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Nature Detectives

Published 27 January 2022 | Written by Sury Patel
CategoriesEducation

Nature Detectives is an initiative to encourage children, families, and also adults to engage in detecting what other ‘residents’ are making their homes. They are doing this on the estate by recording activity at bat boxes, bird boxes and swift bricks together with sightings of badgers, foxes, various butterflies, insects and different birds. ‘Detective Kits’ are provided for children with…


OHL Jumper Measuring Kit

Published 13 January 2022 | Written by Allan Smith
CategoriesControls Risk assessments

This is a working at height proposal to install a clamp at high level on the pylon allowing installation of the jumper connection in a safer manner. The jumper is what connects the OHL conductor from one side of the tower to the other on a tension tower. A suspension tower has continuous conductor running though the fittings but on…


Thermocouple to Assess Concrete Strength in Real Time

Published 23 August 2021 | Written by Danica Chambers
CategoriesInspection

This contractor is using a thermocouple to assess concrete strength. The thermocouple is fixed by cable ties and then connected to the wireless transmitter. The contractor will then cast and pour the concrete and using the web portal view the results Using this method of concrete testing has benefits for the project which are: The requirement for manually making cubes…


Speaking Newsletter Card for Neighbours that Struggle to Read

Published 23 August 2021 | Written by Danica Chambers
CategoriesNewsletters Regular updates of progress

One of the contractors site team members was made aware that one of the neighbours that the monthly newsletters get posted to does not know how to read. To overcome this issue they created a voice recording of them reading the newsletter into a greeting card, similar to those that make a noise when you open them. This has been…