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Bespoke Paintbrush Washing Area

Published 6 August 2018 | Written by CWCL Sustainability Team
CategoriesHarvesting rainwater Hazardous substance storage Re-use

The logistics team at Wood Wharf noticed that there was a considerable need for suitable paintbrush washing facilities as the project reached fit out. However, the only washout stations on the market were small and not suitable for a project this size. In response to the need, the team have designed and built three stations which have been allocated around…


Smart Metering System for Temporary Electrics and Water

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnvironmental policy promoted Monitoring Site environmental plan

Environmental impact can never be effectively managed if consumption is not accurately monitored. See the examples below for how one Ultra Site achieved this: The site introduced a smart metering system to automatically read, record and send monthly energy and water consumption data to the sustainability team and project management team so they can monitor the cost and efficiency of running the site;…


CLOCS Monitoring App

Published 16 May 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns CLOCS Reporting Workforce information

The industry’s enthusiastic uptake of the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) initiative comes with it the need to keep track of a site’s performance against the CLOCS Standard. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The company has produced their own CLOCS monitoring app which enables them to improve efficiency and increase compliance standards. The app…


English language programme for foreign workers

Published 4 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLiteracy training Personal development Training

Good communication between operatives is essential to the safety of all of those on site. In particular, it is helpful if operatives speak the same language to ensure clear understanding of instructions. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site went further than providing on-site language training for its foreign workers and instead worked with a…


Interactive Hoardings

Published 16 June 2017 | Written by Gavin Thomas
CategoriesCommunication Enclosures First Impressions campaign Viewing points

At Kier we believe that first impressions and site appearance play a massive part in how we are viewed by the outside world, neighbours, passers-by and the workforce. At our scheme Sports Park 2 we introduced a silhouette of a Sea Binocular to our hoarding to act as a viewing hole to the site. We then placed a weather proof…


Blue light exclusion zone initiative

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Lighting Mobile machinery Scheme vehicle stickers Vehicle enhancements

On sites operating heavy duty machinery, it is essential that safety measures are in place to prevent accidents. Operatives should be made aware of dangerous equipment and clear safety signage should be in place. Even experienced operatives can be injured by moving plant due to a variety of factors, including complacency and lack of communication between operatives and plant drivers….