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Coronavirus Vaccinations Information

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Rachel Hall
CategoriesOccupational health risks Workforce information

On this project, the contractor has been collating data from their workforce to see how many operatives are vaccinated against coronavirus. From their research they calculated that they currently have 40% of workers who’ve had one dose or more, however the national average is a lot higher. They decided to meet with the Directors of their current contractors and together…


Anti Fog Safety Glasses Supplied to the Workforce

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Niall Smith
CategoriesPPE

This contractor have noticed that the necessity to wear coronavirus related face masks has led to issues with compulsory safety glasses fogging up. To rectify this the contractor have provided at no cost to the workers, antifogging safety glasses allowing them to wear the correct PPE.


Weekly Coronavirus Antigen Testing for all Staff and Visitors

Published 29 June 2021 | Written by Craig Mills
CategoriesHealth screening Occupational health risks

In order to secure the health and safety of all of their staff during the coronavirus pandemic, this project has organised weekly antigen testing for all site staff and visitors every Monday morning. This gives everyone who arrives to their site piece of mind that they are continuing to keep coronavirus out of their workplace. The testing is performed by…


BOHS – Ventilation and Coronavirus Guidance

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Workforce information

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), a scientific charity and the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection has released a set of frequently asked questions on ventilation and coronavirus. This follows the delay of easing of lockdown measures in England which will require continued vigilance by employers and changes in the weather which affect considerations of ventilation. The guidance, in…


PVC Freezer Flaps used to Control Room Temperature

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesEnergy saving measures

This contractor has introduced the use of PVC freezer flaps to control room temperature. To enable them to complete the flooring, rooms have to be at certain temperature, so instead of using 110V heaters, they are using PVC freezer flaps. Once works are completed, the freezer flaps can be relocated and reused on different areas, allowing them to use less…


Avoid Contact at High Contact Touch Points in the Site Office

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by Angela Meseg
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime

This project is using ‘Emu Hands’ to help avoid contact at those high contact touch points in the site office. The ‘Emu Hands’ are used to open doors and cupboards, handle the kettle, open the fridge, use the microwave, turn taps on/off and use photocopier. These are cleaned overnight by hand washing or in a dishwasher and are given to…


Communication Policy Revised During Coronavirus

Published 24 May 2021 | Written by Sheila Tolmie
CategoriesPre-start information Sensitivity to neighbours Site, company and out of hours contact information Updates

A communication policy was already in place prior to the pandemic with the objective being to regularly communicate with key stakeholders on project progress, informing the local community of any potential disruption in a timely manner to minimise inconvenience. The contractor put stakeholder needs at the very heart of the way they develop and enhance their liaison services. Feedback is…


Construction Careers Education from Home

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

The project team created an activity book for early years primary school children. The book included colouring, learning and reading activities pitched at ages 4-6 years old. The purpose was to help children learn and provide parents with an easy activity whilst children are off school during the pandemic. The book can be used for other purposes such as giveaways…


Recycled Old School Cubicles

Published 20 April 2021 | Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesChanging Multi-use room Occupational health risks Re-use Recycle Separate facilities

Changing cubicles donated from an old school which had become redundant due to the school being demolished are being used as changing areas in the welfare area for the site operatives. Due to Site Operating Procedures and the two metre social distancing rule it allows two operatives in the changing area at one time. These cubicles allow five operatives to…


Plasloc System

Published 20 April 2021 | Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesBarriers Occupational health risks Re-use Recycle Separate facilities

To remain compliant with Site Operating Procedures, this project has used the Plasloc system due to its flexibility to construct around existing set ups and waste reduction capabilities. At a time where there is a focus on maintaining a clean and sterile environment, Plasloc PVC-U allows for easy clean and upkeep of welfare and office environments. The standard internal site…


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…