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Tool Tethering Learning Hub

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Jordan Perrin
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Controls Falling debris Workforce information Working methods

On this project they have come up with the idea of a Tool Tethering Learning Hub to help their operatives with understanding the importance of tool tethering to prevent injuries and near misses from occurring. Something they we stand by is ‘Nothing touches the floor’. This is very important as the site is a high rise frame with many of…


Improving Health and Safety Outcomes through Better Buildability

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Alistair Guthrie
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Management Workforce consultation Workforce information

As part of the contractor’s drive to improve health and safety outcomes the project team were asked to consider how better buildability could help contribute to this drive. The project prepared a paper titled ‘Improving Health & Safety Outcomes through Better Buildability’ and this has been taken into the wider business as best practice. A presentation was prepared alongside the…


Drone Mounted GPR Surveys

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Jasvir Sandhu
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods

This contractor mounted a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) onto a drone to remove the constraint of having suitable ground conditions for a trolley mounted device as well as reducing the risk of a slip, trip or fall for the operatives. This development allows a GPR survey to be undertaken without the need to set foot on the ground. The sensor…


Mental Health First Aid Training for Local Residents

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Counselling services Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Mental health first aiders

This contractor ran an accredited Mental Health First Aid training course in collaboration with their scaffolding subcontractor. Members of the local community and organisations were invited to attend with the aim of targeting those who could make best use of the knowledge and skills they have learnt to support the wider community. The two day accredited course enables attendees to…


Crane Enclosure Redesign to Improve Health and Safety

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesBoundary security Property security Site security

This contractor have worked in collaboration with their tower crane business team, the client and police liaison to completely redesign their existing crane base enclosure system to improve health and safety. Previously, mesh panels were connected to the anti-climb fan of the crane to create a 6-metre-tall lockable security enclosure which prevented access to the crane for unauthorised personnel, both…


Sample Panel on the Hoarding

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Charlene Millen
CategoriesEnclosures Entrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions

On this project, as is frequently the case, they had the obligation to provide a large-scale sample panel for client and planner approval. Approval for the sample panel sign off was required in March 2021 which was right in the height of the coronavirus lockdowns which meant a lot of people were working from home and restrictions were in place…


Noise Breakers

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by Samantha Butterworth
CategoriesOccupational health risks PPE

The contractor came across a company who specialise in noise breakers that are personally moulded ear plugs which can be used to block out various noises from various machinery whilst working on construction sites. These plugs enable staff to be able to work on site and still hear noise without having to wear full on ear protectors on their helmets….


Inclusive Workforce Board Game

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesConsultation Diversity Equality Inclusion

This contractor has implemented an inclusion workshop featuring the interactive board game ‘Equally Yours’ on their projects. The game required participation from 24 volunteers which were split into two groups of 12 with the session held on Microsoft Teams. Participants included staff from various disciplines to ensure that the participants accurately represented the team. Launching in conjunction with International Women’s…