Spill Kit Training

Published 4 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Bradley Walsh
CategoriesSpill prevention
What is it? A spill kit presentation containing the following: The impact of spillages and the legal context behind this Examples of the different spill kits available on site and how to select the correct one to use for different substances How to prevent a spillage from occurring or spreading The steps to follow should a spillage occur A short...

Pool Night for Supervisors

Published 4 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Alice Arrowsmith
CategoriesRecreational facilities Workforce development plans
In February, Lendlease organised a supervisor night, hiring a local pool bar and a professional pool host. Attendees included managers from Lendlease and supervisors from all different trade contractors around site. Supervisors were given bespoke polo shirts with the site logo on the front and drinks tokens and the winning pair received the tournament trophy. Why we used it? Lendlease...

Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Training Sessions

Published 4 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Alice Arrowsmith
CategoriesTraining plans Workforce development plans
Specialist Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) trade contractors hosted training sessions onsite for Lendlease trainees and construction managers, including fire stopping and butt welding workshops, amongst others. These sessions start with an on-site explanation of the work by the contractor, including the RAMS so attendees can participate safely. The process is then demonstrated by the operatives and trainees then have...

GOTCHA Training Day

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Emma Ward
CategoriesEmergency preparedness
A training day was had for Lendlease construction managers and operatives on site where attendees were taught how to use GOTCHA rescue kits. These kits would be used if an emergency evacuation, of a conscious or unconscious casualty, was required from the tower cranes on site. A GOTCHA kit provides the required equipment to lower the casualty in a controlled...

Monthly Safety Stand Downs

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Emma Ward
CategoriesConsultation on health and safety
A monthly morning meet, chaired by the Construction Director, regarding relevant safety information and things to look out for on site took place. A sound system is utilised to ensure everyone can hear. Why they do this The entire site attends and stands down from work for half an hour in the morning. This ensures that relevant safety information is...

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Published 10 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Mental health
Introducing the latest member to join the team at Elephant Park, Marley the therapy dog. To compliment Lendlease’s commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of its people and those who work on our projects, the team at Elephant Park have their very own in-house therapy dog. Anyone can drop by for a cuddle or pick-me-up or request a private...

Internal Dust Monitoring

Published 27 January 2020 | No comments
Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesWorkplace dust monitoring
Where external air quality is actively managed on construction sites, Lendlease recognises that internal air quality, specifically while working in enclosed apartments, is often overlooked. Lendlease have responded by implementing practices to minimise or eliminate dust generation in work activities. Practices such as automatic collection of dust at source and ‘ban the broom’ policies are implemented on site, however there...

Visualite Panels in Basement Accommodation

Published 2 December 2019 | No comments
Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesMental health
What it is A light up panel fixed to the wall which incorporates our own images and uses a cutting edge LED light source to create a healthier and better ambience. It not only provides light to the office space but also creates an illusion of a greater space, improving the mental wellbeing of the workers in the office. Why...

Interactive Incident and Near Miss Animations

Published 2 December 2019 | No comments
Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesNear miss Reviews and lessons learned Unsafe condition reporting
What it is Interactive video detailing the incident/ near miss that occurred, why it happened, and the key lessons learnt. This video is produced following a LL critical incident (Can be a near miss rather than LTI or RIDDOR). The video is distributed to other LL sites and to the trades to ensure the same mistakes are not made again....

Personal Lights

Published 2 December 2019 | No comments
Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesMental health
What it is “Look up, Look Out” is our November safety scheme at KGX1. With this scheme, we are encouraging people to look out for everyone’s safety by looking up. We’ve run edge protection workshops and brought in companies to showcase the latest access equipment. Another aim is to raise awareness for mental health problems and how to help. Also,...

Fingerprint Drugs Testing

Published 8 July 2019 | No comments
Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesRandom substance testing
Lendlease have started trialling portable fingerprint based drugs testing equipment at their Elephant Park Development. Intelligent Fingerprinting is a fingerprint based system that checks for evidence of recent drugs misuse. The team at Elephant Park is trialling the fingerprint testing system in conjunction with the random drug screenings and in for-cause cases. To find out more, click the link below.

Utilising Crane VR

Published 24 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesRisk assessments Training plans
What is it? The VR allows a slinger to see exactly what a crane driver can see from the cab making them aware of blind spots. The system helps operators understand the slew restriction area at track side. Full 4D simulation of site with the surrounding buildings and area. Why we used? Demonstrates the lifting activities to slingers, crane operators,...

Site Turntable

Published 24 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesControlled access
What is it? 18m industrial turntable capable of handling 44-ton loads. It is the first of its kind to be used on a construction project. This is the first free standing construction turntable in the UK. The turntable allows 10 articulated vehicle movements per hour. A built-in handrail and walkway around the perimeter allows safe operation and access. Why we...

Beam, Tube and Pipe Trolley

Published 17 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Sean Close
CategoriesFalling objects
A contractor on KGX1 is using a trolley to transport beams, pipes and other associated MEP materials. It is designed to ensure the load does not move during transportation and is equipped with a ratchet strap to hold the materials down. This will make the transportation of materials safer and easier with the added benefit of anti-slip grip on the...

Moat Exclusion Zones

Published 8 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Neil McLaughlin
CategoriesControlled access
On IQL S4, we will be implementing a moat exclusion zone system, which consists of 5×5 metre Heras fence ‘zones’ with lockable gates, which will be installed around the perimeter of the building. To access a zone, the contractor has to fill out a permit, detailing the works being carried out, which is then signed off by Lendlease allowing the...