Home Schooling Pack Donation

Published 29 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Malcolm Thomson
CategoriesGoodwill Schools
In collaboration with their M&E Contractor on the project, this contractor has pulled together 60 home schooling packs which have been donated to the local academy school. These packs are vital for the most vulnerable children in the school, which will help them continue to learn whilst at home. The project team are looking at further ways to support the...

Carbon Offsetting for Individuals

Published 29 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesCarbon management Certifications Education Reporting and offsetting
Whilst delivering a virtual work experience programme with 24 young people, the contractor asked them to calculate their carbon footprint as part of a sustainability exercise in the course. In this task those on work experience calculated their carbon footprint from their daily total food emissions and their carbon footprint to find their total annual carbon footprint. The contractor is...

3D Mask Inserts

Published 29 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesInitiatives Occupational health risks PPE
There were issues brought up at the contractors health and safety meeting around some operatives not wearing face masks because they find wearing masks uncomfortable. The site team created a solution to this which is a 3D insert that helps breathing for those with health condition such as Ashtma. The inserts also help for those with hearing issues as people...

Sheet Retention System

Published 16 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesFalling debris Initiatives Working methods
Over the years there have been many incidents where material sheeting stacked on edge have toppled and caused injury to operatives. The most effective way to store materials is to lay them flat but there are instances where the lack of space will not allow this. This project has this issue in some areas and the site team have come...

Body Cam Safety and Quality Activity Recording

Published 16 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesIdentification of near misses RAMS review Recording accidents Supervision Workforce consultation Working methods
Operatives that carry out safety and quality critical activities such as excavating near live services, working at height, or installing structural elements for example have been fitted with body cameras to record the works as they progress. This is to help ensure the activities are carried out step by step as planned, helping to ensure the safety of all involved...

Overhead Recycled Drying Pulley

Published 15 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesChanging Lockers
From the early stages of this project, they have had a few members of the supply chain approach them, looking for more drying space for their jackets and trousers during the winter months on site. Due to coronavirus restrictions they have been limited on the welfare they can hold on site, due to the limited space. However, they realised that...

Reusable Temporary Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)

Published 26 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesDrainage Rivers/watercourses Spill control Storage of hazardous materials Surface water
Reusable temporary sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) are used to ensure the project are not causing any escape of surface water from the perimeter of the site. The materials used, will allow the rings to be lifted out and used on future projects. Therefore, eliminating the requirement to keep on buying new materials. The SUDS area is very discreet and still...

Recycled Circular Briefing Zone Area

Published 26 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Daily briefing Supply chain engagement Workforce information
A site needs good communication and visual aids to ensure the correct message is delivered to protect the workforce and deliver a key message daily. During the construction process there is always issues with getting the correct message and communication across to the workforce. On this project they have recognised from an early stage that this is one of the...

Lockdown Memories Board

Published 26 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Malcolm Thomson
CategoriesManagement attitudes Mental health
A lockdown memories board was installed to present a positive atmosphere during these uncertain times. Lockdown was a very negative and uncertain times for many up and down the country and therefore a lockdown memories board was installed to create a positive atmosphere on the site and prove whilst the times were tough, the team were able to adapt and...

23 Tonne Prefabricated Roof

Published 9 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesBirds Offsite construction Plant and machinery Prefabrication Vehicle enhancements Working methods
Robertson Homes brought in a 100 tonne crane to lift the prefabricated top back onto one of the historic towers of Great Glen Hall. The tower was one of the features damaged by fire in 2007, but has recently been lovingly rebuilt to its 19th-century glory. One of two being restored, the Western tower was the first to receive its...

Stair Protection

Published 3 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Jade Shahfar
CategoriesIdentification of near misses Supply chain engagement Working methods
Robertson Homes staircases come in from the manufacturer fitted with plastic, which could very quickly become a hazard as it can become loose along the edges of the treads. We have worked hard to come up with a long term solution to ensure operatives are prevented from slips, trips and falls, but also protects the stair while works are ongoing....

Combatting Fatigue, Anxiety and Depression

Published 17 December 2019 | No comments
Written by Anna Bramley
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Helplines Medical conditions Mental health Mental health first aiders Occupational health risks Posters Stress Worker fatigue
At Robertson we believe that a healthy workforce is a happy workforce! We value our workforce and understand that mental health problems and fatigue can affect anyone at any time. We operate an open door policy where employees and subcontractors can talk to a manager or Mental Health First Aider in absolute confidence. We provide a free helpline that offers...

CCS Presentation Wall

Published 9 December 2019 | No comments
Written by Hannah Taylor
CategoriesClients Public Supply chain Workforce
To promote our best practice examples we have allocated a wall in the site office that is visible to everyone that enters the site. On the wall we have displayed our CCS presentation which is regularly updated. This is so that everyone onsite can see what we have done since the beginning on the project towards CCS best practice, ask...

Tinnitus Tailor App

Published 10 September 2019 | No comments
Written by Jade O'Hara
CategoriesMedical conditions Noise Occupational health risks
At a Project Scheme Champion’s meeting, one subcontractor advised on their issues with tinnitus and how they have managed the condition by using a mobile phone app. The Tinnitis Tailor app provides background sound therapy, which greatly reduces the effects of tinnitus. As tinnitus is a common condition (affecting around 30% of people) and brought about by changes in noise...

Laser Scanning for Underground Voids

Published 10 September 2019 | No comments
Written by Sean Hird
CategoriesImplementation Plant and machinery Programming Reduce
In order to minimise the volume of excavation material removed from site and the use of grout material to fill voids discovered by survey on and within the vicinity of the site, laser scanning technology was employed by the company to determine the precise depths. This involved lowering a 360 degree laser scanner into the void, attached to a tripod...