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Developing new ways to reduce dangerous working activities on railway projects

Published 25 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives

Ensuring the safety of the workforce should be at the forefront of constructors’ minds. It is vital that all risks are identified and mitigated accordingly, minimising the potential risks posed to the workforce. Below is an example of a signal which has been developed to reduce hazards on railway sites: A new lightweight signal was pioneered, which could be carried and erected by…


Using breathalysers to ensure that operatives are fit for work

Published 29 January 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Supervision

The construction industry poses a number of safety risks to operatives, visitors and the general public. Due to the nature of the construction industry, the work undertaken and the machinery used should be carefully planned and monitored. Correct and updated training should be implemented and every precaution taken to ensure that your workforce is able to perform tasks within a safe environment. Below…


Developing vehicles to monitor safety hazards for rail works

Published 29 January 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris Risk information

Ensuring the safety of your workforce is vital. The potential hazards posed by the nature of the work taking place and the environment in which individuals are working should be identified. In response, measures should be implemented to counteract these risks to ensure the wellbeing of your workforce. A number of sites effectively communicate the risks posed on site and…


Extending Safety Requirements for HGVs

Published 27 January 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSupply chain Traffic management Vehicle enhancements

Site managers are responsible for the traffic generated by their sites. It is vital that the risks posed to the public generated from site traffic are effectively assessed and measures are implemented to mitigate such hazards. A number of sites have implemented lorry safety requirements devised by Crossrail, including all HGVs fitted with blind spot proximity detectors, side under rails and warning…


Cycle scheme to facilitate transport between sites

Published 22 January 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCycle safety Minimised fuel use Plan RAMS review Travel plans

Innovative methods to minimise your sites carbon footprint should be actively sought. Many large projects have a number of sites working simultaneously, requiring operatives and management to regularly travel to and visit various sites, thus transport between sites is a necessity, often increasing the sites carbon footprint. In response to these requirements and increasing environmental problem, many sites have introduced a cycle scheme, to facilitate transport…