A list of entries tagged with July 2018 innovation

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Anchor Foundation Frame Template

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSafety plan updated Working methods

During site planning, it was observed that the mental anchor point for pylons was to be cast into the mass concrete foundation with extremely tight tolerances of +/- 10mm for elevation, orientation and angle to receive the pylon leg. Engineers on site were given the task of developing a system whereby not only could the anchor be positioned within the…

Using the JAM Card

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisadvantaged groups Diversity Inclusion Management attitudes Minority groups

This project became the first UK construction organisation to be ‘JAM Card’ friendly. JAM Cards allow people with a learning difficulty, autism or Asperger’s Syndrome to tell other people, fellow colleagues or workers they need ‘Just a Minute’ discreetly or easily. This is very important because individuals with a communication barrier are often reluctant or unable to tell others about…

Platform One Website

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Site, company and out of hours contact information

On this project they have created a responsive website called ‘Platform One’ which has now been implemented across the entire company. The website has two important functions. Firstly, the website provides a central hub of innovation, best practice and information about Willmott Dixon’s company standards. Secondly, the website operates to show the locations of various developments across the country and…

Promoting Road Safety

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Risk information Roads

On this project the Irish Road Safety Authority (RSA) were invited to promote safer driving amongst its workforce and safer driving practices for their own individual safety and those of other vulnerable work users. 140 workers participated in the activity day which involved presentations, workshops and physical exercises to raise awareness about road safety and the highway code. The practical…

Onsite Skills and Training Centre

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCSCS Literacy training Numeracy training Skills card Training

At its Chelsea Barracks site project, Mace has implemented an onsite Skills and Training centre. This centre includes three CCTV monitored test booths to enable Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) training and exams to be taken by all workers, and is even available for other companies and site projects to use. Alongside CSCS training, the centre also provides on-site training…

Using QR Codes to create 3D Models

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

In collaboration with Autodesk, Balfour Beatty has introduced QR codes across its Audley Coopers Hill site project for operatives to use and access. The QR codes are displayed across different areas of the site. By scanning a QR code in any location on site, operatives receive access to all relevant drawings for that location, alongside a comprehensive 3D model to…

PlantSnap App

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlanting Site environmental plan

On this site, it has been recognised that it is highly important to protect the environment and local ecosystems from unnecessary environmental damage and destruction. To continue its investment in protecting the environment, the site has recently developed and implemented a new smartphone application called ‘PlantSnap’ which can accurately identify up to 200,000 different plants. The PlantSnap app works by…

Successful Building Information Modelling

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Prefabrication

Offsite fabrication of building services has been utilised across the construction industry for many years. As Building Information Modelling (BIM) has grown, buildings have become more complex which has created several benefits, as well as challenges in construction. The AstraZeneca New Cambridge site project has extended the building services module construction approach to include the raised access floor area of…

Mission Room

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Communicate initiatives Safety plan updated Site specific induction Workforce information

On this site a ‘mission room’ was implemented. This is a concept using monitoring and GPS recording of all tracks, access points and workplaces using a vehicle mounted camera. This is updated every week and gives operatives a clear understanding of the geography of both the workstation and the access tracks. This is used at site induction and particularly, during…

On Site Counselling Service

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by John Wilson
CategoriesCounselling services Mental health Open door policy

We at Graham-Bam Healthcare Partnership have a health promotion calendar that is developed for the full year. As part of this promotion we look at and provide an increased focus on mental health taking into account the increased levels of mental health issues in Northern Ireland. We bring in various charities and agencies to provide information via talks, presentations and…

Single Use Plastic Reduction Campaign

Published 24 August 2018 | Written by Jane King
CategoriesCampaigns Plastics and packaging

To coincide with World Environment Day we decided to focus on single-use plastics used across our projects and offices. World Environment Day is the most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness of global environmental issues. The theme this year was around making everyday changes to reduce the burden of plastic pollution. All of our offices were asked to support and…

Mentoring for Engagement with Young People from Diverse and Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Published 24 August 2018 | Written by John Wilson
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Disadvantaged groups Mentoring Minority groups Personal development Placements Training

This project has given work experience and employment opportunities to a large number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Members of site team have been trained by the Health Trust and are now qualified in OCN Level 2 Mentoring Practice for engagement with young people. The training provided an understanding of their needs and continues to improve engagement with young…

Children’s Bi-lingual stay safe book

Published 13 August 2018 | Written by Gail Jones
CategoriesCommunity liaison Language Differences Schools

A bi-lingual (Welsh/English) book for key stage 1 primary school children, was created highlighting the importance of staying away from construction sites. The book uses two well known characters from the Sam a Ci series of Welsh language children’s books and introduces Griffiths Health and Safety Mascot Sally Safesteps. The book can be used as part of a school reading…

GTL – Lowering Emissions

Published 13 August 2018 | Written by Carla James
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Reduce Reporting and offsetting

Gas to Liquid (GTL) fuel is a very quick and effective way of reducing harmful diesel emissions. Reducing NOx, PMs, sulphates and aromatics and allowing anyone working around diesel plant to breathe easier. Classified as a “drop in” diesel there are no requirements for engine modifications, additional site space or infrastructure. As a diesel it also presents a whole site…

Misting Tent

Published 13 August 2018 | Written by Martyn Brockett
CategoriesOccupational health risks Weather protection

With this year’s heat wave the temperatures are frequently exceeding over 30C and the workforce have suffered in this abnormal extended heatwave. At SDC  we have installed a misting tent to help the workforce keep cool. it has been a huge success and welcomed by the workforce site wide. The concept stems from long distance race days when the participants…