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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…


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…


SmartCap Fatigue Management

Published 6 October 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening PPE Reporting Worker fatigue

Fatigue is a serious problem among truck drivers and heavy machine operators as it can minimise operatives’ awareness and endanger the safety of all on site. Steps should be taken to monitor and manage operative fatigue. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: Used the SmartCap fatigue management system to manage the performance and safety of personnel….


Fatigue Reduction Technology

Published 24 July 2017 | Written by Mark Dixon
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

Workplace operative comfort is a high priority for Westleigh, this is coupled with safety as it can affect tiredness during long process activities. Our sister company Westframe, who provide all our timber frame requirements, have recently improved and added to the measures taken to ensure our workforce are comfortable at work. All work stations at the factory have benefited from…


Relaxation ‘Taster’ Sessions

Published 19 May 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecreation Rest Stress Worker fatigue

Sites must take appropriate steps to ensure the health and wellbeing of the workforce. Wellbeing initiatives foster positive mental health and make for a more productive workforce. See the examples below detailing the initiative developed by one site: Site management thought about what they as individuals do to relax and de-stress when they are at home. Each member of staff then developed…


Beating the Mental Health Stigma

Published 12 May 2017 | Written by Fiona Power
CategoriesMental health Stress Worker fatigue

The project has identified mental health as a key focus for 2017. To kick off the year in a positive light, presentations on mental health awareness were delivered to the workforce as part of our safe start following the Christmas period. The presentation reiterated how to identify the symptoms of stress and fatigue and how to foster positive mental health. Following…


Fatigue Wristband for Tunnelling Workforce

Published 2 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultants Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

Worker fatigue poses a potential health and safety hazard, and can be detrimental to the overall health of the workforce. Fatigue can have similar effects to alcohol, slowing down reaction time, causing lapses in judgement, and impairing cognitive ability. This danger is particularly relevant to projects which involve tunnelling, as the long shifts and rotating day and night shifts put workers at greater…