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Safe Prop System

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by David Smolinski
CategoriesDust prevention Falling debris Occupational health risks Working methods
Constructing suspended slab floors creates several safety risks which need to be managed. Safe Prop is a unique product that makes back propping more efficient and most importantly safer. The new method of propping concrete slabs was introduced at Cornbrook due to three main advantages it can provide to the workforce: Falling Objects: The spring-loaded attachment prevents the back props...

Concrete Wash Out

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by David Smolinski
CategoriesRivers/watercourses Spill control
On our Cornbrook Project, we have implemented a concrete washout system to prevent the discharge of pollutants entering local water sources. A designated concrete washout area has been established, whereby environmental training has been delivered to all operatives to ensure the process is managed efficiently. Using a specific method, having the final concrete wagon taken away by pumping the previous...

Scissorsafe Anchor System

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by David Smolinski
CategoriesControls Risk information Working methods
Scissorsafe Anchorage Points are cast into the structure, inexpensive two-part plastic void formers are then nailed to the decking formwork from Scissor Safe-designed setting-out plans, which ensure that drilled anchors will not be needed. The Cornbrook Project has utilised this design provided by Scissor Safe as it is a more convenient and safer method of working when working at height...

Recognising Another Emergency Service 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 18 February 2019 | No comments
Written by Jonathan Wright
CategoriesGoodwill Local and special needs Residents Routes Traffic management Traffic management arrangements
After starting works in the east of England on behalf of Highways England, it became apparent that the local blood bike groups covering the area were not receiving important diversion and closure information. As the blood bike groups are registered charities, they do not receive the information via the NHS or ambulance trusts that cover the regions they work within....

Safety Sam Presentation

Published 10 January 2019 | No comments
Written by Suzanne Stevenson
CategoriesChild safety Communicate initiatives Community liaison Schools
The site team and our Health and Safety Manager created a presentation for the local school children to raise awareness of a construction site and its potential dangers. The presentation was designed in such a way that encouraged the children to think about a construction site and the dangers that could be there, as well as providing the opportunity to...

Children’s Induction Booklet 2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Suzanne Stevenson
CategoriesInduction Schools
A children’s induction booklet was created for young children on site visits. The idea was to make the safety induction a little easier and fun for the youngsters. There are lots of puzzles and games that the children can play as well as serious information regarding the site rules. They can take the booklet away with them and show their...

Green Energy Safety for Pedestrians 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 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Caroline Gee
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Improvement Minimised energy use
GRAHAM Construction’s Weavers Quay project in New Islington Manchester moved a pedestrian crossing for the duration of the works to faciliate safe road crossings for people in the area accessing the footpaths and canal towpaths in the area. There is also a metrolink stop, health centre and pharmacy in very close proximity in addition to on street parking meaning it...

AR Hoarding 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 24 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Sophie Nolan
CategoriesCommunity liaison Enclosures First Impressions campaign Initial impressions Programming Schools Signage
The painting of the hoarding took place over two days. The students from the Royal School of Speech and Drama volunteered to produce artwork. In addition, interactive videos were created through a smartphone app. Once the first videos has been added to the walls, the team were able to share the magical effect of AR (Augmented Reality), which led to...

Environmental Calendar 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 13 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Elaine Woodburn
CategoriesImprovement Wildlife
Graham Construction were appointed to provide engineering, design and construction services for a number of projects across the LLW nuclear waste site. These works have to be carried out in line with the LLWR environmental mission: “When operations have ceased, to leave the site in a state that enhances the environment” The LLWR site is adjacent to a SSSI and SAC...

First Aid Emergency Grab Bag 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 26 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Suzanne Stevenson
CategoriesEmergency procedures First Aid MIU
The site team have created an Emergency Grab Bag in the event of an accident on site. The bag contains a notebook, pen (to record any details immediately), mobile phone (to alert the emergency services if required), map to the nearest A & E, scissors and barrier tape (to cordon off the area if required). The Emergency Bag is located...

Rethinking health and wellbeing toolbox talk delivery 3 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5

Published 4 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Caroline Gee
CategoriesBusinesses Campaigns Personal development Suppliers Toolbox Talk
GRAHAM’s Weavers Quay Team wanted to ensure that they gave the appropriate importance to information and support for their workforce within the scheduled monthly alerts and toolbox talks on wellbeing issued for Site Managers to deliver but were aware that their own expertise and knowledge on subjects often fell short. It made more sense to bring in local organisations from...

Here Come the Girls: A Workshop for Women Considering Careers in Construction 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 24 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Caroline Gee
CategoriesCampaigns Careers advice Careers advice Diversity Meeting agenda
The GRAHAM Northern region delivered their first Here Come the Girls workshop to promote construction careers and careers with GRAHAM to women at key career decision points in their lives. As an industry that traditionally recruits ‘Dads and Lads’ we asked the question ‘why not Dads and Daughters?’ – we asked staff and workforce in the region to nominate daughters,...

Employee Driven Personal Development 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 16 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Caroline Gee
CategoriesFeedback Management attitudes Open door policy Personal development
GRAHAM Construction have developed CONNECT which is a personal development process. It is guided by feedback received from employees and managers in a 2015 survey that stated that the ‘old style’ appraisal wasn’t delivering value. This has been replaced with a system that focuses on: Managers and Employees ‘CONNECTing’ on a regular basis, both informally and formally through structured and...

Leading support for employee health, wellbeing and mindfulness 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 16 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Caroline Gee
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Personal development
GRAHAM partnered with Wellness experts (Support2Perform) and Queen’s University Belfast to develop a wellbeing programme that complements personal development and provides staff and managers with individualised plans and support. Each person does a wellbeing diagnostic followed by confidential 1-2-1 sessions with a coach to understand the results and plan a way forward. As part of fulfilling their plan, employees can...

Using DISC assessments to help staff and managers 2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 16 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Caroline Gee
CategoriesConsultation Management attitudes
GRAHAM Construction has been looking at how to give staff and managers insights into how they might understand themselves, colleagues and each other better. The business case for this being to maximise effectiveness and support performance in the workplace that focuses on an individual’s needs and abilities to achieve their best. GRAHAM has trialled the use of DISC profiling during...