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Bar Code Waste Management

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesImplementation Management policy Monitoring Policy Reduce Site environmental plan

Focusing on waste reduction, the contractor has introduced a bar code scanning system for all trade contractors on their own designated waste. Trade contractors have a number of waste bins allocated to them and the usage is permanently monitored through the bar code system alerting the contractor if over usage is occurring. Financial penalties are given out if agreed waste…


‘Zero Carbon’ Satellite Welfare Cabins

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use

‘Zero Carbon’ satellite welfare cabins are helping to lower the project’s carbon footprint. Instead of the traditional diesel units, solar PV panels on the rooves generate sufficient power to charge the batteries and a hydrogen fuel cell provides a backup. This is their first use on a Highways project and the initial trials of two cabins have proved very successful….


GIS Mapping Technology

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Management policy Monitoring Site environmental plan

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping technology is being used to manage the environmental risks and visually present them to all project and supply chain staff, along with relevant links to data, documents and photographs. They plan to add in data on sensitive areas, including residents with special needs and technical information such as services, utilities and soil classification. To access…


GPS Display on Excavators

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Initiatives Risk information Vehicle enhancements

The large excavators on MPact-Thales are able to use GPS to maintain line and level control. Alongside the excavation model, MPact-Thales have developed a method for importing the utilities AutoCAD model into the excavator’s GPS display enabling operators to have a clear visualisation of the services within the areas they are working. These serve as a constant reminder of the…


Safer Method for Attaching Concrete

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Working methods

The detail of the method of attaching the top of the concrete ‘skin’ to the existing concrete wall has been revised to reduce working at height and Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome. The original designed detail was to break out the existing wall to create a key for the tie in to make it water tight. The site team developed an alternative…


Using Datascope to Assign RAMS to Operatives

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers Protected and controlled access Signing in Signing out

Datascope assigning RAMs to operatives – once inducted operatives review their RAMs with a supervisor using a tablet. They then sign using their finger print which attributes the RAMs to them and permits access to site up to the RAMs expiry date. If these expire before being reviewed, the operative is barred access to the work area until a review…


Respitory Protective Equipment for Welding Activities

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPPE Risk information Safety plan updated Working methods

Following research that exposure to mild steel welding fumes can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans, the site enforced mandatory use of full face air-line RPE for all welding activities. For more information regarding this innovation, please download the attachment below.


Bespoke Safety Course

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Risk information Training Training Workforce consultation Workforce information

BAM Nuttall had identified a need to increase awareness of exclusion zones and safe zones. Research was carried out but neither the CITB nor recognised training agencies can provide the specialist resources that the company required. Site staff then set about determining the course content and the facilities required to create their own course. A one-day course was developed, aimed…


Gliding Lessons for Operatives

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecreation Rest

For rest and recreation, operatives take gliding lessons with the adjacent gliding club, and all of the site personnel have now flown.


Roadmender Pothole Repair Machinery

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMinimised energy use Minimised fuel use Reduce Sustainable solutions Unloading

The site is using Roadmender pot-hole repair machinery which eliminates the need to take material to the tip through re-using it. The repair lasts longer so it is more efficient and there is less delay and disruption to the public. A 90% reduction in carbon footprint has been quoted for this method.


Hard Hat Safety Attachment

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks PPE Risk information

The site are using hard hats which contain an attachment which alerts operatives if noise levels are too high, they’re working at height, and if no movement is detected after a certain period.


Ecosmart ZERO Cabin

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Minimised energy use Noise

We have commissioned several Ecosmart ZERO units. This is their first use in UK construction. The cabins are powered by a combination of an emission free hydrogen gas powered fuel cell, which is almost completely silent and emits only pure water vapour, and an advanced solar power system, which on summer days can meet up to 100% of the power demands.


Monthly Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Toolbox Talks

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultation Diversity Equality Feedback Inclusion Religious considerations

All site and office based staff complete a monthly toolbox talk about equality, diversity and inclusion. Themes have included disability, LGBT+ and religion. To date, 1500 members of the team have participated. Videos, games, quizzes and presentations are just some of the formats used to date. Tool Box Talks have taken us from 4% to 80% Equality Diversity Inclusion training…


Simulated Asbestos Enclosure Training

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by John Houlihan
CategoriesOccupational health risks Training Training

To further develop, measure and assess the competency of operatives working within a live asbestos environment, a dummy asbestos enclosure was erected with adjoining three-stage airlocks and bag-locks from tubular scaffold materials. The enclosure was fully sheeted; a viewing panel window was cut out of the sheeting; and prohibitive, mandatory and cautionary safety signage was displayed on the enclosure. Operatives…


Single-use Plastic Incentive Scheme

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnvironmental policy promoted Promoting achievements Reduce Workforce

We have introduced a monthly incentive scheme where a £50 voucher is awarded to the employee who comes up with the best idea to reduce single use plastic and packaging in the office or on site. We have had a very positive response from the workforce resulting in approaches to our suppliers to change their packaging which has been very…