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Coronavirus Testing for the Workforce

Published 19 January 2021 | Written by Bruce Nixon
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

In response to the rise in seemingly symptom-less people testing positive for the virus and as a way to get more of these people tested to help combat the spread of this new variant, on this project they are rolling out coronavirus testing to everyone onsite. In order to try to look after their workforce, the decision has been taken…

Coronavirus Shielding

Published 19 January 2021 | Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesMental health Workforce information

The site manager has been asked to shield as he is extremely vunerable. For the sake of mental health and still to be included with the site team he asked if he could put a camera on a monitor so he can keep up with progress and changes so on his return there is no catching up. If the camera…

Alleviating Overcrowding of the London Underground from Construction Workers during Peak Hours

Published 18 January 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Controls Management

Recently senior members of UKCG met with Transport for London to discuss the increasing burden that construction workers are having on the London Underground system during peak hours. London Mayor Sadiq Khan had sent a clear message that, unless the industry can find a way to not travel on the underground during peak hours there is a strong possibility that…

Purehold Welfare Door Handles

Published 11 January 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

All all existing welfare door handles we changed to those of the “Purehold “ design which are 99.9% effective in killing bacterial such as coronavirus. These were developed for health and care settings and are coated with an anti-bacterial coating that kills germs and reduces risk of infections spreading. This was seen as a simple and cost effective way of…

Health and Safety Promotional Campaign

Published 11 January 2021 | Written by John Connelly
CategoriesCampaigns Management Occupational health risks Workforce information

The contractor has developed a health and safety promotional campaign titled ‘Stay Safe @Work @Home’. The purpose of the campaign is to promote and encourage everyone to reduce the risk of accidents, incidents and ill health involving their workforce, family and members of the public at work and at home. They want to try and expand on this by creating…

Noise Mitigations and Complaints Handling

Published 21 December 2020 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Community notice board Local and special needs Noise Sensitivity to neighbours

The project team implemented a series of noise mitigations combined with community relations communications to reduce noise complaints for the project. They received a sudden and much increased number of complaints once site restarted after the 2 weeks shutdown due to coronavirus due to local residents also being in lockdown and either working from home or shielding and therefore near…

Video Virtual Tour

Published 14 December 2020 | Written by Lisa Zdravkovic
CategoriesInitiatives Inspections Working methods

The M6 Junction 10 Improvement Scheme, received its first Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitor visit on the 10 December. Unfortunately due to coronavirus restrictions it was not permitted for an in person Monitor visit to take place. The Considerate Constructors Scheme advised that the Monitor visit would be virtual via Microsoft Teams, due to the second lockdown and the tier system…

Site Entry System Checking Face Coverings Being Worn

Published 14 December 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Initiatives Inspections Protected and controlled access

The site entry system has an infrared camera installed to check operatives temperature with an additional feature to check whether face covering are being worn. Entry is only permitted to those who meet site rules which includes normal body temperature and wearing of face covering.

Safety Hatch and Letterbox to Reduce Contact on Site

Published 14 December 2020 | Written by Charlene Millen
CategoriesBarriers Medical conditions Occupational health risks Protected and controlled access Working methods

The project team have been brainstorming ways to implement coronavirus control measures to keep everyone on site safe. Rigorous control measures have been implemented throughout the welfare, one particular initiative to implement the governments ‘Hands, Face, Space’ guidance has been the introduction of a hatch at the entrance of the site office to stop visitors entering the site and introduced…

Coronavirus Community Oasis

Published 14 December 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Charities/organisations Community liaison Goodwill Labour Legacy Residents Support Workforce

The company has built on their support for local care centres and health organisations by creating a ‘Coronavirus Community Oasis’ initiative to provide restful areas for key workers. These consist of tables, benches and planters constructed by the company from recycled materials and providing bespoke contained landscaping and planted with seasonal flowers and bulbs. The community mental health centre near…

Contact Tracing Sensor

Published 14 December 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

This site has around 1000 operatives onsite with the majority of them involved in fit out work. Whilst ‘large bubble’ working has been introduced for the separate buildings the site is vulnerable to a positive test causing a substantial proportion of the workforce to have to self-isolate on what is a government deemed key project. Therefore the site has purchased…

Designing Coronavirus Secure Workspaces for Construction Site Accommodation

Published 7 December 2020 | Written by Emily Bailey
CategoriesCanteen Changing Occupational health risks Secure storage Separate facilities

The global coronavirus pandemic has brought about huge changes to the ways in which we organise our workspaces. Thanks to technology, home working has become a viable reality for many, but the operability of construction sites and hands-on roles has required quick thinking and adaption of facilities and equipment. Although the world is looking forward to a return to some…

Workforce App for Site Entry and Exit

Published 30 November 2020 | Written by Leanna Martin
CategoriesAccess/egress Occupational health risks Protected and controlled access Signing in Signing out

The site have adapted the site entrance and exit to a biometric contactless entry to and from site, via use of the M Site Workforce App. The App is downloaded onto individuals mobile phones and is a live method of finding out who is on and off site. The method reduces the need to touch shared surfaces (ie fingerscan) which…

Coronavirus Gift Pack for Employees

Published 30 November 2020 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The contractor has decided to give all of their employees a coronavirus gift pack. This included a pocket-size hand sanitiser, 100% cotton face mask with lanyard, and a 6-in-1 multifunctional stylus pen. They added these items as they wanted to promote cotton face masks as an alternative to single-use masks, to have easy access to hand sanitisers hence the small…

Supporting the CCS ‘Spotlight on coronavirus’ campaign

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Laura Maye
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

In support of the CCS ‘Spotlight on coronavirus’ campaign the project team is highlighting its on-site coronavirus communications and the strict protocols invloved. This includes a targeted poster campaign, a dedicated coronavirus compliance officer, provision of additional good hygiene facilities throughout the site, mandatory coronavirus training including the CIF coronavirus induction programme’ daily briefings and tool box talks so that…