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Auto Brake Panel Trolley

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Working methods

Following a review of conventional trolleys, a highly manoeuvrable multi-wheel trolley with inbuilt safety features was developed to improve the transport of flat materials such as plaster boards etc. around this large and complex site, reducing the inherent occupational health risks that come with manual handling. To find out more, click on the download below.


MEWP Mate

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSupplier 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,…


New School Orientation

Published 4 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges Goodwill Residents Schools

The client has been concerned about the large number of people who will all start in the new school building in August – there will be over 700 pupils plus teaching and support staff. As a result, the company has introduced a number of initiatives as part of a familiarisation strategy. These initiatives include: “Z cards” – pocket sized school…


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…


Promoting Ultra Site Registration

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPromoting supply chain registration Public Scheme posters/banners Scheme vehicle stickers Signage Social media Supply chain

Tarmac have developed some ideas on how Considerate Constructors Scheme Site and Ultra Site registrations can be more appropriately promoted on highways and utility projects by the use of existing signage, cones, machinery etc. The ideas involve using cone sleeves (700mm cones) to promote #loveconstruction, the Construction Map, Ultra Site status and/or site/company registration, cone flags (flags that are supported…


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. To find out more, click on…


Effibot

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

Effibot is a mobile tracking cart made by French start-up Effidence, which is now available to all sites throughout the company and can carry a safe working load of up to 250KG around any site. Effibot has a battery life of up to eight hours, which reduces the impact of manual handling to site operatives. To find out more about…


Barrier Ballast Blocks

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers

The Berkeley Homes site at Hollyfields is the first site to use Actavo’s Barrier Ballast Blocks, which clip onto site barriers providing a very clean, tidy and effective solution to stabilising hooped barrier gates at pedestrian cross-over points to stop them blowing over in the wind. To find out more, please click on the links below.


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 Supplier 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. For more information, click on the links 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…