A list of entries tagged with May 2020 innovation

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Upcycling Competition

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges Community liaison Re-use Recycle Schools

The project team came up with the idea of organising, in conjunction with the academy’s design and technology department, an ‘upcycling competition’. The aim of the competition was to challenge pupils to build something using waste timber from the project, including damaged scaffold boards and pallets. The competition really got the pupils thinking about what they could do with the…

Thermal Imaging Camera at Security Hut

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The site has installed a thermal imaging camera at the security hut. The operatives no longer enter the cabin and they now have their temperature checked by the camera which is manned by a security guard. When given the green light operatives sign in using a proximity card.

Staggered Working Schedules to Ensure Social Distancing

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The company are key to establishing staggered working schedules in line with the Government guidelines on social distancing required under the Site Operating Procedures issued. Based on the size of the site and workforce at Canary Wharf Contractor’s Wood Wharf project this is a real challenge. The company have managed to adapt their use of DataScope to set up and…

Promoting the Industry to Schools During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 7 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools

The company have an ongoing commitment to work with local schools to promote the industry and set targets with annual levels of engagement. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions resulting in school closures arranging to visit for these events was not possible. However, the company did not want to suspend this so through innovative thinking, a virtual remote event with presentation…

QR Codes and Videos of Working Methods During Coronavirus

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Teresa Gorham
CategoriesBehaviour Controls Occupational health risks Working methods

The company has begun producing video clips of methods for undertaking specific operations on site to assist with learning and undertaking method statements and risk assessments thus reducing time spent on producing detailed written guidance. The video clips are readily available online and via QR codes so can be reviewed at any time using a smart phone. The clips also…

Providing Biodiversity Net Gain Solutions

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Nicky Paine
CategoriesBiodiversity Certifications Investigation Involvement Monitoring and reporting Specialist input

We are supporting King’s Lynn Internal Drainage Board to achieve Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) on the project. It was essentially a generic construction project, with no requirement for us to achieve BNG during construction of the Pumping Station. However, during construction we decided to go beyond requirements and produce a Biodiversity Metric for the Scheme, enabling us to account for…

Biodegradable Overshoes

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesAir quality Plastics and packaging Post-completion impact Reduce Sustainable procurement Sustainable solutions

As part of Mace’s Time to Act campaign to reduce single use plastics on site, the Hanover Square project team procured oxo-biodegradable overshoes rather than the widely used non-biodegradable overshoes. During fit-out and installation of permanent floor finishes, a significant number of overshoes can be used to access apartments or specific areas each day, creating a high volume of single-use…