Frontline Supervisor Development Programme

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesCareers advice E-learning Employed Literacy training Management Management attitudes Numeracy training Personal development Qualifications Supervision Training
On the Battersea Phase 3a site, Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM) has worked with Create the Space to develop an Institute Leadership and Management Level 3 Accredited course, the Frontline Supervisor Development Programme specifically for Works Managers. SRM recognises the importance of their Works Managers and the skills required to succeed, therefore we wanted to make training available for existing and...

Cleaner Construction for London

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Carbon management Efficient fuel use Hybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Reporting and offsetting
Following the results of a recent Non-Road Mobile Machinery audit, Battersea Phase 3a was chosen for inclusion in the Greater London Authority’s new air quality campaign, Cleaner Construction for London. The campaign selected our project as a flagship to help promote exceptional emission standards operating in London to the wider UK, and international construction industry. The purpose of this is...

Boston Dynamics Cyberdog

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesRisk information Working methods
Robotics Company Boston Dynamics has recently been trialling their Cyberdog on the construction site to monitor the progress and change of our Foster and Partners O-1 Building over a three month period. This is the first time this technology has been used in the construction industry. The Cyberdog follows a pre-determined route through the O-1 Building scanning each room that...

Anixter Insta-Reel

Published 8 April 2020 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesInjuries Occupational health risks Worker fatigue Working methods
The INSTA-REEL (by Anixter) consists of a standard wooden reel that has oversized flanges attached to both sides and becomes a payout stand when chocked in place. The inner reel spins independently of the outer flanges, it is delivered pre-loaded with the cable of choice and delivered completely assembled, it is fixed into position with suitable wheel like chocks. The...

Coronavirus Temperature Testing for Workforce

Published 27 March 2020 | No comments
Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesCleaning regime Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions
Amid the current COVID-19 outbreak, we realise that it is essential that whilst the construction on our project continues, we must do everything we can to protect the health of our workforce and their families whilst they continue to work safely. On our Sir Robert McAlpine Battersea Phase 3A site, we are working with paramedics to carry out daily temperature...

Wearable Epilepsy Management Watch

Published 17 February 2020 | No comments
Written by Mark Robson
CategoriesEmergency procedures Health screening Injuries Medical conditions Reporting Risk information
This innovation stems from the policy to carry out an occupational health risk assessment on all personnel. As a result, an individual who suffers from epilepsy was identified as being at potential risk when carrying out their work. The company identified a watch made by a Empatica, which is able to recognise changes in a person that could result in...

Noise Mitigation Methods During Night Works

Published 9 December 2019 | No comments
Written by Ellie Callard
CategoriesNoise Plant and machinery Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Working methods and equipment
Sir Robert McAlpine is currently working on a major project behind a retained façade on Grosvenor Place, London. During the demolition phase, a significant façade retention structure was constructed which posed some challenges when it came time for removal. One side of the project backs onto a TfL red route. Due to the pedestrian and vehicle traffic, TfL required the...

Machine Learning Platform

Published 16 September 2019 | No comments
Written by Olivia Hack
CategoriesCarbon management Monitoring and reporting Programming
Accurately capturing and recording data on construction sites can be a challenge. Human error, a lack of understanding or misjudgement means certain components are able to slip the net. Combining this with ensuring 100% of materials on site are certified and fully meet project requirements makes this a high-risk variable for any project. A Machine Learning Platform, (QFlow) has been...

Tower Crane Intruder Alarm

Published 19 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Ellie Callard
CategoriesSite security Vehicle enhancements
Large construction sites in London have recently seen an increased risk of members of the public seeking unauthorised access to site after hours. As well as the security risk, this presents a major health and safety risk for the public and anyone working at that time, such as site security staff. Located in busy Soho, Ilona Rose House recognised this...

Using Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil as Generator Fuel

Published 28 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Tom King
CategoriesAir quality Carbon management Efficient fuel use Reporting and offsetting
At 21 Moorfields, we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint and minimise the disturbance to the local community who surround our central London site. Following this aim, we have decided to trial the use of a hydrogenated vegetable oil to fuel two generators on site whilst we transfer the mains power supply from low to high voltage. The ‘Green...

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...