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HAVS Calculator App

Published 17 February 2020 | Written by Amy Stockton
CategoriesInitiatives Management Medical conditions Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

At CR Civil Engineering, we know how important it is to minimise workers exposure to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVs) and how difficult it can be to calculate exposure if multiple tools are used in one shift. To help, we have developed a smartphone app which Site Managers and Foremen can use to make the calculation as simple as possible….


Heras Fence Lifter

Published 3 February 2020 | Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesInjuries Occupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

The project team have recently ordered two Heras fence lifters for their site, which makes carrying a panel so much easier for operatives. It only requires one person to lift the fence panel, and also prevents them from accidentally twisting their hands or wrists. The lifters were priced at under £20 each, making them a cost effective way of reducing…


Rebar Mechanical Tying Gun

Published 13 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

Bam Nuttall have implemented rebar mechanical tying guns to increase efficiency and significantly reduce repetitive strain injuries. The tying gun provides a solution to the physically demanding, monotonous and time-consuming work of manual tying. Tying rebar involves handling heavy materials, working in awkward positions, and repeating the same hand twisting motions over and over. All of this can lead to…


Manually Operated Concrete Tampers

Published 13 January 2020 | Written by Padraig Enright
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

Manually operated concrete tampers have been made in NRCP2 for concrete levelling works on ducting trenches along the new runway. These handheld tampers were made to make the work of the operative more efficient as well as much more comfortable and less arduous. These manually-operated concrete tampers have many advantages which include: Highly durable with no moving parts. Waist-height handles…


Health and Wellbeing

Published 13 January 2020 | Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesCanteen Recreation Rest Stress Worker fatigue

Morgan Sindall and its subcontractors all have strong beliefs regarding the wellbeing of the workforce and staff. As a result, during a sit down with our subcontractors, we all decided as a team to stop all work on Wednesdays between 9 and 10 am, and in this hour, only using phones for social purposes rather than taking work calls and getting…


Combatting Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression with SAD Lighting

Published 17 December 2019 | Written by Anna Bramley
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Helplines Medical conditions Mental health Mental health first aiders Occupational health risks Posters Stress Worker fatigue

At Robertson we believe that a healthy workforce is a happy workforce! We value our workforce and understand that mental health problems and fatigue can affect anyone at any time. We operate an open door policy where employees and subcontractors can talk to a manager or Mental Health First Aider in absolute confidence. We provide a free helpline that offers…


Fatigue Control System

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Attitudes Protected and controlled access Signing in Signing out Supervision Worker fatigue Workforce information

To address fatigue, the site access control system flags up when operatives have exceeded certain trigger points. This temporarily stops their access to the site. They are then asked to complete a questionnaire on fatigue devised by HealthWORKS Newcastle. Chill out zones are set up so everyone is able to find time to relax away from the working environment.


Hydraulic Punch Driver

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

The site are using a battery powered hydraulic punch driver. It has an aluminium head which is designed to rotate at 360 degrees. This enables the operator to use the punch in a confined space. This helps avoid injury as manual handling is reduced and there is no longer a need to use a jig saw within an awkward position….


Moodbeam Device for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Published 28 October 2019 | Written by David McPherson
CategoriesMental health Stress Worker fatigue

‘Moodbeam’ devices are currently being trialled on this project. The aim of these wristband devices is to support meaningful conversations in relation to the user’s mental health and wellbeing. The device logs sleep and activity, and the user presses a yellow button on the device when feeling happy and a blue button when feeling unhappy. The device connects to an…


Mediation and Meditation

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by Rachel Mills
CategoriesMental health Stress Worker fatigue

On The Broadway project, we are focusing on the wellbeing of all Multiplex staff and contractors working on our behalf. We have collectively been thinking of new ways to help manage stress and in doing so have took to mindfulness and how it can help in the workplace. We invited a guest speaker to help us learn meditation techniques as…


EKSO ZeroG System

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by Alan Jones
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

The site has introduced the  which uses EKSO ZeroG System technology to help ease the burden of regularly handling tools and equipment. The design of the product allows it to be fitted onto existing scaffold handrails or the handrails of mobile elevated working platforms and uses harness straps to attach a variety of tools. Benefits include taking the weight of…


Fatigue Monitoring System

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

Considering the importance that the HSE places on fatigue and working excessive, along with our focus on Mental health, we decided to have Datascope create a way in which to record and clearly indicate the number of hours worked per operative per week. A report is then automatically created and sent to the Goodmans Fields management team to review on…


Geotechnical Pallet Lifters

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods

An idea that a CAN Site Manager came up with when working on other projects was a spring loaded pallet lifter to try and reduce manual handling for operatives when working with our grout plants. In principle, it was a pretty simple but very effective piece of kit that was manufactured for the Scarborough project. When a 1.5 ton pallet…


Mobile Site Accommodation

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Changing Recreation Rest Separate facilities Showers Worker fatigue

Mid 2018 saw GBM Demolition make the business decision to design and build a series of transportable site accommodation trailers. Each one features separate sleeping accommodation for up to five people, complete with TV, heating and individual en-suite bathrooms with showers, as well as a shared fully operational kitchen and mess facility. Each unit comes to site with the access…


Onsite Drivers’ Rest Station

Published 25 March 2019 | Written by Deborah Madden
CategoriesDriver information Recreation Rest Worker fatigue

We recognised that drivers within our supply chain were taking their breaks in vehicles which is not ideal! As we have enforced zero idling on our site, we decided to make a change by offering somewhere to relax while taking breaks or waiting for unloading. This has undoubtedly had a positive impact in the direct environment of the site, as…