Double Height No Drill and Fix Edge Protection

Published 17 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesBarriers Scaffold protection Working methods
We have implemented an alternative edge protection solution. Rapid EPS is a fall-protection system, simply comprising of posts and panels clipping together to create a barrier. We utilise two panels on top of each other to create full-height edge protection around the entire perimeter of the slab. Prior to arriving to site, all products are fully tested by Lloyd’s British...

Policy Review to Minimise the Use of Plastic Products

Published 13 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Reduce
At Berkeley Homes we have a protection policy which covers all stages of the build process. Unfortunately our protection policy consists of mainly plastic products. Since the photos of plastic gathering in the Pacific Ocean became publicised, we have taken it upon ourselves to review the protection policy along with our suppliers to minimise the use of plastic products. On...

Hoist Anemometers 1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Published 10 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesSafety signage Working methods
Constructing a 68-storey tower in Canary Wharf is challenging for numerous reasons. A key challenge we face is unpredictable and high wind-speeds. We have installed hoist anemometers to all of our external hoists. These provide constant measuring of wind speed at the hoist cage and take away the responsibility of measuring and monitoring at particular intervals from the hoist drivers....

Safety Dashboard

Published 10 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesActual vs target Hazard board Safety signage
Hollyfields have implemented a running dashboard to measure our health, safety and environmental targets. This consists of compiling data from health and safety audits, carried out by Directors and Group Health and Safety staff, creating tables and measuring this against our benchmark. We are also analysing weekly interventions logged by our site team, which involves reporting health and safety issues...

Festive Returns

Published 29 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill work Trees
A total of six million Christmas trees are thought to be thrown away every year in the UK. These are likely to end up in landfill, producing more methane and CO2, ultimately leading to climate change. As a construction site located within a relatively rural neighbourhood, we wondered what we can do to prevent this. Even if we could stop...

Actions Based on Scheme Monitor’s Recommendations

Published 23 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesCommunity notice board Promoting Construction campaign Scheme posters/banners Signage Social media
Following our latest CCS site visit, we reviewed our Monitor’s suggestions and implemented these ideas to further secure our Considerate Constructors title. One of the points was to develop and further exploit #loveconstruction. As all social media is managed on a corporate level, we decided to use hard copy examples of tweets, which are displayed on our notice board at...

Bi-Monthly Borough Council and Resident Meetings

Published 16 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesResidents Sensitivity to neighbours Updates
Every other month, a meeting is held on site with the senior site team, key members from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and our neighbouring residents. This provides us with an opportunity to discuss progress, up-coming works and any items the residents or TWBC wish to discuss. We have found these meeting to be very beneficial and help provide clarity and...

Division Wide Water Standard

Published 16 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesHarvesting rainwater Water saving measures
The site team at Hollyfields have developed a water standard which has been launched across the Eastern division. The document outlines the minimum requirements all sites must implement pre-construction and during, as well as best practice initiatives. For example, all sites are expected to implement rainwater harvesting measures, correct oil and water based brush storage, dual flush toilets etc. Best...

Local Fitness Class Directory

Published 16 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesBusinesses Community notice board Healthy lifestyle advice Recreation
A new poster has been added to our site entrance public display board. This lists local classes and companies within a close proximity to site, with details on what the classes offer and who they are aimed at. We selected local businesses instead of chains, to encourage our neighbours to keep fit and healthy and to also support our community....

QR Codes for Telehandlers

Published 16 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Nikesh Patel
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Working methods
We at the 250 City Road Project are working together with our Site Logistics Contractor, McGinley’s and have placed QR codes on the side of all of our telehandlers, so when scanned, the following items are shown: Schedule of common lifts so the driver and subcontractor can check items can be lifted safely. The operator’s CPCS details and competencies and...

Community Winterfest at Woodberry

Published 18 March 2019 | No comments
Written by Sophie Connaghan
CategoriesGoodwill Residents Schools
We created a Community Winterfest at Woodberry to celebrate Christmas with the local community. This consisted of making Christmas wreaths, a carol service from the local school and face painting. We also donated a Santa’s Grotto to the Woodberry Down Community Primary School for their annual Winter Fair for the third year in a row.

Operative and Logistics Newsletters

Published 18 March 2019 | No comments
Written by Ruby Lee
CategoriesAccess/egress CLOCS FORS Newsletter Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Workforce information
Kidbrooke village have their operative newsletter that gets updated with new information each month at Kidbrooke. This is great as it allows the site teams to feel as if they are a community which means they should know what we are all doing to contribute to building of the village and what new programmes or tasks are coming up within...

YMCA Horizon Project Educational Visit

Published 18 March 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Community liaison Create opportunities Goodwill Local and special needs Schools
The Horizon Project works with young people ages 13 – 19 (or up to 25 if they have learning disabilities) enabling them to gain vocational and personal skills, as well as accredited qualifications helping them back into school, further training or work. On the 7th March 2019, we were delighted to welcome 13 trainees on to site, to help them...

Donating hoarding space to local children’s centre

Published 12 March 2019 | No comments
Written by Sophie Connaghan
CategoriesBranding First Impressions campaign Goodwill Initial impressions Nurseries Schools
Our site at Woodberry Down, Phase 2 is located next to a local children’s centre. We have a great relationship with them and so have donated some of our hoarding to them so they are able to advertise their children’s centre to the local community which you can see in the image above.

Health and Safety Green Card Incentives 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 21 January 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Communicate initiatives Reward
Safety is paramount on site, and our workforce is reminded of safety procedures and the importance of safety via various methods. We believe it is important to recognise best safety efforts and to reward those who demonstrate this. Therefore, we have a system in place in which ‘green cards’ are awarded. Upon the issue of a green card, the individual...