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Pendleton Together Lockdown Packs

Published 11 August 2020 | Written by Alex Cartwright
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Cooperation Goodwill Residents

The project team received a call from the Community Initiatives Officer at Pendleton Together, who has been putting together some packs for 50 of the most vulnerable families in the Pendleton area. This is to try and help with the burden of lockdown on children and their families. Within the packs there was various games and entertainment for the children…


Engaging with Students to Promote the Construction Industry as a Career Choice During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 11 August 2020 | Written by Rosie McGuirk
CategoriesCareers advice Schools Universities

On this project, the Construction Manager carried out a virtual site tour – to London South East College Students, which was then followed by a live zoom Q&A session, giving students the opportunity to ask any questions they had. The success of this session led to another virtual tour scheduled for September 2020. The Student Placement Team Leader’s feedback was…


Drone Technology to Support Safe Working

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by Chris Dransfield
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Training

During the coronavirus project shut-down, consideration was giving as to how best to communicate to furloughed workers, and those working from home, on how the site would operate when it reopened. A sequence of aerial 360 degree panoramic spheres were generated using drone captured images. These were then processed using a cloud-based presentation suite, providing a virtual tour of the…


Social (Physical) Distancing Marshals

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesLocal and special needs Occupational health risks Operative behaviour Sensitivity to neighbours

In April 2020 we re-opened one of our sites, with an initial workforce of 250. The challenge was to ensure that we followed the government and local authority social distancing guidelines of two metres apart. To achieve this and help maintain the health not only of the workforce, but also members of the public, the project employed additional local labour…


ZoneRanger

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by Calvin Pallace
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

ZoneRanger aims to take the stress away from employers by equipping workforces with devices which will emit a signal if the wearer gets too close to someone else. ZoneRanger operates by transmitting wireless signals that are picked up by other ZoneRanger devices. When the distance between two devices drops below a programmed parameter (e.g. two metres) both devices will alert…


Transport for London Advice for the Construction Sector

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Transport for London (TfL) have created a toolkit that sets out their latest travel advice for the construction sector as more of its workforce returns to sites. To help to get the construction sector moving and working safely, sustainably and as quickly as possible TfL suggest: Enabling and encouraging your workforce to walk and cycle all or part of their…


Stop the Spread of Coronavirus Banner

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by Jodie Kellett
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

The project team installed a Stop the Spread of Coronavirus banner on the external hoarding for the public and workforce to see. This will help to ensure everyone is protecting themselves and others around them during the coronavirus pandemic.


Reducing Paperwork on Site to Support Safe Working Practices

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by Victoria Creighton
CategoriesControls Management

When the team at NU living were preparing for sites to re-open following coronavirus safe working practices, they realised an existing digitisation tool could be used to support safe working practices. Specifically, Biosite’s Digital Forms & Workflows which replicates paper-based processes on site using cloud technology, could be adapted and deployed to address three key challenges: Effectively adhering to and…


Coronavirus Prevention Plan

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by Laura Maye
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Welfare

JJ Rhatigan is progressing well with the return to full operations on their construction sites in line with the Government’s National Return to Work Safely Protocol, HSE guidelines and CIF Standard Operating Procedures. The project team at Maynooth University Academic Building continues to assess daily the workplace environment. Their priority is, as always, the health, safety and wellbeing of their…


Community Support During Lockdown

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by Andrea Buckle
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Cooperation Goodwill Supply chain Support

The Auriens House site security provider Frankton Group have supported Age UK on behalf of Multiplex across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea by helping to deliver critical supplies to the local community during the coronavirus pandemic. Over 200 meals and care packages are distributed every day to ensure that older people in the borough receive ongoing food parcels…


Virtual Work Experience

Published 20 July 2020 | Written by Laura Regan
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

During the coronavirus pandemic, ‘in-person’ work experience opportunities have been difficult to facilitate due to social distancing measures and an increased number of staff working from home. Working closely with local school, Clapton Girls Academy, the project team was able to move the upcoming work experience session online. This involved the students participating in calls with various team members over…


Virtual Site Tour with Matterport Camera

Published 20 July 2020 | Written by Laura Regan
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

Over the course of 2020 the approach towards community investment and activities has had to change and adapt due to coronavirus pandemic. This has involved embracing technology and engaging schools in a more virtual way. As part of this approach, SRM hosted two interactive webinars for local school students as part of the City of London Careers Fair – one…


Screens for Canteen and Locker Room to Aid Coronavirus Prevention

Published 20 July 2020 | Written by Larisa Noaca
CategoriesCanteen Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation

The Site Management Team has developed a range of partition screens to enable social distancing in the project. The most used welfare areas on site are the canteen and the locker room. The partitioning screens allow us to follow official government guidance on social distancing, offering protection for workers who would otherwise be working within two metres of each other….


Branded Face Masks

Published 20 July 2020 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

Face masks are an important item to protect the workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. This project has chosen to provide branded face masks for those working on the site. Even though the workforce cannot see each others faces they feel the branded masks gives a sense of unity and being part of a team.


Advanced Infared Temperature Monitor

Published 20 July 2020 | Written by Kane Morrissey
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

On this project an advanced infrared temperature monitor with video capability and zero contact has been installed. The operative stands on the marked spot and the infrared camera reads the temperature of the operative. When given the green light operatives are allowed onto site. If a temperature of more than 37.5 degrees is given, the monitor flags up red and…