DNA – Drop Nothing at All

Published 14 October 2021 | No comments
Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesControls and expected behaviours Falling objects Unsafe condition reporting
Project DNA (Drop Nothing at All) is the holistic approach to preventing things falling on this project. It is predominately lead using technology to create a culture that they will not accept anything falling. DNA includes 35,712 individual nuts, washers, bolts, and brackets that could be dropped and planning how not to drop them through each strategy using BIM. They...

Crane Hook Manipulator

Published 14 October 2021 | No comments
Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesControlled access
As a result of site constraints with a limited distance to the NWR fence, combined with their complicated façade installation process, they needed a specialist device for installing some of their façade components. They used ‘Alice’ – their hydraulic remote controlled crane hook attachment. This prevents the number of operatives having to work around a suspended load and can turn...

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Published 26 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Rita Miller
CategoriesColleges and universities Reduced use of single use plastics Schools and nurseries
This contractor has designed a single use plastics virtual work experience programme that is being delivered to schools across the country. The programme designed by the Social Value Manager has been delivered face to face and virtually across 5 days and has also been accredited to an Industrial Cadet Silver award. As part of the programme students learn about Single...

Prison Leavers Academy

Published 26 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Rita Miller
CategoriesCommunity engagement Disadvantaged and minority groups support Training plans
This contractor is working on a the new prison Leicestershire for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as part of their new prison transformation programme. The MoJ have set Social Value KPI’s focusing on supporting prison leavers into employment. At this project the target is to create 100 jobs through the project with 25% of these to be for prison leavers...

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Ambassadors

Published 21 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesEDI/FIR training Engagement and commitment from the workforce
This project has appointed three Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Ambassadors as they are committed to ensuring every person feels included and celebrated. They do this through their site inductions where they reinforce their  commitment to inclusion and a no-tolerance approach to discrimination of any sort. They celebrate different cultures and beliefs through regular events and raise awareness of issues and...

Portable Dust Extractor Air Mover

Published 26 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Lorraine Paterson
CategoriesDust
The subcontractor have utilised a dust and fume risk management system called Hazpod, whilst conducting extensive internal and external renovation works on a restoration project. The work conducted would unavoidably produce large quantities of dust as the original lime plasters and external stone sections had to be removed and replaced. The SEN management team were keen to find a highly...

World Mental Health Day Fortune Cookies

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Colleen Liston
CategoriesConsultation Mental health
In order to spread the message about World Mental Health Day, the project team made customised Fortune Cookies which featured a selection of mental health facts on one side and thought provoking quotes on the other. By mixing cookies including prizes amongst normal cookies, the team managed to get more information about mental health across to the site team and...

Self Locking Latch on Crane Hook Block

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by William Smith
CategoriesFalling objects
There was an incident on another construction project where the hook lost connection with the chains and the load dropped. We wanted a way that would not only prevent this from happening, but also had an extra facility to stop it from occurring again. We implemented a system that meant the slinger pulls a lever down to unlock which then...

Helmet Mounted Eave Ear Defenders

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by William Smith
CategoriesPPE
There is an existing issue with ear defenders of muffling all noise and not being able to hear calls by a fellow operative if a dangerous situation was to arise. High levels of noise are related to all sorts of occupational health issues, wearing ear defenders all the time can add additional risks like not being able to hear anything....

H-Wash Handwash Stations

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Emma Ward
CategoriesCleaning and maintenance regime
We needed to make the workplace safe after the coronavirus outbreak. We wanted to give the workforce plenty of opportunity, out on site, to wash their hands, kill germs and protect themselves. The H-Wash hand wash system was the ideal solution as it is a portable self-contained unit which requires no plumbing or electrics and can be installed anywhere on...

Approved Black Hat Stickers

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesDefined workforce qualification/skill levels
As part of our approach to improving supervision on site we have implemented an Approved Black Hat stickers for hard hats. To get this sticker the supervisor must have the relevant qualifications and have gone through a supervisor competency check by Lendlease. If the operatives does not have this sticker they will not be permitted to work as a supervisor...

Room Occupancy Monitoring

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Andy Packwood
CategoriesCleaning and maintenance regime Suitable/accessible separate facilities
What is it? The Room Occupancy Monitoring system counts how many people enter the room through the ‘in’ door and how many people exit through the ‘out’ door. The system keeps track of the room occupancy level against the set room capacity. The system has a display at the entrance to the room showing level of occupancy in the room...

Eliminating Everyday Sexism

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Zoe Gargan
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support EDI/FIR training Engagement and commitment from the workforce
Lendlease is passionate about encouraging a diverse workforce into construction. At Potato Wharf we embrace diversity in the workforce and as part of this we delivered an everyday sexism presentation to the workforce. This went down very well and encouraged conversations within the workforce about what is acceptable conduct and the impact of our actions. This formed part of a...

Canteen Coronavirus Cleaning System

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Andy Packwood
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning and maintenance regime
Due to coronavirus its vital canteen eating areas are cleaned and disinfected after one person has eaten to ensure it is not contaminated for the next person. There is a high turnover of people using the canteen therefore a system was needed to allow them to make spaces ready as soon as possible. The system implemented is a card that...

Activity Stickers to ensure Social Distancing

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Colleen Liston
CategoriesCanteen Suitable/accessible separate facilities
To help ensure that social distancing is adhered to while on the project, the team has stuck activity stickers 2m apart in changing rooms, canteen, smoking areas and the daily activity briefing area. This help ensures people stay at least two metres apart.