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Cabin for Food Donations

Published 8 February 2021 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Residents
The project team gave a local college a cabin so they could keep their food donations dry. Their food bank supports over 50 vulnerable families the school community as well as those who struggle with food poverty, have no recourse to public funds, are unemployed and are unable to access universal credit. The contractor has also donated a fridge freezer...

Memorial For a Subcontractor

Published 26 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCounselling services Management attitudes Mental health
The project team were all deeply saddened of the loss of Terry Tyler from LJJ LTD on 16th January 2021. Terry was much liked and respected by everyone on the Knowles House project. To encourage the workforce to talk about their grief regarding the loss of a work colleague, the project team have put up memorials and set up an...

Sponsorship of Road Safety Scheme

Published 19 January 2021 | No comments
Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesChild safety Community liaison Goodwill Pedestrian safety Schools Traffic management
The project team at Langley Grammar School have sponsored the ‘Outside your school’ Road Safety Campaign in the Slough area. The funding pays for: Campaign posters, materials and communications. Pages on multiple campaign websites. Multiple Twitter campaign announcements. Multiple Facebook campaign announcements. The campaign aims to combat the prevalence of dangerous and inappropriate driver behaviour in the vicinity of schools,...

Food Donation to a School

Published 14 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Residents Schools
The project team donated food to a school located in one of the most deprived areas of Brent. Parents have struggled to buy essentials for their children and in some cases gone without food themselves to feed their children. Many of them wake up everyday facing insecurity, uncertainty, and impossible decisions about money. It means facing marginalisation, discrimination and constant...

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Training

Published 14 December 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCounselling services Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Mental health Mental health first aiders
With suicide being the ‘silent killer’ in the construction industry two members of the project team attended an accredited two day, interactive training course that prepares them to provide suicide first aid interventions. The training course included: Be suicide alert – identify people who have thoughts of suicide Understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living...

Bridges to Site to Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines

Published 10 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesAccess/egress Footpaths and diversions
On this project, the new teaching block is being built in the middle of the current school. The students use a walkway to get around the school, which has the site welfare on one side and on the other side is the site. In order for operatives to get from the welfare area to site, a bridge has been constructed...

Progress Photos on the Hoarding

Published 10 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesFirst Impressions standards Initial impressions Sensitivity to neighbours Updates
The pedestrian entrance at this project has a long walkway to the site entrance turnstile. To avoid keeping the hoarding up the walkway either plain or filling it with posters, the site team have used this space to display monthly progress photos. Each month, a current photo of site is added to the walkway, so visitors to site can see...

Riser Safe

Published 10 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesBarriers Falling debris Working methods
This project has a fully integrated BIM model and have taken the opportunity to utilise the riser safe system manufactured by Ambar Kelly which provides the following advantages: Ambar Kelly designs, fabricates and supplies engineered ‘chequer-plate’ covers for all Duct Voids through the precast slabs and incorporates precise access holes for service installations to maintain safety and fire security throughout...

Promoting Black History Month

Published 2 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion
October is Black History Month and to mark this the project team celebrated the achievements and contributions to the UK and around the world of black people throughout history. Informative posters were placed around site to recognise the accomplishments of black Britons to educate all of the workforce on black history.

Creating a Garden Oasis for Barnardo’s

Published 2 November 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesBiodiversity Charities/organisations Community liaison Cooperation Goodwill Labour Legacy Supply chain Supporting local communities Workforce
The project team organised an afternoon of clearing weeds, stinging nettles and creating a garden oasis for families who use Barnardo’s Freemans Centre in Brent. The centre supports struggling families and is a safe space for children and young people. Benches, planters and a wormery was donated by the supply chain. The wormery is to encourage children to learn about...

Smoothie Bike

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesDiet Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health
As part of this project’s ‘Fitness Fortnight’ initiative they hired a smoothie bike in which the workforce were able to create healthy smoothies by pedalling the smoothie bike. It was healthy, sustainable and a fun way to get some nutrients inside of the workforce. Improving the diet of the workforce will not only help their waistline but it can also...

NHS Test and Trace Site Sign In

Published 12 October 2020 | No comments
Written by Bethany Lilley
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters
On the Royal College of Surgeon’s site in London, the Wates Construction team have implemented the use of the NHS Test and Trace QR check in for all operatives and visitors to the site. The QR codes are displayed at the entrance to site to check in upon entry as well as in the canteen areas to record when the...

NHS Track and Trace

Published 29 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesMedical conditions Posters
Knowles House site has registered for an official ‘NHS QR code’ and have displayed the poster at all entrances and exits in and prominent positions on site Site staff and operatives will be asked to scan our specific QR code on their mobile or tablet, in order to ‘check in’ to us and share their information – instead of writing...

Kaizen Method of Working

Published 7 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesInclusion Management attitudes Recognition
Taken from the Japanese word for continuous improvement or change for the better, the concept of Kaizen is making small but continuous changes for the better at work. Kaizen involves every employee and strongly encourages suggestions for improvements, even if they are minor, as long as improvements continue. Suggestions coming from all levels of the workplace, from our security guards...

Hey Girls Initiative

Published 1 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesChanging Sanitary bins Toilets
This project has signed up to the Hey Girls Period Dignity movement. As the company is a member of Social Enterprise UK they are among many UK businesses who are making vital steps in building an equal working environment. Period protection at work is a necessity and the project team are putting the needs of the workforce and the community,...