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Cancer Awareness Course

Published 8 January 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraining plans

The site has appointed a ‘Cancer Champion’, David Armstrong, who is a cancer survivor. David recognised that construction is still a male dominated industry, and believes that men are reluctant to seek medical attention until it is often late. At the National Horizons Centre, Wates launched an on site Cancer Awareness Course, a course which Wates will soon be introducing…


Wall of Fame and Social Media

Published 8 January 2019 | Written by James Smith
CategoriesCommunity engagement Social media Support for local charities

We have been working on a Wall of Fame, located on our prominent West elevation facing the Leeds Merrion Shopping Centre. Yorkshire legends have been put up on the wall, to select a name we have generated voting polls via LinkedIn and show the results on that social media platform and Instagram. Some of our posts have received over 9,000…


Concrete Washout

Published 8 January 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEngage with community facilities Water saving measures

The washout was required to address the concerns of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) regarding the potential harm associated with the release of highly alkaline (high pH) waters into the environment during concreting and grouting. The concrete washout was required to capture and treat wash water generated from the washing of truck mixer chutes on concrete delivering lorries. The…


Kieropoly

Published 8 January 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity engagement Promoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries

Kier has developed a game called ‘Kieropoly’ in efforts to demolish common misconceptions of construction and to build understanding through a combination of fun, myth-busting questions along with technical construction questions. The students’ knowledge of construction is tested as they battle against each other as they answer questions and respond to scenarios and true and false quizzes that are unique…


Operative Recognition Scheme

Published 10 December 2018 | Written by Elaine Kendall
CategoriesWorkforce recognition programmes

The site team have launched a new operative recognition initiative which incorporates measures to seek improvements in all sections of the code. Each month, points are awarded to operatives and subcontractors for car sharing, submission of safety observations and good ideas, daily number of steps completed, completion of Considerate Constructors Scheme e-learning courses, participation in local community engagement activities, outstanding…


Pre-Fabricated Sprinklers

Published 29 November 2018 | Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesPrefabrication

The Mace LSE Delivery Team along with Dornan Engineering and Ultra Sure Fire have excelled using their experience and knowledge of pre-fabrication and the associated health, safety and wellbeing benefits with a ground breaking innovation. This has been the first project to completely pre-fabricate sprinkler and dry riser installations. The entire works have been 100% manufactured and developed off-site with…


Snapchat Lens

Published 31 October 2018 | Written by Tom Hook
CategoriesColleges and universities Community engagement Social media

The LSE CBR project is at the heart of the LSE campus and therefore has lots of interaction with the neighbouring students and staff. As part of Freshers Week 2018, we designed a Snapchat lens and filter for students around the campus, advertised on posters and our Freshers Fair stand. The lens could be activated by simply taking a photo…


Upcycling PPE

Published 18 December 2017 | Written by Stephen Penwill
CategoriesCircular economy PPE

Whilst clearing out the welfare changing rooms to remove used PPE from a previous subcontractor and make space for a new subcontractor, ten bin bags full of old PPE and clothing was collected, including hard hats, boots, hi-vis vests, coats and trousers. Instead of throwing the old PPE in the skip, it was upcycled for a new purpose in the…