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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…


Use of 360 Degree Camera to Facilitate Monitor Visits

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Cameron Blackwell
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Scheme champion

EARPS have procured a GoPro Max, which allows us to take 360 degree videos. These videos allow the site team to take one walk around site and capture everything that could be seen from the walk around in any direction, and can be reviewed on a screen at a later date. This can be used to undertake site walk arounds…


Single User Canteen Table

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

At the Broadway Project, Multiplex have implemented the usage of single canteen table, in order to comply with existing Government Guidelines. The Broadway is the first site in the UK, working with TCI to have these installed. The tables maintain the two metre social distancing rules, whilst allowing operatives to enjoy their lunches.


Redrow – Coronavirus Site Demonstration Video

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Zara Barrow
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training

Redrow have taken steps to protect their workforce and the community in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. They have created a site demonstration video to aid their sites and contractors in going back to work on their sites. To find out more, watch the video below.


QR Coded Useful Information

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Sinead Gorman
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

As everyone is well aware by now, the need to reduce unnecessary contact remains high while working on site due to the ongoing coronavirus health risks. In an effort to maintain a high level of construction site safety for all subcontractors and operatives in terms of the induction process, toolbox talk delivery, and general on site safety, it has been…


Passing Lanes

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Julie Brooks
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Where walkways are narrow to access the site offices and welfare our site have introduced a passing lane so that people can wait in here and allow people to get past. This has been really useful on areas of site where we don’t have the ability to make the pathways any wider and has ensured that people accessing or exiting…


Permit for Breaks

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Julie Brooks
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Separate facilities

To ensure our workforce can start work safely and undertake their breaks safely, we have implemented a permit system whereby when everyone is re-inducted back on to site they are given an allocated start time and allocated break times, along with which canteen they should use. This allows us to control the numbers and ensure that everyone can take a…


Foot Operated Portable Wash Hand Basin

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Max Jenkinson
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

On the 196-222 Kings Road Project the site has introduced a foot operated portable wash hand basin due to the coronavirus pandemic. This wash hand basin can be moved around on site freely allowing operatives to use where ever they are working


Ensuring Social Distancing with Sky Hooks

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to the hot weather, our internal trades are working in plots with entrance doors open. To ensure other trades are not walking into a plot where another is working and putting them at risk, we have set up ID sky hooks outside plot entrances. Supervisors must distribute the sky hooks to their teams in the morning, after requesting the…


Drying Room Bench Dividers

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesChanging Drying Medical conditions Occupational health risks

At The Broadway project, Multiplex have implemented a divider on site double sided benches. This has allowed them to increase the number of workers using the drying room at any one time, while ensuring compliance with government guidelines.


Coronavirus Pictorial Control Measure Board

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Kane Morrissey
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Avondale Construction Ltd have taken steps to protect their workforce in light of the coronavirus pandemic, by introducing a coronavirus pictorial control measure board at their Arundel Great Court project. The board displays explanations and pictures of the control measures that have been implemented on site. With a large majority of the workforce not having English as their first language,…