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Lazer Level with Vacuum Suction

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesDust prevention Occupational health risks Tidiness Working methods

On this project they are using a lazer level with a vacuum suction function which instantly attaches to any surface without causing damage at the press of a button. The product has built-in levels and a hole you drill through with automatically collects the dusts keeping the work environment dust free. The electrician and mechanical engineer now also use this…


Hybrid Tandem Roller

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Gino Salvatore
CategoriesHybrid/electric plant Minimised fuel use Plant and machinery

The A46 Upgrade & Anstey Lane Widening contract are currently using a Bomag BW 174 AP hybrid tandem roller. This tandem roller combines an innovative hydraulic accumulator with a diesel engine to create a highly efficient drive unit. The diesel engine covers the base load and the hydraulic hybrid accumulators the peak load with the result that fuel consumption and…


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Speed Cameras

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Gino Salvatore
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Implementation Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Plant and machinery Sustainable solutions

As part of the traffic management system for the construction of a new grade separated junction on the A1 to the west of Grantham, a 50-mph speed limit is in place. This speed limit is enforced using remote speed cameras powered by a combination of solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells. This combination is noiseless in operation and omits no…


Cleaner Construction for London

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Carbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Hybrid/electric plant Minimised fuel use Plant and machinery

Following the results of a recent Non-Road Mobile Machinery audit, Battersea Phase 3a was chosen for inclusion in the Greater London Authority’s new air quality campaign, Cleaner Construction for London. The campaign selected our project as a flagship to help promote exceptional emission standards operating in London to the wider UK, and international construction industry. The purpose of this is…


Air Quality Particle Detecting Meter

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Costas Petrides
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Monitoring

This portable handheld air quality particle detecting meter is used to monitor particulate matter (PM) concentrations in the air. It also measures air temperature and relative humidity. PM values ​​are colour coded and this visual system makes for easy recognition if PM levels become high. Dust particles that measure at 2.5 and PM10 can settle in our lungs, and the…


Carbon Offsetting and Environmental Legacy

Published 9 March 2020 | Written by Nathan Calderwood
CategoriesAir quality Carbon offsetting Goodwill work Planting Trees

As a project team, we discussed what we could do, over and above the ‘norm’, to leave an environmental legacy. Having looked at various options for this, we decided to support the Scottish Woodland Trust by dedicating a quarter of an acre of woodland in an area east of the city. Not only did we feel that supporting the Woodland…


Solar Welfare Van

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAir quality Energy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Green purchasing Implementation Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Sustainable solutions Vehicle enhancements

The Leeds projects have incorporated the latest Nixon Hire solar welfare van. The welfare van is environmentally friendly by offering: Solar Panels Low CO2 Emissions Silent run time Less oil use With such a large fleet of vans available, it made sense for us to investigate how solar power could reduce emission output and increase the efficiency of the vehicle’s…


Use of Electrical Powered Vehicle

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by Emma Gibson
CategoriesHybrid/electric plant Minimised fuel use Reduce

The project team delivering the fit-out of units at Skypark in Glasgow City Centre, use an Electrical Powered Vehicle for transporting materials, tools and personnel around the site. This is environmentally friendly as it is electric and is charged on site. It is also beneficial for looking after the workforce by transporting their tools to the working area.


NRMM Information Leaflet

Published 3 February 2020 | Written by Ricardo Pinto
CategoriesAir quality Idling vehicles Plant and machinery Signage

JRL Group are committed to helping London tackle one of the most significant environmental challenges currently facing the city – air pollution. One way we can contribute to resolving this issue is by ensuring all plant and machinery are compliant with the latest Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) requirements. JRL Group believe that taking a hands on approach to sharing information…


Internal Dust Monitoring

Published 27 January 2020 | Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention

Where external air quality is actively managed on construction sites, Lendlease recognises that internal air quality, specifically while working in enclosed apartments, is often overlooked. Lendlease have responded by implementing practices to minimise or eliminate dust generation in work activities. Practices such as automatic collection of dust at source and ‘ban the broom’ policies are implemented on site, however there…


Low Emission Micro Turbines

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Minimised fuel use Sustainable solutions

On their White City Living project, St James have been using modular micro turbines as a semi-permanent power supply. This power supply emits low levels of NOx emissions and high levels of oxygen (17 -18% oxygen rich). It is compliant with the EU’s Medium Combustion Plant and Non-Road Mobile Machinery Directives which regulate harmful emissions. It also goes beyond compliance…


Trees for Life

Published 17 December 2019 | Written by Raffaella Puricelli
CategoriesAir quality Carbon offsetting Landscaping Planting Trees Wildlife

The Urmston Leisure Centre team planted 45 trees with the carbon offsetting initiative Trees for Life. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommends 30,000 hectares of woodland should be planted every year in the UK, and this may even need to rise to 50,000 hectares if other carbon reduction targets are not achieved. Planting trees helps to tackle climate change,…


Sisk and Lynch Plant Hire Hybrid Plant

Published 21 October 2019 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Hybrid/electric plant Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Plant and machinery Reduce Supply chain Sustainable solutions Working methods

Sisk is undertaking the groundworks and development infrastructure for Phase Two of the Homes England-owned Northstowe development, situated along the Oxford to Cambridge Arc (which has been described as a super highway of science and technology), it is fitting that the site is using some of the industry’s most advanced construction plant. Sisk are working in partnership with Lynch Plant…


Smartphone connected personal air quality monitor

Published 15 October 2019 | Written by Matt Brinklow
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Monitoring

The Plume air pollution monitor is a compact, smartphone connected device that measures a variety of common outdoor and indoor pollutants including PM10, Nitrogen Dioxide and VOCs. It can connect to any smartphone through a free app and utilises the phone’s GPS to track and plot pollution levels on a map. As part of a campaign on air pollution, the…


Clean Air Day Air Quality Quiz

Published 2 September 2019 | Written by Kirsty Cuthbertson
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Campaigns Plant and machinery

Thursday 20th June was Clean Air Day 2019, the UK’s largest campaign against air pollution. Before this on Wednesday 5th June it was World Environment Day, the United Nations’ day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, with this year’s theme focusing on air pollution. In order to raise awareness on the subject, a quiz focusing on…