Tags

A list of entries tagged with May 2019 Innovation

Return to previous page

Using Drone Technology to Aid Communication and Training

Published 4 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesClient feedback

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 and universities Schools and nurseries Training plans

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…


Reducing the Impact of Ground Breaking

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling objects Noise

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…


Advanced Eye Wash Stations

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency preparedness First aid

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…


Cycle Safety Day for University Students

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCLOCS Colleges and universities FORS Risk assessments

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
CategoriesMental health

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…


Text Message Alert System

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Rhys Roberts
CategoriesControlled access Risk assessments

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
CategoriesDocumented activities and targets for community engagement Products sourced locally

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

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
CategoriesNear miss

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…


PM10 Real Time Dust Monitors

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon reduction Dust Environmental/sustainability policy

In order to set the highest standards in environmental monitoring and awareness, the E03 project has bought, installed and used two Aeroqual dust sentry real-time monitors. These PM10 dust monitors offer continuous, long-term monitoring in all conditions with notification emails being sent automatically, should the set limits be exceeded at any point during the construction stage (200μg/m3 as a 15…


Construction Live

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges and universities Promoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries Support for careers advice

Balfour Beatty has continued to build on the previous innovations achieved through online broadcasting. Early trials in 2015 enabled mass participation through short broadcasts using meeting room technology and site tours via iPads. The Construction LIVE initiative has taken the lessons learned and developed a series of events linking projects, careers and STEM education together to provide a meaningful and…


Creation of a Bespoke Degree Programme

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges and universities Promoting construction as a career choice Support for careers advice Training plans Workforce development plans

Redrow Homes decided to engage with several educational establishments to create a bespoke degree focusing on the residential area of construction, which will hopefully result in a much improved industry image. The degree programme has been written collaboratively between Liverpool John Moores University and Coleg Cambria in North Wales, with the programme being delivered at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham. The…


Collaboration Between Scheme Registered Sites to Engage with the Community

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity consultation

Gas distributer Northern Gas Networks (NGN) has introduced a reach-out scheme to make contact with neighbouring Scheme-registered sites and collaborate in community involvement. Use is made of the Scheme’s Construction Map to identify the potential sites which can share individual skills and expertise in supporting and contributing to local communities. In autumn 2016, NGN approached Scheme-registered site in Beverley run…


Use of Nereda Technology to Treat Waste Water

Published 10 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSpill prevention

The objective of the new plant is to address the storm water surge effect on the quality of the waste water being discharged into the River Medlock. This process is identified as ‘Nereda’, a Dutch originated process. The final phase is the start-up, which takes around six months for the biological process to achieve the designated levels of treatment and…