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Coronavirus Community Oasis

Published 14 December 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity engagement Support for local charities

The company has built on their support for local care centres and health organisations by creating a ‘Coronavirus Community Oasis’ initiative to provide restful areas for key workers. These consist of tables, benches and planters constructed by the company from recycled materials and providing bespoke contained landscaping and planted with seasonal flowers and bulbs. The community mental health centre near…


Contact Tracing Sensor

Published 14 December 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth risk assessments and monitoring

This site has around 1000 operatives onsite with the majority of them involved in fit out work. Whilst ‘large bubble’ working has been introduced for the separate buildings the site is vulnerable to a positive test causing a substantial proportion of the workforce to have to self-isolate on what is a government deemed key project. Therefore the site has purchased…


Cyclist and Motorist Advanced Warning at Side Road Crossings

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Richard Hughes
CategoriesCLOCS Cycle safety

As part of the Stoneferry corridor works in Hull, Colas UKP, Clearview Intelligence and Hull CC have developed a visual advanced warning system to advise motorists of passing cyclists prior to entering side road junctions. The system utilises a combination of DfT amber/red IRS2 road studs in ‘strings’ coupled with active cycle detector cabinets and Lidar detectors set some 40m…


Digital Safe Counters for Successful Social Distancing

Published 26 October 2020 | Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesCanteen

With coronavirus protection at the forefront of everyone’s mind and ensuring the project remains both safe, and compliant with government guidelines, the project team have worked with the security team to install an automated head counter into the drying/changing rooms. A large project subsequently means a large workforce and keeping everyone on site safe is a priority. A sensor is…


Alternative Stair Nosing Protection

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics

The new installation of a stick-on stair protector benefits both the environment and safety of the workforce. Historically, the project used single-use, hard plastic nosing protectors on staircases. These were not durable and so would break easily on regular footfall in stair wells. This not only became a hazard due to the loose or broken ends but would also be…


Room Occupancy Monitoring

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by Andy Packwood
CategoriesCleaning and maintenance regime Suitable/accessible separate facilities

What is it? The Room Occupancy Monitoring system counts how many people enter the room through the ‘in’ door and how many people exit through the ‘out’ door. The system keeps track of the room occupancy level against the set room capacity. The system has a display at the entrance to the room showing level of occupancy in the room…


Environmental Pocket Guide

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by Ana Cunha Oliveira
CategoriesEducation Investigation for environmental events Notice board

The Environmental Team published an Environmental Pocket Guide that is issued to all of the operational staff. Its purpose is to raise awareness of key environmental issues onsite, building on Keltbray’s internal onsite environmental awareness training course by providing an easily accessible and pocket-able point of reference that is relevant to all of the project’s operations. The pocket guide covers…


Introducing Cargo Bikes into the Construction Industry

Published 4 May 2020 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesConserve of energy

Cargo bikes are bicycles that have been specifically designed to carry goods of various sizes and weights. The bicycles come in a variety of forms between two, three and four wheeled custom-built frames. Many bikes are now fitted with electric pedal assist motors to help riders manage their daily activities. The Mayor, through TfL, is working with London boroughs, businesses…