The Lewisham Gateway Project team recently had their second virtual CCS visit on the 8th June and have just received news that we achieved a score of 45/50, considered an ‘Exceptional’ site. This included 2 points for ‘innovations’ – these are activities that go above and beyond the standards, and recognise the implementation of new or more effective solutions to construction issues, existing needs, or positive opportunities identified by the site team.
Our two innovation points came from:
- Mental health training: In collaboration with our scaffolding subcontractor Lyndon SGB we trained 4 local residents over 2 days in the accredited Mental Health First Aid training. We targeted people from local charities and organisations that could use the knowledge and skills learned through the course to support the wider community. The assessor said this initiative was ‘truly commendable’.
- Crane enclosure innovation: We have worked with the Plant & Fleet team and our client to design a new crane enclosure with improved health and safety benefits. The new design improves the function and usability with new features including vertical mesh alignment and a security fan at the top to deter climbing, and modular panels to improve the ease of installation and dismantle.
You can find out more about the Considerate Constructors Scheme here, and additional information about our two innovations on the CCS Best Practice Hub using the links above.