Bespoke Training for Women Off to Work 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 13 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Disadvantaged groups Personal development Training
Mace’s LSE team partnered with the Abbey Centre in Westminster to develop a brand new long term employment programme to address a pertinent need in the local community. There are over 20.6 million women in the UK’s working age population of which 2.9 million (14%) are from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. There is, however, a significant...

Tool Tethering Learning Hub 2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 6 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesFalling debris Initiatives
Last year, 13 people in the UK never came home from work to their wives and family. They were victims of one of the most deadly workplace killers – tools dropped from height. Often overlooked in favour of the highest profile workplace killer, falling from height, falling tools are now the second biggest killer in the UK workplace. On Mace’s...

Modern Slavery Awareness Cards 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 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesDisadvantaged groups Illegal workers Modern slavery
To help raise awareness of Modern Slavery issues on site, we have produced a pocket sized card to distribute to operatives and supervisors. This can be printed on water resistant card or laminated to help people spot potential victims of modern slavery. The reverse side provides details on what to do to report anything suspicious and links to further help...

Encouraging operatives to take CCS e-learning courses 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 25 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Pope
CategoriesE-learning Training
To enthuse the workforce and align them with current relevant, industry aligned issues, we have attempted to encourage enrolment in the CCS e-learning courses. Using a poster we have grabbed attention using the incentive of a bacon roll for successful completion of the current e-learning modules available on the Best Practice Hub. We have found that these modules are not...

Recycled Tyres – Cold Melt Waterproofing 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 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesRecycle
Mace’s Hanover Square project have used a new method for waterproofing concrete from a supplier called Proteus – this is the first time this system has been used on a Mace project and has been extremely effective. Benefits of the system include: Entirely removes the need for hot works, as there is no longer the need for a gas pot...

Package Management and Negotiated Fieldwork

Published 20 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesUniversities
Mace team at LSE Centre Buildings Redevelopment project were approached by Westminster University to support their Management 4 module undertaken by Year 2 BSc Construction Studies students. Mace staff took this opportunity to develop a cohesive learning module for the students that provides an understanding of systems that allow project managers to oversee a steelwork package. Working with Mace staff,...

Combined Noise and Dust Control

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesAir quality Clients Noise
At their project for University College London Hospital, Mace have implemented the use of combined acoustically rated and dust control enclosures. The project consists of providing a new build facility to allow the client to relocate a number of related medical treatment streams into a single new building. The site is located adjacent to the existing hospital and due to...

Up-skilling the workforce and ushering in the digital age

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesEmployed Programming Supply chain Trade contractors Training
Mace’s Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside Team worked alongside Sablono to train our supply chain to use an online scheduling system that has replaced the traditional paper based programming on site. Sablono offers a state of the art web-platform and mobile application to manage, document and oversee complex construction and delivery management processes. It offers project managers real-time information about their...

A Visual System for the Safe Management of Risers

Published 19 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesManagement Protected and controlled access Supervision
Work at height is one of construction industry’s greatest hazards. At their project for University College London Hospital, Mace have implemented a robust Riser Management Strategy to control access into and works within risers. Initially the risers are designed to minimise risk such as with the use of prefabricated riser modules and floors installed during the superstructure construction and then...

Route to Zero Plastics

Published 11 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Suzanne Webster
CategoriesGreen purchasing Plastics and packaging Re-use Reduce Sustainable solutions
At Greenwich, we are planning how we can get to zero plastics on site. Plastic waste is an epidemic issue across the world and we want to ensure our site is having as minimal impact as possible. Immediate implementation; Reusable bottles issued to all staff (these are also tetherable so not a safety risk) Integrating closed loop recycling scheme into...

Managing Indoor Air Quality

Published 11 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Suzanne Webster
CategoriesAir quality
External air quality caused by dust nuisance is actively managed whereas indoor air quality management can be overlooked. At our Greenwich site we have a committed approach to limiting dust and VOC exposure to our operatives and have undertaken the following steps; Air quality specialist reviewed working practices on site focusing on Drylining, Joinery and Drilling operations where a series...

Temporary Steel Grid Platform

Published 19 February 2018 | No comments
Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
Due to the low load capacity of the concrete structure directly above the live Hammersmith and City Line tracks and platforms, the future building will need to bridge between the north and south extremities of the station (either side of the platforms). The large loads of the future building will need to be supported by solid foundations approximately 70 metres...

NRMM Tagging System

Published 22 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesDriver information Environmental policy promoted Initiatives Inspections Plant and machinery
Mace at the Tottenham Stadium project have devised and implemented an NRMM (Non Road Mobile Machinery) tagging system in order to comply with the planning conditions imposed upon them by the GLA relating to air quality. All plant (NRMM) that meets a certain criteria is required to meet EU Emission Stage IIIA or above. In order to ensure that this...

Environmentally Friendly Mould Oil

Published 22 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesSpill control
The team at Grosvenor Square are using the Safetard Gel made by Adomast as an alternative mould oil for concrete shuttering in the hope that this can then become common practice across Mace. Conventional products used within concrete works involving shuttering are predominantly COSHH substances. These “Mould Oils” are applied to steel and timber formwork & falsework to reduce the...

Tufcoat Weatherproof Wrapping 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 January 2018 | No comments
Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesReduce Training
The Mace team at Project 696 have introduced weatherproof scaffold wrapping to better protect the building from adverse weather and provide improved environmental containment against dust and debris generated on site. Mace engaged manufacturer and installer Tufcoat to work up a strategy to ‘wrap’ the building with sheeting to create a protective ‘cocoon’. This has allowed a significant proportion of...