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Paint Solvent Recovery

Published 27 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHazardous substance storage Re-use Recycle Site environmental plan Sustainable solutions

The company has resourced and installed a paint solvent recovery system. Solvent recovery systems use a distillation process which separates the solvent from a leftover product which would otherwise go to waste (in this case paint), and the separated solvent is then recovered for re-use. Solvent recovery is up to 98%, and the residual waste is now non-hazardous, as the…


3Ts Redevelopment: Augmented Reality App

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Clients Programming

This was a joint promotion between the client and contractor. The 3Ts Redevelopment has been making good use of virtual reality (VR) for the last two years, and this has been for promotional purposes, as a way to orientate hospital staff to the new building well before it opens, and as a tool to encourage interest in construction careers amongst…


Hollco Auto Green

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRoads Traffic management Traffic management arrangements

The use of the new auto green function on the brand new Hollco has helped to alleviate traffic queues in some cases. The use of these lights, on a scheme that we have running with Kier in Marlpit Road in Norwich, has helped to maintain the constant flow of public commuter traffic at peak times. The technology that Hollco has…


Public Water Dispenser

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFirst Impressions campaign Goodwill Initial impressions Plastics and packaging Sensitivity to neighbours

This site has fitted a public water dispenser in a slot within the hoarding. There is also interesting information displayed on the importance of not using single-use plastics. The location of the water dispenser has been put on a national database, which uses an app, so members of the public can find it. The dispenser is also fed from the…


Pink Wall in Canteen

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Initiatives Reporting Worker fatigue

Our Health & Safety team at Overbury have surveyed our workforce and identified that the male-dominated environment of construction sites can sometimes lead to poor decision making and refusing to take breaks due to tiredness. We sought advice from a behavioural specialist who suggested that painting the canteen wall pink would challenge this mindset and reduce stress hormones (much like…


Chatty Café

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Mental health Stress

The site has developed a concept called Chatty Café, which is a forum for site personnel who may be seeking help with their mental health issues. The site believes that approaches towards mental health should be more than just posters on the canteen wall, and should take the form of sharing stories and group activities. The forum is intended to…


Accessible Facilities

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges Local and special needs Residents Schools

As part of its Community Engagement Plan, as a legacy project, Willmott Dixon is in the process of converting the former library building on the site into a 6th Form Centre, which will be called The Grove. The converted building incorporates a ‘Changing Places’ facility, which in due course will be added to a national register of accessible, safe and…


Bespoke ‘Sledges’ for Moving Plant on a Beach Site

Published 29 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Traffic management Vehicle enhancements Working methods

This beach management project comprises of a linear site which is 20 miles long and has a limited number of access points that come from narrow lanes, so from a logistics point of view it makes sense for the plant and equipment to remain on the beach. However, not all of it can be mounted on tracks or tyres suitable…


Getting Involved with CBeebies

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNurseries Schools

The site recently hosted a CBeebies programme called Maddie’s Do You Know, which wanted to film an episode aimed at informing very young people about how different things work. The programme has been aired and, as it is available on BBC iPlayer, will be available to view for a number of years. The site were approached by CBBC a few…


Interfaith Room

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by Alan Jones
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Inclusion Recreation Religious considerations Rest

The new M1 J13-16 JV ‘One Team’ site offices now have a new InterFaith room. This is a calm and pleasant area where all faiths work together rather than individually. Numerous photographs of recent site-based community activity have been placed outside the room together with an interfaith festivals calendar. The room has a three tier shelf specifically based on the…


EKSO ZeroG System

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by Alan Jones
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

The site has introduced the  which uses EKSO ZeroG System technology to help ease the burden of regularly handling tools and equipment. The design of the product allows it to be fitted onto existing scaffold handrails or the handrails of mobile elevated working platforms and uses harness straps to attach a variety of tools. Benefits include taking the weight of…


Autobrake Radar System

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by Alan Jones
CategoriesMobile machinery Vehicle enhancements

A radar system called Autobrake has been fitted to the rear of vehicles, which automatically applies the brakes when it detects an obstruction. The distance to the obstruction can be altered to suit site circumstances. In the cab, the driver is given three warnings as the vehicle gets closer to the obstruction, which gives time to check surroundings and stop…


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…