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Home Working Tips

Published 27 April 2020 | Written by Lynsey Holley-Matthews
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

As part of their #Stayconnected campaign, Jehu Group have provided tips and guidance for their staff who are continuing to work from home. These 15 home working tips and guidance examples can be viewed below and have been shared on social media, Yammer and Sharepoint. Tips for working at home #1 Designate and setup a fixed workspace Ensure you have…


How to achieve social distancing on sites using a changing room basket system

Published 27 April 2020 | Written by Benjamin Gibbs
CategoriesChanging Lockers Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Despite largely achievable COVID-19 distancing between workers when on site there are, however, certain pinch-points in the system where provisions for separation of operatives are not so obvious, potentially leading to a breakdown in effectiveness or loss of site efficiency. The locker room is one of these. Traditional mesh or steel lockers bring individuals into close proximity in an often…


Coronavirus Site Working Practice – Segregated Queuing

Published 27 April 2020 | Written by Sam Keeble
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

In regards to the recent advice from the WHO, Public Health England and the UK Government, SDC Builders Ltd have introduced their site specific coronavirus Management Plan in line with this guidance. As part of their plan, they have manage to successfully implement social distancing measures and increase personal hygiene, site hygiene and segregation of operatives. As part of their…


Point of Work Risk Assessment and Daily Brief (COVID-19)

Published 20 April 2020 | Written by Claire Kirby-Smith
CategoriesDaily briefing Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Working methods

After the issue of the CLC guidance on the 23rd March 2020, McDermott’s decided to introduce a daily brief to be completed on all sites each morning. This is to ensure that operatives that are continuing to work during the pandemic are reminded daily of the current social distancing and good hygiene practice guidance issued by the government. This has…


Drone Site Walk to Assist Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitor Visits

Published 20 April 2020 | Written by Daniel Woroch
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Checklist

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Considerate Constructors Scheme announced they would be monitoring sites through a video chat meeting if possible. To aid monitors, the project team have organised a drone visit to do a ‘virtual’ walkthrough of site including all site welfare facilities. This will help the monitor to get more of a feel of site…


Highways England implementing the 2m social distancing rule

Published 20 April 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Highways England have implemented the two metre social distancing rule on all aspects of their A14 IDT Cambridge to Huntingdon Project. The rule was in place for all on site including working gangs, daily briefings and subcontractors working on the project. Find out more by clicking download below.


VolkerRail Implementing Coronavirus Best Practice

Published 20 April 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

VolkerRail have implemented many best practice initiatives related to coronavirus on their projects. These initiatives included: Segregation in meeting areas, canteen and office space, Two metre distancing at preworks site briefing, site inductions and safety critical briefing, Hygiene area and PPE disposal bin, Disinfecting access locks prior to and after use, single use PPE disposal, site signage, first aid provision….


Portable Wash Stations Implemented

Published 20 April 2020 | Written by Jordon Hoy
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Toilets

The construction team are preparing a safe return to site and have purchased portable wash stations to use anywhere around our sites. The hand wash stations are a simple product with a compartment for fresh water and one for waste water (180 litre/40 gallons each) so are fully self-contained and need no connections to mains services. These are a cold…


Managing social distancing during coronavirus

Published 15 April 2020 | Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

As part of their new management obligations on the Holborough Lakes project due to the coronavirus pandemic, they have to ensure social distancing as stated by governments guidelines is adhered to. Collectively they have started a ‘THINK 2M’ campaign which is an open statement designed to help the staff and visitors think of: Think: How does social distancing affect them…


Protecting our workforce – Socially Safe Measures implemented

Published 15 April 2020 | Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters

The project team at Westvale Park Primary Academy has remained open during the recent coronavirus pandemic. However they have introduced stringent socially safe procedures and measures and will be maintaining these daily whilst the site remains open . The intention is to ensure that they are not only protecting their reduced workforce, but also to ensure that they are operating…


Ivor and Honor promotional signage used to promote coronavirus safe practices

Published 15 April 2020 | Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesCommunity liaison Residents

The project team asked some local children who live in Holborough Lakes to come up with some safety rhymes about the Coronavirus pandemic. The children were more than happy to help and come up with a few ideas and collectively the following were chosen and placed on Ivor and Honor Goodsite promotional signs. Ivor Goodsite – Do what’s best think…


Welsh Government guidance on social distancing in the workplace

Published 15 April 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Welsh Government have provided guidance on social distancing in the workplace including the construction industry during the coronavirus pandemic. View this guidance by clicking the link below.


Northern Irish Government guidance on social distancing in the workplace

Published 15 April 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Northern Irish Government have provided guidance on social distancing in the workplace including the construction industry during the coronavirus pandemic. View this guidance by clicking the link below.


Sinks at Turnstiles

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Shannon Hartigan
CategoriesAccess/egress Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

Due to the nature of the recent pandemic and the concerns for safety when entering/exiting site, we decided to install sinks with soap and blue roll either side of the turnstiles to ensure hygiene is at its best when coming into and leaving site. We also added sinks in the the main delivery gates too for the same reasons as…


Canteen Procedure in Light of Coronavirus

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Anne Edwards
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

At Willmott Dixon, we take safety extremely importantly. In the canteen, chairs have been placed one per table and the amount of chairs corresponds with how many operatives are on site that day.