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New Process for Managing Delivery Tickets

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Paul Moran
CategoriesDriver information Initiatives Occupational health risks Traffic marshal Working methods

The project team were concerned with pen and paperwork sharing with the spread of coronavirus, so they generated a new system to protect all individuals on site. Before the threat of coronavirus, all delivery and collection tickets had to be checked, signed and then handed over to the site administrator to scan and process them. With up to 100 vehicle…


Designated Facemask and Coverings Disposal Point

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Pat Burke
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in many changes to how project’s carry out their works on a day to day basis and has tasked the industry with creating new safer means to carry out their works by reducing the transmission of this virus. With the increased use of facemasks and coverings within the construction industry. The mandatory nature of these…


Contact Tracing Board

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Pat Burke
CategoriesHealth screening Occupational health risks Posters

Contact tracing and the ability to identify close working contacts while at work has become an area with increased focus during the coronavirus pandemic. It had been identified that as humans we find it difficult to remember information such as who you worked with on particular days along with where you worked and what the works consisted of. The project…


Common Touch Point Stickers

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Darrragh O'Loughlin
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks Posters

Over the past few months, coronavirus has changed the way in which the industry operates. As projects return back to the workplace significant advances have been made in areas of occupation health and personal hygiene. With coronavirus being a substantial risk on site, the project team aimed to ensure that all operatives could come to work with the peace of…


Track and Trace on Site Trial

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Mace have recently been working with a company called EMSOL to trial the use of a track and trace bluetooth system. The trial will be used to better monitor social distancing adherance on site as well as providing a way to track and trace individuals on site informing Mace of any confirmed coronavirus cases and who they had come into…


Virtual Work Experience

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Joline Hubers
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

The site has been involved in helping to set up a virtual school so work experience can be undertaken online. This is due to the fact that school visits/work experience for students on site is currently not allowed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The online work experience will allow Year 10-13 students the opportunity to find out more about careers…


Bridges to Site to Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesAccess/egress Footpaths and diversions

On this project, the new teaching block is being built in the middle of the current school. The students use a walkway to get around the school, which has the site welfare on one side and on the other side is the site. In order for operatives to get from the welfare area to site, a bridge has been constructed…


Automated Temperature Checks and Sanitisation Tunnel

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Lauren Little
CategoriesCleaning regime Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

To help with reducing the spread of coronavirus and other viruses within the workplace the project has installed an automated temperature check and sanitiser tunnels at the main turnstiles. All operatives accessing through the turnstiles have their temperature read by looking into a screen on the outside of the tunnel. If a high temperature above 37.8°c is identified the screen…


Face Coverings Competition

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Eillish Kwai
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Inclusion Occupational health risks Reward

Coronavirus has changed a lot of aspects of our lives and modified our way of living, like wearing face coverings and keeping social distance. Initially introduced on public transport it quickly spread to other public places like retail shops and restaurants. As a good practice many workplaces including this construction project introduced the wearing of face coverings in order to…


Using a 3D Printer to Produce Adjustable Straps for Face Masks

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks PPE

A 3D printer was used to produce 600 adjustable straps to permit the wearing of normal ear strap face masks to be worn by NHS staff, without the need to wear behind ears so removing the potential irritation and soreness. Positive in two ways firstly it allows existing PPE to be worn rather than be disposed of, and secondly it…


Tracking System on Hardhat Identification Tags

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks

The site has been involved directly with an IT developer and have now installed a tracking system where each operative has an identification tag on their hardhats which records their position on site at all times. Using the information identification can quickly be established if operatives are failing to comply with social distancing. The system also provides information should anyone…


Coronavirus Safe Tool Cleaning Station

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

A coronavirus tool cleaning station was implemented where tools such as hoovers and petrol saws are shared. Operatives are asked to clean their hands with hand sanitiser before and after using equipment and soapy water is kept in a bucket in the centre of the table to wipe over equipment, sanitiser wipes are also available to clean tools. A partition…


Social Distancing Armband Identification

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Clair Dolan
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing was introduced in line with government guidelines and this greatly affected construction and the way operatives work. To easily identify and reduce social distancing concerns, high visibility armbands were issued. Blue coloured inserts were issued with the armbands to identify the individuals from the same household. For instances where the two metre rule…


Metal Clip to Open Doors with your Feet

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Matthew White
CategoriesCleaning regime Occupational health risks

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety precautions on site have significantly risen to deal with the threat the virus brings. On all the doors within the site a metal clip has been place on the door frame at the bottom, so that site staff can open the door without having to touch the door handle with their…


Lockdown Memories Board

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Malcolm Thomson
CategoriesManagement attitudes Mental health

A lockdown memories board was installed to present a positive atmosphere during these uncertain times. Lockdown was a very negative and uncertain times for many up and down the country and therefore a lockdown memories board was installed to create a positive atmosphere on the site and prove whilst the times were tough, the team were able to adapt and…