Wates Construction

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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,...

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Ambassador

Published 1 September 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes
Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Ambassadors promote a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect within the organisation in which they work. They are expected to embody the principles of FIR: work collaboratively, whilst stepping in to take action, challenge behaviours and positively impact workplace culture. The project team have signed up to the Fairness, Inclusion and Respect commitments and they...

Engaging with Students to Promote the Construction Industry as a Career Choice During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 11 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Rosie McGuirk
CategoriesCareers advice Schools Universities
On this project, the Construction Manager carried out a virtual site tour – to London South East College Students, which was then followed by a live zoom Q&A session, giving students the opportunity to ask any questions they had. The success of this session led to another virtual tour scheduled for September 2020. The Student Placement Team Leader’s feedback was...

Newspaper for Subcontractors

Published 3 August 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesInclusion Management attitudes Supply chain Trade contractors
Due to the coronavirus social distancing measures we have a lack of well-being facilitators. In light of this we have created a subcontractor newspaper to engage our contractors and to get our safety message across in a fun and informative way. We have also translated the newsletter to the most popular languages that are currently used on site to ensure...

Promoting CCS E-Learning

Published 29 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesEmployed Personal development Supply chain Training
This project is promoting the Best Practice Hub and in particular the several e-learning courses available. All staff and contractors are actively encouraged to take this courses during their time on the project. It gives everyone an opportunity to apply what they have learned in and around site. The project team has also created a bespoke board so they can...

Branded Face Masks 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 20 July 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks
Face masks are an important item to protect the workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. This project has chosen to provide branded face masks for those working on the site. Even though the workforce cannot see each others faces they feel the branded masks gives a sense of unity and being part of a team.

Worker Engagement Feedback Forms

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesFeedback Healthy lifestyle advice Management attitudes Occupational health risks Worker fatigue
Due to coronavirus we have reduced our worker safety meetings. We have now developed worker engagement feedback forms, to ensure their safety and wellbeing and to action any issues confidentially on their behalf. Our site managers reach out to individuals and ask if they have everything they need for their tasks, if they feel supported by their line manager, that...

Visitor Induction Cards with Emergency Contact

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Medications Occupational health risks
We have adapted our visitors induction to include guidance on adhering to the Government’s coronavirus guidance as well as visitors emergency contact details. This is a precaution in case the visitor has a medical emergency whilst visiting site.

Talk To Us Posters on Crane Bases

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesMental health Posters
As well as seeking to prevent suicides through awareness campaigns and mental health first aid training we have put posters in and around our crane bases. If someone is suffering from suicidal thoughts they may try to come onto site when empty and use the crane as a method of suicide. We have put posters around the crane base in...

QR Code Driver Induction

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Supply chain Trade contractors Training
We have created a QR driver induction which is downloaded onto the drivers smart phone or tablet. This is to reduce waste of paper and reduce cross contamination during the coronavirus pandemic. The driver would then tick the vehicle signing in sheet to confirm that they had read the induction. To find out more, click the link below.

Aluminium Can Recycling Initiative

Published 22 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesRecycle
To encourage the workforce to recycle and protect the environment, our recycling bins have been adapted with what cans fit into our bins. The visual is bright and noticeable and encourages our site to recycle where possible

Exterior Noise Level Meter

Published 10 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesNoise Sensitivity to neighbours
We have installed a noise level meter on our hoarding to demonstrate the noise levels generated from our site to the local community as part of our environmental impact awareness. In order to maintain transparency of our impact on the community and environment. We are keen to promote our environmental impact on our community.

On site takeaway

Published 1 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCanteen Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks
On this project an on site takeaway has been implemented for the contractors. This is to discourage the workforce from going to heavily populated areas where there could be a risk of spreading or contracting coronavirus. Food is pre-ordered and the contractors pick up their lunch and snacks at staggered times with contactless payments and social distancing guidelines being adhered...

Coronavirus Compliance Marshal Training

Published 1 June 2020 | No comments
Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Training
All site managers and office staff have undertaken Coronavirus Marshal training. The course, launched by construction recruitment firm O’Neill & Brennan, will provide coronavirus training for construction workers. The course is certified on the Register of Regulated Qualifications by Ofqual, and provides  the opportunity to have a fully qualified Coronavirus compliance marshal on site. It will provide health and safety...