Forklift Reversing

Published 31 October 2018 | No comments
Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesNoise Vehicle enhancements
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...

Easiplaster

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
CategoriesSustainable 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 1 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 51 vote, average: 3.00 out of 5

Published 13 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Jane King
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Recycle Reduce
The site team at the Manchester Metropolitan Arts and Humanities project 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...

Public Feedback Board

Published 13 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Jane King
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Feedback/questionnaires Universities
The Manchester Metropolitan Arts and Humanities Project is in the heart of the University Campus meaning there are lots of members of the 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...

Single Leg Template

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Colin Kelly
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
The industry standard systems for the holding, adjusting and setting of overhead line tower leg stubs was deemed unnecessarily risky to the project team. Project team members David & Sean Barker took on the challenge to develop a more robust system of work using their 20 years worth of knowledge. They developed a single leg template which has been implemented on the Knocknagael...

Single-Use Plastic Reduction Campaign

Published 24 August 2018 | No comments
Written by Jane King
CategoriesCampaigns Plastics and packaging
To coincide with World Environment Day 2018 we decided to focus on single-use plastics used across our projects and offices. World Environment Day is the most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness of global environmental issues. The theme this year was around making everyday changes to reduce the burden of plastic pollution. All of our offices were asked to support...

Speed Awareness Course for Site Employees

Published 26 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Nicola Rendell
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Driver information Supply chain Workforce
At Morgan Sindall we think it would be a good idea to offer the police speed awareness course to our direct employees and sub contractors in order to be proactive rather than waiting for them to get caught speeding and then attending a course. We feel that sometimes people are so busy thinking about getting to and from site that...

PHEV car charging point registered on public directory 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 April 2018 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesFacilities for visitors Goodwill
On our Ramsgate fire station project we have introduced a free of use charging point for PHEV (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) users. This has been provided by simply allocating a designated car parking space and providing a 3 pin outlet connected to our site accommodation units, which can provide a 3KWp/h charging performance We have registered our charging point...

Fire Safety Awareness and Extinguisher Training Session

Published 16 April 2018 | No comments
Written by David Boyle
CategoriesEmergency procedures Training Workforce information
We have arranged for an external training provider to visit our project and deliver a Fire Safety Awareness training session. The session was presented to a selection of the site office staff and sub-contractor operatives working on the project. The group were taken through the awareness session in the site office meeting room covering topics such as the physics of...

Glow in the dark escape route markers

Published 16 April 2018 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesAccess/egress Emergency procedures Footpaths and diversions
We have installed Photo luminescent floor mounted discs to compliment the demarcation of escape routes as a safety measure. To further assist in safely guiding people out of the building during a fire or emergency situation we have fixed the floor mounted discs on all our escape routes This initiative has been introduced to improve upon a previous initiative of...

First Aid Response Drill

Published 16 April 2018 | No comments
Written by David Boyle
CategoriesDrills Emergency procedures First Aid MIU Training
Our drill was devised to assess the response to a significant first aid incident on our project. Only the Project Manager, Safety Advisor, and the two ‘injured’ volunteers knew about the drill. The responding Site Managers were advised of the drill once they arrived at the scene. The scenario was then explained to the Site Managers that one individual had...

Visual Fire Point Fitted Inside Telehandler Cab 1 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 51 vote, average: 4.00 out of 5

Published 11 April 2018 | No comments
Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesDrills Emergency procedures
Following a fire drill held at Ramsgate fire station, it become apparent that the telehandler operator, Colin, could not clearly hear the audible sirens and continued to work until a Morgan Sindall fire marshall made him aware. Upon investigation, Colin at the point of the fire drill had his heaters on full power within the cab, which along with the...

Emission Reduction Schemes

Published 5 February 2018 | No comments
Written by Henry Reynolds
CategoriesAir quality Minimised fuel use Reduce Travel plans
Morgan Sindall’s commercial fleet driver performance is managed through a tracker system. The best drivers each month are identified and the best driver each quarter receives a £150 cash prize. We also recently produced an online ‘Driver Safety for Car Drivers’ e-Learning module, making completion mandatory for all Morgan Sindall staff. The module highlights efficient driving techniques, including a top...