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First Electric Powered JCB Mini Excavator

Published 19 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Idling vehicles Minimised fuel use Mobile machinery Noise

Kier Construction has tested the first electric powered JCB mini excavator whilst on their Chertsey High School site. They agreed to use the mini excavator within the ground floor of a new building so it could be trialled within a confined space. The mini excavator is powered entirely by electricity, meaning it produces zero emissions and significantly less sound than…


Efficient Spill Clean-Up

Published 19 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHazardous substance storage Spill control

Morgan Sindall have trialled more efficient methods of managing spill clean-up. One method was using Spill Hound. Spill Hound is built around a modified wheelie bin which includes a storage unit, brush, shovel, filter sieve, and unique absorption granules. The granules are made from a naturally occurring fibre that has been chemically modified to recover both oil and water-based spills….


Inmate Work Trial

Published 12 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCreate opportunities Disadvantaged groups Employed Placements

Farrans Construction recently facilitated a work trial for an inmate who was serving the final weeks of his sentence. This was organised with the warden and education staff at HMP Maghaberry and Niacro, a voluntary organisation which aims to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities. Farrans Construction first met with the inmate on three occasions. He then began the…


Welfare for Wellbeing

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by Roxanne Thorpe
CategoriesCanteen Mental health Stress

Psychological studies have shown that being exposed to nature is one of the most important health buffers for both physical and mental wellbeing. Research found individuals exposed to images of nature had the same positive effects as those who were close to woodlands, rivers and green/ natural spaces. The effects include reduced anxiety, depression and stress. It also increased engagement…


Cool Rush Hard Hat Insert

Published 13 June 2019 | Written by Steven Bromfield
CategoriesWeather protection

Working on construction projects provides all members of the construction team with a varied and ever changing work place. It also means that some trades are exposed to the elements and extremes of temperature. For a number of years, helmet liners have been available for cold weather working, however there has been little to assist workers in the warm summer…


Datascope Digital DABS (Daily Activity Briefings)

Published 28 January 2019 | Written by Fin O'Sullivan
CategoriesAccess/egress Communicate initiatives Trade contractors Workforce information

The One Crown Place (OCP) project in London is currently using a digital DABs board in partnership with Datascope to communicate daily activities in a faster cleaner, way. On previous projects this was done with marker pens and paper, then photographed and emailed out to trades which was time consuming. We have used this on previous projects and have championed…


“Report It” Safety App for Trades

Published 28 January 2019 | Written by Fin O'Sullivan
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Incident procedures Initiatives Management Trade contractors

At Mace, we are keen to engage with our workforce and to pursue better methods in all areas of construction, especially when it comes to health and safety. At the One Crown Place project based in Broadgate, we have launched a safety app that our trades can use to simply speak up, and report issues on site via their own…