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High Frequency Word Fans: ‘Dyslexia and Visual Stress’ Campaign

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by Holly Lewis
CategoriesDisadvantaged groups Inclusion Literacy training Minority groups Personal development

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people have dyslexia in the UK, so we wanted to take a look at how we could help operatives who have dyslexia or suffer with visual stress. By introducing the ‘Dyslexia and Visual Stress’ Campaign, we have been able to develop several ways in which we can support our site operatives. One way…

Rooting Around to Protect Trees

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by Madeline Stoneman
CategoriesGoodwill work Landscaping Planting Trees

TPMD is delivering a unique, tailored approach to caring for trees in proximity to its working sites. Using NJUG’s best practice guidelines as its starter, the HSEQ Manager is working with each site to look at individual tree types and root patterns, along with the possible impacts and mitigation of root damage. Working across Thanet on Southern Water’s major sewer…

Willmott Dixon Interiors take on Digital Business Cards to Reduce Waste

Published 12 March 2019 | Written by Hayley Newman
CategoriesRecycle Supply chain Workforce

As part of their commitment to reducing waste, in 2019, Willmott Dixon Interiors brought the humble business card into the 21st Century by going digital. The cards, made from 100% recyclable PVC, have an embedded NFC chip offering a ‘tap and scan’ feature. When the card is activated, a branded page appears with a link to the Willmott Dixon Interiors…

Noise Mitigation: Environmental Monitoring

Published 25 February 2019 | Written by Breffni Quinlivan
CategoriesImprovement Monitoring

The ‘Live Noise Screen’ has been facilitated through the development of intuitive algorithm data processing, and will mark a stepped improvement in holistic team orientated management of noise on site. The concept of the Live Noise Screen: Rather than monitoring data, Noise Screen displays only focused information in the context of trigger levels. At the start of each period, a…

Electric Wheelbarrows

Published 25 February 2019 | Written by Pedro Flores
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Noise Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

Recently on one of our sites, operatives were challenged by the difficulties in renovating a historic Grade II listed building in London City Centre. The project had various environmental requirements that needed to be met, such as noise restrictions and air quality standards. Nevertheless one of the most challenging adversities was the size of the site, which required operatives to…

Multiplex joins Unite Period Dignity Campaign

Published 18 February 2019 | Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesCharities/organisations Equality Sanitary bins Separate facilities

The Multiplex University of Glasgow Campus Development is the first site in the UK to sign up to Unite’s period dignity campaign. This is in efforts to improve the facilities for female workers following an industry survey of welfare facilities in the industry. Caron Dunlop, Head of Community Engagement said: “Multiplex is committed to providing great workplaces and spaces for…

A Constructor’s Collaboration: Freight Delivery by Cargo Bike

Published 18 February 2019 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting CLOCS Cycle safety FORS Minimised fuel use Roads Sustainable solutions Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Unloading

The Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy, published in 2018, sets out a vision for a healthier, greener and more prosperous city. The strategy makes clear that a new type of thinking is required to increase active, efficient and sustainable travel to help achieve this vision for London. The Mayor, through TfL, will work with the boroughs, businesses and the freight…