotels through a single public footpath which is covered in a timber gantry and hoarding from this project The contractor has therefore provided hand wash and hand sanitiser facilities for travellers on the public footpath. This was completed at the start of the coronavirus…

Coronavirus Compliance Marshal Training

Published 1 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training

All site managers and office staff have undertaken Coronavirus Marshal training. The course, launched by construction recruitment firm O’Neill & Brennan, will provide coronavirus training for construction workers. The course is certified on the Register of Regulated Qualifications by Ofqual, and provides  the opportunity to have a fully qualified Coronavirus compliance marshal on site. It will provide health and safety…

Use of 360 Degree Camera to Facilitate Monitor Visits

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Cameron Blackwell
Categories CCS briefing and action plan Scheme champion
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Scheme champion

EARPS have procured a GoPro Max, which allows us to take 360 degree videos. These videos allow the site team to take one walk around site and capture everything that could be seen from the walk around in any direction, and can be reviewed on a screen at a later date. This can be used to undertake site walk arounds…

Single User Canteen Table

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
Categories Canteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

At the Broadway Project, Multiplex have implemented the usage of single canteen table, in order to comply with existing Government Guidelines. The Broadway is the first site in the UK, working with TCI to have these installed. The tables maintain the two metre social distancing rules, whilst allowing operatives to enjoy their lunches.

Redrow – Coronavirus Site Demonstration Video

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Zara Barrow
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training

Redrow have taken steps to protect their workforce and the community in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. They have created a site demonstration video to aid their sites and contractors in going back to work on their sites. To find out more, watch the video below.

QR Coded Useful Information

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Sinead Gorman
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

As everyone is well aware by now, the need to reduce unnecessary contact remains high while working on site due to the ongoing coronavirus health risks. In an effort to maintain a high level of construction site safety for all subcontractors and operatives in terms of the induction process, toolbox talk delivery, and general on site safety, it has been…

Permit for Breaks

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Julie Brooks
Categories Canteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Separate facilities
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Separate facilities

To ensure our workforce can start work safely and undertake their breaks safely, we have implemented a permit system whereby when everyone is re-inducted back on to site they are given an allocated start time and allocated break times, along with which canteen they should use. This allows us to control the numbers and ensure that everyone can take a…

Passing Lanes

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Julie Brooks
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Where walkways are narrow to access the site offices and welfare our site have introduced a passing lane so that people can wait in here and allow people to get past. This has been really useful on areas of site where we don’t have the ability to make the pathways any wider and has ensured that people accessing or exiting…

Foot Operated Portable Wash Hand Basin

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Max Jenkinson
Categories Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

On the 196-222 Kings Road Project the site has introduced a foot operated portable wash hand basin due to the coronavirus pandemic. This wash hand basin can be moved around on site freely allowing operatives to use where ever they are working

Ensuring Social Distancing with Sky Hooks

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to the hot weather, our internal trades are working in plots with entrance doors open. To ensure other trades are not walking into a plot where another is working and putting them at risk, we have set up ID sky hooks outside plot entrances. Supervisors must distribute the sky hooks to their teams in the morning, after requesting the…

Drying Room Bench Dividers

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
Categories Changing Drying Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesChanging Drying Medical conditions Occupational health risks

At The Broadway project, Multiplex have implemented a divider on site double sided benches. This has allowed them to increase the number of workers using the drying room at any one time, while ensuring compliance with government guidelines.

Coronavirus Pictorial Control Measure Board

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Kane Morrissey
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Avondale Construction Ltd have taken steps to protect their workforce in light of the coronavirus pandemic, by introducing a coronavirus pictorial control measure board at their Arundel Great Court project. The board displays explanations and pictures of the control measures that have been implemented on site. With a large majority of the workforce not having English as their first language,…

Coronavirus Hand Sanitisation

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by David Beasley
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent risk our supply chain partners are exposed to on a daily basis by continuing to keep our projects running, we investigated a variety of hand sanitisation solutions as part of our on-site Coronavirus Management Strategy. There are many proprietary systems available on the market, but the majority required operating by hand,…

Canteen Table Dividers

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
Categories Canteen Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCanteen Medical conditions Occupational health risks

At The Broadway project, Multiplex have implemented dividers on canteen tables. This has allowed them to increase the number of workers using the canteen at any one time, while ensuring compliance with government guidelines.

Activities for Families Working from Home

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
Categories Employed Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesEmployed Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Balfour Beatty’s Community Investment team published a booklet for staff in Scotland which contained the latest business updates on how critical sites have been adapting and delivering during the coronavirus pandemic and also contained a range of short activities for children to complete at home. The booklet contained games for all ages of children and included games such as spot…

Coaching through coronavirus – Wellbeing webinar – 14 May 2020

Published 19 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Considerate Constructors Scheme hosted the third in a series of ‘Coaching through Coronavirus’ webinars on 14 May 2020 which had a focus on wellbeing. The webinar provided an opportunity to hear about wellbeing resources, activities and programmes that are being used to help the construction workforce to manage through the coronavirus pandemic. Presenters included representatives from bmJV, Jarvis Contracting…

Coaching through coronavirus webinar – 7 May 2020

Published 19 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Considerate Constructors Scheme hosted the second in a series of ‘Coaching through Coronavirus’ webinars on 7 May 2020. This webinar provides an opportunity to hear about the latest tools, resources, innovations and examples that construction sites and other construction activity registered with the Scheme have been using to help manage through the coronavirus pandemic. Presenters included representatives from BAM…

Coronavirus Guidance: Site Operating Procedures

Published 19 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Canteen Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks Showers
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks Showers

The Construction Leadership Council published their Site Operating Procedures Version 5 on 4 July 2020. The guidance is intended to introduce consistent measures on construction sites of all types and sizes in line with the Government’s recommendations on social distancing and ensure employers and individuals make every effort to comply. To view the document, click on the link below.

Weekly Site Operating Procedures Checklist

Published 19 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

CITB and the Construction Leadership Council have issued a comprehensive set of checklists and forms to help site managers brief workers and operate sites safely. One of these documents is a weekly site operating procedures checklist, which is an interactive checklist, designed to ensure on-going compliance with both established and additional procedures. View the checklist, by clicking the link below.

Toolbox Talk for Construction Workers

Published 19 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

CITB and the Construction Leadership Council have issued a comprehensive set of checklists and forms to help site managers brief workers and operate sites safely. One of these documents is a toolbox talk for construction workers, designed to be delivered to construction workers by their manager or supervisor. Good communication is essential for health and safety management on construction sites. It…

Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Assessment Template

Published 19 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

CITB and the Construction Leadership Council have issued a comprehensive set of checklists and forms to help site managers brief workers and operate sites safely. One of these documents is a guide offering example control measures for those required to undertake risk assessment of the workplace and specific activities on site. An interactive risk assessment template is also included in order…

Site Operating Procedures Compliance Checklist

Published 19 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

CITB and the Construction Leadership Council have issued a comprehensive set of checklists and forms to help site managers brief workers and operate sites safely. One of these documents is an interactive checklist, designed to be used to ensure compliance with current guidance on protecting the workforce on site during the coronavirus pandemic. The checklist can be amended with additional…

Stop the Spread sign

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Simon Redgrave
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

With so many signs and so much information about the Coronavirus guidance on display it is important to hit home the main reason we are able to continue with construction work and stay safe. We have done this with an obvious and ‘in your face’ sign as everyone walks through the site gate.

Induction Room Screening During Social Distancing

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training

Operatives and supervisors have been encouraged at the Broadway project to speak out with ideas when it comes to how we can best create social distancing on site. One black hat came up with the idea of using Ascot’s pro screens for the induction room, to assist with getting those returning to work, through a specialised COVID-19 re-induction, and with…

Social Distanced Safety Stand Down

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

In order to ensure communication with the workforce is greater than ever, The Broadway project in Westminster held its usual six weekly safety stand down, with a difference. The floor was marked out with 2m distanced squares, by the logistics team and only supervisors/managers were asked to attend. The Project Director thanked all supervisors for their hard work and encouraged…

COVID-19 champion

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training

As our site is fully operational and has managed to stay open during the pandemic, We have now extended one of our site managers role as COVID-19 champion. This job role entails the following: Operatives to have a point of call to voice concerns if they have any. Task brief operatives daily on any government/company updates. Check hand sanitizer points…

Perspex Protection Screen for Site Reception

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Perspex protection screen and signage are in use to protect the security officer at the site reception on The Broadway project. This is one of the measure in place to protect our workforce.

Face Shield for Hoist Operators

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

At The Broadway project, Multiplex have made it mandatory for all hoist operators to wear a face shield while operating the hoist. This is one of the measures in place to protect the workforce.

Full Height Dividers for Turnstiles

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Full height dividers are now in place on site access turnstiles at the Broadway project. This is one of the measures taken to adapt the project to the new Guidelines.

Antibacterial Wipes Available in Site Welfare Facilities

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

At The Broadway project, we are now providing anti-bacterial wipes in the welfare facilities, this is part of the plan to provide adequate welfare facilities during this difficult time. Multiplex have also increased in the number of welfare cleaners, staggered break times, increased number of canteens, toilets and drying rooms.

Helmet Stickers for Attendance of Coronavirus Induction

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training

As part of the measures taken by Multiplex on The Broadway project, all site workers must attend a Coronavirus induction. Once the induction is completed, the inducted workers will receive a sticker confirming attendance.

Haki Stair Social Distancing

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

On this project we have used social distancing signage on all Haki Staircase’s and the implementation of a one way system for those using them. This ensures the workforce are reminded to maintain the required separation of two metres and assists them to do so with ease.

Coronavirus Safety Key

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by David Beasley
Categories Canteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation Rest
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation Rest

Whilst implementing an enhanced cleaning regime for the effective cleansing of our site office and welfare facilities, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, it became apparent that we were using a large quantity of disposable plastic gloves. Following our on-site weekly safety forum, we held a brainstorming session on how we could maintain high standards of safety on site, while…

Online Training as Part of a #stayconnected Campaign

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Lynsey Holley-Matthews
Categories Employed Personal development Supply chain Training
CategoriesEmployed Personal development Supply chain Training

As part of our #Stayconnected campaign we developed an online training package for staff away from the work environment on furlough leave, we wanted to give them the option of undertaking online training. It’s a great opportunity for our staff to gain knowledge in either things they are interested in or it may help towards their roles once they return…

Social Distancing Guidance Hi-viz Waistcoats

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks PPE
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks PPE

At Westvale Park Primary Academy project and in line with Public Health England Guidelines on social distancing a considerate measure for the workforce has been introduced. It has been arranged for arranged for Hi-Viz waistcoats to be printed with the following message on the back accompanied by Morgan Sindall’s and Public Health England’s Logo: ‘Follow Guidelines Keep 2 Metre Distance,…

Fence weaving art to support the NHS

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by John Cairns
Categories Enclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions Medical conditions
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions Medical conditions

In support of the NHS and in line with the Considerate Constructors Scheme First Impressions campaign, Balfour Beatty’s Kathryn Wheatley created artwork on herras fencing panel at the entrance to our Skye Lochalsh & South West Ross Community Hospital project in Broadford. The image of the NHS and rainbow were created using recycled bin bags and surplus NHS clinical waste…

Social Distancing Measures in Welfare Areas

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Andy Hunt
Categories Canteen Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters Recreation Rest
CategoriesCanteen Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters Recreation Rest

Ensuring staff and subcontractors feel safe on there return to the project we wanted them to notice all the additional measures we have put in place to assure them that the health and wellbeing is our number one priority during this challenging time. The minute you enter the security area we have a welfare attendant ensuring social distancing is adhered…

Enhanced Authorisation Procedure for Working

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
Categories Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

This project has recently introduced an enhanced authorisation procedure for when their workforce are required to work within two metres and cannot comply with Public Health England’s guidance on social distancing. The procedure has been prepared to highlight as a refresher of the key words stated in the hierarchy of control table in the Construction Leadership Council’s – Site Operating…

Hands Free Pedestal Dispenser Stations

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Kane Morrissey
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the need for personal hygiene on site has become a top priority. This is to ensure that during these difficult and uncertain times, we as considerate constructors, are doing all we can to ensure we minimise the spread of the virus. With common contact surfaces in reception, offices, access control and welfare areas being used…

Thermal Temperature Scanning Camera

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Jack Hall
Categories Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

We have closely worked with our supply chain partner, VIS Systems, who have developed and installed thermal imaging cameras on the back of the unprecedented situation Coronavirus has presented which accurately monitors’ peoples’ health as they enter the site. Previously the site has been using a handheld temperature scanner controlled by the gateman however with current social distancing restrictions in…

Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

This document has been prepared by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with input from firms, unions, industry bodies and the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and in consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This document is to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK…

Coaching through coronavirus webinar – 1 May 2020

Published 7 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Considerate Constructors Scheme hosted the first in a series of ‘Coaching through Coronavirus’ webinars on 1 May 2020 which was attended by over 375 industry professionals. The webinar provided an opportunity to hear about the latest tools, resources, innovations, and examples of best practice been used by CCS-registered activity to help manage through the coronavirus pandemic. Presenters included representatives…

Minute silence for NHS Key workers

Published 4 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
Categories Community liaison Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions
CategoriesCommunity liaison Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

A minute’s silence was held across the UK to commemorate the key workers who have died with coronavirus. On this project, they observed the minute silence from their central field with all plant turned off and all machines arms proudly raised in the air. All 25 site team members were together for the emotional moving silence, complying with the social…

E-Learning Poster with QR Code

Published 4 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Sinéad Dowd
Categories E-learning Personal development Training
CategoriesE-learning Personal development Training

During the current times, Coronavirus is affecting the way we work. As we cannot provide training on our sites at the moment, we have created a poster with a QR Code that will direct our employees to the e-Learning courses that are available on the Considerate Constructors Scheme Best Practice Hub. We encourage all our employees to use the Best…

Guidance for On-Site Construction Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 4 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Keely Warren
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

This short video created by Langley UK Ltd and supported by the Construction Industry Council demonstrates safe and responsible guidance for workers on construction sites operating during the Coronavirus pandemic, to ensure the protection of the workforce and to minimise the risk of spread of infection. This guidance advises how consistent measures on sites, of all sizes, can be responsibly…

Open Doors During Coronavirus

Published 1 May 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks Rest Worker fatigue
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Rest Worker fatigue

To help contractors working away from home find local accommodation, Build UK has temporarily repurposed its Open Doors website. Build UK have teamed up with trade body UK Hospitality, which has confirmed that during the lockdown its members are able to provide accommodation for workers unable to return home On the map below you can now find where accommodation providers…

Modified Safety Induction

Published 1 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Mark Doyle
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Supply chain Training
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Supply chain Training

During the current pandemic, the Jarvis Site Safety induction Procedure has been modified to reduce the need for face-to-face contact and more importantly, to prepare personnel before attending site, as some of the additional safety measures address travel to and accessing our sites. The temporary revision to the Site Safety Induction process is as follows: In advance of attending site…

Social Distancing

Published 1 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Mark Doyle
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

One of the important factors set out by Public Health England guidance and addressed in the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures (currently Version 3) in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, is the need for clear social distancing parameters to be installed on site. Start/Finish and break times are to be staggered to avoid the potential for site personnel…

Modified Site Safety Signage

Published 1 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Mark Doyle
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Jarvis Site Safety Signage has been updated to specifically relate to the Public Health England guidance set out in the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures (currently Version 3). This will help reinforce good practice and a constant reminder by positioning appropriate posters in relevant areas. There is a suite of 10 individual…

Site Attitude

Published 1 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Mark Doyle
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

With Jarvis sites reopening in line with our safety measures that exceed Public Health England guidance and the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures there is a very focused emphasis on compliance. It is essential that we do not allow complacency to creep in across our projects, particularly until any social distancing or other safety measures are relaxed. Attitude must…

Coronavirus best practice implemented by GMI Construction

Published 1 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Kevin Yates
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

GMI Construction Group PLC are partners of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and have introduced new procedures to ensure compliance with Government and National Health England guidelines on Coronavirus. Social distancing has its challenges in the construction industry as with other industries, GMI are following the guidance issued in the Site Operating Procedures (version 3). Social distancing is one of the…

Coronavirus testing for those working in the construction industry

Published 29 April 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Medications Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Medications Occupational health risks

The Government has announced that coronavirus (COVID‐19) testing has been extended to anyone who goes into work because they cannot work from home and is showing symptoms of coronavirus. This includes construction workers, as well as people they live with who have symptoms, and there are two ways to arrange a test: Self‐referral ‐ enables workers and members of their…

Child Friendly Facts on Coronavirus in a Community Newsletter

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
Categories Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Posters Residents Schools
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Posters Residents Schools

Several projects have remained open during the coronavirus pandemic. The project team have created a community newsletter which presents as a fact sheet for children on what coronavirus is, how does a virus work and who can catch it and how we can all protect ourselves The information contained within this newsletter was taken from NHS Alder Hey Children’s NHS…

Coronavirus Site Working Practice – Smoking Area Segregation

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Sam Keeble
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation

In regards to the recent advice from the WHO, Public Health England and the UK Government, SDC Builders Ltd have introduced their site specific coronavirus Management Plan in line with this guidance. As part of their plan, they have managed to successfully implement social distancing measures and increase personal hygiene, site hygiene and segregation of operatives. To ensure safe distancing…

Coronavirus Site Working Practice – Informative Video

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Sam Keeble
Categories Canteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation

In regards to the recent advice from the WHO, Public Health England and the UK Government, SDC Builders Ltd have introduced their site specific coronavirus Management Plan in line with this guidance. As part of their plan, they have managed to successfully implement social distancing measures and increase personal hygiene, site hygiene and segregation of operatives. To provide a reminder…

Coronavirus Site Working Practice – Personal Hygiene

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Sam Keeble
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

In regards to the recent advice from the WHO, Public Health England and the UK Government, SDC Builders Ltd have introduced their site specific coronavirus Management Plan in line with this guidance. As part of their plan, they have managed to successfully implement social distancing measures and increase personal hygiene, site hygiene and segregation of operatives. To encourage operatives to…

Coronavirus Site Working Practice – Welfare Segregation

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Sam Keeble
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Toilets
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Toilets

In regards to the recent advice from the WHO, Public Health England and the UK Government, SDC Builders Ltd have introduced their site specific coronavirus Management Plan in line with this guidance. As part of their plan, they have managed to successfully implement social distancing measures and increase personal hygiene, site hygiene and segregation of operatives. One of the measures…

Coronavirus Site Working Practice – One Way System

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Sam Keeble
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

In regards to the recent advice from the WHO, Public Health England and the UK Government, SDC Builders Ltd have introduced their site specific coronavirus Management Plan in line with this guidance. As part of their plan, they have managed to successfully implement social distancing measures and increase personal hygiene, site hygiene and segregation of operatives. One of the measures…

#Stayconnected #Inthistogether Campaign

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Lynsey Holley-Matthews
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Jehu Group have launched a social media campaign called #Stayconnected #Inthistogether with the aim of ensuring all their partners and staff stay connected during this time and to let them know that they are in this together. Across all of their projects they have implemented the following: Site Operation Procedures. Correct hygiene facilities. Social distancing rules. Clearly displayed COVID-19 and…

Workplace Social Distancing

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Lynsey Holley-Matthews
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

To ensure social distancing guidelines are implemented Jehu Group have implemented the following: All Daily Consultation Meeting (DCM) are conducted via email. All other meetings are conducted outside if possible or are limited to 2-3 people to ensure that the social distancing rule is applied. All site staff to receive a COVID-19 and social distancing toolbox talk. All site staff…

Home Working Tips

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Lynsey Holley-Matthews
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

As part of their #Stayconnected campaign, Jehu Group have provided tips and guidance for their staff who are continuing to work from home. These 15 home working tips and guidance examples can be viewed below and have been shared on social media, Yammer and Sharepoint. Tips for working at home #1 Designate and setup a fixed workspace Ensure you have…

How to achieve social distancing on sites using a changing room basket system

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Benjamin Gibbs
Categories Changing Lockers Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesChanging Lockers Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Despite largely achievable COVID-19 distancing between workers when on site there are, however, certain pinch-points in the system where provisions for separation of operatives are not so obvious, potentially leading to a breakdown in effectiveness or loss of site efficiency. The locker room is one of these. Traditional mesh or steel lockers bring individuals into close proximity in an often…

Coronavirus Site Working Practice – Segregated Queuing

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Sam Keeble
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

In regards to the recent advice from the WHO, Public Health England and the UK Government, SDC Builders Ltd have introduced their site specific coronavirus Management Plan in line with this guidance. As part of their plan, they have manage to successfully implement social distancing measures and increase personal hygiene, site hygiene and segregation of operatives. As part of their…

Point of Work Risk Assessment and Daily Brief (COVID-19)

Published 20 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Claire Kirby-Smith
Categories Daily briefing Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Working methods
CategoriesDaily briefing Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Working methods

After the issue of the CLC guidance on the 23rd March 2020, McDermott’s decided to introduce a daily brief to be completed on all sites each morning. This is to ensure that operatives that are continuing to work during the pandemic are reminded daily of the current social distancing and good hygiene practice guidance issued by the government. This has…

Drone Site Walk to Assist Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitor Visits

Published 20 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Daniel Woroch
Categories CCS briefing and action plan Checklist
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Checklist

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Considerate Constructors Scheme announced they would be monitoring sites through a video chat meeting if possible. To aid monitors, the project team have organised a drone visit to do a ‘virtual’ walkthrough of site including all site welfare facilities. This will help the monitor to get more of a feel of site…

Highways England implementing the 2m social distancing rule

Published 20 April 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Highways England have implemented the two metre social distancing rule on all aspects of their A14 IDT Cambridge to Huntingdon Project. The rule was in place for all on site including working gangs, daily briefings and subcontractors working on the project. To find out more, click download below.

VolkerRail Implementing Coronavirus Best Practice

Published 20 April 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

VolkerRail have implemented many best practice initiatives related to coronavirus on their projects. These initiatives included: Segregation in meeting areas, canteen and office space, Two metre distancing at preworks site briefing, site inductions and safety critical briefing, Hygiene area and PPE disposal bin, Disinfecting access locks prior to and after use, single use PPE disposal, site signage, first aid provision….

Portable Wash Stations Implemented

Published 20 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Jordon Hoy
Categories Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Toilets
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Toilets

The construction team are preparing a safe return to site and have purchased portable wash stations to use anywhere around our sites. The hand wash stations are a simple product with a compartment for fresh water and one for waste water (180 litre/40 gallons each) so are fully self-contained and need no connections to mains services. These are a cold…

Managing Social Distancing during Coronavirus

Published 15 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

As part of their new management obligations on the Holborough Lakes project due to the coronavirus pandemic, they have to ensure social distancing as stated by governments guidelines is adhered to. Collectively they have started a ‘THINK 2M’ campaign which is an open statement designed to help the staff and visitors think of: Think: How does social distancing affect them…

Protecting our workforce – Socially Safe Measures Implemented

Published 15 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

The project team at Westvale Park Primary Academy has remained open during the recent coronavirus pandemic. However they have introduced stringent socially safe procedures and measures and will be maintaining these daily whilst the site remains open . The intention is to ensure that they are not only protecting their reduced workforce, but also to ensure that they are operating…

Ivor and Honor promotional signage used to promote coronavirus safe practices

Published 15 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
Categories Community liaison Residents
CategoriesCommunity liaison Residents

The project team asked some local children who live in Holborough Lakes to come up with some safety rhymes about the Coronavirus pandemic. The children were more than happy to help and come up with a few ideas and collectively the following were chosen and placed on Ivor and Honor Goodsite promotional signs. Ivor Goodsite – Do what’s best think…

Welsh Government Guidance on Social Distancing in the Workplace

Published 15 April 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Welsh Government have provided guidance on social distancing in the workplace including the construction industry during the coronavirus pandemic. To view the guidance, click the link below.

Northern Irish Government Guidance on Social Distancing in the Workplace

Published 15 April 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Northern Irish Government have provided guidance on social distancing in the workplace including the construction industry during the coronavirus pandemic. To view this guidance, click the link below.

Sinks at Turnstiles

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Shannon Hartigan
Categories Access/egress Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions
CategoriesAccess/egress Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

Due to the nature of the recent pandemic and the concerns for safety when entering/exiting site, we decided to install sinks with soap and blue roll either side of the turnstiles to ensure hygiene is at its best when coming into and leaving site. We also added sinks in the the main delivery gates too for the same reasons as…

Canteen Procedure in Light of Coronavirus

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Anne Edwards
Categories Canteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

At Willmott Dixon, we take safety extremely importantly. In the canteen, chairs have been placed one per table and the amount of chairs corresponds with how many operatives are on site that day.

Guidance on social distancing in the workplace for construction

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Public Health England has provided guidance on social distancing for tradespeople working in people’s homes as well as those working in the construction industry. View this guidance by clicking the link below.

Scottish Government guidance for construction sites during the coronavirus pandemic

Published 7 April 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Scottish Government have provided guidance on construction sites and associated works that can continue under specific conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. View this guidance by clicking the link below.

Construction Leadership Council Advice on Temporary Suspension of Sites

Published 1 April 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Boundary security Management Site security Workforce information
CategoriesBoundary security Management Site security Workforce information

Please see the Construction Leadership Council’s document ‘Advice on temporary suspension of sites’. The contents of this document are: Overview Commercial & Legal Issues Suspension planning Site safety Site security Contacts Special consideration for environmental issues Guidance on hired plant and equipment Checklist To view the document, click on the link below.

Coronavirus Impact on Site

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by David Simmons
Categories Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Multi-use room
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Multi-use room

As we are still working on site, to try to monitor our workers temperatures, we are using a surface temperature gun to check to see if anyone has a high temperature. A simple check requiring no contact to see if someone is potentially infected with COVID-19, we can then advise that they seek medical attention or self-isolate. We also have…

Coronavirus Temperature Testing for Workforce

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
Categories Cleaning regime Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions
CategoriesCleaning regime Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak, we realise that it is essential that whilst the construction on our project continues, we must do everything we can to protect the health of our workforce and their families whilst they continue to work safely. On our Sir Robert McAlpine Battersea Phase 3A site, we are working with paramedics to carry out daily temperature…

Hand Wash Basins

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Annmarie Knapp
Categories Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The BAM team constructing the new Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital have installed hand wash basins at the entrance to the site compound. The hot and cold water supply is accessed by lever taps that can be turned on using elbows. Staff can wash their hands before entering the shared site accommodation helping to limit the chances of…

Coronavirus Social Distancing

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by John Kilkenny
Categories Changing Medical conditions Separate facilities
CategoriesChanging Medical conditions Separate facilities

The construction sector is in a time of massive upheaval and change as a result of coronavirus. Our site has come up with many ways of helping to stop the spread of the virus and to do our part within the community to contain the virus and keep all of our staff, loved ones and the wider community safe. Having…

Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Regime

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
Categories Canteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Toilets
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Toilets

On the Westvale Park Primary Academy project, which is currently in week seven (the enabling stage), with the intention of protecting our workforce, we have prepared and introduced a site specific anti-bacterial cleaning regime which we have prepared in line with the recently published Site Operating Procedures from the Construction Leadership Council. The site has remained open, and whilst it…

Two Metre Marker Lines

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Shannon Hartigan
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

During the current pandemic and to meet government guidelines, we have sprayed lines two metres apart on all walkways and routes to and from site. This ensures everyone is staying a safe distance away from each and that we are working as safely as possible.

Precautions for Coronavirus

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Richard Trower
Categories Canteen Cleaning regime Medical conditions Posters Risk information Working methods
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Medical conditions Posters Risk information Working methods

With the impending rise in coronavirus cases in the UK, coupled with a large construction workforce on Wates’ sites, they have been implementing as many precautions as they can, such as: Hand sanitiser foam at turnstiles Washing facilities on site (welfare area) as well as ‘off site’ in the site compound welfare/canteen areas Hand sanitiser gel at the signing in…

Diverting Stationery Kits to Children in the Midlands

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Anne Edwards
Categories Colleges Community liaison Goodwill Nurseries Residents Schools
CategoriesColleges Community liaison Goodwill Nurseries Residents Schools

Over 800 stationery kits bound for a trade fair have been re-assigned to help vulnerable pupils in the Midlands whose schools are closing from Monday 23 March. A team based at the company’s Coleshill office decided to move quickly when they heard the Government announce school closures earlier in the week by diverting the kits full of pens, notepads and…

Build UK: Coronavirus Guidance and Resources

Published 24 March 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Businesses Medical conditions
CategoriesBusinesses Medical conditions

The current coronavirus pandemic has not only impacted people’s health globally, but it has significantly impacted many businesses across many industries, including the construction sector. Build UK has therefore created a page on its website dedicated to guidance and support for the construction industry during this challenging and unprecedented time. This web page is updated regularly in line with advice…

Anniversary Employer Pledge

Published 23 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Amy Stockton
Categories Campaigns Mental health Stress
CategoriesCampaigns Mental health Stress

CR Civil Engineering celebrated 20 years of trading on Tuesday 17th March. To mark the occasion, the company signed the ‘Time-to-Change Employer Pledge’. The Time to Change Employer Pledge is a commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. This commitment is supported by a 12-month Employer Action Plan, built upon five…

Responding to Coronavirus on Site

Published 20 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Anne Edwards
Categories Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

With the danger of Coronavirus and the very likely potential for lockdown on a construction site should anyone working there develop the virus we responded to the problem by initiating a plan, which includes communicating with our supply chain partners, customers and staff. We have listened to our employees fears and feedback in respect of the virus and held toolbox…

Coronavirus Welfare Control Measures

Published 20 March 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Canteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

W11 Construction have taken steps to protect their workforce and the community in light of the Coronavirus epidemic. These include a range of welfare and hygiene posters that are being put up around the project as well as documents/procedures that have been implemented. One document that is being implemented is a Coronavirus Welfare Control Measures document. This states that should…

Tips for Home Working

Published 20 March 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Employed Healthy lifestyle advice Multi-use room Rest Self-employed Worker fatigue
CategoriesEmployed Healthy lifestyle advice Multi-use room Rest Self-employed Worker fatigue

With the current coronavirus pandemic, more people than ever are working from home. Although some people are used to working from home, many of us are not, so the following guidance has been put together to help those who may need some help adjusting. These simple hints and tips may also be useful if a situation like this ever occurs…

Statement of Duty of Care for Essential Travel

Published 19 March 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

W11 Construction have taken steps to protect their workforce and the community in light of the Coronavirus epidemic. These include a range of welfare and hygiene posters that are being put up around the project as well as documents/procedures that have been implemented. One of the documents that will be be implemented is a Statement of Duty of Care for…

Coronavirus Signing In Process

Published 19 March 2020 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Access/egress Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
CategoriesAccess/egress Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

W11 Construction have taken steps to protect their workforce and the community in light of the Coronavirus epidemic. These include a range of welfare and hygiene posters that are being put up around the project as well as documents/procedures that have been implemented. One document that is being implemented is a Coronavirus Signing in process. This states that if you…

Coronavirus Information Point

Published 9 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Dominick Gallagher
Categories Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Posters Safety signage
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Posters Safety signage

With the ongoing global outbreak of coronavirus, Knight Build Ltd have set up Coronavirus Information Points on all of our projects. The safety information point contains useful information on coronavirus together with a DEBS foam hand sanitiser. It is inevitable that this outbreak is going to get worse over the coming months, so we are trying to ensure that our…

Construction Site Security Guidance

Published 12 August 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories Access/egress Barriers Boundary security Property security Protected and controlled access Site security
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers Boundary security Property security Protected and controlled access Site security

Guidance developed by the National Business Crime Centre and the Metropolitan Police in partnership with the Considerate Constructors Scheme has recently been created with the aim to give advice on how best to secure the construction site in order to offer the benefits of a low crime development from the moment the hoarding goes up until the development is handed…

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Testing and Tracing Resources

There are a range of different Covid-19 Government apps and Covid-19 Government QR code check-in posters available (noting that one or both may exist depending on the information provided for England and each devolved UK nation and Ireland).

The Scheme is encouraging these to be used and relevant Covid-19 Government apps and Covid-19 Government QR code check-in posters are encouraged to be displayed in prominent areas in and around construction sites (including canteen areas).

Please note this is not mandatory, it is simply an encouragement point.

England and Wales

  • NHS COVID-19 Government app is available to download for free in England and Wales to see if you’re at risk from coronavirus. The app has a number of tools including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in.
  • NHS COVID-19 app Government app resources has a range of posters and other visual resources which can be used to promote the app to those working on and visiting construction sites.
  • NHS COVID-19 Government QR code check-in posters are available to download to display in site canteens and elsewhere in and around site to enable site teams and visitors to check-in to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus.

Northern Ireland

  • The Government StopCOVID NI app is designed to assist in stopping the spread of coronavirus in Northern Ireland, by anonymously contacting people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. The app will help contact people you don’t know who might be infected.
  • The Government StopCOVID NI flyer explains how to download the Government StopCOVID NI app and how it works.

Scotland

  • The Government Protect Scotland app, used alongside existing public health and contact tracing measures, can help to stop the spread of the virus in Scotland. The app anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus and advises them to self-isolate.
  • The Government Protect Scotland app resources page has a range of posters and other visual resources which can be used to promote the app to those working on and visiting construction sites.

Ireland

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Government Guidance

The following guidance has been provided by the Government.

Construction Leadership Council: Site Operating Procedures

These Site Operating Procedures (SOP) are based on Government Guidance on Working Safely during Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Construction and other Outdoor Work; other restrictions and advice may apply in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Construction Leadership Council: The Use of Face Coverings in Construction during Coronavirus

Details the use of face coverings on construction sites in England. Other restrictions may apply in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Working Safely During Coronavirus

This link provides access to government guidance information for employers and employees in England to understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure as many people as possible comply with the social distancing guidelines.

Northern Ireland – Government Guidance for Construction Sites during the Coronavirus Pandemic

This guidance details how construction sites and associated works located in Northern Ireland can continue under specific conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Scotland – Government Guidance for Construction Sites during the Coronavirus Pandemic

This guidance details how construction sites and associated works located in Scotland can continue under specific conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Wales – Government Guidance for Construction Sites during the Coronavirus Pandemic

This guidance details how construction sites and associated works located in Wales can continue under specific conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Irish Construction Industry Federation Site Operating Procedures 

This guidance document is intended to introduce standardisation on sites located in Ireland in line with the Government’s and HSE recommendations on the management of coronavirus.

Construction Working Hours

Sets out details on how applicants can seek to temporarily extend construction site working hours and sets out considerations which local authorities must take into account.

Advice on Temporary Suspension of Sites

Helps construction companies and clients ensure a controlled shutdown of sites and facilities where work must be suspended due to coronavirus.

Coronavirus Guidance for Households with Possible Coronavirus Infection

Provides information on what you must do if you feel you or someone in your family may have symptoms of coronavirus.

Providing Apprenticeships Safely during Coronavirus

Provides information on how apprentices can safely return to the workplace and educational settings as well as detailing funding rules and changes.

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External Resources

There are a number of resources available to help the construction industry address the issue of coronavirus.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Resources

Social Distancing Resources

Site Travel Resources

Training and Talent Retention Resources

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have a number of resources outlined below.

General Coronavirus Resources

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