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Electronic GRAHAM Wellbeing Hub

Published 16 May 2018 | Written by Caroline Gee
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Intranet Mental health Worker fatigue

GRAHAM have developed an online portal to manage their wellbeing programme more effectively, allowing employees to self-manage diagnostics, appointments and gain access to additional wellbeing support resources including videos on wellbeing subjects and access to national and local wellbeing services. Accessible through the intranet for staff and employees the GRAHAM Wellbeing Hub promotes key wellbeing messages to everyone, from the…

Phone Home Room

Published 14 May 2018 | Written by Nyron Higgins
CategoriesMental health Phone Recreation Rest Stress Wi-Fi

Mount Anvil has introduced a room on all our sites with Free WiFi and a tablet if needed, to enable the workforce to contact their family whilst at work. This is to help combat stress and mental health issues related to those who work away from home and have minimal contact with their loved ones. These rooms have proved a…

Human Behaviour and Safety

Published 9 April 2018 | Written by Mark Harriman
CategoriesStress Worker fatigue Workforce consultation

Tarmac’s maintenance contract for Walsall Council entered into a study along with Emily Kitson of Surrey Business School. The study was to understand how stress can affect a person’s safety while at work. The outcome has been to feed this information back to our HR teams to be included for future recruitment tests, and also so that HR understand that…

On-site rest stop for delivery drivers and driver fatigue brochure

Published 26 March 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Driver information Showers Toilets Worker fatigue Workforce information

1 in 5 driver deaths in Ireland can be attributed to driver fatigue. Sites should consider the wellbeing of all drivers connected to the site and ensure they are well-rested to minimise the risk of road accidents. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: In response to the realisation that on either side of the site motorway,…

Safe Distribution of Internal Doors

Published 12 March 2018 | Written by Oliver Richards
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

Loading out doors across a large building often provides major manual handling challenges. Carrying doors across even wide open areas is often a labour intensive operation. To reduce and control the risk of manual handling issues when loading out doors, a door trolley system has been employed. This purpose made trolley has hooks and strap points which enables the load…

Hi-Viz Jacket with Drinks Bottle

Published 26 January 2018 | Written by john fryer
CategoriesPlastics and packaging PPE Weather protection Worker fatigue

We have added a ‘Camelbak’ drinks bottle in the rear of the hi-viz for operatives so that they do not have to walk around the site looking for hydration. This is especially useful for traffic marshals who are on the go, who can quickly hydrate in the summer months, reducing the need for plastic bottles which are becoming a major problem…

Elevated Desks for Staff Wellbeing

Published 9 January 2018 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

In the site office, elevation desks were procured to ensure that it is possible for employees to work standing up for periods of the day. The benefits of this include increased well being, flexibility for employees to adjust desk height individually and to work standing up. This will improve health in terms of reduced muscle pain from working in uncomfortable…

Readiband Technology for Fatigue

Published 9 January 2018 | Written by Natalie Swan
CategoriesHealth screening Worker fatigue

The health, safety and wellbeing of the BBMV workforce is of vital importance. BBMV at the Crossrail Whitechapel project worked in partnership with Fatigue Science Limited, as a part of a pilot to help enhance wellbeing in the workplace by looking at a sleep patterns in a sample of the workforce across all roles and shift patterns. The pilot combined…

Integral Development Coaching and Wellbeing Initiatives

Published 5 January 2018 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Stress

The Mace team at Grosvenor Crescent utilised a staff member who had privately certified as an Integral Development Coach. This staff member regularly provided advice and support to the whole project team via: One to one sessions Informal advice Group sessions A programme of Wellbeing initiatives have been implemented on the project including: November’s “Move for Movember” campaign with £4,000…

Wellbeing Questionnaire

Published 5 January 2018 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesFeedback/questionnaires Health screening

The Mace team at Grosvenor Crescent attempted to quantify wellbeing statistically. A wellbeing questionnaire was created. This questionnaire is used by the NHS to test Wellbeing in the UK and was created by the University of Warwick Medical School (Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS)). The questionnaire involves 14 Questions with five response options available per question. Each response option generates…

Increasing the Standards of the Working Environment

Published 2 January 2018 | Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesCanteen Recreation Rest Worker fatigue

The Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside welfare facilities have been designed to improve the standards and working environment on construction sites. Mace directors analysed a number of studies which show a correlation between the influence of working environment and staff productivity. This included examples from Google and Microsoft offices. This allowed the Mace team to identify measures that could be implemented…

Reduced manual handling from using plasterboard

Published 21 November 2017 | Written by Gavin Thomas
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

To reduce the transportation of and minimise manual handling as a result of moving plasterboard we have used a plasterboard trolley which we believe is the best way to transport this product. This manual handling aid will help to reduce fatigue of our workforce as well as saving time throughout the project.

Kerb grab to reduce manual handling

Published 21 November 2017 | Written by Gavin Thomas
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

We now use a kerb grab system on our sites. This system can either attach to an excavator or be utilised by a lifting aid for two people. These kerb grab devices greatly reduce the need for manual handling, which is good for the health and wellbeing of our workforce.

Manual Adjustment of Doors Reduced

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by Gavin Thomas
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

During a site fit-out of many doors split between heavy timber door sets and awkwardly shaped external metal doors, we look at ways of eliminating and reducing the manual adjustment of these doors to help the workforce. We found that the best product on the market was a hand pumped “Winbag” which is a little cushion that can be pumped…

Ecospot Boards

Published 9 October 2017 | Written by Dawn Smith
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

During bricklaying activities, there is a high risk of musculoskeletal injuries, due to the repetitive bending required to retrieve mortar from the mortar boards. The Ecospot is a bracket and mortar board that attaches to any standard scaffolding. It can be adjusted to suit any height that is comfortable for each individual bricklayer. These are currently in use on Mace’s…