Trade day and the next step for college students 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 1 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesColleges Legacy
Berkeley Homes arranged a trade day for Mid-Kent college students in order for them to meet key trade contractors, learn more about construction sites and take part in a series of practical competitions that offer them a snapshot of what it is like to work on a construction site and develop their trade skills. There were many different site activities...

Charity Boxing Night for Staff and Subcontractors 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 1 August 2018 | One comment
Written by Barnaby Blackman
CategoriesCharities/organisations Supply chain Workforce
Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties were represented recently in a boxing event against rivals St Josephs. One of the aims, other than winning the fight, was to raise awareness of the Scheme as well as raise money for the ‘Fight 4 Change’ charity. Fight 4 Change are the primary driver of the sport for development agenda, with a focus on supporting...

Romanian Classes for Site Managers

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesCultural needs Language differences Language Differences Literacy training Minority groups Personal development Training
As a gesture of goodwill and respect to our predominantly Romanian workforce on site, we are giving Berkeley homes site managers free Romanian language lessons. This goes hand-in-hand with the free English lessons already offered to the operatives. We feel that this is not only of practical importance but will also lift the morale and respect on site.

Language Translator Devices

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesCultural needs Language differences Language Differences Literacy training Minority groups
We have bought language translator devices to aid in our inductions and to help out in general site activities for operatives that struggle with English. This is being rolled out to Site managers to use on site as well. This will be useful to aid health and safety on site as well as creating better relationships on site.

Protective glasses recycling bin

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Recycle
A sub-contractor on our site has provided a bin for recycling protective glasses that have been damaged. This is sent to a specialist recycling company to separate the plastic and metal elements. This is available for all contractors on site and has been placed on the green route.

Forklift Safety Zone Lighting

Published 11 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Nikesh Patel
CategoriesRisk information Vehicle enhancements
One of the key areas of injury on construction sites across the country is through moving vehicles and plant on site. As this is an area identified by all sites, many contractors already have control measures in place to help combat this. Segregated walk ways and banks men only, sounders and flashing beacons are all part of the solutions that...

Branded Dog Hi-Viz Jackets

Published 29 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Trent Park
CategoriesGoodwill Local and special needs PPE
Our project is located in Trent Park, where much of the local community enjoy walking their dogs. As part of the park is now a construction site we wanted to ensure the dogs were kept safe. We are offering fully branded doggy hi-viz for our furry friends. This is an extra safety precaution. It is also a fun way to...

Dash Cams and CCTV Reviews

Published 30 April 2018 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Supervision Training
We have fitted dash cams to our forklifts on site. This is not new in the industry but what is different on our site is the fact that at 3pm every Wednesday Berkeley Homes NEL along with our Goodmans Fields logistics company, Munnelly, review all CCTV footage around site and the dash cam footage. During this review we select a...

Air pollution application

Published 27 March 2018 | No comments
Written by Ruby Lee
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Programming
Here at Kidbrooke village we promote striving for good air quality for our community and operatives. We have posters around the site asking operatives to download the air quality app for London. This is to try and educate operatives on the importance of air quality and to remind them of the importance of minimising air pollution. To find out more...

Health and Safety Project WhatsApp Group

Published 19 March 2018 | No comments
Written by Ruby Lee
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives
We have implemented a WhatsApp group for supervisors working on the development to report any site defects in health and safety. This allows Berkeley Homes and other contractors to implement health and safety standards but keep track of any hazards that need addressing immediately. This group works very well with regular reviews taking place at our health and safety meetings...

LED Safety Gloves

Published 17 August 2017 | One comment
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesLighting PPE
Our electrical contractor, Wilton, are currently in a trial period for safety gloves with LED lights attached to them. This gives additional lighting for work in those hard to see and reach areas. LED lights have been found to be extremely effective while working in electric cupboards when there is limited light. This could be advantageous to many trades, especially electricians...

Legacy ceremony to mark completion of project

Published 17 August 2017 | No comments
Written by Nichol Ioannou
CategoriesCommunity liaison Legacy Residents
The Ryewood Project has been running since 2012 with planning works far proceeding this. We have provided 500 new homes for the local community including 100 affordable units. To celebrate the successful completion of the scheme and the jobs it has created throughout the construction phases, Ryewood will be holding a completions and legacy ceremony on the 25th September 2017....

Best Practice Site Fire Safety Guide

Published 17 August 2017 | No comments
Written by Nichol Ioannou
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Emergency procedures
A best practice site fire safety guide has been created by the Ryewood Construction Team. This guide acts as an easy to use and concise management tool for both Subcontractor Supervisors and the Site Team in regards to all permanent elements of fire stopping/safety throughout each build stage. The guide mixes pictorial and written text to demonstrate both good and...

Near-miss App

Published 17 August 2017 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesIdentification of near misses Recording accidents Reporting
Goodmans Fields management has designed and created a near miss app which has made it quick, convenient and simple to log any near miss incidents on site from any internet capable device, be it a laptop, PC or mobile phone. This was created to streamline the process of reporting near misses in the hope that all incidents are reported no...

On-site Tool Shop

Published 17 August 2017 | No comments
Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesBenefits Workforce
We invited Bryson to create an outlet on our project to provide our workforce with an affordable, convenient and quality shopping experience. They are set up at the entrance to our site and provide tools and materials, most of which are stocked on site and able to be received on the day of payment or day after. This has been...