Voice Memo Language Translator

Published 16 April 2019 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Cultural needs Identification of near misses Inclusion Language differences Language Differences Literacy training Personal development Reporting
This app has been developed by the project to enhance the reporting of safety, health, quality and environmental observations as well as near misses, good practice and general suggestions etc. It allows designated persons to receive instant notifications of anything raised so that required actions can be taken. Critical data from the app is automatically loaded onto an online database...

Site Dust Hotspotting

Published 29 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Dust prevention Education
After the One Body dust awareness campaign, the project identified that more quantified evidence was required to understand the dust levels that operatives were being exposed to. The evidence could then be used to help combat the health implications of exposure to dust. The project worked with the client’s on-site health provider, Park Health, to undertake personal noise and dust...

Circus Pieces held at Broadgate

Published 12 November 2018 | No comments
Written by Laura Regan
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Schools
During September, as part of London Design Festival and Open House, Sir Robert McAlpine organised a series of daring outdoor circus pieces were held at Broadgate. BUILD, performed by Hikapee, used aerial, acrobatic and physical performances to explore what it is to create a building. The aim of this was to produce something entertaining with a strong link to construction...

Primary School Partnership

Published 24 September 2018 | No comments
Written by Liz Waters
CategoriesCommunity liaison Cooperation Goodwill Schools
The Broadgate Community Legacy looks to utilise the opportunity of a 10 year redevelopment framework (1FA sites within this) to have a long-lasting, positive social impact on local communities. Although introduced for construction, it has the ethos that ‘legacy starts at the beginning’ and sets out ways of ensuring that the community benefits it produces continue post-construction. Education is a...

‘Have Your Say’ Health and Safety App

Published 25 July 2018 | No comments
Written by Liz Waters
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Recording accidents Reporting
In April 2018, Sir Robert McAlpine launched the Broadgate ‘Have Your Say’ App. The App is intended to compliment the current card system by providing an additional and more modern method for operatives, and management teams, on site to report H&S observations as well as examples of good practice. All those attending induction are encouraged to download the App either...

Using Recycled Materials to Create Welfare Facilities

Published 11 June 2018 | No comments
Written by Liz Waters
CategoriesRe-use Recreation Recycle Rest Sustainable solutions Universities
At 1 Finsbury Avenue, part of the 10 year re-development framework for Broadgate, we invited students from the University of East London to prepare a competition design for our site welfare facility. From the competition, five students were chosen and given a paid placement to develop a welfare proposal for the project which encompassed wellbeing and sustainability. Part of the...

Photocatalytic Hoarding: Breaking Down Pollution

Published 24 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesAir quality Enclosures
The Battersea Power Station Phase 3a project has demonstrated its commitment to innovation, sustainability and its workforce by installing a pollution-absorbing hoarding on-site. The project team worked with the manufacturer prior to product launch to install the substrate onto site hoarding and also set up monitors to understand what the real life impact is on a live construction project. Through...

Hybrid Excavators

Published 24 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesAir quality Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Sensitivity to neighbours
The Battersea Power Station Phase 3a project is using hybrid excavators to help complete the excavations on site with minimal impact on the local community. The excavators are being used in locations close to nearby sensitive receptors to help minimise the projects impact on the local community. The excavators have a traditional engine which is complemented by a lithium-ion battery....

BIM Walkthrough at Induction

Published 24 May 2018 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesSite specific induction Site-specific induction Supervision Workforce information
On the Battersea Power Station Phase 3a project a BIM Model H&S Induction Site Walkthrough video has been developed with the BIM Team and is now included as part of the Induction process. This has enhanced the delivery of the induction by giving a specific, current overview and familiarisation to those attending the induction and what they will expect to...

Electric Concrete Pump

Published 29 November 2017 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesAir quality Noise
The Royal Albert Hall project is utilising an electric concrete pump on site to help minimise environmental impacts. The pump uses a rotating screw to pump the concrete down the lines as opposed to a traditional piston pump which can be noisy. The pump not only reduces carbon emissions compared with traditional alternatives, it also improves the air quality of...

Community Project Room

Published 9 December 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesPublic Residents Updates
The development has built a dedicated project room which is open 5 days a week and is available for local residents to drop in and learn more about the project and what it will be like upon completion. This includes statistics about the construction process as well as the positive benefits to the local community. This is a client run...

Defibrillator saving a life

Published 29 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesDefibrillators Emergency procedures First Aid
When an operative suffered a heart attack on our Lillie Square Phase 1 project in London, the on-site defibrillator and the calm and professional response of our team proved instrumental in saving his life. The operative was working on the seventh floor of one of the site’s buildings when he collapsed one morning in July. He was found by his...

Managing Fit Out Waste

Published 25 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesPlastics and packaging Recycle Reduce
As the Lillie Square project was evolving from superstructure and cladding towards utilising fit-out trades, the project held a ‘managing fit-out waste workshop’ with subcontractors. The purpose of the session was to help raise awareness about the importance of waste on the project and to also discuss ways in which waste could be reduced. The workshop covered a number of...

Reuse of Materials

Published 16 November 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesGoodwill Local shop Re-use Recycle
The Lillie Square and New London Embassy projects have developed a relationship with an award-winning social enterprise called Goldfinger Factory. The factory is an award-winning design, build and teaching platform centred around upcycling that creates bespoke furniture and interiors, whilst helping artisans and artisans-in-the-making become self-sustaining through craft and in turn saving materials from landfill. Excess timber which would have...

Voltage Optimisation on Welfare Facilities

Published 15 June 2016 | No comments
Written by Richard Charlesworth
CategoriesEfficient energy use Energy saving measures Improvement
To help the project reduce our carbon footprint we installed a voltage optimisation unit onto the power feed into the welfare facilities. Before doing this we had to check the current site voltages and that the distances on site would not create such a voltage drop that equipment would no longer function as intended. Once the unit was installed we...