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Water Turbine Powered Digital Clock

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCleaning and maintenance regime 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…

Site Specific Video for Delivery Drivers

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControlled 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…

Proximity Monitors for all Operatives

Published 3 August 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth risk assessments and monitoring

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 Recreational facilities

In order to maximise the canteen table usage and still comply with coronavirus 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 this difficult…

Traffic Marshal Training

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by Ruth Trant
CategoriesConsultation on health and safety

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…

Six Acts of Charity – Charity Bootlaces

Published 15 July 2020 | Written by Sophie Hambling
CategoriesSupport for local charities

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 for environmental events

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 preparedness First aid

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…

Rewarding Employees for Donating Blood

Published 2 March 2020 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesWorkforce recognition programmes

We have decided to encourage our workers to give blood. We have done this by creating leaflets that are displayed on all of our sites encouraging our workers to become blood donors. In return, we will reward them with an extra half a day’s pay on top of their wages if they register to give blood. A blood donation truly…

Internal Dust Monitoring

Published 27 January 2020 | Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesWorkplace dust monitoring

Where external air quality is actively managed on construction sites, Lendlease recognises that internal air quality, specifically while working in enclosed apartments, is often overlooked. Lendlease have responded by implementing practices to minimise or eliminate dust generation in work activities. Practices such as automatic collection of dust at source and ‘ban the broom’ policies are implemented on site, however there…

Bespoke Paintbrush Washing Area

Published 6 August 2018 | Written by CWCL Sustainability Team
CategoriesRainwater harvesting Water saving measures

The logistics team at Wood Wharf noticed that there was a considerable need for suitable paintbrush washing facilities as the project reached fit out. However, the only washout stations on the market were small and not suitable for a project this size. In response to the need, the team have designed and built three stations which have been allocated around…