Tags

A list of entries tagged with November 2016 innovation

Return to previous page

Championing CCS Values

Published 16 January 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Scheme champion Scheme posters/banners

Promoting the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s values shows an individual effort to lead by example. The examples below show how one site manager demonstrated this: The site manager has demonstrated innovation and initiative by his championing of CCS values and principles beyond his own to site, to create changes to client restrictions, and assist other contractors to raise their compliance with…


Reducing Dust Exposure from Drilling

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Implementation Improvement Occupational health risks

Dust is a concern for health risk as well as being a nuisance for neighbours. One site managed the harmful impacts of silica dust caused by drilling as detailed below: The project has developed a state of the art drilling rig that automates a repetitive hole drilling process (removing operative HAVS issues associate with drilling 250,000 holes) that also has…


100% Recycled Products for Ducting

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Sustainable source

Sustainable working methods and materials can also be more effective for the job. The example below shows how one site demonstrated this: The site team proposed 100% sustainable/recycled products for ducting; This is made of cardboard made from sustainable sources with recycled plastic for strengthening and joints; It is lightweight and arrives in flat pack and consequently the whole building…


Customer Journey

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesClients Community liaison

Keeping the community involved in the project is important for community relations. It can be a learning experience for both the public and the contractor. The example below shows how one site achieved this: The site is participating in a new resident liaison officer’s highly innovative initiative entitled the “Customer Journey” which has taken traditional communications, operations and other activities…


Practical Solutions for Disabled Operators

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultants Disadvantaged groups Employed

Practical solutions should be provided for disabled workers. The example below shows how one site achieved this: As an example of the site’s approach to diversity and to encourage new, under-represented into the industry, the Site Management worked with the Tower Crane Supplier, one of the sub-contractors and the HSE to develop a seat-based adaptation to the crane’s dead man’s…


Hypo Hydrant

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedications

Providing the necessary emergency service and equipment is vital on-site. The example below shows how one site demonstrated this: The site manager has provided outside the lift at each floor level what he has entitled a “Hypo Hydrant”, which is a prominently-labelled box containing products suitable to assist any persons with Type 1 diabetes, such as himself, who might at…


Child safety video

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChild safety

Engaging young people with site safety is best done through hands on interactive experiences. The example below shows how one site achieved this: The site challenged one of the adjacent primary schools to develop a means to engage the pupils with Site Safety; The staff and students (6 and 7 year olds) of the school responded by producing an inspirational…


Visualisation of the works

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRisk information

Being able to theoretically walk through the works and processes improves the understanding of potential and expected safety risks. One site demonstrated this through the example below: Ortho-mosaic imaging combined with drone photos and CAD data are used to create a file that can be walked through, in a similar way to that found on Google Earth; The tool is…


Dust suppression

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories

Dust is a prevalent issue on any construction site and therefore innovative methods to reduce its impact on local communities and the workforce should always be attempted for development. The below example shows how one site achieved this: Site is on an area of chalk sub base and has been especially difficult to reduce or suppress dust effectively during the…


Permit to park

Published 9 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesParking

Congested roads can cause a lot of frustration for the local community, especially when other cars are occupying their spaces. The examples below demonstrate how one site managed this problem: Due to the spread out nature of this project and the need for vehicles to park on public roads a new controlled “Permit to Park” system has been introduced; All…


Healthy Feet, Happy Team!

Published 19 October 2016 | Written by Theresa Crampsie
CategoriesCleaning regime Drying

On site we were looking at ways to improve our drying room facilities to enable the teams to dry their boots ready for the winter. We looked at the classic methods of tumble drying and plug in boot dryers but don’t have the space, and these break down easily due to over use. They also use a lot of electricity…


Dumpmaster used to reduce manual handling

Published 6 June 2016 | Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesControls Initiatives Occupational health risks Safety plan updated

The Site Team working at Queens Hill Primary School in Norwich are currently using a Dumpmaster which aids the workforce with manual handling issues. We have wheelie bins around the site of different colours which are for each of the different trades. These are then wheeled to a central location where the skips are lined up. The wheelie bin is placed inside…