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Lifecycle Carbon Analysis

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon management Management Reporting and offsetting

A Lifecycle Carbon Analysis initiative has been developed by this company and initially rolled out on their project. It is intended to provide not only a meaningful carbon report for design and long term running of the facility but also to provide real-time, stage 4 design based project date as a base line for comparison of future leisure style projects….


Hope for Justice Site Membership

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesModern slavery Training

On this project they have undergone four online sessions with external organisation Hope for Justice speaking to their team and contractor supervisors about raising awareness of Modern Slavery with specific reference to the construction industry. They had attendance of  around 80 people from site, and was followed up by multi-lingual posters and hand outs to share across site. Since these…


Electromagnetic Flow Meter

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesInspections Monitoring and reporting Rivers/watercourses Spill control Water saving measures Working methods and equipment

To tackle a reoccurring issue of obstructions getting caught in the projects water flow meters and subsequently not recording accurately, the project has procured an electromagnetic flow meter. The measuring principle of this electromagnetic flow meter is based on Faraday’s Law. An electrode voltage is created when a conductive liquid pass through the flowmeter’s magnetic field. This eliminates any blockages…


Drainage Storing Racking

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Layout and tidiness Organisation

The site is utilising drainage storage racking to enable the neat storage and ease movement of pipes and fixings that can be taken via forklift to the place of work. The drainage storage racking supports a tidy site minimising slip, trip and falls and manual handling, unnecessary walking around site and potential injuries. The use of drainage storage racking also…


CCTV and Facial Recognition

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Brian Cole
CategoriesControls Initiatives Protected and controlled access Reporting Risk information

This contractor has implemented a CCTV sentry system to aid the site management with controlling health and safety requirements. The benefits of this system are: Hard hat detection: If no hard hat is detected on an operative then a notification with the image of event is instantly sent to the team. Face mask detection: This detects if an individual is…


TEMPO System

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by Hakim Nazerali
CategoriesInspections Reporting Working methods

In order to ensure effective engagement with the workforce to improve their health, safety and wellbeing; care and protection to the environment; and exceed their stakeholders expectations, this contractor developed a TEMPO system and embedded the motto, ‘Keep to the TEMPO’, which is utilised in their Safe Systems of Work, Daily Activity Briefings, Temporary Works Management, HSEQ inspections, Environmental &…


Mush to Bloom

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by Sarah Fearon
CategoriesBiodiversity Planting Schools

The project team has developed a new environmental initiative – ‘Mush to Bloom’ which is a much loved workshop by kids and encourages creativity and innovation whilst conserving the environment. This workshop makes use of post consumer paper which is broken down by placing it into a bowl of water and pulped into a ‘mush’ before being moulded into different…


Caisson Shaft Manhole Construction for Deep Sewers

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by David Skinner
CategoriesPlant and machinery Working methods and equipment

This contractor were appointed by their client to install a new deep sewer at their Build-to-Rent scheme in Wandsworth, London. The contractor has been carrying out the demolition, contamination remediation, earthworks and groundworks since 2019 and these civils works are the final elements of their commission. Due to the proximity of the proposed sewer access chamber to the site boundary…


Special Projects Team of Early Career Young Professionals

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Meena Bhogal
CategoriesApprenticeships Inclusion Management attitudes Mentoring Personal development

On this site a special projects team was set up, ‘Vision 2021’ which includes apprentices, graduates and young professionals from a range of disciplines across the project, mentored by a senior health and safety manager. The team assists the senior leadership team (SLT) in addressing specific challenges across the project, with the benefit of fresh eyes and approaches. The Vision…


Mental Health First Aid Training for Local Residents

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Counselling services Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Mental health first aiders

This contractor ran an accredited Mental Health First Aid training course in collaboration with their scaffolding subcontractor. Members of the local community and organisations were invited to attend with the aim of targeting those who could make best use of the knowledge and skills they have learnt to support the wider community. The two day accredited course enables attendees to…


Crane Enclosure Redesign to Improve Health and Safety

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesBoundary security Property security Site security

This contractor have worked in collaboration with their tower crane business team, the client and police liaison to completely redesign their existing crane base enclosure system to improve health and safety. Previously, mesh panels were connected to the anti-climb fan of the crane to create a 6-metre-tall lockable security enclosure which prevented access to the crane for unauthorised personnel, both…


Sample Panel on the Hoarding

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Charlene Millen
CategoriesEnclosures Entrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions

On this project, as is frequently the case, they had the obligation to provide a large-scale sample panel for client and planner approval. Approval for the sample panel sign off was required in March 2021 which was right in the height of the coronavirus lockdowns which meant a lot of people were working from home and restrictions were in place…


Zonify System Used to Notify Operative and Plant Proximity

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Initiatives Workforce information Working methods

This project is using a system called ‘Zonify’ that notifies operatives and plant operatives in real time of their proximity to hazards and obstacles, including those above them, and how near the operatives are to the site or working area boundary. The site or working area boundary (geofence) can be changed daily using a mobile phone application. The system can…


Noise Breakers

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by Samantha Butterworth
CategoriesOccupational health risks PPE

The contractor came across a company who specialise in noise breakers that are personally moulded ear plugs which can be used to block out various noises from various machinery whilst working on construction sites. These plugs enable staff to be able to work on site and still hear noise without having to wear full on ear protectors on their helmets….


Mast Climber Used for Collection of Falling Objects

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris Inspections

Mast climbers are used on this project instead of the traditional scaffolding to gain access for the permanent fixing of cladding and curtain wall systems to the face of a building. The building is 13 stories high and the façade involves the fixing of large sheets of cladding and curtain walling. The mast climbers provide support for a platform which…