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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…

Social Distancing and Cleaning within a Hoist Car

Published 22 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCleaning regime Communicate initiatives Controls Occupational health risks Workforce consultation Workforce information

To ensure social distancing within a hoist car, the project team have implemented signage and marked up the floor. All hoists can only fit 8 workers and a hoist operator, to enforce compliance all hoist operators have been briefed about the procedure, signage informing maximum capacity has been implemented, yellow foot marks has been painted on hoist floor and a…

Social Distancing Scanning Software

Published 22 February 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls Occupational health risks

This project has used Disperse’s building productivity management platform to help address coronavirus related challenges on site. They have used the software as a monitoring device and it has helped them recover up to ten weeks on the programme, return to 70% capacity in six weeks and with no reported outbreaks of coronavirus. The Disperse Social Distancing scan takes several…

High Frequency Touch Point Stickers

Published 22 February 2021 | Written by Owen Winters
CategoriesCleaning regime Communicate initiatives Occupational health risks Workforce information

Inside site welfare facilities there is a higher likelihood of the coronavirus being spread via common touch points. In addition to signage reminding the workforce to wash or sanitise their hands before and after using the facilities, and hand cleaning products being made available in canteens, this project has also produced ‘High Frequency Touch Point’ stickers. These bright, eye catching…

Virtual Coffee Drop Ins

Published 15 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders Wellbeing events

Due to coronavirus, a large number of employees are working from home and they will be missing their daily routine on site, including socialising with work colleagues. Also, understanding those working on site are under unusual circumstances, the Mental Health First Aiders team on the project have implemented virtual coffee drop in sessions. The sessions are done once a week,…

Subcontractor Coronavirus Committee Meeting

Published 15 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Management Supply chain engagement Workforce consultation Workforce information

On this project they have an internal coronavirus committee meeting, where they review coronavirus measures implemented on the project. Also in the meeting they discuss how to implement legislation and government guidance, in particular the CLC Site Operating Procedures in drawing together a standardised approach to the management of infection risks on the project. However, they believe the expertise from…

Bike Bay Card

Published 15 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesAccess/egress Cycle safety Property security Secure storage Working methods

This contractor is trying to encourage site workers to use bicycles, to minimise the usage of public transport in London. To do this they have increased the capacity of site’s bike store. However, this meant they had to create a coronavirus free system to ensure safety. Therefore they came up with the idea of ‘Bike Bay Card’, The procedure is…

Providing Free Rapid Coronavirus Tests for Employees

Published 10 February 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement Occupational health risks Workforce information

Workplace coronavirus testing is being offered to more companies in England, for staff who cannot work from home during lockdown. Businesses with more than 50 employees are now able to access lateral flow tests, which can produce results in less than 30 minutes. The UK Government have urged businesses and employees to take up the offer to stop this virus…

Medical Grade Air Purifiers

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by Darren Goldstone
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Occupational health risks

The project team have introduced MAXVAC MEDI 10 air purifiers. These purifiers use UV-C technology which remove up to 99.9% of all particles, viruses, bacteria and other airborne allergens in enclosed spaces including coronavirus. By using these devices in offices, and welfare facilities such as canteens and changing rooms, they are creating another layer of protection on top of all…

Hand Hygiene Inspection Stations

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by Laura Sutherland
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice

The coronavirus pandemic has presented the greatest global challenge which has significantly impacted on our daily life, society and the economy. This project continues to implement and operate under strict coronavirus controls, which continues to evolve with best practice in the industry as it presents itself, but more importantly everything implemented is based on guidance from The Construction Leadership Council…

Coronavirus Lateral Flow Test

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesControls Medical conditions

In order to control the spread of coronavirus, the contractor are testing employees using Antigen lateral flow tests. These tests are done in the evening, when employees are at home. In case of a positive test, employees will immediately self isolate and book an NHS coronavirus test and follow UK Government Guidance. To encourage all site workers to take free…

Cabin for Food Donations

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Residents

The project team gave a local college a cabin so they could keep their food donations dry. Their food bank supports over 50 vulnerable families the school community as well as those who struggle with food poverty, have no recourse to public funds, are unemployed and are unable to access universal credit. The contractor has also donated a fridge freezer…

Anti Coronavirus Door Handle Safe Wraps

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by Sam Russell
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks

The project team has invested in Safe Wraps for door handles around the compound that have an anti-coronavirus coating. The wraps are proven to have resistance to coronavirus with an antimicrobial coating. The wraps have been used in schools but it is believed that this may be the first time they have been used on a construction project. To find…