Master Mover SM100+

Published 7 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesHealth risk assessments and monitoring
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
CategoriesSupport for careers advice Training plans
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 and maintenance regime
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
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support Engagement and commitment from the workforce Supported by management Workforce recognition programmes
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 and maintenance regime
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
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
CategoriesReduced use of single use plastics
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
CategoriesConsultation Feedback Support for careers advice Training plans Workforce development plans
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
CategoriesExercise
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
CategoriesConsultation on health and safety PPE
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
CategoriesDust Noise
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
CategoriesCommunity engagement Promoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries
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...

Virtual Site Tour with Matterport Camera

Published 20 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Laura Regan
CategoriesCommunity engagement Promoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries
Over the course of 2020 the approach towards community investment and activities has had to change and adapt due to coronavirus pandemic. This has involved embracing technology and engaging schools in a more virtual way. As part of this approach, SRM hosted two interactive webinars for local school students as part of the City of London Careers Fair – one...

Welfare Social Distancing

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesSuitable/accessible separate facilities
Pump House Lane Project developed a solution that ensured social distancing in the welfare and office area. The initiative involved the introduction of individual desks with corex screening fixed to timber batons creating a safe zone for individuals during their allocated break time. In the office, corex solutions created adequate flexible shielding for staff members and trade contractors. This solution...

Allocated Zones in the Changing Room

Published 7 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesSuitable/accessible separate facilities
Pump House Lane developed a solution to ensure social distancing in the operative changing area. The initiative was to create a zonal system in the changing room. The zonal system creates 20 shielded zones using lockers and corex as physical barriers. Each of the 20 zones has a separate locker allocated to each trade. This means that when a trade...