Free Mobile Plant Awareness Workshop

Published 29 July 2019 | No comments
Written by Sarah Clark
CategoriesDriver information Risk information Trade contractors Training Training
Following a discussion with a mobile plant operator, it was highlighted that there was a clear issue with internal trade operatives with regards to mobile plant awareness. There was a lack of understanding with regards to blind spots, hand gestures etc. We already carry out talks to children and cyclists regarding HGV awareness, and it was decided that additional training...

Supporting a Local Tenant Association to Develop a Newsletter

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Newsletter Newsletter
Higgins are currently building new flats on an existing estate in London Islington. As there are over 500 residents, there is a very active Tenant association who all live and have lived on the estate for years. They all work together to help residents in need and also make sure any problems on the estate are dealt with. The Higgins...

Creating a Positive Team Environment

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesClients Consultants Cooperation Open door policy Supply chain
There are loads of different people involved when working in construction, from the contractor to clients, employer agents, architects, engineers, the list goes on. Although we do not all work for the same company we are here working on the same project working towards the same end result. When you are at a stressful part of the job and complications...

Poster to help the community understand site safety signage

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesChild safety Community notice board Hazard board Residents Safety signage Schools
There are a high number of safety constructions signs all around London and some people, especially children, may find them hard to understand or just not pay attention to them. Higgins site team came up with the “Pedestrian safety sign poster” which includes the different shapes and coloured signs you can get and also what category they fall into, whether...

Team Building Course including Belbin

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesEmployed Personal development
It is important that when you are working on a project with a close site team that you all understand each other. King square site team wanted to bring the team closer together by holding a “Belbin Team building day”, a two-day team building activity which took place on site. There were a number of tasks, one of them being...

Site Induction Voice Over PowerPoint

Published 14 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesEmployed Induction Site specific induction Site-specific induction
The site team have created a voice over PowerPoint induction, that covers all areas of the site. This includes; what is being built, the risks on site, permits to work, working at height, manual handling, respecting the community, excising site services, environmental issues, First aiders, logistics, PPE, welfare areas, parking and the CCS site induction video. This saves time and...

Site fire drill calls for ice cream

Published 11 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesBenefits Recreation Rest Reward
It was that time of the month we were due to carry out a site fire drill. It was a very hot day in May and the guys on site were still out working hard. The job was going well and everything to plan so Higgins thought it would be nice to treat the staff on site. Holding a fire...

Over 55s art project on site hoarding

Published 6 June 2018 | No comments
Written by King Square Project Hayley Heath
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Goodwill Initial impressions Legacy Residents
Higgins visited a local community centre to see if we could get the community involved in our hoarding project. When visiting we quickly learnt that there was a very active over 55s art class that took place each week, these were ladies who had retired and have lived in the local area since they were children. None of the ladies...

The Big Egg Appeal

Published 27 April 2017 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesCharities/organisations Workforce
Higgins Construction have teamed up with Gi Group and Phab to make sure that no child goes without an egg this Easter! We encourage their contractors to contribute Easter Eggs for our Big Egg Appeal over the Easter period. The amount of eggs collected was really impressive and we would like thank everyone for their continued support in this initiatives including Mimram, Granite...

Calendar Stars

Published 31 January 2017 | No comments
Written by Julie Brooks
CategoriesUpdates Workforce
The team at King Square, Islington decided to create their own calendar. Using pictures from the past year they put together a calendar for 2017. The calendar details out all the key dates of site meetings, and handover dates, as well as Bank Holidays and site staff’s Birthday’s ensuring that it helps keep everyone informed. It also includes a great...

Supporting the ‘Put it Away’ Initiative

Published 16 January 2017 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Traffic management
We are supporting the Herts Road Safety Initiative ‘Put it away’. The site team have produced the attached sign, which has been displayed in canteen area and welfare facilities for everyone to read. Statistic shows that drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash, and those who talk while driving are four times more likely to have an...

Encouraging Hybrid Travel

Published 16 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Julie Brooks
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Minimised fuel use Travel plans Workforce
To support green and hybrid travel we have now had a second electric charging point added at our head office. Our first charging point was added in 2015 and this was followed by a member of staff getting a plug-in hybrid car that they charge at work during the day so that all of their daily commute is totally powered...

Gabriel Square supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning

Published 10 October 2016 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
We, at Gabriel Square have had our Macmillan Coffee Morning last Friday 30th September 2016. We had a cake sale and played the game ‘’Spot the Cake’’. We have set up cake sale locations in our office and also in the canteen area as well, so operatives can enjoy the delicious cakes made. Subcontractors and employees of Higgins have shown...

Green Travel Plan for Gabriel Square

Published 27 September 2016 | No comments
Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesCampaigns CLOCS Minimised fuel use Travel plans
A green travel plan can be used by businesses and other organisations to identify and promote ways to encourage a range of sustainable, or less environmentally damaging transport modes These green plans aim to reduce the impact of travel on the environment, however it can bring other benefits to the company, such as: Reduced business travel costs Reduced staff travel...

Road Safety – Cyclists and vehicle drivers learning from each other

Published 12 September 2016 | No comments
Written by Julie Brooks
CategoriesCycle safety FORS
Knowing how important cycling is in Walthamstow with the Mini Holland cycling infrastructure scheme, when we started a new project in Walthamstow, not far from Blackhorse Road tube station, we decided that we would do a road safety event to show local cyclists we are considerate to them but also allow them to have the chance to sit in one...