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Silt Bag System for Site Water Run Off

Published 25 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Reduce Site environmental plan Sustainable solutions Water saving measures

Following the enabling works to the site, it was discovered that the site was accumulating surface water, which was not naturally draining away due to ground conditions. In collaboration with SEPA, a system was designed to drain away all surface water on site into the drainage network. The system developed is an innovative environmentally friendly system, the drainage is all…


Learning a language with Duolingo

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences Recognition Reward

At South Quay Plaza (SQP), we value the diversity of our workforce and inclusivity is important to us, therefore a number of Berkeley Managers have embarked on a mission to learn the basics of a language which is common on site using Duolingo. Even simple phrases such as ‘hello’, ‘good morning’ and ‘how are you’ have made a positive impact…


CCS Best Practice Hub Tracker

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Support

At South Quay Plaza (SQP), we have implemented a CCS Best Practice Hub tracker to help us keep up to date with both the Hub and innovations within the industry. The Best Practice Hub is reviewed every Friday and new entries added to our tracker (in orange). As a team, we then meet once a month to review all new…


Achieving ‘Investors in Diversity’ (IiD) Standard

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Cultural needs Diversity Equality Harassment Inappropriate language Management attitudes

This company’s vision for FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) is to create an industry-leading culture with inclusive and inspiring workplaces. They will embed FREDIE principles into all areas of their business which will transform how they work with their people, customers and communities and supply chain. Galliford Try Highways has been conditionally awarded the Investors in Diversity…


Crane Suspended Curtain for Dust and Noise Minimisation

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Noise Sensitivity to neighbours

On a recent city centre project, Dem-Master introduced a huge curtain which, subject to wind conditions, was hung from a crane between the demolition site and an adjacent hotel. This, combined with the usual water suppression, was able to significantly reduce both the dust and noise affecting the hotel. The pictures, displayed above, show the innovation in action.


CCS Awareness Week

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by PJ Choi
CategoriesCommunication Promoting supply chain registration Public Social media

As part of our commitment to promoting the company values and a positive industry image, Mace created a social media campaign on Twitter to target each element of the Considerate Constructors Scheme Code of Practice in the form of a daily tweet. It not only communicates how important the areas of Appearance, Community, Safety, Workforce and Environment are to us…


iTrack Driver Behaviour Monitoring

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by PJ Choi
CategoriesCompany vehicles Noise Operative behaviour Procedures Sensitivity to neighbours Supervision Supply chain

Despite putting a range of controls in place to influence driver behaviours, the project continued to be challenged with speeding, periodic erratic driving and the associated consequences (needless noise increases, endangering pedestrians, dust creation, generating poor perceptions, spillages of concrete and concrete washout etc.). With a steady trend of transgressions and ever increasing volumes of site traffic, the project was…


Temporary MOVA Traffic Management System

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPublic diversions Routes Traffic management arrangements

A temporary MOVA traffic management system was implemented on a busy roundabout where improvement works were taking place. Due to the large volumes of traffic using the site, maintaining proactive traffic control and management, including retaining controlled pedestrian crossings, was critical during construction. The team developed the idea of operating a MOVA control on a temporary traffic light system. This…


Fault Alert System for Dewatering Equipment

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIncident procedures Management policy Water saving measures

The site used dewatering equipment that was installed with telemetry. This means that any malfunctions with the float switch activation will result in an alert. Any faults could result in serious flooding out of hours. However, the system is working 24/7 so if this did occur a response can be quickly organised. This system has the potential to prevent large…


Bespoke Maintenance Plate

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris Occupational health risks Working methods

The site used a bespoke maintenance plate to aid in pulling the top wire on a transmission tower. The new plate design allows for the block (or pulley) required to pull the new wire to be hung just outside of the top of the steel structure. Previously the block had to be attached within the structure by removing steel bars in…


Fire and Rescue Presence on Site

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBoundary security Property security Site security Supervision

Humberside Fire and Rescue Services (HFRS) have an appliance and operatives on site to assist the site’s Emergency Response Team by being on duty through the night when the team is not there. The funding given to HFRS is passed on to the local community. It is potentially the first time a public facility has been hired in this way.


Permit Indicating Hi-Vis

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls PPE Protected and controlled access Site specific induction Supervision Supervision Workforce information

The site often give out permits for various tasks. In order to determine who has been properly briefed, the site has procured company branded hi-vis waistcoats carrying the wording “I have the _____ permit”. These are handed out by the Site Manager at the time of issuing the permit and returned upon completion of the works or at the end…


Remote Control Balcony Fixing System

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInjuries Occupational health risks Vehicle enhancements Working methods

The site have reduced the risks associated with installing balconies. This has been done through using precast balconies that are installed with a remote control device and a pin. The pin is used to lock the balcony in a temporary position whilst the permanent fixings are installed. This method requires less working at height than standard balcony installation.


Colour Coded Tagging for Lifting Equipment

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement Training Workforce information

The site has developed colour coded plastic tags, that are used to identify the status of every item of lifting equipment such as chains, slings and shackles. Following validation of respective testing certificates and associated method statements, each component that is used in everyday operation is coded. The colour coding provides time restricted approval. This enables surety of equipment to…


Super Hoist for Reducing Working at Height

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Supervision Working methods

A super hoist was employed on the project to install ceiling mounted fan coil units to all six floors of the refurbishment. Health and safety issues that were identified while reviewing the installation methodology of the units were predominately in relation to work at height and manual handling, i.e. how to safely install an FCU approx. 1m x 1m x…