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Use of Local Suppliers

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Suppliers Supply chain Trade contractors

The site team has been concentrating on using sub-contractors and suppliers from the local area. The contractor originally intended to use a timber/ aluminium hybrid window produced by Senior Architectural Systems (SAS) in the construction process. However, local licensed companies were unable to produce this system without jeopardising trade with existing customers, so the company successfully changed the specification to…


Smart4Life Digivans

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCreate opportunities Goodwill Newsletter Residents

The site was instrumental in the company fitting out a van with computers and digital equipment under a venture called Smart4Life. The van is stationed near the site for a day and manned by site staff. The local residents are allowed free use of the equipment and help is given with job applications and CV writing. Advance information on the…


Weatherproof Paper

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGreen purchasing Plastics and packaging Sustainable solutions

The site has decided not to use laminated notices due to the fact that these cannot be recycled. Instead, all notices that would ordinarily be laminated are printed on paper that has recycled plastic within it. The sheets look like ordinary paper but have a similar consistency as new sterling notes. They are also recyclable. To find out more, click…


Keeping the Air Fresh

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Sensitivity to neighbours

Remediation of a contaminated site can result in the release of unpleasant odours, which, whilst not harmful to health or the environment, can be a significant nuisance, impacting on local residents’ quality of life. To mitigate this, the project has on site a trailer-mounted odour suppressant system that can be used to minimise smells travelling over the site boundary. This…


SkySentry

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement Working methods

This site uses SkySentry technology and pin code access, which not only tracks and monitors the movements of a MEWP, but also provides full lock down security when not in use. Benefits include the confirmation of history of movement and usage, which enables the avoidance of unauthorised use. Features of SkySentry include: Unique pin codes/ smart ID cards which ensure…


#NAW2019 Inspired Video

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Create opportunities Employed Personal development Placements

This Berkeley site has been the driving force behind the production of a hit YouTube video based on their involvement in this year’s National Apprenticeship Week. This #NAW2019 themed video aims to inspire any young people potentially considering a career or apprenticeship within the construction industry. The site has been recognised by the Royal Borough of Greenwich as the best…


Drying Cabinets

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDrying Laundry

This site has provided drying cabinets for operatives’ clothing, footwear, PPE and any other work wear which may have been dampened by weather/ working conditions. The cabinets are heated, include hanging rails and pegs, and any items that are hung up are enclosed within the cabinet by see through flaps which retain the heat.


Turning Plastic Waste into Building Materials

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Re-use Recycle Reduce Sustainable solutions

There has been a distinct practice to reduce and try to eliminate single-use plastics, which involves turning plastic waste into ecobricks. Personal use sized commercial water bottles are used to collect waste, and are filled with plastic film from traditional sources such as empty crisp packets, food wrap, plastic bags and many other sources to achieve a specified weight and…


Monitoring Dust, Heat and Humidity

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention

A member of the site team has designed and constructed a small, lightweight, battery powered device to monitor airborne dust generated in close proximity to potentially offending works. It can also be adapted to monitor heat and relative humidity. Via a telephone link, it sends an alarm/ notification to a designated member of the management team if inappropriate levels of…


“Stop Knocking” Alert

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Local and special needs Noise Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

This is an alert system designed by the site team which allows the client (BBC) to alert the site if any activity is interfering with a filming schedule. The site is divided into colour zones; the alarm in the area causing nuisance will flash and vibrate (it is not an audible alarm by design). Work will then cease until the…


Occucare

Published 16 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

Overbury and Mace have both introduced ‘Occucare’ on their sites to protect the health and wellbeing of their workforce. Occucare is a one of a kind, 24/7 healthcare service offered to all personnel working on site, as well as their family members. Occucare is a free phone line that connects to medically qualified professionals when you have any health-related issues….


QR Codes on Site Machinery

Published 16 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Controls Initiatives Workforce information

Both Robertson Construction and Careys Civil Engineering have developed an innovative checking system for plant safety. With the steady increase in plant and mechanical equipment being used on site, ensuring each item was properly maintained, tested and driven was easily overlooked. Certificates of compliance accompany the plant, giving all relevant details of testing, dates of validity and more. In addition,…


Adapted Excavator Bucket

Published 8 April 2019 | Written by Jane Elder
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods

This bucket adaptation was developed to deal with several issues relating to health and safety. It also reduced waste and improved quality. The concrete lorry was able to discharge directly into the bucket and from there, the concrete would be placed accurately into the foundation. The design of the bucket meant that the chute could be directed exactly where the…


Healthy Communities Programme

Published 8 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Healthy lifestyle advice Schools

Esh Construction came up with the Healthy Communities idea when awarded a project which comprised of the construction of three new football hubs. The construction project itself is to promote healthier living within the local communities and encourage residents to get involved in grassroots football through first class sports facilities. The theme of Healthy Communities was to introduce the new…


Site Access Lights and Hold Point

Published 8 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Initiatives Protected and controlled access Reporting Risk information Workforce information

In an effort to innovate the way we approach health and safety on Project 622 at John Radcliffe Hospital, we have created a way to make sure that work never begins on an unsafe site. Using the Access Light System and the access gate to the live site area, in the morning before work has begun, the site is set…