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Magic Therapy Sessions

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress Worker fatigue

Ballymore have started monthly ‘magic therapy sessions’ at their Royal Wharf project. The therapy is used to provide a short break from the stresses of work and life. The therapy has been successful in reducing employee stress. Evidence of this was shown when the therapy successfully calmed the tension between two staff members who were previously arguing. Staff at Ballymore…


Full-time Onsite Psychoanalyst

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress Training

On their Royal Wharf project, Ballymore have invested in the expertise of Mr Denis Hevey who is now their full time resident psychoanalyst. Denis specialises in mindset evolving, coaching, and positive performance. Workshops are provided for both Ballymore and Trade Contractors which focus on team building, collaboration and personal development. By appointing a resident psychoanalyst, Ballymore aim to improve relationships…


Digital Screen Mounted to Hoarding

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunication Community notice board First Impressions standards Initial impressions Signage Site, company and out of hours contact information

On their Ponteland Schools & Leisure Centre project, Kier have trialled a digital programme to provide more information to the public and convey key messages to their supply chain, operatives and staff. The programme displays the real time progress of the site and also provides detailed information on the project for the public. It is displayed on a 55″ screen…


Special Arrangements for Colleagues with Children

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFinancial advice Stress Worker fatigue

WDC have provided vital support to one of their employees who has been granted joint custody of his children. Due to his working hours, the employee has to take his children to a childminder. The site have made special arrangements to allow the employee to leave work in order to do this and have also agreed to cover the cost…


Helping EU Personnel Prepare for Brexit

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Management attitudes Minority groups

The site are providing assistance to their EU personnel about how to gain Settled Status prior to Britain leaving the EU. There is a notice in the canteen about the assistance available and the method. The site also conducted a PLOW meeting devoted to how to apply.


RAPID System for Hazard Reduction

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Identification of near misses Recording accidents Workforce information

The site has incorporated a new system for quantifying risk potential. It follows the steps: Record, Apply, Pin-point, Inform, Develop (RAPID). The tool has been developed to eliminate occupational illness/ disease. It aims to reduce/ eliminate health risks from commencement of design through to the construction stage. The process is to analyse the volume and type of hazard data recorded,…


Fatigue Control System

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Attitudes Protected and controlled access Signing in Signing out Supervision Worker fatigue Workforce information

To address fatigue, the site access control system flags up when operatives have exceeded certain trigger points. This temporarily stops their access to the site. They are then asked to complete a questionnaire on fatigue devised by HealthWORKS Newcastle. Chill out zones are set up so everyone is able to find time to relax away from the working environment.


Symons House Scheme Video

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Clients Management review Public Scheme posters/banners

The site team at Symons House have been highly proactive in promoting a positive image of the construction industry. Their works consisted of the construction of a twenty-three storey student residential block close to Leeds city centre including the demolition of an existing four storey office block on the site. Throughout, the project they have been addressing areas of the…


Visual Quick Hitch Indicator

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Vehicle enhancements Working methods

Quick hitch systems generally have an automated alarm to identify when a bucket is in place. However, this site are trialling a system which uses LED lights on the boom to provide a visual indication of when a bucket is hitched. Together both the audible and visual indicators provide further assurance that the bucket is safely connected to the machine.


All Bright Road Lining

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLighting Roads

Tarmac have developed ‘all bright’ road lining which incorporates crystals. The purpose of these crystals is to make the road lining clearer for drivers, helping them to follow the markings whilst travelling at night. This road lining is four times brighter and more durable than standard lining which increases safety to road users.


Boltless Trapezoidal Tunnel Lining

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Offsite construction Prefabrication Worker fatigue Working methods

The Carnwath Road Riverside tunnelling team have pioneered the design and use of a boltless trapezoidal tunnel lining. The design eliminates associated HAVS exposure for ring building operatives. Operatives no longer have to reach and stretch to get to bolt pockets with heavy spanners thus reducing manual handling risks. Noise levels are reduced which aids essential communication during ring building…


Tunnel Boring Machine Shove Bracket Lifting System

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

For the tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be launched within the SCL Chamber a shove frame was required to act as a reaction frame to start the drive. The design of the TBM shoving system require BMB to think of a handling system for the operative to lift up heavy duty brackets weighing approx. 400kg each. The shoving system was…


Camouflage Banner

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Signage

Due to site restrictions on available space, the Site Accommodation is double stacked to the rear of the site with very close overlooking neighbours. The upper tier of the units are above the height of the boundary wall and the team decided that grey welfare units are not an ideal sight to be looking at daily. A local signage company…


Eave Ear Defence System

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Recording accidents Worker fatigue Working methods

The adoption of an innovation in hearing health by Erith Group has set a new benchmark in hearing conservation and noise management. Erith utilised the Eave system during the demolition of a gas drum in Stevenage. The system compromises of an IoT (Internet of Things) smart ear defender (the FocusLite) and its associated noise analysis and risk management cloud-based platform…


Dry Vapour Unit to Reduce Odours

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by Hayley Breach
CategoriesAir quality Hazardous substance storage Reduce Sensitivity to neighbours Sustainable solutions Water saving measures

The site team have installed a Dry Vapour unit which, through a system of temporary pipework, releases dry vapour that prevents the release of nuisance odours from the site’s tank. The vapour that is produced captures and neutralises hydrogen sulphide, ammonia, methane, and other heavy odours. The unit uses between 1 and 2.5 litres of water per week (depending on…