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3D model providing design view of building

Published 14 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraining

Utilising new technologies can help improve efficiency and working practices within the construction process, providing virtual environments to help plan and manage building design. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site worked with a university to develop a 3D headset which gives a design view of the interior of a building, with the ability to…


Poles to support cut core drill

Published 14 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorking methods

Contractors should always be looking for ways to enhance safety on site. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site used Kwik Klik poles to support cut core drill when free from the main slab. A pilot hole is drilled so the pole can be attached to the underside of the floor element to be drilled…


Project-specific app for residents and staff

Published 12 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Careers advice Facilities for visitors Promoting benefits of Scheme registration Updates Workforce

With the multitude of information related to construction work, it can be beneficial for the site team and the community if this information is collated in one place. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: Mulalley designed a web and mobile app to keep clients, customers, staff and operatives informed and up-to-date with relevant information. The app…


Using BIM for carbon reporting

Published 12 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Monitoring

Sites should be aware of their impact on the environment and measure their carbon footprint to allow for continuous improvement. See the examples below for how one site developed an innovative way of achieving this: The project implemented Building Information Modelling (BIM) up to 7D, allowing the team to use this information for the purpose of carbon reporting and capture….


VR safety videos

Published 7 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraining Workforce information

Safety messages need to be communicated clearly and effectively to minimise the risk of injuries on site. New technologies such as virtual reality can be particularly effective at making these messages resonate with workers. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: The site uses short virtual reality clips to promote key safety messages. On such example was…


Reuse of Conductor rail

Published 7 February 2018 | Written by Fatima Orr-Deen
CategoriesRe-use Reduce Sustainable solutions

Sites should seek to reduce their impact on the environment by reusing as much material as possible. If possible, materials should always be regenerated and reused rather than sent to landfill. Our project involved remodelling work on existing rail networks. As part of the project, we assess the length, wear and condition of the existing conductor rails, which provide the…


Biosecurity preventing the introduction of invasive species to site

Published 5 February 2018 | Written by Jerome O'Sullivan
CategoriesAwareness Post-completion impact Specialist input Supply chain Wildlife

Following pre-construction meetings with Inland Fisheries Ireland and National Parks & Wildlife Service, Roadbridge decided to produce a site Biosecurity Plan to help prevent the unintentional introduction of aggressive aquatic and terrestrial invasive species to the site. Roadbridge sought advice from INVAS Biosecurity, a specialist consultancy with an expertise in the control & eradication of non-native invasives. INVAS advised that…


Hybrid power generation and storage unit

Published 2 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Noise Working methods and equipment

Protecting the environment should be a key concern for considerate constructors. This includes seeking to minimise the project’s carbon footprint and reduce pollution. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The project has deployed a ‘Solatrainer’ – one of only two in use on Network Rail projects across the country. This high-capacity hybrid power generation and storage…


Language improvement card for operatives

Published 2 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLanguage differences Workforce information

Communication is vital on a construction site to ensure the safety of all workers. When some employees are not as confident with English, it is important to take appropriate steps to ease communication as much as possible. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site introduced a language improvement card for those identified at induction as…


Operative ‘Happiness Score’

Published 2 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultation Management attitudes Personal development

A happy workforce is a productive workforce, and it is important for contractors to be mindful of their employees’ overall wellbeing. After putting measures in place to encourage wellbeing, it can be difficult to measure happiness to see if the measures are working. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site trialled a new Operative Feedback…


Mini toilet for crane drivers

Published 2 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesToilets

The workforce should be made to feel valued, and a key way of ensuring this is providing adequate welfare facilities. Accommodating for all operatives is important when considering site welfare. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site provides crane drivers with mini toilets which allows them a more dignified way to urinate if they do…


Visual fire alarm system

Published 2 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDrills Emergency procedures

Sites should always be seeking ways to make their workplaces safer for everyone, which includes having robust emergency measures in place. Any deficiencies in these systems should be identified and swiftly rectified. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: Following a fire drill, it became apparent that the telehandler operator could not clearly hear the audible sirens…


Sling Safe system for vehicle loading and unloading

Published 2 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesVehicle enhancements Working methods

It is important to identify safety hazards and put systems in place to reduce the risk to operatives. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The contractor introduced the Sling Safe system to site – this is a piece of plant which has been designed specifically for vehicle loading and unloading operations. Many accidents occur during loading/offloading,…


Animated safety bulletins

Published 2 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Identification of near misses Workforce information

It is vital that safety messages are communicated in a clear and accessible manner to ensure they are understood. Sites should be thinking of ways to engage their workforce with safety bulletins to enhance understanding. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: Animations were created to visually show a safety incident and what should have been done…


Construction hard hat stress tag

Published 26 January 2018 | Written by john fryer
CategoriesFalling debris Initiatives PPE

I used to watch Ice hockey when living in Germany, and happened to notice a stress tag on the ice hockey helmets to record G-forces. When a player gets hit this tag determines if the helmet has been stressed beyond its point. I made contact with the suppliers of the sports helmets and discovered that no such system exists for…