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Temporary MOVA Traffic Management System

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPedestrian safety Planning of traffic routes

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
CategoriesEmergency preparedness 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 objects

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…


Flexible Crane Exclusion Zones

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControlled access Controls and expected behaviours

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 objects

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…


Static Plastic Paper Posters

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

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…


Tagging System for Temporary Works

Published 21 October 2019 | Written by Jane King
CategoriesRisk assessments

The site has been using colour coded plastic tags to identify the inspection status of every item of lifting equipment, chains, slings, shackles etc. for some time. They are fixed to each component used in every lifting operation, following validation of respective testing certificates and associated method statements, and they provide time restricted approval. This enables surety of equipment to…


Flexible Working Pilot Scheme

Published 21 October 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFeedback Workforce development plans

The pilot was introduced to try and bring our working practices in line with other industries who are more open to change, recognising the need to acknowledge that millennials will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020. The shifting employee demographic expectations are such that without change we as an industry run the risk of discouraging new talent and…


Plastic Packaging Prize Draw

Published 15 October 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInvolvement Promoting achievements

Morgan Sindall are dedicated to reducing their plastic waste, one area they have identified as a target is a reduction on the amount of plastic delivered to site as packaging. The process involves monitoring the deliveries to site and each delivery which contains zero plastic waste results in an entry into the site competition. The winning supply chain member is…


Demonstrations of Brake Reaction Testing and ‘Beer Goggles’ to Simulate Impaired Driving

Published 15 October 2019 | Written by Nicholas O'Connell
CategoriesCoaching for unsafe actions Positive reinforcement for good safety practices Substance dependence cessation

To further promote safety for vulnerable road users in line with CLOCS, as well as promoting employee safety, a member of Kildare County Council held a road safety and drink awareness talk onsite. Discussing issues and giving role-play demonstrations such as: Managing Driving for Work Alcohol consumption effects Local accident hotspots Speed limits in the regional area Impaired vision due…