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Operational Excellence

Published 7 April 2021 | Written by Gavin Thomas
CategoriesManagement Working methods

The contractor have implemented ‘Operational Excellence’ on all of its sites. Due to coronavirus they have to work two metres away from each other at all times, have smaller teams on site and have a smaller number of people in meetings. To do this the contractor employed lean construction techniques such as: High level managers meet to agree a 4…

Last Planner and Pull Planning

Published 7 April 2021 | Written by Gavin Thomas
CategoriesControls Management Supply chain engagement Workforce consultation Workforce information

The contractor has employed last planner and pull planning techniques to ensure coronavirus compliance can be achieved. With their subcontractor partners they concentrate on certain aspects of the contract programme and use last planner and pull planning techniques to ensure traffic, pedestrian and workforce movements around site ensure coronavirus compliance whilst allowing the team to adapt their focuses and programmes…

3D Mask Inserts

Published 29 March 2021 | Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks PPE

There were issues brought up at the contractors health and safety meeting around some operatives not wearing face masks because they find wearing masks uncomfortable. The site team created a solution to this which is a 3D insert that helps breathing for those with health condition such as Ashtma. The inserts also help for those with hearing issues as people…

Coronavirus Compliance Officer

Published 22 March 2021 | Written by Nicola Rodgers
CategoriesInitiatives Inspections Training Working methods

On all of this contractors sites they now have a Coronavirus Compliance Officer monitoring the day to day site activities and to ensure social distancing and all protocols are being maintained at all times. The Coronavirus Compliance Officer for each site are clearly identifiable onsite with a distinguishable high viz green vest, with Coronavirus Compliance Officer identifiable on the back….

Antibacterial Face Coverings

Published 22 March 2021 | Written by Alexander Lockey
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

This contractor has provided their workforce with washable snoods to wear under their new site measures which includes wearing a face mask. All operatives are given one of these as part of their induction. These masks are more comfortable to wear and therefore promotes the workforce to wear them. They are adjustable to find a better fit, are made from…

Additional Space for Coronavirus Social Distancing Created with Recycled Site Materials

Published 22 March 2021 | Written by Farhan Mohamed
CategoriesRe-use Recreation Recycle Rest

This contractor has uses recycled site materials to create a unique outdoor space for operatives and staff to meet, eat and relax. The area, called a ‘Green Zone’, boosts the sustainability of the project and its creation supports social distancing by providing additional space. Fencing and tables were made with pallets, planters were built with left over shuttering ply, the…

Using Three Layered High Grade Cotton Face Mask

Published 16 March 2021 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

Previously this contractor chose to use cotton masks which were made by one of our employees however they felt relatively they were not as safe as current standards recommend. Therefore, they have decided to go for an upgrade with a 3 Layered High Grade Cotton Face Mask that has a breathing valve with Replaceable Activated Carbon PM 2.5 Filters. These…

Safe Distance Devices for Operatives

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by Jason Batchelor
CategoriesControls Initiatives Protected and controlled access Working methods

On this project’s RC frame construction, they have implemented the use of safe distancing devices to enhance social distancing for the workforce on site. The devices themselves are on lanyards which operatives wear around their necks, in which they are set at 2 metres. If the operatives go within 2 metres of each other the device alarm triggers off which…

Resident Progress Update Videos during the Pandemic

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by Iona Drummond
CategoriesNewsletter Public Updates

The contractor has introduced an exciting and cost effective way of showcasing progress through video newsletters. In response to coronavirus restrictions preventing the community visiting site in-person, the contractor has diversified communication away from hard-hat visits and resident meetings to digital video newsletters demonstrating progress that is otherwise impossible to observe. This has been a brilliant opportunity to increase the…

Basement Welfare Facilities

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by Norrie McDermott
CategoriesCanteen Lockers Recreation Rest

The contractor is working on a project consisting of a 14 storey office accommodation with a 2 storey basement. They excavated the 2 storey basement in spring 2019 and have since completed the steel frame work which the envelope and fit-out work are currently taking place. The basement consists of concrete floor slab and reinforced concrete walls with the LGF…

Virtual Placement During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 1 March 2021 | Written by Katerina Papavasileiou
CategoriesMentoring Placements Training Universities

On this project they provided a virtual two-month placement to a university graduate. The participant spent August and September 2020 supporting the Community and Skills team, gaining experience on how a responsible business works in practice. Due to coronavirus restrictions they had to identify a new way to continue working with young people. Therefore, altering some of their programmes to…

Coronavirus Weekly Testing for all Site Operatives

Published 1 March 2021 | Written by Donald Cooke
CategoriesControls Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

On this project they have set up weekly coronavirus Lateral flow testing for the entire project which is complete for the entire site of 450 people within 2 hours. The logistics, timing and management of the entire procedure is set up and managed by the contractor, with the actual test itself being carried out by an external provider using medically trained…

Coronavirus Mask Bins

Published 1 March 2021 | Written by John Matthews
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks

On this project, the contractor has introduced external disposable flip top coronavirus mask bins outside of the welfare units to the compound hoarding. This has been implemented to stop the workforce dispensing their old worn masks inside the canteens, drying rooms or offices as there is a need to isolate undetected infected germs within the workplace. The bins are always…

Social Distancing Stickers and Public Hand Sanitising Point

Published 1 March 2021 | Written by Jacob Inman
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Medical conditions Safety signage Workforce information

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement regarding the potential relaxation of lockdown measures, the contractor thought it was prudent to remind the wider community of the existing guidelines surrounding social distancing to assist with meeting the target dates set out in the Government’s briefing. The contractors own two metre social distancing stickers have been displayed on the hoarding which runs along…

Volunteer Coronavirus Vaccinators

Published 1 March 2021 | Written by Luciana Campos
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Labour

The contractor is supporting employees who are interested in volunteering and using their first aid skills to help communities get closer to normal life through the National Vaccination Programme. The employees are now administering injections and supporting people through the vaccination process as carers, advocates and vaccinators. They have been interviewed and trained, in addition to carrying out St John…