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Operative e-learning Hub

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Personal development Training

The contractor has created an e-learning hub positioned on site which enables workers to take the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s e-learning courses and increase their knowledge of best practice. The contractor acknowledges that some of the workforce have a limited knowledge of the scheme so by implementing this Hub they can broaden their understanding of what the Considerate Constructors Scheme aims…


Electric Heater used to Eradicate Propane Gas

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Working methods and equipment

This contractor have been using an electric heater has been developed in order to eradicate the use of propane gas on construction sites. The Etorch is a Hot Air torch that replaces the conventional gas torch in the drying and activation of self-adhesive bituminous membranes in the field sheet and up-stand application. It completes the drying process effectively and efficiently…


Collision Avoidance System

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChild safety Controls Cycle safety Cycle safety Driver information Pedestrian safety

The contractor is working with Safety Shield to trial and install their technology in their machines to create a safer working environment. This has been installed in all dumpers on site and is the most advanced AI collision avoidance system available for all vehicles and plant. The system utilises AI object recognition technology to detect vulnerable road users, pedestrians and…


Rainwater Harvesting and Wheel Wash

Published 1 March 2021 | Written by Michelle Waddington
CategoriesHarvesting rainwater Water saving measures

This project has implemented a water saving measure which seems obvious in retrospect and is capable of being applied on almost every site. Many sites use a small amount of rainwater for boot and tool washing and a few install complicated drainage arrangements that feed into toilet cisterns. With this initiative water from cabin roofs is drained into a storage…


Using Apps to Make on Site Compliance Monitoring More Reliable

Published 15 February 2021 | Written by Sarah Sunderland
CategoriesDrainage Inspections Investigation Involvement Monitoring and reporting Specialist input Spill control Surface water Working methods and equipment

Costain and ALS (laboratories) are working together on a new software suite for onsite compliance testing of water arising from excavations. The app based sample recording and submitting process ensures that samples are correctly logged to the sample point (can be used to check sampling has been undertaken correctly if results are not as expected and that sample is from…


Overhead Recycled Drying Pulley

Published 15 February 2021 | Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesChanging Lockers

From the early stages of this project, they have had a few members of the supply chain approach them, looking for more drying space for their jackets and trousers during the winter months on site. Due to coronavirus restrictions they have been limited on the welfare they can hold on site, due to the limited space. However, they realised that…


Mental Health Workshop

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by James Middleton
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Counselling services Mental health Mental health first aiders Stress

As part of this year’s Stop. Make A Change campaign, the contractor held a number of ‘Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace’ workshops at one of their store refurbishment sites. The workshops were run by Mental Health First Aid England Licensed individuals. The interactive workshop, covered What is mental health?, the stress container, self care, stigma and discrimination, spotting…


EcoNet Z-Lynk Power System

Published 8 February 2021 | Written by Sam Russell
CategoriesEfficient energy use Efficient fuel use Energy saving measures Reduce

On this project they have made use of the EcoNet ‘Z-Lynk’ generator system comprising two generators instead of one to reduce site accommodation fuel use. The system reduces peak power demand and saves out of hours energy consumption on heating and hot water. For a typical 10 cabin set-up, the site can run off a 40 kVA generator set up…