John Sisk and Son Ltd

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Leeds Big Sleep

Published 6 January 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCharities/organisations Goodwill Residents Sensitivity to neighbours
12 Colleagues from Sisk, WSP and Leeds City Council spent a night under the stars at Headingley Rugby Stadium to raise money for St Gemma’s Hospice, St George’s Crypt and Leeds Rhino’s foundation. The event, called the Leeds Big Sleep, raised over £35,000 for these important charities in the city, with the Sisk team contributing over £2,000 towards the total....

BIM Station

Published 2 December 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesProgramming Working methods
A BIM station is an on-site computer booth that gives workers access to updated models and drawings, protocols and procedures, documents, programmes, visualisations and construction sequences. The booth can be located in the site office or physically out on site (provided that power and network connection is available). The purpose of the BIM station is to provide workers to access...

Camouflage Banner

Published 2 December 2019 | No comments
Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Signage
Due to site restrictions on available space, the Site Accommodation is double stacked to the rear of the site with very close overlooking neighbours. The upper tier of the units are above the height of the boundary wall and the team decided that grey welfare units are not an ideal sight to be looking at daily. A local signage company...

Avoiding Disruption to Public Transport

Published 25 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Public diversions Residents Routes Traffic management Traffic management arrangements
The Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) on the Headrow project saw the start of the eastbound buses diverted off of the Headrow in Leeds city centre. Weeks of planning public awareness events, meetings with Leeds BID, bus operators, delivery partners and the client resulted in a smooth transition from original bus stops to the temporary ones. A rota was...

TV Screen for Cyclists

Published 25 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAccess/egress Cycle safety Residents Roads Routes Traffic management arrangements
When planning our compound and hoarding, it became evident that the vehicles exiting the neighbouring building would not have a clear view of oncoming cyclists in the cycle lane. There would be an elevated risk to cyclists due to our hoarding and pedestrian walkway. A camera was installed which relays live images of the bicycle lane to vehicles at the...

RSA Shuttle and Roll Over Simulator

Published 25 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesBehaviour Campaigns Driver information Traffic management Workforce information
The RSA (Road Safety Authority) shuttle is an interactive educational unit, which was brought to site to demonstrate to the workforce fatal driving behaviours such as driver distraction, use of mobile phones, passenger behaviour, fatigue and speed. Its main objective is to provide targeted audiences with the chance to interact with various road safety campaigns and to spread the message...

Stop the Drop

Published 25 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCampaigns Falling debris Initiatives
Stop the Drop is a targeted safety campaign focusing on specific hazards on site. Buckets had been handed out to all of the subcontractors on site for small parts and tools. The exercise was conducted to remove all loose material and waste from all of the elevated working platforms. Specialist crews were assigned to this task of clearing areas of any...

Non-Conductive and Insulated Pins

Published 18 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesOccupational health risks Supply chain engagement Working methods
Traditionally, marker pins and fence pins were manufactured from steel, posing a high risk to the user in the event of striking underground power cables. With Tricel’s non-conductive pins, this risk gets eliminated. The main benefit of using non conductive pins for fencing or line markers is that they eliminate the risks associated with accidentally striking underground or unseen power...

Precast Rings to Reduce Shuttering when Constructing Process Manholes

Published 18 November 2019 | No comments
Written by John McGrath
CategoriesOccupational health risks Prefabrication Reduce Sustainable solutions
On Project Rome (Glanbia) Portlaoise a Lean Construction Method was adopted in the formation of process manholes. Precast rings are first placed around the manhole which eliminates the need for timber shuttering as the ring acts a permanent shutter. This method saves on materials and time and prevents the generation of waste. It is also safer because operatives do not...

Temporary Fabrication Weather Proof Workshops

Published 18 November 2019 | No comments
Written by John McGrath
CategoriesOccupational health risks Offsite construction Prefabrication Weather protection
On site, several of our subcontractors have set up their own workshop areas in the compound. These workshops are set up for prefabrication of work before bringing materials and product into the construction zone. This benefits not only timing and labour costs, but also safety as workers do not have to work in trenches or excavations (fabricating pipework for example)....

Vehicle Mounted Ground Penetrating Radar

Published 18 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesRoads Timings Traffic management arrangements Utility works Vehicle enhancements Working methods
Part of the design phase of the works involves undertaking a full GPR (ground penetrating radar) of the whole scheme. As this is inner-city works affecting the carriageway and walkways, the majority of the GPR surveying requires night-time road works/lane closures to safely undertake them. To help mitigate the time taken to undertake the GPR (which is normally conducted using...

GRP Hole Protection

Published 11 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesFalling debris Working methods
On site, GRP Grating have been cast into slab on all Floor Riser Openings. This gave a maximum span of 1280mm at a maximum point load of 150KG. This method of hole protection has worked extremely well, and the decision was made to use this ‘solid top type’ of hole covering for waterproofing reasons. From a health and safety point, it...

School Playground Resurfacing

Published 11 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Labour Schools Trade contractors
Over a two day period, John Sisk & Son Ltd and their sub-contractor Roswicks attended Hudson Primary School, which is local to our project, to resurface the playground of their Reception Class. This was following on from an email that got sent out to the surrounding local schools in the area to see if John Sisk & Son could help....

SmartWaste

Published 11 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesRe-use Recycle Reduce Water saving measures
At John Sisk & Son, we use a web based platform called SmartWaste, which enables all of our projects to measure, report and manage waste generated on our construction sites, whether these waste materials are retained, re-used on site, or sent for recycling/ processing. Site Managers and Environmental Managers will understand exactly what waste materials are being generated from project...

GoPro Letter Drop

Published 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Camera Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Updates
When the Blackpool tramway project hand delivered advance notice letters to the stakeholders in the local area, the client received a few complaints from the local stakeholders about the works. They stated they didn’t receive a letter to explain the future works, so the client and John Sisk explained that a letter drop had been carried two weeks prior. It’s important...