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MEWP Mate

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSupply chain engagement Working methods

The partition sub-contractor was having problems being able to safely fit plasterboard at height from MEWPs. The standard equipment provided with the MEWPs was able to secure the plasterboard sheets for hoisting into position along with the installer. The difficulty arose when the installer attempted to release the sheet and safely fit it at high level – it became an…


Using Drone Technology to Aid Communication and Training

Published 4 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesClients Communicate initiatives Training Working methods

The company have developed an approach for public communication and staff training, by using digital technology which is then projected into a 360° viewing room. This has proved amazingly popular with visitors, particularly dignitaries, who can see at first hand everything that is happening along the length of the project. The viewing can be provided in real-time using a drone,…


Safeguarding Toolbox Talks

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges Schools Suppliers Supply chain Toolbox Talk Trade contractors Trade contractors Training

Hertswood Academy has been the first site to have safeguarding/ child protection toolbox talk training, devised with the site and school. It was produced by the site as a result of the increasing work with young people on all projects, including open days, ‘bring a young person to work’ days, work experience, and site visits with school children, especially on…


Lightfoot System

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Traffic management Vehicle enhancements

The Lightfoot System has been fitted to all company vehicles. Lightfoot is a computer system with a traffic light display system which is placed on the dashboard, and encourages drivers to save fuel, drive efficiently and safely, provides feedback to management and rewards the best performing drivers with discounts to various stores and services. Individual sites can be tracked as…


Reducing the Impact of Ground Breaking

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDebris Falling debris Noise Sensitivity to neighbours

The site team were concerned about the need to break road and pavement surfaces in such close proximity to the public on Leith Street, due to the potential impact of noise and debris. As a result, the team arranged for a purpose made rubber sleeve to be cut and fitted to the breaker to resolve the problem very effectively in…


Protecting Staff Working Near Overhead Cables

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Supply chain engagement Working methods

Measures to safeguard the workforce when working relatively near live overhead cables in Electro Potential Zones (EPZ) have been implemented on this site. These measures include the introduction of a lightweight metal barrier, successfully trialled with the insulated matting supplier. It has been used to replace the bulkier plastic crowd barriers and adapted to fit cones. It has created an…


Advanced Eye Wash Stations

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency procedures First Aid Occupational health risks Visible first aiders

Working closely with BioPharm, the site has introduced the latest Diphoterine (Chemical Splash Protection) and Trivorex (Neutralising Chemical Absorbent) eye wash first aid units, and has provided all first aiders with training and pouched personal eyewash bottles for carrying on a belt for immediate treatment on site. This latest technological development is designed to negate the effects of exposure to…


Easy Wedge

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Working methods

The site is utilising an ‘Easy Wedge’ system to split sheets of plasterboard that have been palletised. This simple but effective system reduces manual handling for the site operatives who need to use or manoeuvre numerous sheets of plasterboard at any given time. To find out more, click the link below.


Cycle Safety Day for University Students

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCLOCS Cycle safety Driver information FORS Risk information Roads Universities

Education of cyclists about their interaction with delivery lorries was taken to the next level at the cycle safety day which this site ran for the benefit of University students. Using the technology that Google use to capture information to create street view, a recording was made of a delivery vehicle’s journey from the M40 through Oxford city centre to…


The Lovell Health Guide: Building Better Health and Wellbeing at Work

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Mental health Occupational health risks Stress

Many companies have produced health and wealth being guides for their workforce. However, a common challenge is how to get an operative to pick up such a document, let alone read it! To address this, Lovell have produced a digital health guide in conjunction with Men’s Health Forum and Haynes, a car manual publisher. The format of ‘The Lovell Health…


Use of a steel plate lifting device

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Working methods

This site has started using a steel plate lifting device. This is new to the UK and reduces the amount of manual handling an operative has to carry out. To see a demo, watch the video below. To find out more, click the link below.


Text Message Alert System

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Rhys Roberts
CategoriesAccess/egress Communicate initiatives Footpaths and diversions Protected and controlled access Reporting Risk information Roads Traffic management Workforce information

During the winter months, access to the construction site could become treacherous with ice and snow, due to the remote location of the site. As part of the winter working plan for the site, a text message alert system was introduced that warned all employees, subcontractors, clients and other contractors on the site that the roads to site were impassable…


Social Enterprise Revolution

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Katerina Papavasileiou
CategoriesBusinesses Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Local shop

Mace at Greenwich Square Block Three is committed to procuring products and services from social enterprises. A social enterprise directs its profit to solve a social issue, therefore, increasing our contribution to society. As these organisations were not part of the key supply chain, we started small, identifying the ones that it would be easier to introduce on site. We…


Fatigue Monitoring System

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesMental health Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

Considering the importance that the HSE places on fatigue and working excessive, along with our focus on Mental health, we decided to have Datascope create a way in which to record and clearly indicate the number of hours worked per operative per week. A report is then automatically created and sent to the Goodmans Fields management team to review on…


Bespoke Plasterboard Clamp Trolley

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesIdentification of near misses Occupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

These custom made/bespoke trolleys were designed in a collaboration between Goodman’s Fields management, our dry lining contractor, BDL, and their parent company, Carey. They are standard trolleys that are modified to incorporate adjustable clamping arms to keep various sized boards in place whilst being transported around sight. We decided to carry out this modification as we found that, using the…