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Reactec Social Distancing Watches

Published 15 July 2020 | Written by Andrew Lohmann
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Working methods

In early May 2020 Reactec approached Keltbray to trial a new social distancing monitoring system. The system comprises of ‘watches’ – a small monitor and alert system mounted on a wristband. Keltbray have previously worked with Reactec with their wrist mounted vibration monitors and we were keen to try anything which could help keep our workforce safe so jumped at…


Welfare Social Distancing

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Separate facilities

Pump House Lane Project developed a solution that ensured social distancing in the welfare and office area. The initiative involved the introduction of individual desks with corex screening fixed to timber batons creating a safe zone for individuals during their allocated break time. In the office, corex solutions created adequate flexible shielding for staff members and trade contractors. This solution…


Thermal Imaging Camera at Security Hut

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The site has installed a thermal imaging camera at the security hut. The operatives no longer enter the cabin and they now have their temperature checked by the camera which is manned by a security guard. When given the green light operatives sign in using a proximity card.


Staggered Working Schedules to Ensure Social Distancing

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The company are key to establishing staggered working schedules in line with the Government guidelines on social distancing required under the Site Operating Procedures issued. Based on the size of the site and workforce at Canary Wharf Contractor’s Wood Wharf project this is a real challenge. The company have managed to adapt their use of DataScope to set up and…


Site Entry Card Scanners

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by Jamie Howard
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a new card scanning system has been installed to replace the existing finger print bio metric scanner to allow for the workforce to access site via an in and out turnstile. This new control measure has minimised the risk of operatives touching contaminated surfaces and has allowed the site to maintain its secure boundary…


Promoting the Industry to Schools During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools

The company have an ongoing commitment to work with local schools to promote the industry and set targets with annual levels of engagement. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions resulting in school closures arranging to visit for these events was not possible. However, the company did not want to suspend this so through innovative thinking, a virtual remote event with presentation…


Drawings on Large Screens

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Supply chain engagement Workforce information

During these times of change due to the pandemic we have been looking at ways to change. We have 2 large screens one in the office and 1 onsite in a safe area. This enable us to call up drawings on our laptops and from a safe distance these can be looked at with the Subcontractor using a mouse to…


Allocated Zones in the Changing Room

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesChanging Lockers Medical conditions Occupational health risks Separate facilities

Pump House Lane developed a solution to ensure social distancing in the operative changing area. The initiative was to create a zonal system in the changing room. The zonal system creates 20 shielded zones using lockers and corex as physical barriers. Each of the 20 zones has a separate locker allocated to each trade. This means that when a trade…


PPE Hygiene

Published 29 June 2020 | Written by Sinead Gorman
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Welfare

With the ongoing risks surrounding coronavirus, all efforts have been made to ensure that hygiene levels are maintained as the lockdown has started to ease. Although we have introduced new hand washing and welfare facilities on site for staff to use, we are also now encouraging the staff to sanitise PPE such as gloves and helmets. While hand washing is…


Coronavirus Site Welfare Safety Measures

Published 29 June 2020 | Written by Rory Robson
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

In response to the coronavirus new site safety control measures have been put in place by the site team to protect the workforce. These measures included: All non-essential staff are to work from home Resource levels are monitored daily against welfare capacity Staggered start and break times Daily activity briefings have been split and are held outside with all operatives…


Coronavirus Identification Vests

Published 29 June 2020 | Written by Jessica Dowdy
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

During the coronavirus pandemic, we have kept our site open continuously by monitoring social distancing to ensure the 2m rule is being followed at all times. We have undertaken a number of initiatives such as implementing one way systems, additional cleaning measures, floor markers and rotas, along with requiring our contractors to promote 2m requirements on their high-vis vests. Following…


QR Codes and Videos of Working Methods During Coronavirus

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Teresa Gorham
CategoriesBehaviour Controls Occupational health risks Working methods

The company has begun producing video clips of methods for undertaking specific operations on site to assist with learning and undertaking method statements and risk assessments thus reducing time spent on producing detailed written guidance. The video clips are readily available online and via QR codes so can be reviewed at any time using a smart phone. The clips also…


Worker Engagement Feedback Forms

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesFeedback Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

Due to coronavirus we have reduced our worker safety meetings. We have now developed worker engagement feedback forms, to ensure their safety and wellbeing and to action any issues confidentially on their behalf. Our site managers reach out to individuals and ask if they have everything they need for their tasks, if they feel supported by their line manager, that…


Visitor Induction Cards with Emergency Contact

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Medications Occupational health risks

We have adapted our visitors induction to include guidance on adhering to the Government’s coronavirus guidance as well as visitors emergency contact details. This is a precaution in case the visitor has a medical emergency whilst visiting site.


Virtual Inspections

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Nalise Hahn
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Daily briefing Initiatives Workforce information Working methods

With the current coronavirus situation affecting site attendance, 40 Leadenhall has had to adapt to carry out essential tasks such as inspections which require sign off. We have undertaken live virtual pile inspections on MS Teams with our Structural Engineers and the City of London Building Inspectors who are unable be to there in person. The Construction Managers have been…