John Sisk and Son Ltd

All in One Logistics Station

Published 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesDaily briefing Hazard board PPE Workforce information
Before accessing the site, the workforce can view the topics mentioned in the morning brief, including: Delivery times Exclusion zone times Today’s hazards Other works in the area The weatherproof notice board will also hold a copy of the latest revised risk assessment and method statements, QR Codes for the relevant rams and HAVS information, a site drawing which includes...

Minimising Impact of Concrete Finishing

Published 28 October 2019 | No comments
Written by Eoghan Cremin
CategoriesNoise Obstruction Rest Sensitivity to neighbours
We are currently constructing a student accommodation project in a quiet residential area. Our planned hours are from 08:00 – 18:00 and the building frame is a reinforced concrete structure. Typically, we would have applied to the council for an out of hours permits when floor slab pours take place. This would allow us to complete finishing to the required...

Women in Engineering

Published 28 October 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools Universities
One of our female engineers, Pooja Godhania, delivered a talk and a Q&A session at Durham University where she explained her career so far from university to becoming a section engineer on our scheme. She was able to talk through the different projects she has worked on, the challenges and experiences she has had on each one and explained each...

Hiring Hybrid Plant

Published 21 October 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAir quality Carbon management Efficient energy use Efficient fuel use Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Reduce Supply chain Sustainable solutions Working methods
Sisk is undertaking the groundworks and development infrastructure for Phase Two of the Homes England-owned Northstowe development, situated along the Oxford to Cambridge Arc (which has been described as a super highway of science and technology), it is fitting that the site is using some of the industry’s most advanced construction plant. Sisk are working in partnership with Lynch Plant...

Donating Fencing to Stephenson Railway Museum

Published 21 October 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesBusinesses Goodwill
The Sisk Lagan Joint Venture donated 160 metres of anti-climb fencing, which is no longer required, to the museum to replace their damaged or stolen fencing along the track. We delivered the fencing at the end of January and Robin Gibson from the museum was absolutely delighted with the donation. Geoff Woodward, North & South Tyneside Museum Manager for Tyne...

DIY SOS North Shields Build

Published 21 October 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCommunity liaison Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Goodwill Labour
A local family who have three daughters (aged 10, 5 and 3) were recently helped by the DIY SOS team. The 3 year old is partially sighted, has had major heart surgery, has to have kidney dialysis every night, cannot sit up unaided and is immobile. The DIY SOS team wanted to build a single storey extension to become her...

Tree Protection

Published 11 October 2019 | No comments
Written by Emer Brennan
CategoriesGoodwill work Trees
Project Kells is located in Dublin City Centre on the corner of Dawson and Nassau Street, and the project is currently at demolition stage. At the particular junction where the site is located, there are two operating live Tram (LUAS) lines that are a main transport link into Dublin City Centre with a LUAS stop parallel to the site hoarding....

Early Engagement with Local Access and Usability Groups

Published 11 October 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesFeedback/questionnaires Local and special needs Sensitivity to neighbours Visual/hearing impaired
The project team built a mock-up of the proposed cycle path and pavement surfacing before inviting local access and usability groups to provide feedback. The Dementia Group provided positive feedback about the ‘sparkle effect’ (from the addition of crushed glass) of the cycle path resin which could look like water to a dementia sufferer, preventing them walking into it. We...

Drain Guard

Published 1 October 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesDrainage Rivers/watercourses Spill control
Due to the large number of vehicles entering and leaving site, the project has installed a drain guard to prevent any debris from entering the water course. Ultra Drain Guards are made from a high permeability non-woven polypropylene geotextile that trap solids and oils but allow water to drain through and also incorporate bypass ports to further maintain flow into...

Colour Coded Lifting Equipment

Published 1 October 2019 | No comments
Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesInspections Risk information Vehicle enhancements Workforce information
The project has incorporated a colour coded lifting tag system. Once a month, the lifting equipment will be checked over to spot any defects with the equipment. Once the lifting equipment has passed the inspection it will be tagged with a colour coded tag for that representing month. Yellow – September White – October Blue – November Green – December...

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Published 2 September 2019 | No comments
Written by Michael Dunne
CategoriesInitiatives Injuries
During a review of common injuries onsite, a common trend of cuts from utility knifes was recorded. It was recommended that the company move towards the use of auto retracting utility knives. In order to promote the move, a knife amnesty was introduced and auto retracting knifes were made available to trades working on the project. Following on from initial...

Culturally Diverse Welfare Facilities

Published 24 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Alan Cawley
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Inclusion Minority groups Religious considerations Toilets
To ensure that cultural diversity is catered for on the BioCork 2 site, a ‘squat toilet’ was installed. The Carpenter on site made a carcass for the squat toilet to be encased. A waterproof anti-slip covering was then installed. The unit then was plumbed in and a hose was installed in case users may not use toilet paper. Earlier in...

Implementation of Artificial Intelligence to Monitor PPE on Site

Published 17 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Raluca Ursu
CategoriesPPE Reporting Risk information
John Sisk has a primary focus on health and safety across all construction sites; “Zero Incidents, Zero Injuries” is the core ethos of our site activities. With the aim to improve the H&S on our site, we have been piloting the implementation of an artificial intelligence powered image recognition system. This system is installed into an existing CCTV system that...

PM10 Real Time Dust Monitors

Published 20 February 2019 | No comments
Written by Raluca Ursu
CategoriesAir quality Carbon management Dust Dust prevention Implementation Management Plan Policy Site environmental plan
In order to set the highest standards in environmental monitoring, the E03 project has bought and installed two Aeroqual dust sentry monitors. They offer continuous monitoring in all conditions with notification emails being sent automatically should the set limits be exceeded at any point (200μg/m3 as a 15 minute mean). The limits have been set after an independent specialist consultant...

Stairmaster Safety Steps

Published 17 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Raluca Ursu
CategoriesFixtures and fittings Identification of near misses Initiatives UTC Working methods
To construct the main stairs in each Block on the E03 project, the unique Stairmaster system is being used. In order to construct the stairs using this system, a temporary deck is installed to build the half landing and landing. The Stairmaster is then lowered into position using the tower crane and is supported by the temporary deck. The next...