Trade Contractor Health and Safety Bulletin

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Supply chain engagement Training Workforce consultation Workforce information
From this contractors safety leadership team meeting it was raised that communication was an area to be improved by those on site, especially in relation to sharing best practice initiatives and the responsibilities of each of the trade contractors. It was also suggested that they promote best practice amongst trade contractors by sharing toolbox talk resources and training information. Their...

Rebate Funded Complimentary Training

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesEmployed Personal development Self-employed Trade contractors Training
HSS Training has worked with the contractor and have implemented complementary training across several of this contractors projects in the UK and as such a bespoke commercial agreement was established to support this proposition. Additionally, they had the support from the client, to reserve the rebate funds to enhance onsite training for their operatives improving general training on subjects that...

Minimising Impact on Infrastructure

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesRoutes Timings Traffic management arrangements
To minimise the projects impact on the local infrastructure network several initiatives have been developed. The team have engaged Transport for London to understand the impact that the development is having on the number of people travelling via public transport to the project. The collaboration in the sharing of data is being used to help inform project policy regarding alternate...

Large Scale Food Bank Initiative

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Trade contractors
Working in collaboration across the project, the contractor has worked with their client and trade contractors to launch a large scale foodbank initiative. The intention of this drive is to accumulate a substantial donation for their local foodbank to ease food insecurity for local families. To ensure the initiative is widely applied, the project has launched two donation mechanisms. The...

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods
On this project the lift engineering trade contractor, are using Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI). This equipment works as fast acting circuit breakers which sense small imbalances in the circuit caused by current leakages to ground and in a fraction of a second shuts off the electricity. These devices are used on shaft temporary lighting, all other portable electrical tooling...

Synchro – Logistics and Supply Chain Excellence

Published 20 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesAccess/egress Driver information Roads Supply chain engagement Working methods
Due to the multiphase nature and multiple access points of this project, logistics is a key challenge. The team examined different perspectives on logistics challenges and looked to learn from other industries, engaging with automotive software provider – Inform. Working with them and supply chain partners they developed a piece of software that addressed constraints associated with traditional delivery management...

Collaboration and Innovation Working Group

Published 20 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Clients Cooperation Management review Scheme training and champion Supply chain Workforce
The project team work across their project to hold regular meetings with the contractor, the client and the Project Directors of their most engaged trade contractors to discuss specifically the Considerate Constructors Scheme. Not only do they consider how they can implement innovations and best practice shared on the hub, but they also research and raise ideas for potential new...

Inclusive Workforce Board Game

Published 20 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesConsultation Diversity Equality Inclusion
This contractor has implemented an inclusion workshop featuring the interactive board game ‘Equally Yours’ on their projects. The game required participation from 24 volunteers which were split into two groups of 12 with the session held on Microsoft Teams. Participants included staff from various disciplines to ensure that the participants accurately represented the team. Launching in conjunction with International Women’s...

Volunteering Pledge

Published 5 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Labour Legacy Residents Supply chain Trade contractors Workforce
Traditionally on construction projects, contractors have left a positive legacy by getting involved in community projects. The aim of the Battersea Phase 3 pledge is to formally provide a joined up and organised approach to volunteering across all the trade contractors working on Battersea Phase 3. The pledge ensured that a pool of skills across the trade contractors was available...

Listening Lounge

Published 5 May 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Counselling services Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Mental health first aiders Posters Wellbeing events
Working with their trade contractors and mental health first aiders, the team have established the Listening Lounge in a discrete area of their welfare facility. Being mindful of other faiths prayer routines, twice a week between 9.00am – 12.00pm the prayer and wellbeing room is set up as a Listening Lounge. During these times six of their mental health first...

Respect Our Workforce Signage

Published 26 April 2021 | No comments
Written by Tony Woollett
CategoriesBehaviour Communicate initiatives Harassment Management attitudes Workforce consultation
Whilst working on a Highways England major improvements scheme, on a busy junction of the M6/A533, the contractors were made aware of verbal abuse targeted at their workforce by passing motorists. To mitigate this abuse several signs were erected at various points throughout their traffic management scheme. The signs advised motorists to treat the workforce with dignity and respect, and...

Snip the Strap Campaign

Published 22 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesBirds Recycle Wildlife
With face masks and coverings now becoming the norm, there are a substantial amount of disposable masks now in use on construction projects. The RSPCA have made a plea, asking people to cut the straps off their disposable face masks prior to disposal, following an increase in calls to rescue wildlife such as birds and animals who have become tangled...

Wheels for Steelwork Fabrication

Published 1 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Stuart Price
CategoriesOccupational health risks Supply chain engagement Working methods
The structural steelwork trusses for this project were designed to span above the width of the A38 dual carriageway tunnel and to support the 14-storey building above. There are 16 trusses in total, each with maximum length of 35m, maximum depth of 6m, and weighing up to 119 tonnes. The decision was made to assemble the trusses wholly within the...

Coronavirus Testing for the Workforce

Published 19 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruce Nixon
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks
In response to the rise in seemingly symptom-less people testing positive for the virus and as a way to get more of these people tested to help combat the spread of this new variant, on this project they are rolling out coronavirus testing to everyone onsite. In order to try to look after their workforce, the decision has been taken...

Sustainability Leadership Team

Published 7 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Gemma Kilford
CategoriesConsultation Management attitudes Mentoring Recognition
Battersea Power Station Development phase 3 operates a Sustainability Leadership Team with representatives contributing from the construction manager, trade contractors, consultants, and the client. The team meet bimonthly to share best practice, knowledge and collaborate to enable continuous improvement regarding sustainable development. Such a direct, collaborative forum between the key parties involved in the development is extremely unique and challenges...