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...

Master Mover SM100+

Published 7 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Worker fatigue
The MasterMover is an electric tugging machine. The device was procured from the market and its attachment has been specifically designed and tested to fit the frame of the Portable Utility Cupboards (PUC’s). Familiarisation training has been delivered by supply chain to all PME operatives handling these units. The attachment was made specifically to move the portable utility cupboard on...

Apprentice Network

Published 7 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Training
There is a need to retain local people who currently have a job on site which would convert to an apprenticeship, but the apprenticeship is several months away from starting. It is not uncommon for local people starting on site to be placed in teams with different backgrounds or culture from their own.  In a number of cases the new...

Automated Temperature Checks and Sanitisation Tunnel

Published 10 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Lauren Little
CategoriesCleaning regime Health screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks
To help with reducing the spread of coronavirus and other viruses within the workplace the project has installed an automated temperature check and sanitiser tunnels at the main turnstiles. All operatives accessing through the turnstiles have their temperature read by looking into a screen on the outside of the tunnel. If a high temperature above 37.8°c is identified the screen...

Young Person Safety Leadership Team

Published 2 November 2020 | No comments
Written by James Roy
CategoriesAttitudes Management Supply chain engagement
The senior leadership on the project had a Safety Senior Leadership Team (SLT) that looked at health and safety issues on site, but an opening was found on how the site could engage young people in health and safety on a practical level. This led to the creation of the Young Person SLT (YP SLT). The YP SLT helps give...

Coronavirus Safe Tool Cleaning Station

Published 2 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
A coronavirus tool cleaning station was implemented where tools such as hoovers and petrol saws are shared. Operatives are asked to clean their hands with hand sanitiser before and after using equipment and soapy water is kept in a bucket in the centre of the table to wipe over equipment, sanitiser wipes are also available to clean tools. A partition...

Digital Safe Counters for Successful Social Distancing

Published 26 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesCanteen Occupational health risks
With coronavirus protection at the forefront of everyone’s mind and ensuring the project remains both safe, and compliant with government guidelines, the project team have worked with the security team to install an automated head counter into the drying/changing rooms. A large project subsequently means a large workforce and keeping everyone on site safe is a priority. A sensor is...

Alternative Stair Nosing Protection

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Reduce Supply chain
The new installation of a stick-on stair protector benefits both the environment and safety of the workforce. Historically, the project used single-use, hard plastic nosing protectors on staircases. These were not durable and so would break easily on regular footfall in stair wells. This not only became a hazard due to the loose or broken ends but would also be...

Mentoring Network for New Apprentices

Published 19 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Consultation Feedback Inclusion Management attitudes Mentoring Personal development Training
There was a need to retain local people who currently have a job on site which would convert to an apprenticeship, but the apprenticeship is several months away from starting. It is not uncommon for local people starting on site to be placed in teams with different backgrounds or cultures from their own.  In a number of cases the new...

Body Blast

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by James Roy
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Worker fatigue
The Body Blast promotion at the 55-93 Knightsbridge project is all about healthy living and how everyone can reduce their body fat by making the right choices. Run by the project Health and Wellbeing team, the programme has been operating since January 2020 and encourages all participants to think about what they eat and drink, as well as how they...

Glove Campaign

Published 5 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Laura Regan
CategoriesCampaigns Communicate initiatives Injuries PPE Workforce consultation Workforce information
The project has a minimum requirement for Cut Level 3/Index ‘B’ gloves, and they wanted to work with Stalsen to ensure compliance with this and increase awareness and knowledge around the importance of wearing the correct glove type. The campaign was designed in such a way that it could be replicated on other sites, but also be ran on one...

Suction Excavation

Published 17 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Tom King
CategoriesAir quality Plant and machinery Reduce Workforce
This project required new utility connections via the neighbouring street. Typically, these road works would be undertaken by a mini-digger, however the utilities contractor Blu3 employed Carney Construction’s suction excavation lorry to undertake these works which had a string of benefits. Environmentally, the use of the vacuum excavation can minimise the excavation size compared to alternative means by around a...

Virtual Work Experience

Published 20 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Laura Regan
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools
During the coronavirus pandemic, ‘in-person’ work experience opportunities have been difficult to facilitate due to social distancing measures and an increased number of staff working from home. Working closely with local school, Clapton Girls Academy, the project team was able to move the upcoming work experience session online. This involved the students participating in calls with various team members over...