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Social Distancing Armband Identification

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Clair Dolan
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing was introduced in line with government guidelines and this greatly affected construction and the way operatives work. To easily identify and reduce social distancing concerns, high visibility armbands were issued. Blue coloured inserts were issued with the armbands to identify the individuals from the same household. For instances where the two metre rule…


Metal Clip to Open Doors with your Feet

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Matthew White
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety precautions on site have significantly risen to deal with the threat the virus brings. On all the doors within the site a metal clip has been place on the door frame at the bottom, so that site staff can open the door without having to touch the door handle with their…


Lockdown Memories Board

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Malcolm Thomson
CategoriesManagement attitudes Mental health

A lockdown memories board was installed to present a positive atmosphere during these uncertain times. Lockdown was a very negative and uncertain times for many up and down the country and therefore a lockdown memories board was installed to create a positive atmosphere on the site and prove whilst the times were tough, the team were able to adapt and…


Hands-Free Shoe Cover Dispenser

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks

At Clearly Renovations they are trying to minimise close contact on their sites to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This includes sites where they would have laid down floors or where taking shoes off or putting on shoe covers is required. To tackle the issue of handling shoes/shoe covers they have come up with the idea of a hands-free…


Digital Safe Counters for Successful Social Distancing

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesCanteen Occupational health risks

With coronavirus protection at the forefront of everyone’s mind and ensuring the project remains both safe, and compliant with government guidelines, the project team have worked with the security team to install an automated head counter into the drying/changing rooms. A large project subsequently means a large workforce and keeping everyone on site safe is a priority. A sensor is…


Social Distancing Carpet Tiles

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Jack Eustace
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks

Over recent months, coronavirus has changed working and learning environments. As people return to their office, school, college or university, buildings will have to be transformed to ensure social distancing guidelines are met and maintained in order to protect health and wellbeing. One way in which companies can remodel spaces while maintaining an element of the design is through the…


Multilingual Social Distancing Poster

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Emma Mills
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Inclusion Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

Stepnell’s site team identified two key issues that they needed to address with regard to getting the key coronavirus social distancing message over to their workforce. Firstly, the fact that a large minority of their workforce’s first language wasn’t English. Secondly, how do you easily visualise what 2m looks like? The site manager suggested that a poster would be the…


H-Wash Handwash Stations

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Emma Ward
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks

We needed to make the workplace safe after the coronavirus outbreak. We wanted to give the workforce plenty of opportunity, out on site, to wash their hands, kill germs and protect themselves. The H-Wash hand wash system was the ideal solution as it is a portable self-contained unit which requires no plumbing or electrics and can be installed anywhere on…


Coronavirus Board

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Shannon Hartigan
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

The project team have created a coronavirus board which is positioned at the entrance to each building or site entrance. This board has three sections, the first identifies the coronavirus site specific rules along with what the main symptoms are and what to do if you have them. The second has a section for coronavirus related posters including the impact…


Room Occupancy Monitoring

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by Andy Packwood
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks Separate facilities

What is it? The Room Occupancy Monitoring system counts how many people enter the room through the ‘in’ door and how many people exit through the ‘out’ door. The system keeps track of the room occupancy level against the set room capacity. The system has a display at the entrance to the room showing level of occupancy in the room…


Reviewing Face Coverings before Implementation

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by Colleen Liston
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

Following implementation of face coverings on the project, the project team trialled a number of different options and placed the review in reception for contractors review before selecting their face covering. The team have also tried an alternative to site glasses with a high strength visor which would allow for wearing the face covering on site with glasses without the…


NHS Test and Trace Site Sign In

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by Bethany Lilley
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

On the Royal College of Surgeon’s site in London, the Wates Construction team have implemented the use of the NHS Test and Trace QR check in for all operatives and visitors to the site. The QR codes are displayed at the entrance to site to check in upon entry as well as in the canteen areas to record when the…


Face Covering Exemption Stickers

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by Leah Barrett
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

On this project they have implemented face covering exemption stickers for those who are medically exempt. Face coverings are required to be worn in designated areas of site and hard hat stickers help them to be easily identified without being approached for not wearing a covering as this could potentially be a sensitive subject. As well as implementing measures to…


Canteen Coronavirus Cleaning System

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by Andy Packwood
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to coronavirus its vital canteen eating areas are cleaned and disinfected after one person has eaten to ensure it is not contaminated for the next person. There is a high turnover of people using the canteen therefore a system was needed to allow them to make spaces ready as soon as possible. The system implemented is a card that…


Activity Stickers to ensure Social Distancing

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by Colleen Liston
CategoriesCanteen Changing Medical conditions Multi-use room Occupational health risks Separate facilities

To help ensure that social distancing is adhered to while on the project, the team has stuck activity stickers 2m apart in changing rooms, canteen, smoking areas and the daily activity briefing area. This help ensures people stay at least two metres apart.