Solar Charge Pod

Published 19 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Simon Mintoft
CategoriesEnergy from renewable sources Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Working methods and equipment
This contractor trialled a Solar Charge Pod their project  which allows them to charge a range of battery operated small tools emission free. The Solar Powered Tool Charge Pod provides a 36-port charging facility, reducing emissions whilst also reducing the Health and Safety impacts of potential leading wires and daisy chaining of extension cables. Using this on site for 23...

Hope for Justice Site Membership

Published 5 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesModern slavery Training
On this project they have undergone four online sessions with external organisation Hope for Justice speaking to their team and contractor supervisors about raising awareness of Modern Slavery with specific reference to the construction industry. They had attendance of  around 80 people from site, and was followed up by multi-lingual posters and hand outs to share across site. Since these...

Coronavirus Vaccinations Information

Published 5 July 2021 | No comments
Written by Rachel Hall
CategoriesOccupational health risks Workforce information
On this project, the contractor has been collating data from their workforce to see how many operatives are vaccinated against coronavirus. From their research they calculated that they currently have 40% of workers who’ve had one dose or more, however the national average is a lot higher. They decided to meet with the Directors of their current contractors and together...

Special Projects Team of Early Career Young Professionals

Published 16 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Meena Bhogal
CategoriesApprenticeships Inclusion Management attitudes Mentoring Personal development
On this site a special projects team was set up, ‘Vision 2021’ which includes apprentices, graduates and young professionals from a range of disciplines across the project, mentored by a senior health and safety manager. The team assists the senior leadership team (SLT) in addressing specific challenges across the project, with the benefit of fresh eyes and approaches. The Vision...

Electronic Riser Safety Management 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 20 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Tilly Warner
CategoriesControls Management Reporting Working methods
To avoid key management issues previously faced, regarding non-return and loss of keys, the contractor has developed a riser booking solution which combines existing Datascope products to create a fully integrated system. The Datascope products being consolidated include: Permit system – enables the electronic submittal of permits and denies access from site unless the permit is signed off by a...

WINT Water Intelligence 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 5 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Helen Fake
CategoriesSpecialist input Water saving measures
During the Finsbury Tower construction process, the construction team implemented a WINT water intelligence system. WINT detects and stops leaks at the source using Artificial Intelligence. It alerts you when water is leaking and can automatically shuts off water flow. Intelligent real-time monitoring identifies sources of leaks and waste, reducing water consumption and preventing damage. As water is an increasingly...

Construction Careers Education from Home 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 5 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools
The project team created an activity book for early years primary school children. The book included colouring, learning and reading activities pitched at ages 4-6 years old. The purpose was to help children learn and provide parents with an easy activity whilst children are off school during the pandemic. The book can be used for other purposes such as giveaways...

COMET Root Cause Analysis Toolkit 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 5 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesControls Initiatives Inspections Reporting Working methods
Investigation of accidents, incidents and near misses is essential if lessons are to be learned. Understanding root causes and associated human factors is important to prevent recurrence but is not always done or done well. COMET from STC Insiso is a product developed by professional investigators with major accident experience in the oil and gas sector which this contractor is...

HVO Green D+ Fuel Trials 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 2021 | No comments
Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesAir quality Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Working methods and equipment
This contractor is using HVO Green D+ as an alternative fuel type made from Hydro Treated Vegetable Oil to replace white diesel. The fuel reduces emissions, NOx and particulate matter, greatly improving air quality. The contractor are currently using the HVO fuel in their welfare van and the site road sweeper. Going forward they will be suppling two forklifts for...

Powertrack Low Level Modular 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 16 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Simon Park
CategoriesInitiatives Lighting Working methods
On this project they have strived to find new products and ways to ensure that they increase safety, efficiency, sustainability and cost effectiveness. One product they have found is Powertrack, which is a low-level modular system which distributes lighting and power across construction sites, its made up of eleven profiles that can be moved and modified in minutes. They estimated...

Peregrine Falcon Guidance Note for Operatives 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 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Tezeta Shimelis
CategoriesAwareness Birds Wildlife
Peregrines Falcon birds have been given the highest possible legal protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Traditionally found on sea cliffs and upland crags, peregrine falcons are increasingly spotted in town centres. To prevent injury to Peregrine Falcons, the contractor delivered a Peregrine Falcon guidance note as a form of Dos and Don’ts. Do’s If you come across...

Offering Meeting Space to Local Charities

Published 16 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesCharities/organisations Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Goodwill
The project team have an office close to the construction site. The office is in a serviced office, shared with other commercial tenants and also includes a roof terrace. The building has several meetings rooms which are not constantly in use, and so the team has offered the spaces to be used by charities or community groups. The offer was...

Earth Friendly Concrete

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesCarbon management Energy saving measures Reduce Sustainable solutions
Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) is traditional concrete that doesn’t use ordinary Portland cement (OPC). EFC uses a geopolymer binder system made from the chemical activation of two industrial waste byproducts – blast furnace slag and fly ash. This alternative binder can reduce the carbon emissions associated with OPC by up to 90%. The engineering and construction properties of EFC are...

Creating Extra High Fencing to Secure the Public Highway

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesBoundary security Pedestrian safety Property security
On this project there was a requirement to create a temporary interface to enable a hoarding section to be removed without having to close off the road. The barrier needed to be sufficiently high to prevent debris falling into the public highway. The idea of affixing Herras fencing panels to Jersey barriers was quickly put into practise by one of...

Virtual Placement During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 1 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Katerina Papavasileiou
CategoriesMentoring Placements Training Universities
On this project they provided a virtual two-month placement to a university graduate. The participant spent August and September 2020 supporting the Community and Skills team, gaining experience on how a responsible business works in practice. Due to coronavirus restrictions they had to identify a new way to continue working with young people. Therefore, altering some of their programmes to...