A list of entries tagged with July 2017 innovation

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Retractable Safety Curtain for Public Protection during Vehicle Unloading

Published 26 January 2018 | Written by Lucy Shirley
CategoriesCLOCS Pedestrian safety Safety signage

In recognition of our CLOCS Champion status, on our 1-9 Seymour Street project, situated a short distance from London’s Marble Arch, the team devised an innovative, fire retardant, retractable safety curtain. The site is located on an extremely tight footprint, with no off-site loading/unloading areas. The curtain therefore serves as a protection barrier between the highway unloading point and the…

Creating a Beach for the Public

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity engagement Engage with community facilities

Acts of goodwill go a long way towards fostering positive relationships between construction sites and their community. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site donated 20 tonnes of non-toxic sand to create a beach area for the public to enjoy. They also provided table tennis tables around town as part of the summer ‘Ping’ event….

Reusing Tar Bound Materials

Published 15 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon reduction Conserve of resources

Sites must take necessary measures to minimise their negative impact on the environment. Contractors should seek methods of reducing waste and re-using materials where possible. See the examples below for how one road surfacing project achieved this: The tarmac roads needing resurfacing across the region had been tested and specialist advice sought to establish which roads contained tar bound materials,…

Company Wide Safety Philosophy

Published 1 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCoaching for unsafe actions Induction and training Positive reinforcement for good safety practices

Operative safety must be a top priority for contractors, with efforts made to disseminate relevant information and provide adequate training. See the examples below for one site’s comprehensive approach to this: The project intends to encourage all employees to act as responsible creative individuals, rather than just simply following instructions. The company developed a series of ‘Next Gear’ safety videos….

Safety Boot Tags

Published 20 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency preparedness First aid

In a high-risk environment like a construction site, it is essential that procedures are in place in case of emergency. Many sites now put tags on operatives’ hard hats displaying medical information which could save someone’s life if they have been in an accident. See the examples below for how one site further developed this safety initiative: Placed ‘in case…