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Coronavirus Safety Kit Box for Front Line Workers

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Kane Morrissey
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Avondale Construction Ltd have created a coronavirus safety kit box for all of their front line security staff. The security staff have worked continuously throughout the pandemic, across all of their sites, from greeting working in the morning, to taking all workers temperatures when coming onto site. The safety kit boxes have been created to allow the staff to always…


Bike Storage

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by Rachel Butler
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks Separate facilities

To allow our workforce to travel alone to sites and reduce the use of public transport at this time, we have expanded our car parking facilities and re-used this old turnstile off site to create an ideal bike storage centre for those wishing to cycle to work. Walking and cycling is encouraged during our induction and staff are reminded to…


Vehicle Disinfection Kit

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by David Burke
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Specific Covid-19 Training has currently been given to over 20 staff members based on construction sites, commercial maintenance crews, the office and warehouse. These Covid-19 officers are the lead for the company ensuring that best practices are maintained. Special procedures have been put in place which include the following: Covid-19 card with CIF Covid induction for all PBC staff, subcontractors…


Remote Process Administration during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by Jake Betts
CategoriesAttitudes Employed Management Medical conditions Occupational health risks

To combat the risk of transmission of coronavirus on site, amongst various control measures implemented in line with CLC SOP; we have developed and administered remote technology for the use of site inductions, permits, signing in and out, briefings and questionnaires. Utilising QR codes situated both on and off site, with simple links sent out via email and text for…


Coronavirus Notice at Site Entrance

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by Rachel Butler
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Construction site activity was paused towards the end of March and we have since been working tirelessly to ensure that we are confident we have a clear set of procedures and revised guidelines in place, enabling us to operate safely. We have been working collaboratively with our supply chain to assess all aspects of our site activities and address the…


Zoom Coronavirus Coffee Mornings

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by Rachel Butler
CategoriesMedical conditions Mental health Occupational health risks

To ensure we are checking in with work-from-home colleagues, DeTrafford hosted ‘Zoom’ coffee chats with the workforce to maintain positivity and to help with mental health during this time. On the coffee calls, staff could simply say hi or get updated progress across our sites. One of our measures to reduce spread of the virus is to ensure people who…


Traffic Light Warning System

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by Rachel Butler
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

St Georges Gardens have adopted a traffic light warning system on their project in Castlefield, Manchester. On entry to site every operative can see what the hazard level is – we have increased our level to amber as we have many more constraints imposed on us since the coronavirus pandemic began. This is to keep all operatives alert, helping us…


Facial Recognition

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by Rachel Butler
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

DeTrafford have replaced all finger print recognition on every turnstile for facial recognition in a bid to help prevent virus spreading. The facial recognition works with PPE on or off and is simple, yet effective and can be easily wiped down for a safe start on site!


Manchester Gardens Planters

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by Rachel Butler
CategoriesEntrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions Occupational health risks

DeTrafford have been busy adding finishing touches around sites recently following our remobilisation from coronavirus. A planter has been placed outside an entrance to allow for pedestrians to comply with two metre social distancing on the pavement outside and have supplied plants to fill the area full of bright colours and positivity for all to enjoy. We have also been…


Using Local Children’s Artwork as a Positive Message Next to Hand Sanitisation Facilities

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by Rachel Butler
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The project team have placed their handwash station next to colourful hand prints on the entry and exit to the site, as a positive message to re-enforce the need to wash our hands in order to keep us all safe. These handprints were done by the children of the local community and by families within the company, and signify the…


Mental Health Matters

Published 10 June 2020 | Written by Rachel Butler
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health

The construction sector has been dynamic, resilient and has demonstrated commitment throughout these times. It is great to see different companies working together in real times of need and as an industry, joining together to help each other. Before the coronavirus pandemic, mental health was a fairly taboo subject; now it seems the norm that we ask each other if…


Social Distanced Messaging on High Vis Vests

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The company are a great believer in the use of simple, visual safety messages, which are easily understood. Therefore, to reinforce the importance of the two metre rule on site they have designed and ordered company branded high vis vests with the slogan ‘2m DISTANCE – STAY SAFE’ on the back and front. As well as acting as a reminder…


On Site Takeaway

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

On this project an on site takeaway has been implemented for the contractors. This is to discourage the workforce from going to heavily populated areas where there could be a risk of spreading or contracting coronavirus. Food is pre-ordered and the contractors pick up their lunch and snacks at staggered times with contactless payments and social distancing guidelines being adhered…


Hand Sanitisation Facilities for the Public

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCooperation Medical conditions Occupational health risks Public

Upon leaving London’s City Airport by DLR or car you can only walk to the adjacent hotels through a single public footpath which is covered in a timber gantry and hoarding from this project The contractor has therefore provided hand wash and hand sanitiser facilities for travellers on the public footpath. This was completed at the start of the coronavirus…


Coronavirus Compliance Marshal Training

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training

All site managers and office staff have undertaken Coronavirus Marshal training. The course, launched by construction recruitment firm O’Neill & Brennan, will provide coronavirus training for construction workers. The course is certified on the Register of Regulated Qualifications by Ofqual, and provides  the opportunity to have a fully qualified Coronavirus compliance marshal on site. It will provide health and safety…