Making Websites Accessible to all 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 31 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesCultural needs Equality Inclusion Language Differences
Nearly one in five people have some form of physical, visual, auditory, cognitive, or neurological disabilities that could affect their ability to access information online the same way as other people. They may struggle with: Focusing on relevant sections of text The font, text size, or spacing of the text Poor colour contrasts between background and foreground Distractions presented by...

RealWear Camera Technology

Published 10 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Benjamin Westphal Reed
CategoriesInspections Working methods
During the coronavirus pandemic, travel restrictions meant that cladding samples and mock ups that were built in the Netherlands could not be viewed in person by the project team. RealWear Headsets were then utilised to allow the team to track the progress of the samples and give a visual signoffs. The Headsets were also used to give virtual site walks...

Folding Bikes for the Project Team

Published 2 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Healthy lifestyle advice Reduce Travel plans
To aid in getting the project team back on site safety during the coronavirus restrictions where feasible and allowed, they bought twenty folding bikes for the team to use. This allowed for the team to travel some or all of their journey to and from work by bike and therefore avoiding public transport which was more congested and presented more...

Electric Screed Pump

Published 2 August 2021 | No comments
Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesHybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Working methods and equipment
There is some speculation that because plant is electric that it won’t perform as well, so awareness is currently an issue. This contractor couldn’t find clean tech readily in the UK and looked into the European market to find solutions and therefore went to Germany and met with BMS and have since partnered with them and had a number of...

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...