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RPE Stand

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by Kelly Howard
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Posters PPE Risk information

We have setup a Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) stand and folder in our welfare area. The whole point of the RPE Stand is to show what happens if you are not clean shaven or not inside the mask area. It also has a summary of different facial styles and if they are considered to be compatible with RPE. When using…


CCS Presentation Wall

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by Hannah Taylor
CategoriesClients Public Supply chain Workforce

To promote our best practice examples we have allocated a wall in the site office that is visible to everyone that enters the site. On the wall we have displayed our CCS presentation which is regularly updated. This is so that everyone onsite can see what we have done since the beginning on the project towards CCS best practice, ask…


Camouflage Banner

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions campaign Initial impressions Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Signage

Due to site restrictions on available space, the Site Accommodation is double stacked to the rear of the site with very close overlooking neighbours. The upper tier of the units are above the height of the boundary wall and the team decided that grey welfare units are not an ideal sight to be looking at daily. A local signage company…


Eave Ear Defence System

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Recording accidents Worker fatigue Working methods

The adoption of an innovation in hearing health by Erith Group has set a new benchmark in hearing conservation and noise management. Erith utilised the Eave system during the demolition of a gas drum in Stevenage. The system compromises of an IoT (Internet of Things) smart ear defender (the FocusLite) and its associated noise analysis and risk management cloud-based platform…


Dry Vapour Unit to Reduce Odours

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by Hayley Breach
CategoriesAir quality Hazardous substance storage Reduce Sensitivity to neighbours Sustainable solutions Water saving measures

The site team have installed a Dry Vapour unit which, through a system of temporary pipework, releases dry vapour that prevents the release of nuisance odours from the site’s tank. The vapour that is produced captures and neutralises hydrogen sulphide, ammonia, methane, and other heavy odours. The unit uses between 1 and 2.5 litres of water per week (depending on…


Re-used Tyres to Fix Low Flow Culverts

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRe-use Rivers/watercourses Sustainable solutions Wildlife

The site identified a number of low flow culverts which impact on fish habitation. To alleviate the low-flow issue, the drainage design team did a case study for the sustainable re-use of used tyres. The tyres are organised in an arch-like fashion on the bed of the culvert spanning between the two walls and can be single, double or multi-layered….


Allowing Operatives to Invest in Environmental Projects

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Goodwill work

The site is operating a carbon offset scheme whereby plant operators are given the opportunity to invest in environmental projects. Weekly carbon outputs are prepared by the plant operators, and using a carbon footprint calculator an equivalent number of trees are planted in the region to offset it. This initiative has helped Wates balance out their carbon footprint.


Waste Water Heater

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Minimised energy use Reduce Sustainable solutions

The site team have installed a system in their welfare facilities which uses reclaimed heat, normally lost via our urinal and basin waste pipes, and uses it to increase the incoming temperature of the cold water supply feeding the water heater for our hand basins. The innovative idea behind this system is utilising human by-product to save energy consumption and…


SMA Made From Recycled Tyres

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGreen purchasing Re-use Supply chain Sustainable solutions

The site team piloted ‘Rubber SMA’ on a length of road to enable it to be tested prior to general release. This new surfacing material is more flexible and reduces road noise due to its density and can be laid warm. The client had identified a challenge regarding the disposal of old tyres. However, the new surfacing material has helped…


Safety System for Crane Drivers

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Safety plan updated Training Vehicle enhancements

The site team have installed an innovative safety feature onto their Wolff Luffing Jib Tower Crane. It has been fitted with the latest ‘Articrane i-Raptor Davit Crane Rescue System’ with a body stretcher on the high level driver’s platform. In the event of an emergency, such as a heart attack, this feature will get a crane driver back to ground….


Hydraulic Punch Driver

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

The site are using a battery powered hydraulic punch driver. It has an aluminium head which is designed to rotate at 360 degrees. This enables the operator to use the punch in a confined space. This helps avoid injury as manual handling is reduced and there is no longer a need to use a jig saw within an awkward position….


Punjabi Language MEWP Test

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Employed Feedback Inclusion Training

The site encountered a problem with Punjabi speaking concrete workers failing the MEWP training. Upon further investigation they found that the IPAF do not provide the test in Punjabi despite it being the UK’s third most spoken language according to last UK census. The site team created a case study regarding the addition of a Punjabi language test paper and…


Safety Conversation Starters

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Workforce consultation Workforce information

BAM Construction’s Capital Square Office Development in Edinburgh has introduced Safety Conversation Starters. These are cards that have been designed to instigate safety discussions during toolbox talks with operatives, safety meetings and workshops carried out by health and safety management. There are 12 main topics on the cards for example; access/egress, lifting operations, falling objects and safety in the office….


LED Stop & Go Boards

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLighting Traffic marshal Visitor information

The site have incorporated LED illuminated manual stop and go boards. These provide many benefits starting with greatly improved visibility and hence safety for operatives. The ability to respond quickly and efficiently to reported problems, particularly at night when the system is combined with halo-light fitted hardhats, increases road safety for all. This is an improvement to a long standing…


Recording Site Radio Communication

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIdentification of near misses Recording accidents Supervision Training

The site team for the Balliol College, Master’s Field Project ensure that all site radio communication is recorded. The recordings can then be used in the future for training purposes. It is particularly useful for feedback and gaining a further understanding of any accidents or incidents which occur.