A list of entries tagged with April 2020 innovation

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Riser Safe

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesFalling objects

This project has a fully integrated BIM model and have taken the opportunity to utilise the riser safe system manufactured by Ambar Kelly which provides the following advantages: Ambar Kelly designs, fabricates and supplies engineered ‘chequer-plate’ covers for all Duct Voids through the precast slabs and incorporates precise access holes for service installations to maintain safety and fire security throughout…

Video Briefings for the Workforce

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesToolbox talks and daily briefings

To improve the communication of both technical and H&S information for the workforce. The project is operating web technology linked to a library of safety videos for specific operations. Contractors, via a board of QR codes, are able to link to various health and safety and technical installation videos enabling workers to view the information via their phone at the…

Social Distanced Messaging on High Vis Vests

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by Jack Endean

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…

Checking Operatives Temperature at Turnstile

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesControlled access Controls Health risk assessments and monitoring

The traditional biometric thumb print activated turnstile has been changed to a facial recognition system with the innovative feature of automatic body temperature check. If the temperature recorded is above 38 degrees, a symptom of coronavirus, the turnstile will not allow access. This system can be retained and used across all sites after the coronavirus to highlight any attendee that…

Workforce Engagement

Published 18 May 2020 | Written by Gino Salvatore
CategoriesMental health

The A46 Anstey project team were challenged to find a simple but effective method to establish if people were happy working on this particular site, and that the various initiatives that had been put in place where making a real difference to their working environment. The chosen solution was to use a stand-alone touch screen terminal that is often seen…

Health and Wellbeing – Thirsti Puck

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Michael Coyle

Here at Signature Barnet we have been trailing a new initiative amongst the site team to monitor and increase hydration using the ‘Thirsti Puck’ throughout 2020. The Puck is designed to improve hydration, helps to regulate blood pressure and digestion as well as preventing kidney damage as well as other performance health benefits. The device works alongside an app that…

Rebar Cages Onsite Prefabrication Jig

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Patricia Sempere

To achieve better production rates on the roof slab of the Kilo Substructure, Ferrovial Agroman developed a factory-like workstation by engaging a specialist designer to standardise the rebar detailing of over 1,200 cages, and predefined a template (jig) to form the base of the workstation. This process allows for mass, efficient fabrication. The project team trialled an A-Frame type scaffold…

An Improvement to Woodpole Construction

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Amy Fraser
CategoriesConsultation on health and safety Falling objects Unsafe condition reporting

In December 2019 there was a communication sent across Power T&D with regards to an incident that occurred during works undertaken by another Overhead Line contractor. During the construction of an H-Pole Structure, there was a requirement to lift the top end of the structure with an excavator approximately 200mm to allow bolts associated with the steel work to be…

Handheld Electronic Whistles

Published 27 April 2020 | Written by Tatiana Meakin
CategoriesControls and expected behaviours Emergency preparedness

This project like any other multi-crane project have crane loads traversing through the air all day. These loads on occasion will traverse over site personnel, this is a common occurrence in daily multi crane-lifting operations plus the radius path is not always accessible or blind to the slinger/signallers. Consideration to the load path is always considered by crane operators in…

Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Used on Plant

Published 15 April 2020 | Written by Patricia Sempere
CategoriesBiofuels Energy efficient plant and equipment

HVO is a high quality bio-based fuel which does not compromise the performance of the plant or engine, only improving the emissions related to plant operations within construction. Ferrovial trialled a HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) renewable fuel as an alternative to traditional diesel. The HVO was trialled in a 17t wheeled excavator and it was compared against a 22t tracked…