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RAPID System for Hazard Reduction

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Identification of near misses Recording accidents Workforce information

The site has incorporated a new system for quantifying risk potential. It follows the steps: Record, Apply, Pin-point, Inform, Develop (RAPID). The tool has been developed to eliminate occupational illness/ disease. It aims to reduce/ eliminate health risks from commencement of design through to the construction stage. The process is to analyse the volume and type of hazard data recorded,…

Fatigue Control System

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Attitudes Protected and controlled access Signing in Signing out Supervision Worker fatigue Workforce information

To address fatigue, the site access control system flags up when operatives have exceeded certain trigger points. This temporarily stops their access to the site. They are then asked to complete a questionnaire on fatigue devised by HealthWORKS Newcastle. Chill out zones are set up so everyone is able to find time to relax away from the working environment.

Symons House Scheme Video

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Clients Management review Public Scheme posters/banners

The site team at Symons House have been highly proactive in promoting a positive image of the construction industry. Their works consisted of the construction of a twenty-three storey student residential block close to Leeds city centre including the demolition of an existing four storey office block on the site. Throughout, the project they have been addressing areas of the…

Visual Quick Hitch Indicator

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Vehicle enhancements Working methods

Quick hitch systems generally have an automated alarm to identify when a bucket is in place. However, this site are trialling a system which uses LED lights on the boom to provide a visual indication of when a bucket is hitched. Together both the audible and visual indicators provide further assurance that the bucket is safely connected to the machine.

Resident Handbook CCS QR Code Card

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by Andre Culleton
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Nurseries Public

In order to promote the Considerate Constructor Scheme to residents and encourage them to view the schemes website, we decided to attach an NFC and QR code on a re-usable business card to the front cover of our Residents’ Handbook. As well as containing the Lead Resident Liaisons Officer’s direct contact details, it also directed anyone scanning the code or…

All Bright Road Lining

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLighting Roads

Tarmac have developed ‘all bright’ road lining which incorporates crystals. The purpose of these crystals is to make the road lining clearer for drivers, helping them to follow the markings whilst travelling at night. This road lining is four times brighter and more durable than standard lining which increases safety to road users.

Boltless Trapezoidal Tunnel Lining

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Offsite construction Prefabrication Worker fatigue Working methods

The Carnwath Road Riverside tunnelling team have pioneered the design and use of a boltless trapezoidal tunnel lining. The design eliminates associated HAVS exposure for ring building operatives. Operatives no longer have to reach and stretch to get to bolt pockets with heavy spanners thus reducing manual handling risks. Noise levels are reduced which aids essential communication during ring building…

Tunnel Boring Machine Shove Bracket Lifting System

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

For the tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be launched within the SCL Chamber a shove frame was required to act as a reaction frame to start the drive. The design of the TBM shoving system require BMB to think of a handling system for the operative to lift up heavy duty brackets weighing approx. 400kg each. The shoving system was…

Feather Flags

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by Zoë Maunders
CategoriesBranding Corporate badging First Impressions standards Initial impressions

C F Construction (Collingham) Ltd has found that short-term highways maintenance works, or small refurbishment projects are often one of the hardest jobs to apply our company branding to. Therefore, we decided that we needed to overcome the problem and having put our heads together, we decided to utilise “feather flag” banners. The flags are simple, they make our sites…

Rockwool Recycling

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecycle Reduce Sustainable solutions

The site has initiated an arrangement with the cill and window pod manufacturers where off cuts of Rockwool, too small to recycle conventionally, are sent to the cill manufacturer. The manufacturer have a shredder and the shredded Rockwool is formed into the internal insulation for the cills and window pod sections. This produces both a cost saving and reduces waste…

Increasing Tenant Liaison Attendance

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

The regular tenant liaison meetings experienced a gradual fall off in attendance. To revitalise the meetings, the site devised a competition around healthy eating. Healthy diet and exercise information was made available and tenants who attended had their BMI confidentially measured by a professional. The site will choose two winners from the tenants and the workforce and they will be…

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 standards 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…