Costain/Skanska JV


HAVS learning aids 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 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Laura Kelly
CategoriesCampaigns Occupational health risks Toolbox Talk
As part of our Crossrail C405 Paddington Health & Safety Campaigns we ran a campaign on HAVS. The campaign consisted of toolbox talks throughout the month, monitoring and auditing our supply chain. There were posters distributed throughout site on empowering messages on the effects of HAVS and that it does not only affect the individual but affects the families if...

Behavioural Recognition Procedure

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Fiona Power
CategoriesBehaviour Management
A bespoke project behavioural recognition procedure was developed in line with behavioural safety training with a focus on antecedents and consequences. For both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ behaviours a 3 tier approach was adopted ensuring all circumstances are handled appropriately. The project introduced breakfast vouchers for recognising good behaviours and those recognised for exemplar behaviour are put forward for additional reward....

Working at height precautions

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Fiona Power
CategoriesBarriers Falling debris Inspections Scaffold protection Workforce consultation
Following a 6 month data review, it was identified through trends that additional measures needed to be taken to address materials falling. The project created a bespoke material falling prevention strategy in response to the issue. All leading edge handrails across the project composed of brick guards, scafftag, debris netting, warning signage and marked sprayed floor for no storage within...

Wear Red Day

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Laura Kelly
CategoriesCharities/organisations Goodwill
On February 5th 2016 C405 Paddington Crossrail raised awareness for World Heart Awareness day. The theme for the day was to “WEAR RED” day and the money raised in Paddington supported the British Heart Foundation’s lifesaving research. Heart and circulatory disease takes the lives of more than 400 people in the UK each day. Heart disease strikes without warning, tearing...

Site Zoning and Information Boards

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Joe Walsh
CategoriesHazard board Notice board
At C405 Crossrail Paddington Station we are surrounded by sensitive receptors and listed buildings. Therefore, Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) are constantly working to improve our performance in terms of noise minimisation. In order to comply with our Section 61 agreement and to keep disturbance to a minimum, we split our site up into 2 different zones depending on their...

Noise and Vibration Mitigation

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Kenneth Hills
CSJV and Kilnbridge worked collaboratively to explore options for South D Wall reduction. This activity involved removing 1650 tonnes of reinforced concrete from the 268m wall which is up to 1.5m thick. Various methods were put forward including: Drilling and bursting Mechanical breaking (excavator) Plunge (and normal) wire sawing Plunge wire sawing was chosen as the preferred methodology as it...

Stress and Resilience Guidance

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Tom Horton
CategoriesGuidance Guidance Management attitudes Stress Worker fatigue
During periods of change and high demand, the Costain Skanska Joint Venture building Crossrail’s Paddington Station require their staff to be resilient and proactive about maintaining their wellbeing. The workplace has a duty of care to provide an environment that not only creates formal opportunities for wellbeing discussions, but actively encourages managers to discuss levels of stress and resilience with...

Lessons Learnt Database

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Tom Horton
CategoriesIdentification of near misses Management Recording accidents
As a project we receive a huge amount of lessons learnt, mainly through email on a weekly basis. This can be valuable information which needs to be reviewed, briefed and in some cases action needs to be undertaken. The problem with the quantity of this material is that information can be lost or forgotten in time and not embedded on...

Using low emission Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM)

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Kenneth Hills
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Minimised fuel use Mobile machinery
Description and Overview CSJV are achieving best practice by using low emission rating machines on site. The site had over 30 Non Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM) at the latter end of 2013 due to an extensive programme of works which included the reinstatement of Eastbourne Terrace, excavation of the box and utilities works. Because of this programme, new plant were...

Site Open Evening

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Tom Horton
CategoriesBusinesses CCS briefing and action plan Clients Community liaison Local and special needs Noise Pre-start information Residents Sensitivity to neighbours
In August 2016, C405 Paddington held a very successful site open evening for local residents and stakeholders. In total, more than 50 residents and people from the business community were taken around the Station Box by C405 staff to see the significant progress that has been made so far on the project. For the residents, all they have seen for...

First aid identifying labels

Published 25 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Simon Taylor
CategoriesOnsite dress code PPE Workforce information
For all the health and safety plans in place on the construction site, the rapidity with which immediate help can be found can make a real difference to the severity of an onsite injury. However site operatives can be wearing fairly generic PPE, and those that are first aid trained can be hard to quickly identify. Furthermore, although first aiders...

Falling Objects – Quick Wrap Self Fusing Tape 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 25 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Simon Taylor
CategoriesFalling debris Injuries MIU
Dropped objects are a leading cause of death and injury in the workplace. C360 have been looking into ways to make the work environments safer and more productive by reducing incidents that result in personal injury, equipment damage and tool loss. CSJV and their subcontractors have been trialing the quick wrap self-fusing tape. This tape makes it possible to tether...

Fisher St Shaft Noise BPM – Acoustic Shed

Published 16 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Simon Taylor
CategoriesTimings
Crossrail Contract C610 require the use of the Fisher Street shaft (FSS) site for their Floating Track Slab (FTS) construction. Concrete used for the installation of the FTS is a high density bespoke mix that has a limited shelf life prior to placement. Therefore to avoid material being lost due to delays in daytime highways congestion it is necessary to...

Biodegradable Glove

Published 16 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Simon Taylor
CategoriesReduce
Construction sites procure vast amounts of work gloves. This can lead to large amounts of landfill waste. Until very recently, all work gloves in the industry were non-biodegradable; taking hundreds or thousands of years to decompose when sent to landfill. The lack of a biodegradable glove on the market gave C360 procurement and environment teams no opportunity to further improve...

Green Energy Tariffs Benefits

Published 16 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Simon Taylor
CategoriesActual vs target Energy saving measures Investigation Reduce
One of the Environment Key Indicators on the CRL project is a reduction of 8% in energy usage. One of the ways CSJV looked into achieving this was through the procurement of a green tariff on the Eleanor Street construction site. The procurement team investigated a number of suppliers from British Gas and Opus Energy which are the ‘brown’ prices...