Kier Construction

http://www.kier.co.uk


Supply Chain Community Commitment

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Sheryl Moore
CategoriesCommunity engagement Promoting construction as a career choice
Kier Regional Building North West is committed to creating stronger, more collaborative supply chain partnerships and resilient teams, and ensuring we leave a positive legacy in communities where we operate with the help of our supply chain. Kier has surveyed its local supply chain in the North West to determine their social impact contributions and to support them to further...

Instaboom GS6 Overhead Barrier 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 11 November 2019 | No comments
Written by John Quarless
CategoriesControlled access
This mobile barrier is a solar powered solution to overhead protection. It is a first in the industry and there is currently nothing similar on the market. Currently, the industry relies on signs, goalposts and blue cones. A system that stops a vehicle that is too high from passing through was needed and the Instaboom GSX barrier does this through a...

Multi Lingual Training

Published 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Dan Ambrose
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support English not as first language support Literacy and numeracy support
The Kier A13 Road Widening Project has recently started offering operative training modules in Hindi and Punjabi, alongside the standard English language option. The initiative has been developed in conjunction with labour agency Fortel and has enabled the project to ensure that safety critical messages are communicated with its diverse workforce in an appropriate way, ensuring best understanding of key...

Meet the Team Open Days

Published 4 November 2019 | No comments
Written by Dan Ambrose
CategoriesCommunity engagement Maintain comments/complaints record Regular updates of progress
The Kier team on the A13 Road Widening Project hold a monthly ‘Meet the Team’ event at their site offices in Thurrock. The event enables members of the public to attend – with no appointment necessary – to learn more about the project, ask questions or lodge complaints. The events are advertised via the project newsletter, on the website, social...

Personal Hazard Alert System 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 11 October 2019 | No comments
Written by Carolyne Ferguson
CategoriesPPE
The SHE team working on the M23 SMART Motorways Programme have recently implemented Overhead Safe. Developed by Carnell’s Innovation Team as a Personal Hazard Alert System, Overhead Safe is worn by members of the site team where it provides a clear and visible warning of overhead hazards by illuminating the vest when it is within a designated warning zone. It...

National Walk to School Week

Published 10 September 2019 | No comments
Written by Natalie Webster
CategoriesCommunity engagement Schools and nurseries
During National Walk to School Week the site team at Bishop Ellis Primary School joined with the pupils and teachers on their walk to school. The pupils were encouraged to ask any questions they may have about the new building, which led to some interesting conversations. The site team were happy to get involved in an initiative that promoted exercise...

Remote Controlled Barriers 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 July 2019 | No comments
Written by John Quarless
CategoriesControlled access
An operative stood on the gate daily, and the only task he was expected to carry out was to operate the barriers. Doing such a job bred boredom and isolation, which led to an increase in mobile phone usage on site. Mobile phone use is one of the biggest causes of incidents across the industry due to the operative’s concentration...

FLIR ONE

Published 24 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Gwen Blair
CategoriesEmergency preparedness Risk assessments
On site, we are always looking to reduce the risk of fire and protect the environment, site, workforce and public from the damages of heat and residual heat. On this project, we have been using FLIR ONE, which is a temperature censoring camera that can be attached to a mobile phone. The device is a quick, effective and inexpensive tool...

The Efficient Demolition of a Bridge Over a Motorway 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 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Lucy Hingley
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Newsletters Pre-start information Reasonable working hours
After months of planning and detailed communications, teams working on the M6 junction 13 to 15 smart motorway project in Stafford, successfully demolished Burton Bank Footbridge on the night of Saturday 23 March in just under 12 hours. The project team worked throughout the night to prepare and demolish the bridge and then undertake a massive clean-up operation to make...

Safe Access and Egress 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 23 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Carolyne Ferguson
CategoriesControlled access Hazard boards Toolbox talks and daily briefings
The SHE team working on the M23 SMART Motorways Project have recently implemented an initiative to improve the flow of information with regards to access and exit changes throughout the road works. Until recently, the team had relied on daily updates emailed out on a scale drawing, and the problem with that was that any changes throughout the day wasn’t...

Utilities Signage 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 23 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Carolyne Ferguson
CategoriesRisk assessments Safety signage
Cable strikes form a significant safety challenge for the construction industry utility sector, and such incidents can result in death or injury for the workforce as well as costing companies millions of pounds in associated damages and compensation costs. Damage to underground services can cause fatal or severe injuries (HSE 2005) as well as the potential for fire and explosions,...

Talking Roadside Safety Sign 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 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Carolyne Ferguson
CategoriesNotice board Planning of traffic routes Regular updates of progress Visitor access and facilities
‘The Talking Sign’ is a brand-new initiative designed by Kier in conjunction with Chevron, which is based on their intercom system normally used for residents awaiting escort through work areas. The Talking Sign was showcased recently at Gatwick Airport and was well received by stakeholders, Highways England and customers as it is the only ‘live’, up to the minute, works...

Safety on the Move 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 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Carolyne Ferguson
CategoriesEmergency preparedness First aid
Safety Point is a pop-up unit which can be deployed in 60 seconds and moved from site to site when needed. It has bays where safety apparatus can be easily reached for all operatives to use. The pod contents per the unit are 2kg powder extinguisher, standalone 100dB alarm, first aid kit and eyewash bottle, together with the Health and...

BIOAIR: Living Breathing Wall

Published 6 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Trusha Dabasia
CategoriesMaintenance of hoarding and fences Natural habitat improvement
On site, a green wall was created that would benefit biodiversity as much as possible. Working with the supplier, Kier reviewed the local biodiversity action plan and existing biodiversity in the area to select plants to use in the green wall. The plants were chosen to attract pollinators and the wall was placed on the hoarding in the church yard....

Great Crested Newt Collection

Published 16 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Damian Hopkins
CategoriesIdentification of flora, fauna and natural resources Protect the local environment Protection of existing natural habitat Specialist input
Background The development of the M6 J16-19 Smart Motorway Project required mitigation measures to protect Great Crested Newts. This included large areas of vegetation management under supervision of an ecologist plus the installation of 7km of newt fencing and trapping under licence from Natural England. Original Method The conventional methodology for newt trapping involved the installation of pitfall traps. These...