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VR Safety Videos

Published 7 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraining Workforce information

Safety messages need to be communicated clearly and effectively to minimise the risk of injuries on site. New technologies such as virtual reality can be particularly effective at making these messages resonate with workers. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: The site uses short virtual reality clips to promote key safety messages. On such example was…


Reuse of Conductor Rail

Published 7 February 2018 | Written by Fatima Orr-Deen
CategoriesRe-use Reduce

Sites should seek to reduce their impact on the environment by re-using as much material as possible. If possible, materials should always be regenerated and re-used rather than sent to landfill. Our project involved remodelling work on existing rail networks. As part of the project, we assess the length, wear and condition of the existing conductor rails, which provide the…


Providing Bicycles for Travel to Site

Published 18 December 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCycle safety Efficient fuel use Healthy lifestyle advice Re-use Recreation Recycle Travel plans

Considerate constructors should encourage their workforce to lead healthy lives and also protect the environment as much as possible. Cycling provides a way for workers to keep fit and also minimise the project’s impact on the environment. See the examples below for how one site implemented this: The site provided four new bicycles and obtained four recycled bicycles through a…


Site Visit From a Dental Van

Published 18 December 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening

Encouraging health and wellbeing is a crucial part of maintaining a happy and productive workforce. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site organised two visits by Community Dental Services, a mobile social enterprise dentistry service. A dental van visited the site between 10am and 4pm, and visited 13 operatives per visit on 20 minute arranged…


Prezi System for Crane Inductions

Published 18 December 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorkforce information

It is vital that all those on site, particularly those operating complex machinery, are well trained and aware of safety hazards. This will improve health and safety across the whole site. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site worked with the subcontractor to create a Prezi system for crane inductions. The system uses an interactive…


Working with the Community to Build Site Facilities

Published 18 December 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges Community liaison Goodwill

With the need for the construction industry to attract more people into the industry, it is important for sites to work with the community to create opportunities to teach them about the industry. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site contacted a local metalwork company and college to get a number of students to produce…


Double Cloaking of Signage

Published 18 December 2017 | Written by Fatima Orr-Deen
CategoriesReduce Sustainable procurement

Sites should always be seeking ways to reduce waste and therefore minimise their impact on the environment. This also helps meet targets of diverting waste from landfill. Our project involved large scale works on an existing rail network. This requires changing signal signage at each stage of the project to reflect revised signalling arrangements and track layout. Previously, the redundant…


Pulsar Pro LED lighting

Published 18 December 2017 | Written by Fatima Orr-Deen
CategoriesLighting

Safety is of utmost important on sites, particularly those in close proximity to dangerous areas like roads and rail track. Good lighting is essential to operative safety to increase visibility. We used the Pulsar Pro multi-mode, rechargeable LED warning light for traffic control, signalling, hazard awareness, zone demarcations and vehicle safety. These small units are manufactured in shock-resistant plastic, and…


BioDot Survey to Measure Stress On Site

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Recreation Rest Stress

Stress can lead to or be caused by mental health problems. Monitoring of stress and taking action to reduce stress can vastly improve someone’s mental health. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site conducted a BioDot survey of the workforce as part of Stress Awareness Week. BioDots are a small adhesive dot placed on a…


Inclined Travelling Formwork

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesProcedures Working methods

To ensure the safety of all on site, efforts must be made to adapt working methods to suit each unique site and addressing the challenges each site brings. See the examples below for how one Crossrail site resolved a challenge: The temporary works solution for the secondary lining of the Eastern Ticket Hall escalator tunnel (ES2) at Farringdon Crossrail station…


Brush for Cleaning Hydromill Cutter Wheels

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Working methods

It is important that site management respond to and action safety concerns raised by their workforce. The dangers of manual handling should always be considered and reduced where possible. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The Hydromill is used for the excavation of the D Wall panels. During this process ‘muck’ such as clay remains attached…


Tunnel Plugs

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal and special needs Working methods

Projects based in busy areas such as train networks need to be mindful of the safety of those around the site, ensuring that travel is not disturbed by the works. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The contractor wanted to keep the London Underground services running throughout the weekend while they removed existing tunnel rings as…


Auralisation Animation to Reduce Noise Pollution

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Noise

One of the most common challenges facing construction sites is the impact of noise on the surrounding neighbourhood. Traditional hoarding offers little acoustic protection, so sites need to seek different methods of mitigating noise pollution. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: As the work needed to be conducted 24/7, the site proposed a 12m high acoustic…


Working with the National Citizen Service

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Clients Community liaison

Contractors should work to establish links with the local community and youth groups to encourage young people to consider a career in construction. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: The site worked closely with the client’s project team to develop links with the National Citizen Service (NCS). The National Citizen Service is an initiative aimed at…


Walking Piling Gate

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Rivers/watercourses Working methods

Exceptional sites are those that seek new and safer ways of completing their project, keeping in mind efficiency and time constraints. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site civil engineering team developed a ‘Walking Piling Gate’ for installing large diameter cylindrical piles over water through the dock. The development of this gate reduces the need…