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Using Flocculation to Minimise Muddy Water Leaving the Site

Published 13 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal and special needs Sensitivity to neighbours

The site team identified that their site is susceptible to soil runoff. This means there is an increased risk of muddy water leaving the site. To resolve this, the site used biodegradable flocculants. These were placed within a stream of water that was produced by the construction activity. The flocculants collected silt and soil as the water passed through it….


Resilient Protection for Underground Cable Duct Systems

Published 13 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesReduce Sustainable solutions

The site is using a new system called ‘CUBIS Multi Duct’ which is a multiple duct cable protection system used for underground ducting systems. These units are quickly assembled by connecting metre long sections with a unique push fit system, manufactured from high density polythene, which are lightweight and have a high strength to weight unit. This allows shallower burial…


Passive Speed Monitoring

Published 13 March 2020 | Written by Ben Powell
CategoriesCLOCS FORS Roads Speed limits Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Vehicle enhancements

The system is a GPS-based electronic monitoring software which monitors through plug-in trackers issued to the driver upon arrival at the project. Issued with drivers’ rules, the monitor is plugged into the vehicle’s 12 volt socket outlet and instantly starts transmitting the position and speed of the vehicle. This means for all the time the vehicle is on the multi-plot…


Fitting PIR to Temporary Lighting

Published 13 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal and special needs Sensitivity to neighbours

Wates’ Matthew Arnold School project is situated within a residential area. Due to its location, there is a larger risk of producing light pollution that can become a nuisance to local residents. In order to prevent this, the site team have fitted their temporary lighting with passive infrared (PIR) sensors. These ensure that the lights are only active whilst someone…


Automatic Plant Safety System

Published 13 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Driver information Protected and controlled access Vehicle enhancements Working methods

The site team has developed and introduced a system to prevent people from being harmed by their site’s plant. If someone enters within a certain area, an alarm fitted within the plant activates. This alerts the driver that it may not be safe to resume working as someone is within their vicinity. There is a further zone labelled the ‘Red…


Onsite UV Scanning for Occupational Cancer

Published 9 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Employees working on the M1 J13-J16 Smart Motorway T3 project are able to have themselves checked for long term sun damage and cancer. These checks are conducted by an onsite nurse using a UV scanner. Where necessary, employees are also given guidance about whether they need to seek further advice. The process has identified a significant number of people who…


Sharing Passivhaus Knowledge

Published 9 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesReduce Supply chain Sustainable source Trade contractors Training

Kier’s St Sidwells Point project has been designed to the Passivhaus standard. This means that once finished, the leisure complex will use significantly less energy for heating and cooling than an average building of similar size and facilities. In order to share industry knowledge, the development team and principal contractor has integrated the design and construction processes within a training…


Apprentice and Trainee Site Manager Scheme

Published 9 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Employed Placements Training

St Modwen Homes has had an active involvement in developing new people in the industry through the company’s “Apprentice & Trainee Site Manager Scheme”. This scheme is a detailed programme which facilitates development and progression over 4 years, from Apprentice to Trainee to Assistant Site Manager. The programme is modular based, requiring attendees to spend time in various departments (H&S,…


Traffic Light System to Monitor Noise Levels

Published 2 March 2020 | Written by Hayley Newman
CategoriesNoise Occupational health risks Visual/hearing impaired Working methods

The site team at Quarry House have developed a simple automated traffic light system (with red and green lights), which has been positioned outside an acoustic enclosure and is used to attenuate noise from metal cutting to identify the level of noise within the enclosure for those considering entry. This has allowed the workforce to take better precautions to protect…


Earning the Carbon Literacy Trust Accreditation

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Energy saving measures Minimised energy use Reduce Sustainable solutions

Galliford Try have been accredited as a Carbon Literate organisation by the Carbon Literacy Trust. Carbon Literacy is defined as “An awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis”. Accreditation was achieved by delivering a training programme to their staff and supply chain…


Supplementary Bus Service Provided to Residents

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Local and special needs Routes

During Weatherhead’s Balfour Street Co-op project, the convenience store was temporarily closed. To minimise disruption to residents, Weatherhead negotiated with the local bus company to provide a twice daily supplementary service so residents could visit an alternative convenience store. Residents were provided with a timetabled route and public transport vehicle. They were also informed of pick-up and drop-off times in…


Providing Evidence of Compliance with the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act.

Published 17 February 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Goodwill Public

The site team collated all of their site’s information regarding community benefits which comply with the requirements for The Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act. The Act requires public bodies in Wales to consider the long-term impact of their decisions, to work better with people, communities and each other, and to prevent persistent problems such as poverty, health inequalities and…


Anti-Drug Campaign

Published 17 February 2020 | Written by David Taylor
CategoriesAlcohol testing Attitudes Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Healthy lifestyle advice Management

Following a project safety stand down at the beginning of the year, and regular drug and alcohol testing carried out on site, the team have engaged with the workforce on an anti-drug campaign. A drugs and alcohol testing specialist has joined the site in carrying out regular testing and delivering presentations to the workforce in order to highlight the issues…


Wearable Epilepsy Management Watch

Published 17 February 2020 | Written by Mark Robson
CategoriesEmergency procedures Health screening Injuries Medical conditions Reporting Risk information

This innovation stems from the policy to carry out an occupational health risk assessment on all personnel. As a result, an individual who suffers from epilepsy was identified as being at potential risk when carrying out their work. The company identified a watch made by a Empatica, which is able to recognise changes in a person that could result in…


Providing Additional Protection to Lone Workers

Published 17 February 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency contact details Emergency procedures Occupational health risks Safety plan updated Stress Supervision Working methods

What is a Lone Worker? By definition, “lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision”. Whilst working alone is perfectly legal, employers must take their duty of care very seriously. With this in mind, A & E Elkins have considered the risks to their workers’ safety and the challenges they face working in the locations…