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Published 12 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Jordan Perrin
CategoriesControls and expected behaviours Falling objects
On this project they have come up with the idea of a Tool Tethering Learning Hub to help their operatives with understanding the importance of tool tethering to prevent injuries and near misses from occurring. Something they we stand by is ‘Nothing touches the floor’. This is very important as the site is a high rise frame with many of...

Odour Monitoring Units ‘Electronic Noses’

Published 18 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Henry Latham
CategoriesInvestigation for environmental events Involvement
During pre-construction, the project team were looking for a method to objectively understand odours being released from remediation activities required on the former gasworks site. Existing methods currently rely on subjective sniff testing. The project team challenged their consultants to come up with an alternative method. Following discussions with remediation consultants, AECOM, the project team at Poplar procured three odour...

Cement Free Concrete Piling

Published 18 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Henry Latham
CategoriesInvestigation for environmental events
Portland cement accounts for approximately 5% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. As the leading developer they have a responsibility to look for ways to reduce the impact our works have on both the local and global environment. Early discussions with the piling contractor, Keltbray, made the project team aware of Keltbray’s involvement in cement free concrete. As a result,...

B-Eames Disc Cutter

Published 5 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Gary Gill
CategoriesDust Health risk assessments and monitoring
The B-Eames disc cutter has been implemented on this site. Using this product means there is no eye contact with the blade, better poster for occupational health, protection from debris. Following the laser line it is possible to cut 50 metres or more without marking the floor. There is also a battery powered water bottle that plugs in so no...

LeakNet Water Management System

Published 30 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Jessica Dowdy
CategoriesWater saving measures
This project team are using the LeakNet system to reduce welfare facility and construction water usage. LeakNet measures pipe flow on a real time basis and learns the patterns of water usage on site. It can then identify abnormal water use patterns. For example, a constant steady flow throughout the night would be highlighted as unusual as water usually mostly...

Ensuring Social Distancing with Sky Hooks

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
Due to the hot weather, our internal trades are working in plots with entrance doors open. To ensure other trades are not walking into a plot where another is working and putting them at risk, we have set up ID sky hooks outside plot entrances. Supervisors must distribute the sky hooks to their teams in the morning, after requesting the...

Coronavirus Champion

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesTraining plans
As our site is fully operational and has managed to stay open during the pandemic, We have now extended one of our site managers role as coronavirus champion. This job role entails the following: Operatives to have a point of call to voice concerns if they have any. Task brief operatives daily on any government/company updates. Check hand sanitiser points...

Sinks at Turnstiles

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Shannon Hartigan
CategoriesCleaning and maintenance regime
Due to the nature of the recent pandemic and the concerns for safety when entering and exiting site, we decided to install sinks with soap and blue roll either side of the turnstiles to ensure hygiene is at its best when coming into and leaving site. We also added sinks in the the main delivery gates too for the same...

Road Safety Week with CEMEX

Published 25 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Charlotte Ross
CategoriesRisk assessments Schools and nurseries
Ahead of National Road Safety Week, over 1,000 local school children enjoyed a day of interactive workshops and classes to teach them about staying safe as cyclists and pedestrians. The team from Southall Waterside, including representatives from Berkeley and building materials supplier CEMEX, visited three primary schools in Southall in their third annual road safety campaign. The events also marked...

Learning a language with Duolingo

Published 18 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support English not as first language support Workforce recognition programmes
At South Quay Plaza (SQP), we value the diversity of our workforce and inclusivity is important to us, therefore a number of Berkeley Managers have embarked on a mission to learn the basics of a language which is common on site using Duolingo. Even simple phrases such as ‘hello’, ‘good morning’ and ‘how are you’ have made a positive impact...

Solar Pod Generator

Published 23 September 2019 | No comments
Written by Charlotte Ross
CategoriesCarbon reduction Conserve of energy Noise
At Berkeley West Thames in Southall, we are committed to lowering emissions from our activities on site. As such, we encourage all our trade partners to strive towards our carbon objectives and targets. To this effect, FM Conway have brought to site a solar generator, the Autosmart Solar Pod, to power their welfare cabins. The Solar Pod charges batteries all...

Women into Construction

Published 23 September 2019 | No comments
Written by Charlotte Ross
CategoriesPromoting construction as a career choice Support for careers advice
Berkeley West Thames, West London College (WLC) and Women Into Construction (WIC) teamed up this summer to offer women an opportunity to kick start a career in construction by hosting a four week training programme at the West London Construction Academy (WLCA), located on Berkeley’s Southall Waterside development. The programme provided an insight into the vast career options available within...

Re-usable fabric door handle covers

Published 24 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics
At South Quay Plaza we are committed to minimise our use of disposable plastics, following the CCS ‘Spotlight on… plastics and packaging’ campaign. As part of this we have developed a plastics and packaging minimising strategy. Our latest initiative challenged us to review the different types of disposable plastic protection we use on site and find an alternative. A major...

Fatigue Monitoring System

Published 24 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesMental health
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...

Bespoke Plasterboard Clamp Trolley

Published 24 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesNear miss
These custom made bespoke trolleys were designed in a collaboration between Goodman’s Fields management, our dry lining contractor, BDL, and their parent company, Carey. They are standard trolleys that are modified to incorporate adjustable clamping arms to keep various sized boards in place whilst being transported around sight. We decided to carry out this modification as we found that, using...