Case Studies

To raise standards across the industry, we are pleased to share with you some examples of initiatives/actions being taken on health, in particular on dust or mental health.

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This awards entry form outlines Skanska UK's ‘Making the connection about mental health’ strategy, aimed at touching several stakeholder groups: individual, manager, organization and industry level. 

See also their mental health infographic and their wellbeing infographic.

Read how Morrisroe utilised an efficient solution to avoid a high volume of drilling within concrete slabs to avoid exposure to silica dust and hand-arm vibration.

Read how Morrisroe utilised an efficient solution to avoid a high volume of drilling within concrete slabs to avoid exposure to silica dust and hand-arm vibration.

Read how Carillion established a health strategy with four key aims, placing the same emphasis on health that they do on safety.

Colleagues from Carillion took part in a global challenge which promotes changing the behaviour and well-being of the health of workers around the world. Feedback from Carillion colleagues resulted in the company offering this as a corporate initiative to much success.

Read how Carillion, in liaison with Cardiac Science, developed an automated external defibrillator (AED) kit, focusing on the fact that you do not require special training to deploy an AED.

Read how, on a recent project at the Mary Rose Museum, a Tier 1 supplier for Como, Celtic Contractors Ltd, identified a proactive approach to managing dust exposure and protecting the occupational health of workers on site from dust exposure.

This case study explains how, on a recent fit out project at the ICE Futures head office, noise was eliminated in a space which was enclosed, with multiple contractors in operation and located within a fully occupied office block housing prestigious law firms.

This case study outlines this BOHS campaign which aims to raise awareness of the causes of lung disease in construction workers, and provide employers with guidance and resources to help them to better manage workplace health risks.

This case study outlines a programme designed to help construction industry SME’s in their approach to health.

This case study outlines this campaign aimed at tackling occupational cancer, focusing on the silica phase.

Acting as a sub-contractor, Balfour Beatty was able to influence both the Principal Contractor and Principal Designer during the design phase of this project, to eliminate the need for the installation of service brackets by introducing precast Unistrut as an alternative design option. This eliminated the need for drilling which resulted in a number of positive outcomes on health including a reduction in the risks of vibration and from exposure to dusts.

This case study explains a programme implemented by Galliford Try to Improve their safety culture by showing the workforce they care about their health & wellbeing.

The case study shows how Tideway measure a leading indicator for health across all projects. This is helping to identify any occupational health issues affecting operatives on site, and ensuring that measures can be put in place immediately, where trends are identified.

The Men's Health Forum worked with Skanska to come up with an innovative way to engage the workers, concluding that laughter really is the best medicine!

This case study explains how Miller Homes are approaching the issue of dust exposure caused during cleaning-up by different trades after completing their work by introducing type M vacuum cleaning.

 

They found dust levels can be reduced to a level which negates the need for RPE and means that other workers can be working safely in the plot at the same time.

Hand-arm vibration (HAVS) is a well-documented condition that is known to develop as a result of repeated use of hand-held power tools. Once HAVs manifests itself it can cause significant ill-health, painful and disabling disorders of the blood vessels, nerves and joints. 

 

This case study outlines how J. Murphy & Sons Limited have made a decision to invest in prevention and become an early adopter and proponent of products to help  prevent this debilitating condition.

This case study explains how VolkerWessels UK implemented MIND Managing Mental Health at Work training for managers and supervisors in order to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health.

 

This helped managers and supervisors to be able to observe symptoms in their staff, of issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, and to understand what action to take to address these.

This case study explains how SRWES has gone from a low performing business in relation to Health & Wellbeing within the Skanska Group, to one of the leading businesses.


A Health and Wellbeing Leadership Team (HWLT) was set up to assess the status and identify gaps, using a Health Maturity Matrix. A strategy was then developed to improve performance in a variety of health and wellbeing topics.

This case study outlines how Keepmoat SHEQ teams came together for a day to discuss health issues around dust. The day aimed to provide information on the HSE’s current stance on dust and health issues, delivery of the HSE’s slide pack and educating the SHEQ teams in order to equip them to deliver this information out to their site teams. Read on to find out how they went about this and what the outcomes were.

This case study sets out how Skanska is developing a better understanding of the known health risks associated with respirable crystalline silica through risk assessment and management of employee health, mitigating business and sector risk.

In a bid to improve performance in all areas of health and wellbeing as well as to raise awareness of amongst all employees, Lagan Construction Group have developed a health and wellbeing management strategy and programme of change. 

Key to this was gaining executive-level buy-in, achieved through the setting up of a steering group to engage with the Board, Managers and representatives across the organisation. This led to the development of a roadmap, designed to ensure priority is being given to key areas which have been identified through health monitoring programmes and employee engagement activities.

The case study is focussed on mitigating exposure to dust during demolition of high rise buildings, with benefits for both workers and neighbours.

It demonstrates how effective demolition contractor engagement, high reach dust suppression at source and personal dust exposure monitoring have effectively mitigated exposures to dust. In addition, it shows how having real-time exposure monitoring in place demonstrates the effectiveness of the controls used.

‘Bin the Broom’ is Wates’ health campaign to reduce the amount of dust on their sites, through better control of dust at source.

 

It has involved raising awareness with the project teams and supply chain around the health risks from dust and how to reduce those risks, through hazard elimination, workplace and process modification, and effective extraction and suppression solutions.

We are keen to hear about your initiatives on health – to share these or find out more please email news@healthinconstruction.co.uk

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