John Sisk and Son Ltd

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Apprentices Talk at a Careers Fair

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesColleges and universities Community engagement Plan to positively promote construction Promoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries Support for careers advice
Members of the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme (LPTIP) attended Leeds apprenticeship recruitment fair on Monday 3 February. The annual fair attracts young people from ages 14 onwards and is a great place to find out more about what options are available for those who don’t want to go to university. This year, the event was attended by 6,123 delegates...

First Night Toiletry Bags

Published 10 February 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCommunity engagement Support for local charities
John Sisk & Son donated 50 sets of first night toiletry bags to Empowerment, a charity that helps women released from prison back into society and also for women from domestic violence situations who have had the courage to walk away from their situation with nothing. Empowerment is a charity based in Blackpool, which has made a long term commitment...

Various Activities for a Local Charity

Published 20 January 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCommunity engagement Support for local charities
John Sisk has a local charity partner, Mancunian Way, who help local young adults to stay safe as well as combat homelessness in the area. As the organisation continues to grow, we have engaged in various activities to further help them develop. Late last year, two very brave members of our staff (Jade Meyrick and Jake Martin) undertook a sponsored...

Christmas Toys

Published 13 January 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCommunity engagement Support for local charities Workforce development plans
Celebrating its 160th anniversary this year, John Sisk delivered some 500 handcrafted wooden toys to children’s hospitals and charities in Ireland and the UK in the lead up to Christmas. The beautiful wooden toys, which were handmade by apprentice carpenters and joiners at the company’s workshop on Naas Road in Dublin, were delivered to children today at Tallaght University Hospital....

Leeds Big Sleep

Published 6 January 2020 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesSupport for local charities
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....

Avoiding Disruption to Public Transport

Published 25 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Planning of traffic routes
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
CategoriesPlanning of traffic routes
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
CategoriesCoaching for unsafe actions Consultation on health and safety
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
CategoriesFalling objects
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...

Precast Rings to Reduce Shuttering when Constructing Process Manholes

Published 18 November 2019 | No comments
Written by John McGrath
CategoriesPrefabrication
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
CategoriesOffsite construction Prefabrication
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)....

GRP Hole Protection

Published 11 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesFalling objects
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 engagement Schools and nurseries
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
CategoriesWater 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 Regular updates of progress
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...