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Electric Wheelbarrows

Published 25 February 2019 | Written by Pedro Flores
CategoriesCarbon management Noise Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

Recently on one of our sites, operatives were challenged by the difficulties in renovating a historic Grade II listed building in London City Centre. The project had various environmental requirements that needed to be met, such as noise restrictions and air quality standards. Nevertheless one of the most challenging adversities was the size of the site, which required operatives to…


Morning Warm Up Exercises

Published 10 December 2018 | Written by Stephane Hossard
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Injuries Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

At our Pontoon Dock site, we constantly try to improve the health and wellbeing of our workforce. We believe that we our obliged to provide our construction workers with the highest standards in terms of safety and working conditions. Using a variety of methods, we can make our jobs easier and preserve our safety. The warm up exercises in the…


Construction Industry Helpline App

Published 10 December 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultants Guidance Guidance Helplines Mental health Programming Stress Worker fatigue

The Lighthouse Club Construction Industry Charity, who run the Construction Industry Helpline, launched a new app on the 7th December 2018 in collaboration with COINS (a construction software firm) and Building Mental Health (an online information portal about mental health, also developed by the charity). The new Construction Industry Helpline app will be a free, confidential service aimed at providing…


Off Road Holding Area Collaboration

Published 17 October 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCLOCS Initiatives Pedestrian safety Traffic management Unloading Worker fatigue

In 2015, 107 pedal cyclists and 186 pedestrians were killed or seriously injured on British roads in accidents involving at least one HGV. HGVs were involved in 25% of pedestrian fatalities and almost 60% of cyclist fatalities. According to the European Transport Safety Council (2001), indications have shown that driver fatigue is a contributing factor in approximately 20% of HGV…


Gripping Hand Tool for Lifting

Published 24 May 2018 | Written by Stephane Hossard
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

At Pontoon Dock site, we constantly try to improve the wellbeing of our workforce. We believe that we have the obligation to provide our construction workers the highest standards in terms of working conditions. Using new tools, we can make their jobs easier and preserve their health. It is an investment in the long term and a win-win situation. The…


Andon App to Monitor Productivity

Published 16 May 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Incident procedures and emergency preparedness Worker fatigue

Sites should seek to maximise efficiency while minimising any waste or pollution as a result of construction work. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site team began using a new internal workplace app called Andon, which tracks and monitors productivity and location of gangs on site in real time. Using this app allows the office…


Electronic 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…


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 Lessons learnt Prompt response

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…