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Water Turbine Powered Digital Clock

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Toilets

On this project inline water turbines have been installed on the wastepipes of each handwash station. As the wash station is used, the turbine is activated generating a small power output which powers a digital clock providing a 20 second visual count down. It is recommended that our hands should be washed for no less than 20 seconds to ensure…


Smart Monitoring System of Generators

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Green purchasing Minimised energy use Reduce

The new power supply for additional welfare facilities provided to meet coronavirus social distancing requirements incorporates a smart monitoring system which switches between large and small generators depending on usage during day and night. This will realise a 47% CO2 reduction, a cost saving of £15,000  while delivering £8,000 worth of social value.


Site Specific Video for Delivery Drivers

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Driver information Initiatives Protected and controlled access

The company has introduced a site specific video attached to the delivery booking confirmation so that drivers know what to expect on arrival at site. The video provides drivers with footage of the approach to site so they can easily identify the gate and be aware of restrictions prior to arrival. It will take them through what to expect once…


Responsibly Helping the Homeless

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGoodwill Public Workforce

Reflecting a concern that passers-by are reluctant to give money to anyone they find sleeping on streets and with the reduced amount of footfall currently. the company have introduced a voucher system. The voucher system is for non-alcoholic drinks, food, sleeping bags, shelter and/or other practical uses that could be bought from participating outlets and then given to the homeless…


Proximity Monitors for all Operatives

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

To ensure social distancing of the operatives in times when their concentration is on the job in hand and they can naturally drift together a proximity monitor which bleeps and vibrates as operatives close in towards each other has been used. This has has a positive effect and been welcomed by the individuals working on the project and therefore ninety…


Perspex Screens Across Canteen Tables

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Recreation

In order to maximise the canteen table usage and still comply with the Covid 19 social distancing guidelines, the project arranged for some bespoke perspex screens to be fitted across each canteen table which subsequently doubled the site canteens seating capacity, allowing more people to enjoy their breaks in a clean and comfortable environment. To try and raise morale during…


Material Unit Lift Enhancer (MULE)

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

This project have been trialling the Material Unit Lift Enhancer (MULE) which is a mechanical lifting aid that reduces manual handling whilst increasing productivity. The project is the first in Europe to trial the innovative robotic tool which currently is only operational in the USA and Canada. The MULE is a smart lifting tool designed for construction. It is a…


Digital Model of Weekend Works

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Daily briefing Emergency procedures First Aid Sensitivity to neighbours Updates

A digital model is produced each Friday to show what weekend works are being carried out and who will be supervising them. This provides good visual representation to the weekend duty manager as well as providing key details such as first aiders and supervisor’s contact details. This also gets issued to the neighbouring businesses in case they have any issues…


Traffic Marshal Training

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by Ruth Trant
CategoriesTraining Workforce consultation Workforce information

To facilitate the different learning styles of the workforce and utilise the benefits of multi-sensory learning, the company’s traffic marshal training incorporates a variety of activities, role play, and opportunities to practice decision making processes, rather than the bulk of the information being delivered in a more traditional lecture style format. For example, when discussing vehicle manoeuvring and positioning of…


Pallet Shredder

Published 20 July 2020 | Written by Hugo Pou
CategoriesRecycle Reduce Sustainable solutions

On site we often have pallets lying about, taking up space which create a fire hazard and can pose other health and safety risks with staff and operatives tripping over them. Pallets can easily be shredded, saving time on staff having to break up wooden pallets manually and scrapping or burning them. Essentially wasting valuable wood which could easily be…


Six Acts of Charity – Charity Bootlaces

Published 15 July 2020 | Written by Sophie Hambling
CategoriesCharities/organisations Workforce

At the beginning of the project the site decided that they wanted to raise money for charity and get the whole site involved and to make it as public as possible. The idea came to support six different charities, represented by six different colours of laces, that would be sold to raise money for the charity. Taking it one step…


Local Sourcing Display

Published 15 July 2020 | Written by Sophie Hambling
CategoriesInvestigation Local materials

Assistant QS was asked to collate localism data for the project so used his data analytical skills to create a localism data ‘slider’ within an excel spreadsheet used to present achievements to key project stakeholders. The slider moves from 0 to 120 miles, as it moves, the percentage of construction suppliers & materials sourced updates automatically. This transferable tool allows…


First Aid Stand Evacuation Trolley

Published 15 July 2020 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesEmergency procedures First Aid Initiatives Injuries

We know that in any case of an emergency every minute counts. So what happens if a fire breaks out or there is a gas leak while your colleague has a fall in the upper floor and has a suspected spine injury? There is no time to wait for the medics or firefighters. We can quickly transform our fire extinguisher/first…


ISG Covid-19 App

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Jim Sellick
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

ISG have produced an app available to all to disseminate best practice for managing construction sites and mitigate the risk of catching the coronavirus. The app keeps everyone safe in and around the site, helps prevent the spread and promotes best practice.


D-wall cage lifting dolly

Published 26 May 2020 | Written by Cameron Blackwell
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods

The EARPS shaft was the 4th shaft of the CVB JV East Project to be installed. The EARPS site is also the tightest and the most congested site of the project. Following the same diaphragm wall construction methodology as the other sites, the EARPS Team has the additional challenge of a much smaller working environment. For lifting the reinforcement cages,…