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Art Workshops Supporting the Mental and Physical Wellbeing of Construction Workers

Published 8 October 2018 | Written by Nicola Laight
CategoriesMental health Recreational facilities Support for local charities

Farrans Construction have created a unique art galley on the construction hoarding at their Altnagelvin North Wing Redevelopment Project. The arts project is part of Farrans’ ongoing commitment to supporting the mental and physical wellbeing of their workforce through their work with the ‘Mates in Mind’ scheme and ‘Inspire’, a charity and social enterprise focused on promoting workplace wellbeing. Farrans…


Biometric Site Report

Published 1 October 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency preparedness Health risk assessments and monitoring Inspection and assurance

Wates Construction have collected data from the biometric turnstile which is then collated into a dashboard report that is shown on a display screen in the site office, producing a ‘live’ picture of the number of sub-contractor operatives by trade, managers, supervisors, fire marshals and fire aiders on site to see if the site has a suitable ratio of operatives…


The Solatainer

Published 24 September 2018 | Written by Jonathan Baron
CategoriesConserve of energy Green/renewable energy

The Solatainer is a new innovative power source for site compounds. The unit combines solar, generator, battery and for the first time in the UK, wind to provide renewable energy for running the site. During its first month on site, we have observed a 27% reduction in the total cost and over a 87% reduction in carbon dioxide production when…


Site Scale Fungal and Bacteria Treatment Trial for PAH Contaminated Soil

Published 24 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConserve of resources

Bacterial treatment of soils lightly contaminated with Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is an established soil remediation technique and has been undertaken at the Sugar House Island development site. The treatment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) has proved significantly more difficult for the construction industry and material with this classification is typically landfilled. Recent laboratory studies have…


Magnetic and Spray Can Tethers for Working at Height

Published 6 August 2018 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesFalling objects

Magnetic Tethers: As part of our working at height safety procedures, we require all items on a leading edge to be tethered, including small nuts and bolts. These are very challenging to tether in a conventional way, due to their size and sometimes awkward shapes. Therefore, we decided to introduce magnetic tethers for all work at height. The majority of…