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‘Safetime’ Electronic Scafftags

Published 29 May 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInspections Reporting Working methods

Rigorous and regular inspection is essential to maintaining safety systems on site. Traditionally sites have used paper-based systems like scafftags to track scaffold inspections, but more efficient electronic alternatives are increasingly being sought. See the examples below for how one company achieved this: The scaffolding company now uses ‘Safetime’, which is an electronic version of scafftags. ‘Safetime’ has a countdown…


Hi-Viz Ribbon on Heras Fencing as Security Measure

Published 30 April 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBoundary security Site security

Keeping a site secure is a key priority as any trespassing can jeopardise site safety and the integrity of the works. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: Introduced a simple orange hi-viz vertical ribbon secured between Heras panel clips. If these ribbons are interfered with by others without authorisation, this is immediately visible from a distance…


WES REACT System to Provide Real-Time Safety Alerts

Published 23 April 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency procedures First Aid Recording accidents

In the event of an emergency, it is vital that this is communicated to the relevant staff to allow for a swift and effective response. Sites should always be seeking to improve their emergency procedures to ensure their efficiency. See the examples below for how one site approached this: The site team worked with Ramtech Electronics to develop a new…


Reducing Plasterboard Size to Reduce Manual Handling

Published 23 April 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Reduce Working methods

Musculoskeletal disorders are the main source of construction-related ill health. It is essential the industry reforms working practices to reduce the strain of manual handling. These measures can also lead to reductions in waste and improved efficiency. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site participated in a collaborative study between the client, HSE, Astins contractors…


Green light to highlight tunnel refuge points

Published 16 April 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLighting Workforce information Working methods

Construction work in confined spaces, such as tunnels, poses a unique risk to those working on site. One of these risks is the danger of collision between pedestrians and plant machinery. See the examples below for how one project addressed this: The project team identified the Plant Pedestrian interface within the tunnels to be a high consequence risk. Refuge bays…


Reduction in Timber Shuttering when Concreting Steel Columns

Published 9 April 2018 | Written by Les Mason
CategoriesFootpaths and diversions Working methods

The polypipe foundation system is a time saving and safe solution to fitting steelwork to deep pad foundations. It involves cutting 375mm diameter polypipe sections to the depth of the pad below ground level, then installing them over the bolts on the pad foundation. The area around the polypipe is then backfilled with type 1 stone to ground level thus…


Air pollution monitoring awareness poster

Published 26 March 2018 | Written by Oliver Richards
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns

As part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s current focus on environmental monitoring, in particular air pollution, Willmott Dixon at the Route 39 site have employed an air pollution monitoring poster to support the Scheme’s current focus and documentation. These signs are fixed across all site noticeboards in the site office, canteen and around the site to raise maximum awareness of…


Mobile phone tethers for safe working at height

Published 12 February 2018 | Written by CWCL Sustainability Team
CategoriesFalling debris Phone Working methods

Mobile phones have revolutionised the construction industry in many ways with incidents being quickly communicated, logistics and management becoming more efficient, and snagging being done in situ. However, now that phones have become commonplace on construction sites around the world, they are one more item that can cause damage when dropped from height. As well as presenting a danger to…