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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…


ES2 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…


Shaping Your World

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by Gavin Thomas
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison

Generation Z (11-15 year olds) are heavy users of social media and need content to share on their accounts so to appeal to that, we’ve created the Avatar builder as a great way for them to quickly create fun and shareable content and start them thinking about the role they might play in the built environment. To create your avatar,…


Reshaping Trailer Safety

Published 24 October 2017 | Written by Vicki Dingwall
CategoriesBarriers Working methods

At Hinkley Point C Bylor recently trialled a new prototype safety system used for unloading trailers. The trailer provides a safe and clear access point for plant to unload the trailer, and also provides a walkway with handrails for Steel fixers to manually access a load. The trailer ensures that Steel fixers do not need to climb in, around and…


Wireless Alarm Beacon: Vibration and Heritage Management

Published 6 October 2017 | Written by Joe Walsh
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CSJV were required to demolish a large passenger walkway directly through a Grade 1 listed building with occupied office and commercial space immediately adjacent on either side. CSJV also have a responsibility to protect our workforce and have therefore banned the use of mobile phones across all of our projects. Consequently, a typical web based monitoring system which relies on…


A Day in the Life of…

Published 3 October 2017 | Written by Mirna Ayoubi
CategoriesCareers advice Promoting Construction campaign Social media

As part of our involvement in the community we began to realise that younger students did not realise the realms of opportunity the construction industry offers in terms of careers. We wanted to portray this in a fun and relevant way so we strapped a Go Pro to our Senior Project Manager and asked him to film for us what…