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What3words – Emergency Response

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by Jane King
CategoriesAccess/egress Emergency procedures Routes

What3words provides a precise and incredibly simple way to talk about an exact location. It takes complex GPS coordinates and converts them into unique 3 word addresses. The Spine project is in the middle of a multi project development site which is extensive, surrounded by arterial roads and several access/ egress gates. In the event of an emergency, this could…


Pedestrian Gantry Tunnels

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRe-use Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

Pedestrian gantry tunnels are needed along the Charing Cross pavement, which continuously carries a large volume of pedestrians. Fast installation of the gantries limits the extent of temporary disruptions to the safe passage of pedestrians and the team have developed a fast and novel solution with their site cabins supplier (LOR sister company – Select) based on the use of…


Company Involvement with Wings to the Past

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Create opportunities Goodwill Labour Residents Universities

Network Archaeology Ltd has been instrumental in their involvement with the RAF ‘Wings to the Past’ scheme, by providing ongoing hands-on archaeological experience on a site near Lincoln. It is the first time in the UK that archaeology has been used as a tool to help boost the wellbeing and mental health of RAF personnel and their families. The project…


Footfall Counters

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Signage

The site has installed some pedestrian footfall counters in the surrounding area, which collect statistical information. This information is obtained at night time when the access road to the site is opened up for performances at the adjacent Arena. This information demonstrates how by opening up the road and displaying their adverts on the hoarding, RG are helping local businesses….


Digital Screens on Cranes

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFirst Impressions campaign Scheme posters/banners Signage

The project team have installed large digital screen displays on both of the tower cranes on site, which are particularly visible at night due to their brightness. The information displayed on each screen can also be changed as and when necessary to keep the public updated.


CPR Training on an Impressive Scale

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesA&E Defibrillators Emergency procedures First Aid Personal development Training

In the past few months, the Manchester Airport Transformation Project delivered one hour long Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training sessions to over 200 staff, including operatives and senior management teams from Laing O’Rourke and subcontractors. The project has also extended its efforts in making the UK a nation of life-savers, and by now offering the training to local school and scouts…


MEWP Mate

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSupplier engagement Working methods

The partition sub-contractor was having problems being able to safely fit plasterboard at height from MEWPs. The standard equipment provided with the MEWPs was able to secure the plasterboard sheets for hoisting into position along with the installer. The difficulty arose when the installer attempted to release the sheet and safely fit it at high level – it became an…


Using Drone Technology to Aid Communication and Training

Published 4 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesClients Communicate initiatives Training Working methods

The company have developed an approach for public communication and staff training, by using digital technology which is then projected into a 360° viewing room. This has proved amazingly popular with visitors, particularly dignitaries, who can see at first hand everything that is happening along the length of the project. The viewing can be provided in real-time using a drone,…


New School Orientation

Published 4 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges Goodwill Residents Schools

The client has been concerned about the large number of people who will all start in the new school building in August – there will be over 700 pupils plus teaching and support staff. As a result, the company has introduced a number of initiatives as part of a familiarisation strategy. These initiatives include: “Z cards” – pocket sized school…


Safeguarding Toolbox Talks

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges Schools Suppliers Supply chain Toolbox Talk Trade contractors Trade contractors Training

Hertswood Academy has been the first site to have safeguarding/ child protection toolbox talk training, devised with the site and school. It was produced by the site as a result of the increasing work with young people on all projects, including open days, ‘bring a young person to work’ days, work experience, and site visits with school children, especially on…


Promoting Ultra Site Registration

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPromoting supply chain registration Public Scheme posters/banners Scheme vehicle stickers Signage Social media Supply chain

Tarmac have developed some ideas on how Considerate Constructors Scheme Site and Ultra Site registrations can be more appropriately promoted on highways and utility projects by the use of existing signage, cones, machinery etc. The ideas involve using cone sleeves (700mm cones) to promote #loveconstruction, the Construction Map, Ultra Site status and/or site/company registration, cone flags (flags that are supported…


Lightfoot System

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Traffic management Vehicle enhancements

The Lightfoot System has been fitted to all company vehicles. Lightfoot is a computer system with a traffic light display system which is placed on the dashboard, and encourages drivers to save fuel, drive efficiently and safely, provides feedback to management and rewards the best performing drivers with discounts to various stores and services. To find out more, click on…


Effibot

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Working methods

Effibot is a mobile tracking cart made by French start-up Effidence, which is now available to all sites throughout the company and can carry a safe working load of up to 250KG around any site. Effibot has a battery life of up to eight hours, which reduces the impact of manual handling to site operatives. To find out more about…


Barrier Ballast Blocks

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers

The Berkeley Homes site at Hollyfields is the first site to use Actavo’s Barrier Ballast Blocks, which clip onto site barriers providing a very clean, tidy and effective solution to stabilising hooped barrier gates at pedestrian cross-over points to stop them blowing over in the wind. To find out more, please click on the links below.


Reducing the Impact of Ground Breaking

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDebris Falling debris Noise Sensitivity to neighbours

The site team were concerned about the need to break road and pavement surfaces in such close proximity to the public on Leith Street, due to the potential impact of noise and debris. As a result, the team arranged for a purpose made rubber sleeve to be cut and fitted to the breaker to resolve the problem very effectively in…