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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…


Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Flowchart

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Medical conditions Occupational health risks Workforce information

A suspected or confirmed coronavirus flowchart document has been created that provides Guidance to workers and subcontractors on how to proceed when dealing with coronavirus confirmed or suspect cases. This document is part of the site procedure to control the spread of coronavirus.


Self Disinfect Door Push Pads

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Caoimhe Barry
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks Toilets

The contractor has invested in Door Push Pads to help self-disinfect in the vital seconds between one staff member and the next to help stop the spread of germs and infection throughout the office. The push pad works by being attached to a door and when the door is pushed it releases alcohol gel to disinfect the hand, thus protecting…


Sanitising Sensitive Equipment On Site

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks Working methods

The contractor is using the HQube UV-C Sterilising Cube that uses highly effective UV-C technology to disinfect in just 3 minutes high-cost electronic equipment such as noise monitors, damp meter readers, laser levels, pipe finders, cable detectors and other handheld tools that require sharing but the use of chemical disinfectant could damage them in the process. Sharing tools on sites…


Project Updates Made Better

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Josh Singleton
CategoriesResidents Sensitivity to neighbours Updates Workforce

With the continued restrictions with visitors to site due to coronavirus the site team have decided to share their progress weekly with videos on Youtube. Trainee Connie O’Hara has taken this project on in order to show those within the business and wider community what is actually going on around the site. These videos will be uploaded weekly and throughout…


Disinfecting Using Fogging

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Caoimhe Barry
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks Welfare

Disinfecting the office using fogging is a suitable option to help control the spread of coronavirus by cleaning and disinfecting a large space or room. The contractor wanted to ensure the office is a safe space for all members of staff that are working at this difficult time of coronavirus. At this present time, the aim to to reduce the…


Coronavirus Back To Work Form

Published 1 February 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesFit to work certification Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks Workforce consultation

A coronavirus back to work form has been implement by the contractor on their project. Those planning to return to the project after being infected with coronavirus, self isolating or returning from abroad, must send the document to the Health and Safety team prior to returning to site, with each case being reviewed individually.


Track and Trace Tagging

Published 26 January 2021 | Written by Matthew White
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Controls Health screening Occupational health risks Workforce information

On this project, they have given all site operatives a Zone Ranger tag, by connecting from a Zone Ranger hub and registering the tag, this enables the contractor  to record all the operatives activities and to whom they have come into contact whilst on site. This is part of their track and trace reporting system, on a daily basis and…


Hydrostatic Sprayer

Published 26 January 2021 | Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks

This project consists of the construction of student apartments housed in 4 blocks ranging from 7 to 9 floors in height with a construction programme of 20 months. Whilst reviewing the coronavirus site preventative measures, they engaged with their cleaning contractor to investigate available products and solutions which could improve their sanitising procedures. When researching they discovered a hydrostatic sprayer…


Public Communications Templates

Published 22 January 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFeedback/questionnaires Operative conduct and behaviour Sensitivity to neighbours Updates

During periods of national lockdown and throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has seen a significant increase in the number of public concerns received about behaviours in and around construction activity in relation to coronavirus safety in particular. To help keep neighbours and all members of the public that are affected by works informed about the guidelines and…


Remote Meetings Guidance

Published 22 January 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement attitudes Training

In accordance with Government guidelines and the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures many projects are choosing to carry out remote or virtual meetings instead of physical face to face meetings to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. There are several platforms available for construction projects carrying out these meetings with the most popular platforms being Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype,…


Drone Footage Supplied to a School

Published 19 January 2021 | Written by Nicola Rodgers
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools

Due to the current pandemic it is not viable or safe to have any students on-site at this time, therefore the contractors contacted a local secondary school, taking the opportunity to signpost and encourage senior students to consider a career in construction. Drone footage and photos of a live site that is currently working within the local community have been…