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Temporary MOVA Traffic Management System

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPublic diversions Routes Traffic management arrangements

A temporary MOVA traffic management system was implemented on a busy roundabout where improvement works were taking place. Due to the large volumes of traffic using the site, maintaining proactive traffic control and management, including retaining controlled pedestrian crossings, was critical during construction. The team developed the idea of operating a MOVA control on a temporary traffic light system. This…


Fault Alert System for Dewatering Equipment

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIncident procedures Management policy Water saving measures

The site used dewatering equipment that was installed with telemetry. This means that any malfunctions with the float switch activation will result in an alert. Any faults could result in serious flooding out of hours. However, the system is working 24/7 so if this did occur a response can be quickly organised. This system has the potential to prevent large…


Bespoke Maintenance Plate

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris Occupational health risks Working methods

The site used a bespoke maintenance plate to aid in pulling the top wire on a transmission tower. The new plate design allows for the block (or pulley) required to pull the new wire to be hung just outside of the top of the steel structure. Previously the block had to be attached within the structure by removing steel bars in…


Fire and Rescue Presence on Site

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBoundary security Property security Site security Supervision

Humberside Fire and Rescue Services (HFRS) have an appliance and operatives on site to assist the site’s Emergency Response Team by being on duty through the night when the team is not there. The funding given to HFRS is passed on to the local community. It is potentially the first time a public facility has been hired in this way.


Permit Indicating Hi-Vis

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls PPE Protected and controlled access Site specific induction Supervision Supervision Workforce information

The site often give out permits for various tasks. In order to determine who has been properly briefed, the site has procured company branded hi-vis waistcoats carrying the wording “I have the _____ permit”. These are handed out by the Site Manager at the time of issuing the permit and returned upon completion of the works or at the end…


Remote Control Balcony Fixing System

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInjuries Occupational health risks Vehicle enhancements Working methods

The site have reduced the risks associated with installing balconies. This has been done through using precast balconies that are installed with a remote control device and a pin. The pin is used to lock the balcony in a temporary position whilst the permanent fixings are installed. This method requires less working at height than standard balcony installation.


Colour Coded Tagging for Lifting Equipment

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement Training Workforce information

The site has developed colour coded plastic tags, that are used to identify the status of every item of lifting equipment such as chains, slings and shackles. Following validation of respective testing certificates and associated method statements, each component that is used in everyday operation is coded. The colour coding provides time restricted approval. This enables surety of equipment to…


Flexible Crane Exclusion Zones

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Boundary security Controls Driver information Protected and controlled access Supervision Vehicle enhancements Workforce information Working methods

The standard anti-collision system allows for exclusion zones to be set up by a controller at the base of the crane. These zones are set as ‘permanent’ unless changed by the supplier (SMIE) technician, with the operator only being able to turn the zone off to enable engaging free-slew when the crane is not operating. The issue with this standard…


Tethering Items for Working at Height

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris Initiatives Supervision Supplier engagement Working methods

The site are using nut sockets which can easily have a lanyard attached so that they can be tethered to an operative. A nut which needs to be fixed is then placed in the socket and a small screw holds it in place. The first few turns of the nut on the thread secure the nut after which the socket…


Sludge Removing Robot

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

The site works consist of the demolition of a non-operational gas holder. Rather than using an operative to remove the sludge from within the holder, the site team are using a robodozer. This is a remote controlled bulldozer that is small enough to fit into confined spaces but has the capacity for carrying out waste removal work. This significantly cuts…


Chatty Cards

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Mental health Stress Worker fatigue

Chatty Cards are a stand-alone development from Sir Robert McAlpine’s Chatty Café initiative. They are cards with feelings and phrases printed on them which can enable an individual to find the words to express how they feel. This can also allow for a private conversation in a crowded workplace. The cards are now available commercially as an independent initiative derived…


Static Plastic Paper Posters

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Client permission Posters

This project was a short duration where many of the finishes to walls were completed early meaning the display of posters could result in stains or damage to new paintwork. The client also controlled the communal areas and were unhappy about having posters displayed on their walls. To resolve this, the site sourced ‘static’ plastic paper that adheres to walls…


Temporary Access Way for Island Platform

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal and special needs Obstruction Sensitivity to neighbours Unloading Utility works

During this rail project the team were required to gain access to an island platform for materials, plant, and equipment. To do this, they used 2400mm x 1200mm wide x 300mm polystyrene blocks that were covered with steel road plates. This built a three metre wide temporary access way which is level with both platforms and is capable of carrying…


SRM System

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCertifications Monitoring Supply chain

This sited uses an SRM system to monitor all vehicles and deliveries. It also holistically tracks, monitors and projects environmental risks. The system provides the following benefits: Reduces risk to the project. Monitors all deliveries and vehicle movements (not just timber) such as concrete, waste, fuel and fit-out deliveries. Eliminates manual data handling and human error/misjudgement. Ensures compliance. Sends alerts…


Robotic Concrete Cutter

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Mobile machinery Noise Occupational health risks Sensitivity to neighbours

To minimise the risk of vibration and to reduce noise and dust, the site researched the potential of a robotic concrete cutter and crusher for use in forming an opening in a very thick concrete bunker wall in a confined area. The robotic concrete cutter provided flexibility for effective work in a confined space and the quiet, electric-powered hydraulics allowed…