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Outdoor Hand Washing Station

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Christopher McLaughlin
CategoriesCleaning regime Separate facilities

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, Roadbridge have manufactured hand washing stations to ensure that hygiene is kept at a extremely high level throughout each project. These stations are generally set up where there is an increased foot fall such as between office blocks or outside welfare facilities. This is to ensure that each individuals are sanitising before entering…

Holo Builder Camera Used so Remote Workers can View Site Progress

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Steven Bromfield
CategoriesDaily briefing Initiatives Inspections Reporting Working methods

With coronavirus changing the way many people work we needed to be able to allow people working remotely the ability to have visibility of site progress. We are using a 360 camera that captures progress at designated points across the site on a weekly basis. The images are uploaded on to a web site where the whole site team can…

Hands Free Water Bottle Refill Stations

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Steven Bromfield
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Traditionally we have used cold water dispensers or drinking fountains to provide drinking water across our projects but both of these options require levers to be operated to control water flow and drinking fountains require the user to drink water directly from a water flow. With coronavirus neither of these are suitable solutions for providing drinking water. We have obtained…

Door Stud

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Will McElhaney
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Working methods

Due to the government’s coronavirus social distancing restrictions and maintaining a 2m distance from fellow employees we reviewed alternatives for the installation of door leafs. Our joiners have now been using a product called ‘Door Stud’ which are 2 small brackets that hold the door stable and make the door installation a one man job. The doors are very easy…

Coronavirus Electronic Permit to Work

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Steven Bromfield
CategoriesAccess/egress Initiatives Inspections Protected and controlled access Reporting Risk information Workforce information Working methods

Coronavirus has changed the way we operate as construction projects. Where we have programme critical works and it is not possible to maintain social distance we have developed an electronic permit to control these works. The permit ensures that the task has been fully assessed and there are no other methods to undertake the works, it requires full RAMS to…

Computer Conference Call Signs

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Jon Ankiewicz
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Working methods

With the increase in remote working and conference call meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have looked at how we can assist with privacy and minimise interruptions for those having meetings at their desks. As a result, we have provided wipeable signs to be placed as an alert so that people can see before they reach someone whether they…

Virtual Site Visits

Published 1 September 2020 | Written by Greg King
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the restriction to only essential visitors to site, the project team had to think of other ways of engaging with the local college. This lead to the use of ‘Virtual Site Visits’ through the use of a video conferencing app allowing the team to walk the students through the site while answering questions…

Supporting Local Council with Social Distancing Measures

Published 1 September 2020 | Written by Alex Mastroddi
CategoriesPublic diversions Routes Traffic management arrangements

Across the city Manchester City Council have been reviewing where they can make it easier for people to follow social distancing rules as lockdown restrictions are eased. Based on the previous traffic calming design support provided by ISG, Manchester City Council once again approached us to support the development of a one-way system in the local area, including signage to…

Freestanding Foot Pedal Hand Sanitisers

Published 1 September 2020 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

While using the hand sanitisers which in most of the cases came in a bottle with a pump, we recognised that touching the pump might potentially spread the virus and we were exploring ideas that would limit human contact. We have come across a foot pedal hand sanitiser that is freestanding and touch-free and can hold up to 2 litres…

Provision of Parking Facilities for Workers at Nearby Coronavirus Testing Facility

Published 1 September 2020 | Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Goodwill Labour

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new testing laboratory was established in an adjacent building to the project site offices. With the UK Government’s advice at the time being to avoid public transport, additional safe, nearby parking was required for those testing facility workers who are unable to walk or cycle to work, to enhance the existing limited car…

Site Allotment

Published 24 August 2020 | Written by David Smith
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Landscaping Planting

With the recent problems we have faced with coronavirus, including access to resources and products, including certain food types, members of our North Bristol project, led by a green fingered supervisor, set up an allotment next to site. The site had to fully prepare the ground from scratch and planted a wide variety of vegetables including runner beans, lettuce, carrots,…

Coronavirus Back to School App and Care Packs

Published 17 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Initiatives Schools

All Vale of Glamorgan schools (70+) will be given support on how to operate safely when they re-open through an app designed, piloted and trialled at this project for the Contractor. The app offers general information and examples on how to introduce social distancing, as well as highlighting good practice in a range of scenarios, such as travelling to school,…

Anti Microbiological Surface Coating

Published 17 August 2020 | Written by Leanna Martin
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The team has had to become adaptable and flexible to accommodate the additional health risk of coronavirus. The team investigated options to reduce the risk, and amongst other more basic controls, they have implemented an additional measure; the application of an anti-microbiological surface coating. The coating is applied every weekend to all high traffic areas, such as entrance barriers and…

The Use of Face Coverings in Construction During Coronavirus Guidance

Published 17 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Construction employers have asked the Construction Leadership Counil for guidance on the use of face coverings in response to coronavirus to help provide a consistent approach across the industry In this guidance document, it is proposed that employers make available face coverings as a minimum where workers are not required to wear RPE for their specific task and their workplace…

Pendleton Together Lockdown Packs

Published 11 August 2020 | Written by Alex Cartwright
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Cooperation Goodwill Residents

The project team received a call from the Community Initiatives Officer at Pendleton Together, who has been putting together some packs for 50 of the most vulnerable families in the Pendleton area. This is to try and help with the burden of lockdown on children and their families. Within the packs there was various games and entertainment for the children…