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Waterproof Membrane Installer Trailblazer Apprenticeship

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Keely Warren
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Employed Promoting Construction campaign Training

This company is committed to helping meet the industry’s need for a multi-skilled and qualified workforce, by bridging the skills gap through the development and delivery of a wide range of training courses. This includes its award-winning apprenticeship, the ‘Waterproof Membranes Installer’ qualification as part of the Government’s Trailblazer initiative. Prior to the introduction of this apprenticeship, there was no…


Using Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Drivers with Construction Trainees

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Religious considerations

Adopting educational teaching methodology for construction trainees using Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) drivers as a guiding principle for the training framework developed with liaison with teaching professionals. This is part of the curriculum being adapted to use in the training of apprentices and for the development of an improved mental health culture on site. The principle consists of: Social:…


Tracking Systems for Monitoring the Movements of the Existing Bridge Deck

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Protected and controlled access Working methods

The contractor has utilised a combination of two tracking systems for monitoring the movements of the existing bridge deck during works to replace and widen an existing rail bridge with minimal disruption to the rail networks. The project required the replacement of a railway overbridge structure. As part of this, the clear span was to be increased from 17.50m to…


Social Hub for Operatives

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecreation Rest Separate facilities

At this current time, the project management team felt that it was crucial for people to feel that a construction site is both a safe and welcoming space. To help achieve this the project erected a marquee. This structure, complete with artificial grass floor and chill out area, with comfortable furniture and plants, provides a social hub for the site….


Self Sanitising Door Handle Covers

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCleaning regime Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The project team sourced self-sanitising door handle covers from ‘Purehold’. These were developed for health and care settings and are coated with an anti-bacterial coating that kills germs and reduces risk of infections spreading. The silver ion coating combats against pathogens deposited onto the surface of the handles. This cost effective solution contributes to infection control. An indicator on the…


Reducing Environmental Impact of Implementing a Temporary Car Park

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Improvement Post-completion impact Re-use Sustainable solutions Water saving measures

A large temporary car park has been formed on the footprint of what will be a sports pitch area. It is designed to be self draining as it is constructed using a gravel filled grid system, set at a level to allow it to be top soiled over as part of the permanent works. This removes the need for double…


Quieter Method of Removing Redundant Existing Piling

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Plant and machinery Programming

This company implemented a quieter method of removing redundant existing piling which has a driven enclosure casing sleeve facilitating the pulling of the piles without having to noisily break or excavate them with the advantages of low noise and dust reduction. The traditional method requires additional concrete to be overpoured above the cut off level by the piling contractor. This…


QR Code Signing In System

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Protected and controlled access Visitor information

The site is trialling a new sign in system using a QR code linked to a website. This is a company developed system and as such enables the company to collect specific data. The message on the QR code poster can be customised and the system has scope to deliver key health and safety information when the user signs in….


Public Use Hand Sanitisers

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGoodwill Residents

The site has installed a range of hand sanitisers outside the site that have been made available for public use. They have been well received by the public as there is a gym and a Tesco directly adjacent which whilst the public are queuing to access these areas, they have been making use of the hand sanitisers before they enter…


PowerCap Infinity Respiratory Protection

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Gerard Newell
CategoriesOccupational health risks PPE

Dust in the workplace is a significant issue. Looking at the HSE figures (2017) we can see that 18,000 new cases of work related respiratory disease were diagnosed and significant proportion of these were a result of exposure to silica. The Ferrovial Construction KAD Substructure project has required and requires a number of operatives to perform activities where dust is…


Improving the Safety of Tower Crane Lifting Operations

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls Drills Emergency procedures Initiatives Working methods

As the Tower Cranes (TC) became increasingly busy and the concrete frame was growing, it was becoming more apparent the traditional sounder methods used by the slingers, were not meeting the safety needs and an alternative was needed to make the operatives aware a lifting operation was occurring. The squistle was not loud enough and encouraged repetitive hand motions for…


Discussing the Issue of Racism with the Workforce

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes

The site held a virtual meeting attended by over 150 staff to discuss racism following on the momentum created by the Black Lives Matter movement. The purpose was to educate people regarding the issues around race and to provide the psychological safety to make honest mistakes when talking about race and to learn from them. It was facilitated by the…


Bin Tipper Attachment for a Telehandler

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods

GT Lifting Solutions Ltd were contacted and requested to develop a concept for a bin tipper attachment providing a safe solution when mounted directly to the tele-handler carriage. There was an identified need for a telehandler mounted bin tipper to reduce risk from manual handling, emptying bins by hand and a speeding up process for emptying the bins. There were…


132kV Cable Protection Measures

Published 24 August 2020 | Written by Rachael Finlay
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Green purchasing Reduce Sustainable solutions

Our works on the Glasgow Airport Investment Area (GAIA) project involved providing protection measures to a series of fragile high voltage (132kv) cables which one of our new roads has to cross. Preliminary proposals for the protection measures involved a series of steel-reinforced concrete beams spanning an array of reinforced concrete piles. This solution was highly carbon-intensive, and the asset…


Matterport Technology for Progress Reporting

Published 17 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCamera Regular review Schools Sensitivity to neighbours Updates

This technology creates a ‘digital twin’ of the construction site. Construction progress can be shared with all project stakeholders in particular the school staff, students and parents via a 3D virtual version of the project. The project has been scanned and a virtual version of the job has been uploaded that everyone can “walk around” similar to Google Streetview. This…