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Using Antimicrobial Proplex Sheeting

Published 21 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Protec International have developed a brand new protective sheet which has had antimicrobial additives added to the blending process. Adding this process means that the sheet inhibits the growth of or destroys 99.99% of all harmful micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi and moulds. It has been proven to be effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as…


Providing Reports for Colourblind Employees

Published 21 September 2020 | Written by Joanne Evison
CategoriesConsultation Inclusion Medical conditions

During National Inclusion Week an anonymous survey of the project staff, including sub-contractors was carried out to ascertain the quantity of colour blind staff. It transpired that 24%, of those who responded to the survey, were colour blind. The gene that is responsible for the condition is on the X chromosome and this is the reason why more men are…


Waterproof Membrane Installer Trailblazer Apprenticeship

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Keely Warren
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Employed Promoting Construction campaign Training

This company is committed to helping meet the industry’s need for a multi-skilled and qualified workforce, by bridging the skills gap through the development and delivery of a wide range of training courses. This includes its award-winning apprenticeship, the ‘Waterproof Membranes Installer’ qualification as part of the Government’s Trailblazer initiative. Prior to the introduction of this apprenticeship, there was no…


Using Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Drivers with Construction Trainees

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Religious considerations

Adopting educational teaching methodology for construction trainees using Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) drivers as a guiding principle for the training framework developed with liaison with teaching professionals. This is part of the curriculum being adapted to use in the training of apprentices and for the development of an improved mental health culture on site. The principle consists of: Social:…


Using Audible Signage to Share Site Safety Information

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Bradley Lowes
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Daily briefing Initiatives Workforce information

Willmott Dixon have engaged with a local SME within 100m of the project to introduce static audible signage which, when activated by PIR sensor alert passers by of the site entrance, and the potential for moving vehicles within this zone. The alert is strategically placed before the entrance to ensure there is enough time for vulnerable road users and pedestrians…


Tracking Systems for Monitoring the Movements of the Existing Bridge Deck

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Protected and controlled access Working methods

The contractor has utilised a combination of two tracking systems for monitoring the movements of the existing bridge deck during works to replace and widen an existing rail bridge with minimal disruption to the rail networks. The project required the replacement of a railway overbridge structure. As part of this, the clear span was to be increased from 17.50m to…


Social Hub for Operatives

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecreation Rest Separate facilities

At this current time, the project management team felt that it was crucial for people to feel that a construction site is both a safe and welcoming space. To help achieve this the project erected a marquee. This structure, complete with artificial grass floor and chill out area, with comfortable furniture and plants, provides a social hub for the site….


Self Sanitising Door Handle Covers

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The project team sourced self-sanitising door handle covers from ‘Purehold’. These were developed for health and care settings and are coated with an anti-bacterial coating that kills germs and reduces risk of infections spreading. The silver ion coating combats against pathogens deposited onto the surface of the handles. This cost effective solution contributes to infection control. An indicator on the…


Reducing Environmental Impact of Implementing a Temporary Car Park

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Improvement Post-completion impact Re-use Sustainable solutions Water saving measures

A large temporary car park has been formed on the footprint of what will be a sports pitch area. It is designed to be self draining as it is constructed using a gravel filled grid system, set at a level to allow it to be top soiled over as part of the permanent works. This removes the need for double…


Quieter Method of Removing Redundant Existing Piling

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Plant and machinery Programming

This company implemented a quieter method of removing redundant existing piling which has a driven enclosure casing sleeve facilitating the pulling of the piles without having to noisily break or excavate them with the advantages of low noise and dust reduction. The traditional method requires additional concrete to be overpoured above the cut off level by the piling contractor. This…


QR Code Signing In System

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Protected and controlled access Visitor information

The site is trialling a new sign in system using a QR code linked to a website. This is a company developed system and as such enables the company to collect specific data. The message on the QR code poster can be customised and the system has scope to deliver key health and safety information when the user signs in….


Public Use Hand Sanitisers

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGoodwill Residents

The site has installed a range of hand sanitisers outside the site that have been made available for public use. They have been well received by the public as there is a gym and a Tesco directly adjacent which whilst the public are queuing to access these areas, they have been making use of the hand sanitisers before they enter…


PowerCap Infinity Respiratory Protection

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Gerard Newell
CategoriesOccupational health risks PPE

Dust in the workplace is a significant issue. Looking at the HSE figures (2017) we can see that 18,000 new cases of work related respiratory disease were diagnosed and significant proportion of these were a result of exposure to silica. The Ferrovial Construction KAD Substructure project has required and requires a number of operatives to perform activities where dust is…


NFC Tags Used For Sharing Careers and Community information

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Bradley Lowes
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Promoting Scheme registration Public Scheme champion

The project team have recently adopted the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) ‘smart’ tags to share further information with the community in regards to works on site and career opportunities. NFC is a wireless technology which allows for the transfer of data such as text or numbers between two NFC enabled devices. NFC tags, (in this instance) are stickers…


Improving the Safety of Tower Crane Lifting Operations

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls Drills Emergency procedures Initiatives Working methods

As the Tower Cranes (TC) became increasingly busy and the concrete frame was growing, it was becoming more apparent the traditional sounder methods used by the slingers, were not meeting the safety needs and an alternative was needed to make the operatives aware a lifting operation was occurring. The squistle was not loud enough and encouraged repetitive hand motions for…