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Safety System for Crane Drivers

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Safety plan updated Training Vehicle enhancements

The site team have installed an innovative safety feature onto their Wolff Luffing Jib Tower Crane. It has been fitted with the latest ‘Articrane i-Raptor Davit Crane Rescue System’ with a body stretcher on the high level driver’s platform. In the event of an emergency, such as a heart attack, this feature will get a crane driver back to ground….


Hydraulic Punch Driver

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

The site are using a battery powered hydraulic punch driver. It has an aluminium head which is designed to rotate at 360 degrees. This enables the operator to use the punch in a confined space. This helps avoid injury as manual handling is reduced and there is no longer a need to use a jig saw within an awkward position….


Punjabi Language MEWP Test

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Employed Feedback Inclusion Language Differences Minority groups Training

The site encountered a problem with Punjabi speaking concrete workers failing the MEWP training. Upon further investigation they found that the IPAF do not provide the test in Punjabi despite it being the UK’s third most spoken language according to last UK census. The site team created a case study regarding the addition of a Punjabi language test paper and…


Safety Conversation Starters

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Workforce consultation Workforce information

BAM Construction’s Capital Square Office Development in Edinburgh has introduced Safety Conversation Starters. These are cards that have been designed to instigate safety discussions during toolbox talks with operatives, safety meetings and workshops carried out by health and safety management. There are 12 main topics on the cards for example; access/egress, lifting operations, falling objects and safety in the office….


LED Stop and Go Boards

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLighting Traffic marshal Visitor information

The site have incorporated LED illuminated manual stop and go boards. These provide many benefits starting with greatly improved visibility and hence safety for operatives. The ability to respond quickly and efficiently to reported problems, particularly at night when the system is combined with halo-light fitted hardhats, increases road safety for all. This is an improvement to a long standing…


Silt Bag System for Site Water Run Off

Published 25 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDrainage Efficient energy use Efficient fuel use Energy saving measures Reduce Site environmental plan Surface water Sustainable solutions Water saving measures

Following the enabling works to the site, it was discovered that the site was accumulating surface water, which was not naturally draining away due to ground conditions. In collaboration with SEPA, a system was designed to drain away all surface water on site into the drainage network. The system developed is an innovative environmentally friendly system, the drainage is all…


Learning a language with Duolingo

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences Language Differences Minority groups Recognition Reward

At South Quay Plaza (SQP), we value the diversity of our workforce and inclusivity is important to us, therefore a number of Berkeley Managers have embarked on a mission to learn the basics of a language which is common on site using Duolingo. Even simple phrases such as ‘hello’, ‘good morning’ and ‘how are you’ have made a positive impact…


Achieving ‘Investors in Diversity’ (IiD) Standard

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Cultural needs Diversity Equality Harassment Inappropriate language Management attitudes

This company’s vision for FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) is to create an industry-leading culture with inclusive and inspiring workplaces. They will embed FREDIE principles into all areas of their business which will transform how they work with their people, customers and communities and supply chain. Galliford Try Highways has been conditionally awarded the Investors in Diversity…


CCS Awareness Week

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by PJ Choi
CategoriesCommunication Public Social media

As part of our commitment to promoting the company values and a positive industry image, Mace created a social media campaign on Twitter to target each element of the Considerate Constructors Scheme Code of Practice in the form of a daily tweet. It not only communicates how important the areas of Appearance, Community, Safety, Workforce and Environment are to us…


iTrack Driver Behaviour Monitoring

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by PJ Choi
CategoriesCompany vehicles Noise Operative conduct and behaviour Procedures Sensitivity to neighbours Supervision Supply chain

Despite putting a range of controls in place to influence driver behaviours, the project continued to be challenged with speeding, periodic erratic driving and the associated consequences (needless noise increases, endangering pedestrians, dust creation, generating poor perceptions, spillages of concrete and concrete washout etc.). With a steady trend of transgressions and ever increasing volumes of site traffic, the project was…


Harmful Noise Reducing Ear Defenders

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks PPE Worker fatigue

The site manager has discussed introducing electronic ear defenders which amplify ambient sounds to enhance the wearer’s awareness of their environment whilst providing hearing protection for sounds that are above 82 decibels. These have the benefit over traditional ear defenders or plugs given that noise is not entirely eliminated below this level. This allows the wearer to communicate with their…


Instaboom GS6 Overhead Barrier

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by John Quarless
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers Boundary security Protected and controlled access Roads Site security Traffic management

This mobile barrier is a solar powered solution to overhead protection. It is a first in the industry and there is currently nothing similar on the market. Currently, the industry relies on signs, goalposts and blue cones. A system that stops a vehicle that is too high from passing through was needed and the Instaboom GSX barrier does this through a…


Increasing Safety with Brick Jackets

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHousekeeping Safety signage Scaffold protection Tidiness

The company uses proprietary ‘brick jackets’, branded with the company logo, to protect bricks from the frost and the rain. The jackets also keep the bricks in neat stacks and prevent them from being accidentally knocked over and spilling onto the scaffold, where they become a trip hazard. The jackets are manufactured in bright colours, so are clearly visible to…


Redevelopment of a Community Area

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBranding Communication Community liaison Enclosures First Impressions standards Goodwill Scheme posters/banners Signage

Part of the redevelopment of Fosse Park, the Fosse Park Community Area started life as a conceptual idea that an area could be provided for the local community to view the project from a position of safety on a platform overlooking the site. Since the original concept, this has now developed into a much more practical opportunity to engage the…


Improved Workwear

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultation Drying Feedback Laundering

Research shows that creating a positive work culture can do wonders for productivity. If you establish a work culture that employees are excited to be part of, they’ll be happier with their jobs. Happier employees are more likely to exceed expectations! Crofton Interiors adopts this ethos in all areas of the business, therefore changing the workwear to suit the needs…