SHE Brief Area

Published 8 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Louise McKay
CategoriesDaily briefing Training Workforce consultation Workforce information Working methods
A Specially built SHE brief area that is used both for the morning and afternoon coordination briefings has been implemented. This is positioned within the welfare area, the SHE Brief Area is the first point of contact when an operative or a site visitor enters into the welfare area or is accessing site. Displayed within the SHE Brief Area is,...

MEWP Mat

Published 8 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Louise McKay
CategoriesFootpaths and diversions Mud Traffic management Working methods
A purposely built 5 metre wide MEWP Mat surrounding the building footprint has been implemented. This was originally formed to support the piling rig they had on site with the new addition of the tarmac strip it has now been adapted to support any plant they have on site. With sections being used as a footpath for the site operatives...

Coronavirus Shielding

Published 19 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesMental health Workforce information
The site manager has been asked to shield as he is extremely vunerable. For the sake of mental health and still to be included with the site team he asked if he could put a camera on a monitor so he can keep up with progress and changes so on his return there is no catching up. If the camera...

Carbon Reduction

Published 11 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesCarbon management Management Reporting and offsetting
Morgan Sindall as a company and a leader in tackling Environmental issues are going to introduce an internal carbon charge. The output of most projects can be calculated with the existing carbon calculator tool, which works out how much is generated throughout a projects lifecycle. Each division will pay a charge per tonne of carbon they generate which will paid...

Non Contact Signing In App

Published 14 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesAccess/egress Drills Protected and controlled access Signing in Signing out
The project team are using a new signing in station, which when you register a new user they get an invite to download the companion app. Once they have downloaded the app they get a QR code, without touching the apparatus they then point their QR code at the screen and it signs them in and does the same for...

Food Hygiene

Published 14 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Training
The site team decided to reward the workforce with a fry up on Fridays as a thank you. The team considered that they needed to be sure that they were covered in order to cook food with thoughts of summer BBQs and weekly operative fry ups, a small amount is charged in order to put forward to the current charity...

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Published 7 December 2020 | One comment
Written by Abi Clifford
CategoriesEmergency procedures Initiatives Spill control Working methods
Although all construction sites are different, there are some common risks which can be found on most, if not all. For example, where plant and machinery are working, there is always a risk of fuel leaks and hydraulic oil spills into the environment. It is therefore imperative that trained personnel alongside relevant equipment and supplies are on hand to tackle...

Portable Hot Works Fire Point Alarm

Published 30 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesAccess/egress Emergency procedures Initiatives Working methods
The project team came up with the idea of a portable fire alarm point. The alarm is linked in and numbered on the system. The portable call point is handed out when an electronic hot work permit is issued as there is an increased risk of fire where hot works are being carried out. Having an alarm in that area...

Lithium Fire Extinguishers

Published 30 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesEmergency procedures Initiatives
Lithium fire extinguishers have been installed near contractors battery charging banks. These have also been installed in offices where laptops are being used along with the potential of mobile phone battery fires. These are the only extinguisher that are suitable for putting out or cooling a lithium battery fire. Once the battery has been cooled it must be moved outside...

Two Minutes Silence for Remembrance Day

Published 18 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesCharities/organisations Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools Workforce
On world quality day the project team started with a very moving 2 minutes silence at 11am which was respectfully observed and shared amongst the construction team, clients and most importantly included the school pupils and teachers of Westvale Park Primary Academy. The children did the project proud by showing the upmost respect and the project forklift proudly lifted a...

Reviewing the Existing Energy Usage and the Building Management System for a College

Published 18 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Matt Cade
CategoriesBusinesses Community liaison Cooperation Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Goodwill Schools
The school noted to the project team that their energy bills were really high for the newer section (approx. 10 years old) of the existing school and that they were having problems with the Building Management System (BMS). As a favour the senior building services manager spent some time with them in reviewing why this could be which included: •...

Mobile Hot Work Kit

Published 18 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesEmergency procedures Initiatives Working methods
The project team have provided a mobile hot work kit which they have rolled out to their subcontractors The dual hot work kit ensures that the subcontractors are prepared for all eventualities, with a 2kg powder and a 2 litre foam extinguisher, in addition to a 1.2m x 1.8m fire blanket. The hot works permit can be stored along with...

MEWP Charging Station

Published 18 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesControls Emergency procedures Initiatives
The project team have introduced a fire safety protection measure for charging MEWP’s internally within a timber frame building. They have introduced marked out designated MEWP charging stations located in main hall, which has fixed above two 2kg automatic fire extinguishers with a sprinkler head fitting. A heat detector (Biosite) is also positioned above the station alongside the fire extinguishers....

Knauf Spray Plaster

Published 18 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Improvement Reduce Reporting and offsetting Spill control Sustainable solutions
As an internal wall finish the project team have carried out a method of preparing the internal walls for finish, which was the Knauf Airless Finish which is a highly efficient spray applied alternative to traditional plaster for finishing walls and ceilings. From a CO2 perspective, transport costs will be similar to traditional products. This is because the airless plaster...

Roller Ramp

Published 10 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
This site purchased a roller ramp to assist with moving materials in many locations where levels are different up into a van for example or where floor levels change. This product is very versatile and can be be purchased with or without handrails. The item is also lightweight and covers a lot of situations found on construction sites. The benefits...