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What3words – Emergency Response

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by Jane King
CategoriesAccess/egress Emergency procedures Routes

What3words provides a precise and incredibly simple way to talk about an exact location. It takes complex GPS coordinates and converts them into unique 3 word addresses. The Spine project is in the middle of a multi project development site which is extensive, surrounded by arterial roads and several access/ egress gates. In the event of an emergency, this could…


Pedestrian Gantry Tunnels

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRe-use Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

Pedestrian gantry tunnels are needed along the Charing Cross pavement, which continuously carries a large volume of pedestrians. Fast installation of the gantries limits the extent of temporary disruptions to the safe passage of pedestrians and the team have developed a fast and novel solution with their site cabins supplier (LOR sister company – Select) based on the use of…


Company Involvement with Wings to the Past

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Create opportunities Goodwill Labour Residents Universities

Network Archaeology Ltd has been instrumental in their involvement with the RAF ‘Wings to the Past’ scheme, by providing ongoing hands-on archaeological experience on a site near Lincoln. It is the first time in the UK that archaeology has been used as a tool to help boost the wellbeing and mental health of RAF personnel and their families. The project…


Footfall Counters

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Signage

The site has installed some pedestrian footfall counters in the surrounding area, which collect statistical information. This information is obtained at night time when the access road to the site is opened up for performances at the adjacent Arena. This information demonstrates how by opening up the road and displaying their adverts on the hoarding, RG are helping local businesses….


Digital Screens on Cranes

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFirst Impressions campaign Scheme posters/banners Signage

The project team have installed large digital screen displays on both of the tower cranes on site, which are particularly visible at night due to their brightness. The information displayed on each screen can also be changed as and when necessary to keep the public updated.


CPR Training on an Impressive Scale

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesA&E Defibrillators Emergency procedures First Aid Personal development Training

In the past few months, the Manchester Airport Transformation Project delivered one hour long Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training sessions to over 200 staff, including operatives and senior management teams from Laing O’Rourke and subcontractors. The project has also extended its efforts in making the UK a nation of life-savers, and by now offering the training to local school and scouts…


Re-usable fabric door handle covers

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesGreen purchasing Reduce Sustainable solutions

At South Quay Plaza we are committed to minimise our use of disposable plastics, following the CCS ‘Spotlight on… plastics and packaging’ campaign. As part of this we have developed a plastics and packaging minimising strategy. Our latest initiative challenged us to review the different types of disposable plastic protection we use on site and find an alternative. A major…


Utilising Crane VR

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesInitiatives Training

What it is? The VR allows a slinger to see exactly what a crane driver can see from the cab making them aware of blind spots. The system helps operators understand the slew restriction area at track side. Full 4D simulation of site with the surrounding buildings and area. Why we used? Demonstrates the lifting activities to slingers, crane operators,…


Site Turntable

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesAccess/egress Driver information Initiatives Protected and controlled access Working methods

What is it? 18m industrial turntable capable of handling 44-ton loads. It is the first of its kind to be used on a construction project. This is the first free standing construction turntable in the UK. The turntable allows 10 articulated vehicle movements per hour. A built-in handrail and walkway around the perimeter allows safe operation and access. Why we…


Safety Sleeves for Turnstiles

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by Stephane Hossard
CategoriesAccess/egress Initiatives Injuries Protected and controlled access

At the entrance of the site, we have a turnstile and unfortunately several minor head injuries and one accident have been reported. We came up with a simple but effective solution: protect the turnstiles in order to protect peoples’ heads. These foam sleeves on the turnstiles are there to reduce severity of the impact if the turnstiles jam. As these…


Automated Tracking of FSC Timber

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by Jon Tivey
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Reduce

Qflow was developed to automate the tracking and auditing of FSC timber deliveries to construction sites. The tool was deployed by Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd at the Wood Wharf project for a three month trial in September 2018, and has since been adopted full time. It automates the data capture and analysis for key compliance areas, eliminating the need for…


360° Site Scanning

Published 10 May 2019 | Written by Stephane Hossard
CategoriesCamera Working methods

We are currently working with an artificial intelligence construction startup called Disperse, and we are focusing on improving on-site productivity with the help of computer vision. Disperse offers site progress updates and reports through the use of a 360 degree camera. The system is aligned with a programme, drawings and/ or a BIM Model to identify works to be carried…


Spiral Stair Tower with Side Exit

Published 29 November 2018 | Written by Stephane Hossard
CategoriesAccess/egress Initiatives

At the Pontoon Dock site, we constantly try to improve the safety of our workforce. We believe that we have an obligation to provide our construction workers the highest standards in terms of safety and working conditions. Using improved tools, we can make our job easier and ensure our safety. The Escalib Mills is a Spiral Stair Tower with a…