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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,…


Coronavirus Hand Sanitisation

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by David Beasley
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent risk our supply chain partners are exposed to on a daily basis by continuing to keep our projects running, we investigated a variety of hand sanitisation solutions as part of our on-site Coronavirus Management Strategy. There are many proprietary systems available on the market, but the majority required operating by hand,…


Canteen Table Dividers

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

At The Broadway project, Multiplex have implemented dividers on canteen tables. This has allowed them to increase the number of workers using the canteen at any one time, while ensuring compliance with government guidelines.


Activities for Families Working from Home

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesEmployed Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Balfour Beatty’s Community Investment team published a booklet for staff in Scotland which contained the latest business updates on how critical sites have been adapting and delivering during the coronavirus pandemic and also contained a range of short activities for children to complete at home. The booklet contained games for all ages of children and included games such as spot…


Coaching through coronavirus – Wellbeing webinar – 14 May 2020

Published 19 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Considerate Constructors Scheme hosted the third in a series of ‘Coaching through Coronavirus’ webinars on 14 May 2020 which had a focus on wellbeing. The webinar provided an opportunity to hear about wellbeing resources, activities and programmes that are being used to help the construction workforce to manage through the coronavirus pandemic. Presenters included representatives from bmJV, Jarvis Contracting…


Coaching through coronavirus webinar – 7 May 2020

Published 19 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Considerate Constructors Scheme hosted the second in a series of ‘Coaching through Coronavirus’ webinars on 7 May 2020. This webinar provides an opportunity to hear about the latest tools, resources, innovations and examples that construction sites and other construction activity registered with the Scheme have been using to help manage through the coronavirus pandemic. Presenters included representatives from BAM…


Coronavirus Guidance: Site Operating Procedures

Published 19 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks Showers

The Construction Leadership Council published their Site Operating Procedures Version 5 on 4 July 2020. The guidance is intended to introduce consistent measures on construction sites of all types and sizes in line with the Government’s recommendations on social distancing and ensure employers and individuals make every effort to comply. To view the document, click on the link below.


Weekly Site Operating Procedures Checklist

Published 19 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

CITB and the Construction Leadership Council have issued a comprehensive set of checklists and forms to help site managers brief workers and operate sites safely. One of these documents is a weekly site operating procedures checklist, which is an interactive checklist, designed to ensure on-going compliance with both established and additional procedures. View the checklist, by clicking the link below.


Toolbox Talk for Construction Workers

Published 19 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

CITB and the Construction Leadership Council have issued a comprehensive set of checklists and forms to help site managers brief workers and operate sites safely. One of these documents is a toolbox talk for construction workers, designed to be delivered to construction workers by their manager or supervisor. Good communication is essential for health and safety management on construction sites. It…


Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Assessment Template

Published 19 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

CITB and the Construction Leadership Council have issued a comprehensive set of checklists and forms to help site managers brief workers and operate sites safely. One of these documents is a guide offering example control measures for those required to undertake risk assessment of the workplace and specific activities on site. An interactive risk assessment template is also included in order…


Site Operating Procedures Compliance Checklist

Published 19 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

CITB and the Construction Leadership Council have issued a comprehensive set of checklists and forms to help site managers brief workers and operate sites safely. One of these documents is an interactive checklist, designed to be used to ensure compliance with current guidance on protecting the workforce on site during the coronavirus pandemic. The checklist can be amended with additional…


Stop the Spread sign

Published 18 May 2020 | Written by Simon Redgrave
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

With so many signs and so much information about the Coronavirus guidance on display it is important to hit home the main reason we are able to continue with construction work and stay safe. We have done this with an obvious and ‘in your face’ sign as everyone walks through the site gate.


Induction Room Screening During Social Distancing

Published 18 May 2020 | Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training

Operatives and supervisors have been encouraged at the Broadway project to speak out with ideas when it comes to how we can best create social distancing on site. One black hat came up with the idea of using Ascot’s pro screens for the induction room, to assist with getting those returning to work, through a specialised COVID-19 re-induction, and with…