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Upcycling Competition

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges Community liaison Re-use Recycle Schools

The project team came up with the idea of organising, in conjunction with the academy’s design and technology department, an ‘upcycling competition’. The aim of the competition was to challenge pupils to build something using waste timber from the project, including damaged scaffold boards and pallets. The competition really got the pupils thinking about what they could do with the…


Thermal Imaging Camera at Security Hut

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The site has installed a thermal imaging camera at the security hut. The operatives no longer enter the cabin and they now have their temperature checked by the camera which is manned by a security guard. When given the green light operatives sign in using a proximity card.


Staggered Working Schedules to Ensure Social Distancing

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The company are key to establishing staggered working schedules in line with the Government guidelines on social distancing required under the Site Operating Procedures issued. Based on the size of the site and workforce at Canary Wharf Contractor’s Wood Wharf project this is a real challenge. The company have managed to adapt their use of DataScope to set up and…


Promoting the Industry to Schools During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools

The company have an ongoing commitment to work with local schools to promote the industry and set targets with annual levels of engagement. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions resulting in school closures arranging to visit for these events was not possible. However, the company did not want to suspend this so through innovative thinking, a virtual remote event with presentation…


QR Codes and Videos of Working Methods During Coronavirus

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Teresa Gorham
CategoriesBehaviour Controls Occupational health risks Working methods

The company has begun producing video clips of methods for undertaking specific operations on site to assist with learning and undertaking method statements and risk assessments thus reducing time spent on producing detailed written guidance. The video clips are readily available online and via QR codes so can be reviewed at any time using a smart phone. The clips also…


Providing Biodiversity Net Gain Solutions

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Nicky Paine
CategoriesCertifications Investigation Involvement Monitoring Specialist input

We are supporting King’s Lynn Internal Drainage Board to achieve Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) on the project. It was essentially a generic construction project, with no requirement for us to achieve BNG during construction of the Pumping Station. However, during construction we decided to go beyond requirements and produce a Biodiversity Metric for the Scheme, enabling us to account for…


ISG Covid-19 App

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Jim Sellick
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

ISG have produced an app available to all to disseminate best practice for managing construction sites and mitigate the risk of catching the coronavirus. The app keeps everyone safe in and around the site, helps prevent the spread and promotes best practice.


Video Briefings for the Workforce

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Training Workforce information

To improve the communication of both technical and H&S information for the workforce. The project is operating web technology linked to a library of safety videos for specific operations. Contractors, via a board of QR codes, are able to link to various health and safety and technical installation videos enabling workers to view the information via their phone at the…


Social Distanced Messaging on High Vis Vests

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The company are a great believer in the use of simple, visual safety messages, which are easily understood. Therefore, to reinforce the importance of the two metre rule on site they have designed and ordered company branded high vis vests with the slogan ‘2m DISTANCE – STAY SAFE’ on the back and front. As well as acting as a reminder…


Risersafe Solutions

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBarriers Falling debris Working methods

The Site is using a fully integrated BIM Model and has commissioned Ambar Kelly to facilitate their innovative ‘Risersafe Solutions’. Ambar Kelly designs, fabricates and supplies engineered ‘chequer-plate’ covers for all Duct Voids through the pre-cast slabs and incorporates precise access holes for service installations to maintain safety and fire security throughout the building process. The benefits of this are:…


Hand sanitisation facilities for the public

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCooperation Medical conditions Occupational health risks Public

Upon leaving London’s City Airport by DLR or car you can only walk to the adjacent hotels through a single public footpath which is covered in a timber gantry and hoarding from this project The contractor has therefore provided hand wash and hand sanitiser facilities for travellers on the public footpath. This was completed at the start of the coronavirus…


Checking Operatives Temperature at Turnstile

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The traditional biometric thumb print activated turnstile has been changed to a facial recognition system with the innovative feature of automatic body temperature check. If the temperature recorded is above 38 degrees, a symptom of coronavirus, the turnstile will not allow access. This system can be retained and used across all sites after the coronavirus to highlight any attendee that…


Audible Social Distancing Message

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The contractor has developed the relaying of the two metre social distancing message by the use of an audible recording to supplement signage. The message is triggered when operatives walk past. Additionally this can also be used post coronavirus to allow all types of safety and wellbeing messages to be relayed to operatives in a selection of languages.


Active Carbon Filtration System

Published 1 June 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Improvement

An Activated Carbon Deep Bed Absorber with a large fan handling up to 50,000 m3/hr of air or 2 air changes per hour was installed on this project  for cleaning the air of odours that naturally occur during the remediation process. This would also provide an effective capture velocity of 0.7 m/sec across an access opening of 20 m2, thus…


D-wall cage lifting dolly

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Cameron Blackwell
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods

The EARPS shaft was the 4th shaft of the CVB JV East Project to be installed. The EARPS site is also the tightest and the most congested site of the project. Following the same diaphragm wall construction methodology as the other sites, the EARPS Team has the additional challenge of a much smaller working environment. For lifting the reinforcement cages,…