Lazer Level with Vacuum Suction

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesDust prevention Occupational health risks Tidiness Working methods
On this project they are using a lazer level with a vacuum suction function which instantly attaches to any surface without causing damage at the press of a button. The product has built-in levels and a hole you drill through with automatically collects the dusts keeping the work environment dust free. The electrician and mechanical engineer now also use this...

Drawings on Large Screens

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Supply chain engagement Workforce information
During these times of change due to the pandemic we have been looking at ways to change. We have 2 large screens one in the office and 1 onsite in a safe area. This enable us to call up drawings on our laptops and from a safe distance these can be looked at with the Subcontractor using a mouse to...

Flexipave Recycled Surfacing Material

Published 26 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Emily Edwards
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Environment Green purchasing Recycle Sustainable solutions
Morgan Sindall at the Network Rail Werrington Grade Separation project in Peterborough have surfaced a public bridleway using a material that reuses waste and reduces our carbon footprint. ‘Flexipave’ is made with recycled vehicle tyres and acts as a flexible porous surfacing material. It is manufactured by KBI UK Ltd and is a 50/50 mix of recycled, loose ground rubber...

Social Distancing Guidance Hi-viz Waistcoats

Published 18 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks PPE
At Westvale Park Primary Academy project and in line with Public Health England Guidelines on social distancing a considerate measure for the workforce has been introduced. It has been arranged for arranged for Hi-Viz waistcoats to be printed with the following message on the back accompanied by Morgan Sindall’s and Public Health England’s Logo: ‘Follow Guidelines Keep 2 Metre Distance,...

Enhanced Authorisation Procedure for Working

Published 12 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
This project has recently introduced an enhanced authorisation procedure for when their workforce are required to work within two metres and cannot comply with Public Health England’s guidance on social distancing. The procedure has been prepared to highlight as a refresher of the key words stated in the hierarchy of control table in the Construction Leadership Council’s – Site Operating...

Minute silence for NHS Key workers

Published 4 May 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesCommunity liaison Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions
A minute’s silence was held across the UK to commemorate the key workers who have died with coronavirus. On this project, they observed the minute silence from their central field with all plant turned off and all machines arms proudly raised in the air. All 25 site team members were together for the emotional moving silence, complying with the social...

Child Friendly Facts on Coronavirus in a Community Newsletter

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Posters Residents Schools
Several projects have remained open during the coronavirus pandemic. The project team have created a community newsletter which presents as a fact sheet for children on what coronavirus is, how does a virus work and who can catch it and how we can all protect ourselves The information contained within this newsletter was taken from NHS Alder Hey Children’s NHS...

Fire Safety Plan Cards

Published 27 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Beth Miles
CategoriesControls Initiatives Traffic marshal Workforce information Working methods
Due to the project operating from a large office space, a fire plan was created using zone cards. The Fire Marshals are dedicated to a specific area of the site compound. As a result, they oversee the cards situated in their ‘zone’. These cards have two aspects ‘colour zone check’ and ‘colour zone checked’. Once the Fire Marshal has pulled...

Protecting our workforce – Socially Safe Measures implemented

Published 15 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
The project team at Westvale Park Primary Academy has remained open during the recent coronavirus pandemic. However they have introduced stringent socially safe procedures and measures and will be maintaining these daily whilst the site remains open . The intention is to ensure that they are not only protecting their reduced workforce, but also to ensure that they are operating...

Community Dog Watering Pit Stop

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesCommunity liaison Community notice board Feedback/questionnaires Goodwill Local and special needs Operative behaviour Residents Sensitivity to neighbours
The project team have introduced a considerate way to support their local community, by introducing ‘Community Dog watering pit stop’, which comprises everything local dog owners and walkers need: a waste disposal area, essential dog bag dispenser and much needed doggie drinking station as well as specific dog safety posters, which have been prepared for seasonal change i.e. summer and...

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Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Costas Petrides
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Monitoring
This portable handheld air quality particle detecting meter is used to monitor particulate matter (PM) concentrations in the air. It also measures air temperature and relative humidity. PM values ​​are colour coded and this visual system makes for easy recognition if PM levels become high. Dust particles that measure at 2.5 and PM10 can settle in our lungs, and the...

Protecting our Workforce: Anti-Bacterial Cleaning Regime

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesCanteen Cleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Toilets
On the Westvale Park Primary Academy project, which is currently in week seven (the enabling stage), with the intention of protecting our workforce, we have prepared and introduced a site specific anti-bacterial cleaning regime which we have prepared in line with the recently published Site Operating Procedures from the Construction Leadership Council. The site has remained open, and whilst it...

Knowledge Quad

Published 23 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Chris Jones
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice CSCS Skills card Training
This initiative relates to the establishment of the Knowledge Quad (KQ) on site. The KQ is a fully furnished and equipped training area which is open for use by the local community, and is typically used to look at tackling skills shortages within the Liverpool City Region. Blackburne House is using the KQ for two days per week for five...

Chicken Coop Design Project

Published 9 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Laura Deadman
CategoriesBirds Community liaison Goodwill work Labour Schools Sensitivity to neighbours
Our local school had vandals attack their chicken coop, which led to the majority of their chickens being exposed to natural predators leading to only two little hens surviving. As we were trying to take a creative approach on how we could avoid any timber waste on our project, we decided to build a small prototype chicken coop for our...

Keeping Cool on Hot Works

Published 9 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Laura Deadman
CategoriesCamera Emergency procedures Initiatives Management Site specific induction Training Training Working methods
Thermal imaging cameras are used to enhance the hot works process on all timber frame projects, and soon to be all projects for Morgan Sindall Construction’s east division. Hot works within timber framed buildings will be eliminated where possible, but there are occasions when this is not possible. Training is given to operatives at induction with regards to the use...