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Cyclist and Motorist Advanced Warning at Side Road Crossings

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Richard Hughes
CategoriesCLOCS Cycle safety Driver information Initiatives

As part of the Stoneferry corridor works in Hull, Colas UKP, Clearview Intelligence and Hull CC have developed a visual advanced warning system to advise motorists of passing cyclists prior to entering side road junctions. The system utilises a combination of DfT amber/red IRS2 road studs in ‘strings’ coupled with active cycle detector cabinets and Lidar detectors set some 40m…

Fob System for Restricted Access Areas

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Tatiana Meakin
CategoriesAccess/egress Drills Emergency procedures Protected and controlled access

As the project progresses there have been increasing numbers of restricted (small areas where 2no. people only can work in tight conditions, or where access/escape is difficult to achieve) and confined spaces. Normally, they would manage these with permits to access and work, though this is a paper system/manual system and does not allow for sufficient tracking of operatives. It…

Riser Safe

Published 10 November 2020 | Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesBarriers Falling debris Working methods

This project has a fully integrated BIM model and have taken the opportunity to utilise the riser safe system manufactured by Ambar Kelly which provides the following advantages: Ambar Kelly designs, fabricates and supplies engineered ‘chequer-plate’ covers for all Duct Voids through the precast slabs and incorporates precise access holes for service installations to maintain safety and fire security throughout…

Young Person Safety Leadership Team

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by James Roy
CategoriesAttitudes Management Supply chain engagement

The senior leadership on the project had a Safety Senior Leadership Team (SLT) that looked at health and safety issues on site, but an opening was found on how the site could engage young people in health and safety on a practical level. This led to the creation of the Young Person SLT (YP SLT). The YP SLT helps give…

Work Pack Strategy

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Personal development Training

The ‘Work Pack’ strategy employed on the project actively encourages workforce and separate trade engagement in developing RAMS, logistics plans, design and trade interface etc. Work Packs are holistic, containing all of the information that construction operatives and teams require. Project information is filtered, structured, formatted and presented to suit construction activities and each element on the project is brought…

Using a 3D Printer to Produce Adjustable Straps for Face Masks

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks PPE

A 3D printer was used to produce 600 adjustable straps to permit the wearing of normal ear strap face masks to be worn by NHS staff, without the need to wear behind ears so removing the potential irritation and soreness. Positive in two ways firstly it allows existing PPE to be worn rather than be disposed of, and secondly it…

Use of White Noise Generators to Reduce the Impact of Noise from Construction Works.

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNoise Sensitivity to neighbours

Following a complaint from a resident in relation to noise from extended works in the evening, a white noise machine was offered as one of the options to help reduce the impact. The offer was accepted by the resident who responded via email writing: “We just wanted to email to say a huge thank you for the white noise machine…

Tracking System on Hardhat Identification Tags

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks

The site has been involved directly with an IT developer and have now installed a tracking system where each operative has an identification tag on their hardhats which records their position on site at all times. Using the information identification can quickly be established if operatives are failing to comply with social distancing. The system also provides information should anyone…

Removing a Pipe Bridge using Air Bags

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorking methods

As part of the scope of works on the Ferrybridge site there are 3 pipe bridges to remove, one of the bridges, know as Stocking lane bridge, has very restricted access. Traditional lifting methods using mobile cranes proved unachievable due to the restricted access, the team explored a variety of options including the option to jack up and float the…

Real Time Energy Metering Usage

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Plant and machinery Reduce

The Eco Net real time energy metering and intelligent software system was used for measuring real time energy usage on site and automatically turning off appliances when not in use in the cabins and across the compound therefore conserving energy. The system manages peak power demand and reduces the projects carbon emissions helping to lessen the impact on the environment…

Prefabricated Multiservice Panels

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Initiatives Inspections Protected and controlled access

Specifically designed and developed multi building engineering services panels have been fitted into fire walls to ensure fire compartment integrity and enable flexibility for future retail fit out. The potential for coring and cutting blockwork and concrete walls has also been eradicated ensuring less dust and safer construction. Connections are built into panels for all potential building services ventilation such…

Odour Suppression with a Dry Vapour Unit

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality

Although constant automated monitoring of external conditions is carried out, there has been a development in this field with regard to odour suppression. Previously water was pumped at pressure to form an atomised mist to capture odours relative to gas facilities. A new system has been developed and used on site which eliminates the need for water. The kit uses…

Method for Uprighting Large Components

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods

The site has devised a simple, cheap and effective method for uprighting large components while keeping operatives at a safe distance during the lift. It employs a spacer bar, sleeved bobbins, bow shackles and an up-righting tool. This replaces chain pulls and is a fraction of the cost of equivalent snatch blocks. It further ensures that the load is equally…

Logistic Hubs and Waiting Area Provision

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by Laura Sutherland
CategoriesBusinesses Community liaison Residents Traffic management arrangements

To support local businesses and residents who may affected by the works, SFN implemented logistic hub provisions and waiting areas throughout the route to support those who are affected by the works. This has been well received by the local community and the project continued to receive compliments about such provisions and the way in which the local community is…

Fire Extinguishers for All Fire Types

Published 2 November 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency procedures Initiatives

Two fire extinguishers are used on site, a floor standing unit and a personal belt located unit. Both have fire-fighting technology to enable them to be used to extinguish all classes of fire except high voltage electrical fires. The units are extinguish-safe & spray-safe respectively. Their use precludes the need to choose a specific extinguisher to suit a particular class…