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Ideal Candidate Workbook

Published 6 August 2018 | Written by Kirsty Allan
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support Promoting construction as a career choice Support for careers advice

Robertson Group has been focusing heavily on encouraging people into construction. As part of this we have run numerous employability skills sessions. We found that presenting on how to create the perfect CV and prepare for an interview was useful but ultimately did not leave a lasting impression. We therefore created The Ideal Candidate workbook to compliment these sessions. The…


Brake Testing Machine

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInspection and assurance

One of the key causes of fatalities on construction sites is vehicle and plant movement. Regularly maintaining and checking vehicles on site is essential to a comprehensive safety policy. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: To ensure all large machinery brakes are working the site implemented brake testing on all rubber wheeled plant, including articulated dumpers,…


Temporary Trapdoor to Reduce Plasterboard Manual Handling

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth risk assessments and monitoring Lessons learned

Repetitive manual handling causes stress on the body and can lead to severe health problems in later life. Sites should do all they can to minimise operatives’ manual handling to secure their safety. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: The site created and implemented a high-quality temporary ‘trapdoor’ that has been produced and installed in all…


Monthly Focus on Key Industry Issues

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesZero tolerance approach to harassment

All those working on site should feel welcome and not be subject to foul, offensive or inappropriate language. See the examples below for how one site addressed the issue of language: The site has introduced a ‘Monthly Spotlight’ on important issues. The current focus is on foul, offensive or inappropriate language on site and the effect this can have on…


Bluetooth Sensors to Monitor Traffic

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDelivery timings Planning of traffic routes

Traffic alterations as a consequence of works can pose a safety risk when drivers are faced with disruption to their routines and sites should manage traffic issues appropriately. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The local council was concerned with traffic flow passing the works, which was controlled by temporary traffic lights. The site team sourced…


Giant Tetrahedron Challenge

Published 20 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity engagement Promoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries

Construction has an infamous gender imbalance which the industry needs to redress. Working with young women can help tackle false perceptions of the industry and promote construction careers. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site supported the local council’s Women in Engineering and STEM event for secondary school aged females. The site team delivered a…


Leaving a Legacy Through Constructing Bird and Seal Hides

Published 9 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges and universities Defined plan to protect and enhance the natural environment Engage with community facilities Engagement from the community in delivery of the plan Planned planting and hard engineering to enhance the natural environment

Large-scale projects should work with the local community to ensure the project leaves a positive legacy on the surrounding environment. See the examples below for how a flood alleviation scheme achieved this: The site team approached several universities, including Teesside, Northumbria, Leeds and Leeds Beckett to provide designs for a seal hide. Originally the idea of the seal hide came…


Biometric Solutions for Security

Published 9 July 2018 | Written by Heidi Salmons
CategoriesControlled access Preventing unauthorised access

The traditional signing in book has become an archaic method of knowing who is on site due to the potential for missing or wrong information. Biometric solutions vastly improve security as fingerprints are truly unique passwords, however, as construction sites aren’t the cleanest of environments, the Biosite system has been developed to be able to read and process a match…


Using a Drone to Measure Stockpile Levels

Published 9 July 2018 | Written by Sandra Evenden
CategoriesMaterials management

Sisk have employed an Ariel mapping company to continually monitor and quantify stockpile levels within a storage area used to hold good materials for use on future schemes. Air hound are a new company offering services which are traditionally carried out by engineers which can be carried out by small aircraft safer and more efficiently and often more accurately than…


Public Recycling Zone Within the Hoarding

Published 2 July 2018 | Written by Jessica Dowdy
CategoriesMaintenance of hoarding and fences Organised waste management Periodic inspection and clean-up of boundaries Placement of waste

Due to a lack of public recycling bins around the site and within the local Southwark area generally, we decided to provide this facility ourselves by incorporating a ‘Public Recycling Zone’ within the hoarding on our most trafficked street – Stamford Street. This enables passing members of the public to recycle their waste through the different slots into a compartmentalised…


Single Use Plastic Free Site

Published 19 June 2018 | Written by Georgina Grafakou
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

In line with Multiplex’s policy to protect the environment and the UK’s target to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042, Multiplex’s 48 Carey Street team has taken action to ban single-use plastic from the canteen and offices. The project reached that milestone on the 5th June, celebrating World Environment Day 2018 in accordance with this year’s…


Cycle Superhighway Traffic Management Scheme

Published 11 June 2018 | Written by Jessica Dowdy
CategoriesCycle safety Pedestrian safety Planning of traffic routes

St George have undertaken an approach in conjunction with TfL to ensure cyclist & pedestrian routes are maintained whilst the external works take place at One Blackfriars. We have rerouted Cycle Superhighway 6 – one of TfL’s most highly trafficked cycle routes – to ensure this can remain open at all times. The initial proposal was to shut the northbound…


Setting the Benchmark for Tethering

Published 11 June 2018 | Written by Jessica Dowdy
CategoriesFalling objects

The external façade includes a ‘CAP’ covering the top 3 floors of the Tower – this is made up of a number of steel ladder sections which are connected together and fully glazed. This is a unique project whereby the works are taking place at a height of 170m in a location bordered by heavily trafficked roads on all 4…