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Fully Integrated Environmental Monitoring System

Published 29 February 2016 | Written by Rob McCarthy
CategoriesAir quality Dust Investigation Noise

The Northern Line Extension project is the first major infrastructure scheme to use the fully integrated Sigicom environmental monitoring system in the UK. The web based system provides real time noise, vibration and air quality data through a single interface. In the event of pre-determined thresholds being breached, automated text and email alerts are sent to multiple recipients, so that…

Implementing Alternative Methods for Manhole Systems

Published 12 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSafety plan updated

Alternative methods should be adopted to minimise the risk to operatives. New working practices to reduce the safety risk to operatives, should be continuously sought and implemented. Below is an example of how a site introduced an alternative safety method: A ‘perfect manhole system’ was used, that provided for a safe, quality installation that saved time; This comprised a monolithic precast concrete…

Providing appropriate respiratory protective equipment

Published 5 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs PPE Religious considerations

It is important to identify hazards posed to operatives on site and implement measures to offset the risks. The construction industry poses a number of hazards to operatives, most notably of which being silica and silican dusts. It is important to appropriately inform and protect your workforce to minimise exposure to harmful substances. Below is an example of how a site…