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Zonify System Used to Notify Operative and Plant Proximity

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Initiatives Workforce information Working methods

This project is using a system called ‘Zonify’ that notifies operatives and plant operatives in real time of their proximity to hazards and obstacles, including those above them, and how near the operatives are to the site or working area boundary. The site or working area boundary (geofence) can be changed daily using a mobile phone application. The system can…


Mast Climber Used for Collection of Falling Objects

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris Inspections

Mast climbers are used on this project instead of the traditional scaffolding to gain access for the permanent fixing of cladding and curtain wall systems to the face of a building. The building is 13 stories high and the façade involves the fixing of large sheets of cladding and curtain walling. The mast climbers provide support for a platform which…


Emergency Contact and Medical Information for Temporary Site Visitors

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesVisitor information Visitor medical details

The Site Manager has devised a system for recording the information for visitors to the site as the use of ICE tags attached to site helmets is for long term site personnel. The system is for short term visitors and consists of a plastic ‘see through’ envelope with a red border. The envelope contains a card and on one side…


Comin Noise, Dust and Vibration Sensors

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Dust Dust prevention Monitoring and reporting Noise Working methods and equipment

This project implemented the use of Comin on site to monitor in detail noise, dust and vibration. This project was the first in the UK to implement this initiative. The smart sensors attached to Comin can detect noise in detail and specify during the alert what type of noise it is and which area of the site it comes from….


Carbon Offsetting for Individuals

Published 29 March 2021 | Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesCarbon management Certifications Education Reporting and offsetting

Whilst delivering a virtual work experience programme with 24 young people, the contractor asked them to calculate their carbon footprint as part of a sustainability exercise in the course. In this task those on work experience calculated their carbon footprint from their daily total food emissions and their carbon footprint to find their total annual carbon footprint. The contractor is…


3D Mask Inserts

Published 29 March 2021 | Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks PPE

There were issues brought up at the contractors health and safety meeting around some operatives not wearing face masks because they find wearing masks uncomfortable. The site team created a solution to this which is a 3D insert that helps breathing for those with health condition such as Ashtma. The inserts also help for those with hearing issues as people…


Powertrack Low Level Modular System

Published 16 March 2021 | Written by Simon Park
CategoriesInitiatives Lighting Working methods

On this project they have strived to find new products and ways to ensure that they increase safety, efficiency, sustainability and cost effectiveness. One product they have found is Powertrack, which is a low-level modular system which distributes lighting and power across construction sites, its made up of eleven profiles that can be moved and modified in minutes. They estimated…


Resident Progress Update Videos during the Pandemic

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by Iona Drummond
CategoriesNewsletter Public Updates

The contractor has introduced an exciting and cost effective way of showcasing progress through video newsletters. In response to coronavirus restrictions preventing the community visiting site in-person, the contractor has diversified communication away from hard-hat visits and resident meetings to digital video newsletters demonstrating progress that is otherwise impossible to observe. This has been a brilliant opportunity to increase the…


Waste Scorecard

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesInvolvement Re-use Recycle Workforce

Mace are working hard to reduce their waste tonnages from site, particularly focused on the construction phase (rather than demolition or excavation which we have little influence on.) Following on from the success of their Plastics Scorecard which gave a checklist guidance on what to focus on, they have adapted this to cover the broader waste agenda too. The Waste…


Carbon Footprint Leaderboard

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesCarbon management Involvement Workforce

Mace launched their Net Zero Carbon (NZC) strategy in January 2020, and have held several webinars, comms sessions and relevant literature for their sites to clearly outline the strategy and what it means for their projects. As well as carbon modelling and practical steps taken on site to influence their most carbon intensive packages of work, it’s important that those…