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Thermal Imagery Surveys

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Inspections Monitoring and reporting Working methods and equipment

Staff and relevant workforce have installed a thermal imagery camera app on their smartphones and tablets. The purpose for this is to see where or if there is any heat loss coming from the building, the building is being heated inside with a temporary blow heater at present which is more than adequate to produce enough heat to see where…

Interactive Electronic Residents Pack

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPre-start information Sensitivity to neighbours Site, company and out of hours contact information Updates

As a means of overcoming the poor image of the industry the typical handover and aftercare arrangements leave and as an environmentally friendly alternative to the usual bulky paper-based information pack for residents, the site has developed an interactive electronic pack for new residents. This contains videos showing how to operate various features of the property and also contains copies…

Intelliframe System

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraffic management arrangements Utility works

The contractor has started to utilise the Intelliframe system which is utilised on the non-motorway road networks to enable real-time monitoring of signs critical to ensuring compliance and the safety of road users. The system makes it possible for the contractor to respond to events swiftly and remotely at works locations such as where signs have fallen over or where…

Improving Visibility for Wheelchair Users

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal and special needs Obstruction Public diversions Sensitivity to neighbours

The base of the scaffolding on the front elevation of the building has been built off the public footpath and encased in neatly decorated low level timber framing with a central circulation zone for pedestrians. To improve the visibility for wheelchair users at the intersection of a pavement crossover and busy highway, viewing panels have been created in the low…

COMET Root Cause Analysis Toolkit

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesControls Initiatives Inspections Reporting Working methods

Investigation of accidents, incidents and near misses is essential if lessons are to be learned. Understanding root causes and associated human factors is important to prevent recurrence but is not always done or done well. COMET from STC Insiso is a product developed by professional investigators with major accident experience in the oil and gas sector which this contractor is…

Enviro Wheel Wash

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlant and machinery Reduce Water saving measures

On this enabling works project, the site team are using an Enviro Wheel Wash. The Enviro wheel wash recirculates water in a lagoon using the water filtration technology. This significantly reduces the amount of water required and recirculates 100% of the water to reduce the sites impact on the environment. To find out more, click the link below.

Environmentally Friendly Concrete Washout

Published 20 April 2021 | Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesSpill control Storage of hazardous materials Working methods and equipment

A specially designed wash out skip was used in conjunction with concrete pump operations. The pan is designed to fit underneath the rear hopper, allowing the pump to wash out without spillage and the associated environmental risk. The Eco-Pan provider carry out a concrete collection service, so if there is no intended use for any excess concrete, it can be…

Carbon Offsetting for Individuals

Published 29 March 2021 | Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesCarbon management Certifications Education Reporting and offsetting

Whilst delivering a virtual work experience programme with 24 young people, the contractor asked them to calculate their carbon footprint as part of a sustainability exercise in the course. In this task those on work experience calculated their carbon footprint from their daily total food emissions and their carbon footprint to find their total annual carbon footprint. The contractor is…

Barrier Bins

Published 29 March 2021 | Written by Lauren Banner
CategoriesLitter Public Rubbish

This contractor has implemented waste bins, named as ‘Barrier Bins’ on site. The bins have been specifically designed for location on the perimeter fence and pedestrian walkways to collect and segregate pedestrian waste to control potential litter and keep the site entrance clean and tidy. The barrier bin is a multi use initiative and can be used as a single…

3D Mask Inserts

Published 29 March 2021 | Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks PPE

There were issues brought up at the contractors health and safety meeting around some operatives not wearing face masks because they find wearing masks uncomfortable. The site team created a solution to this which is a 3D insert that helps breathing for those with health condition such as Ashtma. The inserts also help for those with hearing issues as people…

Powertrack Low Level Modular System

Published 16 March 2021 | Written by Simon Park
CategoriesInitiatives Lighting Working methods

On this project they have strived to find new products and ways to ensure that they increase safety, efficiency, sustainability and cost effectiveness. One product they have found is Powertrack, which is a low-level modular system which distributes lighting and power across construction sites, its made up of eleven profiles that can be moved and modified in minutes. They estimated…

Resident Progress Update Videos during the Pandemic

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by Iona Drummond
CategoriesNewsletter Public Updates

The contractor has introduced an exciting and cost effective way of showcasing progress through video newsletters. In response to coronavirus restrictions preventing the community visiting site in-person, the contractor has diversified communication away from hard-hat visits and resident meetings to digital video newsletters demonstrating progress that is otherwise impossible to observe. This has been a brilliant opportunity to increase the…

Operative e-learning Hub

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Personal development Training

The contractor has created an e-learning hub positioned on site which enables workers to take the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s e-learning courses and increase their knowledge of best practice. The contractor acknowledges that some of the workforce have a limited knowledge of the scheme so by implementing this Hub they can broaden their understanding of what the Considerate Constructors Scheme aims…

Electric Heater used to Eradicate Propane Gas

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Working methods and equipment

This contractor have been using an electric heater has been developed in order to eradicate the use of propane gas on construction sites. The Etorch is a Hot Air torch that replaces the conventional gas torch in the drying and activation of self-adhesive bituminous membranes in the field sheet and up-stand application. It completes the drying process effectively and efficiently…

Collision Avoidance System

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChild safety Controls Cycle safety Cycle safety Driver information Pedestrian safety

The contractor is working with Safety Shield to trial and install their technology in their machines to create a safer working environment. This has been installed in all dumpers on site and is the most advanced AI collision avoidance system available for all vehicles and plant. The system utilises AI object recognition technology to detect vulnerable road users, pedestrians and…