Site Security

Published 10 December 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesBoundary security Property security Scaffold protection Site security
Due to advances in technology, we are currently using Long Range Solar Powered Wireless Perimeter Alarm Systems with 900 metre Transmission & 100 metre Detection. These are designed to help you protect your business, especially those sites with temporary fences, and potentially the thousands of pounds worth of materials found on any construction site. Designed for easy DIY installation, the...

Dewalt Tool Connect

Published 10 December 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesProperty security
We have been using Dewalt Tool Connect onsite attached to forklifts, ladders, pallets, tools and all kinds of equipment. They can be tie wrapped or screwed to the item being used. We have downloaded the app which is available on android or iPhone. It can also be used as a signing out system for tools to individuals working on site, ...

Aspiration Tree

Published 4 December 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Goodwill Legacy Schools
On completion of the new extension to the Queens Hill Primary School, we made a tree out of an original beam from the demolition works which started as the trunk. We then got all the trades involved including scaffold as the branches, a wooden bird box, concrete foundations, brickwork, copper wire for smaller branches, ceiling fixing wire to hold the...

Gorilla Block Buster

Published 29 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesInjuries Working methods
“Gorilla Block Busters” were bought for the site we are working on to give to the bricklayers to try. We are always looking for new initiatives to change the way we work to make it safer. These new bolsters for lightweight blocks are faster but more importantly your hands are out of the way of the strike zone, to prevent...

Battery powered wacker plate

Published 23 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesReduce Sustainable solutions
The emission free, battery powered AS50 rammer provides protection to both the user and the environment while not compromising on compaction levels. Designed to work in poorly ventilated or sensitive areas, the AS50 is 100% emission free through its L-ion powered battery, which also reduces operating costs by 55% versus gasoline powered machines yet still offers the same performance levels....

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Published 12 November 2018 | One comment
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesE-learning Healthy lifestyle advice Personal development Training
At Morgan Sindall, we are using Future Learn which is a free online resource whereby individuals can take courses on numerous subjects ranging from all areas of life. I have personally taken the Nutrition and Wellbeing course which was held over six weeks and was provided by universities – the only part you pay for is the certificate if you...

Splash Stopper

Published 6 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
The splash stopper is for use when washing out a mixer to save the eyes mainly as well as the rest of the body getting cement splashes. It often happens that you can get splashed when walking past a mixer but this devices puts an end to that. This is also good for the environment as there are no more...

Pop Up Cone

Published 6 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesBarriers Roads
These pop up cones take up no space at all, fold flat to 30mm. We have been trialling them on our current site to good effect. Cordon off areas in seconds carry a dozen in a single lift and they took up very little space in a vehicle when folded down. These can also be used in emergency situations for...

Waterproof Containers

Published 6 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Robert Hampton
CategoriesInitiatives Re-use Working methods
On the SSAU site at Sellafield, we have incorporated the use of containers to carry various nuts, bolts and washers to and from site. These containers are waterproof, unlike the cardboard boxes the items usually come in which disintegrate as soon as the rain starts and the items end up all over the worksite so we have to get labour...

Forklift Reversing

Published 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesVehicle enhancements Working methods
We have changed the reversing sounder on the forklift to the white noise reversing sound. The White sound emitted is directional and therefore instantly located, enabling pedestrians to work out exactly which vehicle is moving and in which direction, allowing them to move to safety. White sound reversing alarms work effectively at lower decibel ratings containing the noise only in...


Published 25 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesFirst Aid Initiatives
Easiplaster can be placed directly over the wound and wrapped securely. By adding more layers and pressing together, it will contain severe bleeding. This is particularly suitable for fingers, hands, arms or legs. Benefits of Easiplaster include: Fast, easy application Sticks to itself and not to skin, hair or wounds Easy-tear and tears to size Stretchy and washproof Adhesive-free We...

Decking for the workforce

Published 1 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Dalia Islam
CategoriesOffsite appearance Recreation Rest
In order to ensure the external appearance of the site enhances the image of the construction industry, and to provide and maintain a high standard of welfare by caring for the wellbeing of the workforce; the site team decided to add an additional seating area for the operatives by putting timber decking along the concrete blocks that counter balance and...

Saving Water – Concete Washout

Published 13 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Jane King
CategoriesInitiatives Sustainable solutions Water saving measures
The project team at Manchester Metropolitan University Arts and Humanities site worked with a subcontractor to come up with a solution for dealing with concrete wash water. The site is limited on space and it was not possible to obtain a consent to discharge trade effluent. The proposed solution involved a system which allows the reuse of the initial wash water...

Project Plastic Reduction

Published 13 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Jane King
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Re-use Recycle Reduce Sustainable solutions
The site team, at the Manchester Metropolitan Arts & Humanities project team engaged with the company’s plastic reduction campaign and all committed to a plastic pledge. As a result, several initiatives were introduced on the project including: Every operative at induction is provided with a project branded plastic bottle. The project has switched from purchasing milk in plastic containers to organic milk...

Public Feedback Board

Published 13 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Jane King
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Feedback/questionnaires Sensitivity to neighbours Universities
The Manchester Metropolitan Arts & Humanities Project is in the heart of the University Campus and there are lots of general public and students that interface with the site and our staff. As such, the site implemented a ‘Public Feedback Board’ encouraging feedback on being a good neighbour. Passers by can use a QR code to provide feedback to the site...