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...

Resident Car and Window Cleaning

Published 10 January 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesGoodwill Residents Sensitivity to neighbours
In order to respect our neighbouring residents’ properties during the dry summer months, both professional window and car cleaning services were provided as a good will gesture to approximately 50 residents bordering the site, over an 8 week period. We received very positive feedback from the residents, which has helped us build a positive relationship with the neighbourhood.

Multilingual Modern Slavery Campaign

Published 10 January 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesCultural needs Disadvantaged groups Diversity Illegal workers Inclusion Posters Signage Signage Spot checks Workforce
With the construction sector employing a significant proportion of the global workforce, the industry has been identified as high risk for modern slavery practices. By identifying workers from outside of the UK as most at risk, we took it upon ourselves to ensure that they could identify themselves and seek help, should they be a victim. Understanding that English is...

Wormery

Published 10 January 2019 | No comments
Written by Catherine Clarke
CategoriesImplementation Reduce Sustainable solutions Sustainable source
With waste products forming such an environmental issue to the world, the site team at Hollyfields have installed a wormery which includes several beneficial factors. Waste food and paper is layered in the wormery which over time, is broken down to produce a rich bi-product of nitrogen and potassium. A wormery provides: A safe, striving home for worms. Reduces waste...

College Lecturer Visit to Holborough Lakes

Published 4 December 2018 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesClients Colleges Universities
At Holborough Lakes we recently invited several Mid-Kent college lecturers to site. This visit was to show the college Lecturers the kind of environment that their Students would be working in once they have completed their exams. We used the opportunity to update the lecturers on new building regulations and new methods of working. On the day of the visit...

Building Futures 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 23 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Kevin Shannon
CategoriesColleges Schools
Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties arranged a construction ‘taster’ day for West-Kent College students in order for them to learn more about construction sites and the different trades and skills needed through the full build cycle. The students were given an introduction to Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties ‘Building Futures Programme’ A scheme providing: Long-term career opportunities for school and college leavers...

Keyless Locks

Published 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
A theme at our weekly site committee meetings has been about the amount of time the workforce would spend signing keys in and out. The original format of this task consisted of any operative who wished to gain access would need to sign out a key with our dedicated key manager located in the permit cabin. One of the issues...

Noise Alert Indicators

Published 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Initiatives Working methods
The site team currently has 38 supervisors and managers on site all of which have these monitors attached to their PPE at all times. The feedback has been excellent as it provides each individual instant indication of noise levels in the immediate vicinity. This subsequently enables them to notify other persons in the area to use hearing protection. The noise...

Re-usable Packaging

Published 26 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Re-use Sustainable solutions Sustainable source
The construction industry is estimated to be responsible for around 40% of the UK’s waste. We have been working with our subcontractors to tackle this issue and minimise unnecessary waste. SQP is the first site to use reusable, collapsible boxes for our M&E. These were specially developed for use at SQP and was something the contractor developed as part of...

Ballot Bin Ashtray

Published 17 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesAshtrays Discreet areas Smoking
At South Quay Plaza, we found that despite having two smoking areas within the site boundary, due to close proximity to coffee shops and supermarkets, a lot of our operatives were smoking outside the site perimeter. This does not create a positive first impression, which we are all very passionate about. In order to tackle this, we have ordered Ballot...

WEP Cards

Published 17 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesInitiatives Qualifications Working methods
Keeping track of all operative’s training and qualifications can be a challenging task. In order to tackle this, we have worked with one of our contractors to develop WEP cards and a site specific app. WEP (Working Enforcement Programme) cards are issued to all our operatives who complete the company’s Safety as Standard initiative, part of our comprehensive Workforce Engagement Programme. We...

Monarflex Recycling

Published 13 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesRecycle
Being able to recycle Monarflex sheeting is a big problem in the construction industry. We have been in contact with Terracycle, recycling specialists who are capable of collecting and recycling our site’s Monarflex sheeting. This sheeting is re-used where possible but when it is not possible to reuse, we are now sending it away for recycling. To find out more,...

UV reactive high visibility vests

Published 13 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesOccupational health risks PPE Weather protection
On our site we are aware that our workers need to be protected from the sun, especially with the recent spell of hot weather. We have provided externally working trades with High visibility vests that are UV reactive. These vests change colour temporarily to indicate when the UV levels are dangerously high for a persons skin.

Magnetic and spray can tethers for working at height

Published 6 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesFalling debris Initiatives
Magnetic Tethers: As part of our working at height safety procedures, we require all items on a leading edge to be tethered, including small nuts and bolts. These are very challenging to tether in a conventional way, due to their size and sometimes awkward shapes. Therefore, we decided to introduce magnetic tethers for all work at height. The majority of...

Shade Station 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 6 August 2018 | One comment
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesOccupational health risks Weather protection
With temperatures rising in the South East, we at Holborough Lakes have been down to the local suppliers and bought two gazebo’s which we have set up around site to act as shade stations. This gives our contractors an area to take a break out of the sun in areas where there is no natural shade. In the shade station...