A list of entries tagged with March 2020 innovation

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Using Mannequins to Ensure Operatives Know the Correct PPE for Each Task

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean

The complexity of the various project activities creates the need to ensure an operative has a clear understanding of the correct PPE that should be worn for the task in hand. This has been enabled by the use of 5 fully manoeuvrable Mannequins. Operatives are challenged in a fun based hands-on induction to dress each of the mannequins to match…

Real Time Point of Contact Mission Room

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesControls and expected behaviours Emergency preparedness

The mission room system has been extended by including a real-time point of contact for each team of operatives and any individual workers on site. The radio units have a transponder which is observed on the mission screen so the site project manager has a real-time view of where each team or persons are. Solitary workers such as environmentalists, line…

Autism Friendly Road Signage

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesMental health Pedestrian safety Planning of traffic routes

Workshops were held on site raising the awareness of autism, extending to the mental health first aiders. After communication with TfL, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Speedy Hire, the Wardian site team implemented a structure that provides informational supplement in the form of road signage for upcoming road and pedestrian closures as these can have a negative impact on…

Bucket Dust Extractor Attachment

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean

The site has trialled and is now using a bucket dust extractor attachment. This enables tradesmen to mix mortar, grouts, etc., in buckets safely and conveniently and has the following benefits: Eliminates dust from mixing mortar and grout in buckets Engineered from nylon, making it virtually indestructible Does not allow dust to escape the top of the bucket The device…

Noise Test Summary Board

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Investigation for environmental events Noise Notice board Workplace noise monitoring

A clear noise test summary board was devised to communicate the permissible tools to be used at set times given the KPMG Headquarters had staff working on the 11th and 13th floor above and below the working floor. The board shows the type of activities which can be carried out and machinery which can be used at different times of…

Mova M8 Traffic Signal Control Strategy

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesPlanning of traffic routes

On the A630 College Road Roundabout Junction in Rotherham, the latest MOVA M8 signal control technology has been specified to replace the existing control. This is the very latest traffic light system and is believed to be the first use in a temporary situation to manage traffic more efficiently during the roadworks. The main safety and user benefits are: MOVA…

Fulmax Booth Used to Engage the Workforce

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesInduction training and ongoing toolbox talks Pre-start information Regular updates of progress

The use of a ‘Fulmax Booth’ has been introduced to promote and meaningfully engage the workforce on the benefits of ‘getting it right’ with the public and the key areas focused on by the Considerate Constructors Scheme. New operatives on their first day must participate in a VR pre-filmed walk  from the site welfare area on the south of the…

Reusable Flexible Cable Ties

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesConserve of resources

To reduce single use plastic wastage PHP Building Services are using 300mm long flexible cable ties in place of the traditional nylon cable tie. Once a cable is locked in place by the flexible cable tie, the unused section of the tie can be cut off and used again. With a traditional nylon cable tie, the unused section (of the…

Use of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesElectric vehicles Investigation for environmental events

To reduce carbon emissions all company cars are now electric and there has been in-depth research undertaken on the availability of hybrid or all electric vans. This has eliminated over 30,000kg Co2 emissions a year on company cars. A route for purchasing electric vans has been sourced which will have a significant impact on emissions as the fleet is around…

Dignity Bags for the Homeless

Published 4 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesCommunity engagement

The site provides a waterproof ‘dignity bag’ for the homeless around the site which includes toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, hand sanitiser, information on coronavirus and a wide range of other sanitary type products. The bags are different for males and females and are tailored to the needs of the homeless person once the site team get to know them better.

Calendar Created in Collaboration with Action for Happiness

Published 4 May 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesWellbeing events

In collaboration with Action for Happiness a New Year calendar was implemented on site which shows a different suggestion for every day of the week in successive months. This calendar is communicated throughout the business via e-mail on the last working day of every month so that it is displayed on the first day of the month within canteens and…

Ultilow Low Temperature Asphalt

Published 20 April 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesConserve of energy

The scheme required a 40mm surface course to be placed during night-time closures of the busy A630 College Road Roundabout in Rotherham. Tarmac proposed to use Ultilow, Low Temperature Asphalt to permit as early opening as possible of the roundabout junction to minimise disruption to road users. Ultilow asphalts embrace proven technology to ensure that the material supplied performs as…

Plastic in the Environment

Published 20 April 2020 | Written by Tim Guilbert
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

In our normal process of work, we are regularly stripping small sections of UPVc coating off our lightning protection tapes and the method we use produces quite small slivers that could easily be picked up or even digested by birds and animals, as well as the more obvious creation of waste in working areas when left. To combat this, we…

Safe Heating System Implemented which Reduce Energy Usage

Published 15 April 2020 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesConserve of energy

The site team has worked diligently to reduce its carbon footprint and as an example of this an innovative safe heating system was introduced to maintain the ambient temperature within work areas. The system incorporates 6 low energy heaters designed to cover an area of 175m3 and to maintain ambient temperatures between -13C and 18C. Each of the low-energy heaters…

Rechargeable Temporary Lighting

Published 15 April 2020 | Written by Darren Warner
CategoriesAdequate lighting

Whilst waiting for our temporary lighting to be installed we purchased eight portable and rechargeable LED light units with motion sensors were fitted. Each light fitting has four settings which allows different levels of light for different tasks being undertaken. They are small and compact and once fully charged they have a battery life of up to five hours and…