Ensuring Social Distancing with Sky Hooks

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks
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...

COVID-19 champion

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training
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 COVID-19 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 sanitizer points...

Managing social distancing during coronavirus

Published 15 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
As part of their new management obligations on the Holborough Lakes project due to the coronavirus pandemic, they have to ensure social distancing as stated by governments guidelines is adhered to. Collectively they have started a ‘THINK 2M’ campaign which is an open statement designed to help the staff and visitors think of: Think: How does social distancing affect them...

Ivor and Honor promotional signage used to promote coronavirus safe practices

Published 15 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesCommunity liaison Residents
The project team asked some local children who live in Holborough Lakes to come up with some safety rhymes about the Coronavirus pandemic. The children were more than happy to help and come up with a few ideas and collectively the following were chosen and placed on Ivor and Honor Goodsite promotional signs. Ivor Goodsite – Do what’s best think...

Sinks at Turnstiles

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Shannon Hartigan
CategoriesAccess/egress Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions
Due to the nature of the recent pandemic and the concerns for safety when entering/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 reasons as...

Two Metre Marker Lines

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Shannon Hartigan
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions
During the current pandemic and to meet government guidelines, we have sprayed lines two metres apart on all walkways and routes to and from site. This ensures everyone is staying a safe distance away from each and that we are working as safely as possible.

Road Safety Week 2019 with CEMEX

Published 25 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Charlotte Ross
CategoriesCycle safety Residents Risk information Roads Schools
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
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences Minority groups Recognition Reward
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...

CCS Best Practice Hub Tracker

Published 18 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Support
At South Quay Plaza (SQP), we have implemented a CCS Best Practice Hub tracker to help us keep up to date with both the Hub and innovations within the industry. The Best Practice Hub is reviewed every Friday and new entries added to our tracker (in orange). As a team, we then meet once a month to review all new...

Solar Pod Generator

Published 23 September 2019 | No comments
Written by Charlotte Ross
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Energy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Noise Sustainable solutions
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
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice CSCS Diversity Equality Inclusion Skills card
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
CategoriesGreen purchasing Plastics and packaging Reduce Sustainable solutions
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 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...

Bespoke Plasterboard Clamp Trolley

Published 24 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesIdentification of near misses Occupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods
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 the...

Asset Tagging

Published 20 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesReduce Sustainable solutions Unloading
We have worked closely with our logistics contractor to develop a project-specific asset tagging phone/tablet application. The app utilised pre-produced barcodes, which are assigned to delivery materials and pallets. Once on site, delivery notes, gate location and receiving Traffic Marshal are scanned onto the system using the Smart App. The Smart App also assists with bespoke storage areas, off-load and...