International Women’s Day
Feltham Construction is proud to be supporting International Women’s Day today. The theme this year is ‘women in leadership’ and the day is designed to show strength, unite and motivate friends, work colleagues and communities to think and act gender inclusive.
Women in Construction
It has been discovered that women make up around 10% of the UK construction industry, today we celebrate the women employed within this trade and encourage women to explore this industry in regards to their aspirations and careers.
Women working in construction is on the increase. 37% of new entrants into the industry that came from higher education are women, proving that this industry quickly becoming one for the girls as well, which is great news! Currently in construction, around 1in 8 of the workforce is female and is steadily on the rise.
COVID-19 BUSINESS UPDATE
Following the suspension of our site operations on 3rd April 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been monitoring the situation as it has developed.
The Construction Leadership Council “Standard Operating Procedures” (currently version 3) provides recommendations for ensuring the workforce is protected and minimising the risk of spread of infection.
Our Company believes that if we all work together, we can provide an environment where we can continue with construction work in line with these recommendations and have therefore decided that site operations will recommence on 4th May 2020.
In terms of general site matters, we will be implementing additional measures which will include:
- Localised hand sanitising stations will be provided as a minimum at the site entrance and welfare facilities. Further on-site stations will be determined on a site by site basis.
- Daily briefings to be given to the trade foremen by the site manager. At these briefings the trade site foremen are to provide details of their personnel on site to remove the need for signing in.
- Specific Covid-19 toolbox talk to be given to all operatives upon their return to work.
- All briefings / toolbox talks / inductions will be given in an external environment.
- Welfare and communal facilities will be cleaned regularly. Shared use Refrigerators, Kettles and Microwaves will be maintained and will be subject to regular sanitising.
- The site manager will agree with each trade on site specific break times to manage the numbers within the canteen.
- We ask that once on site, operatives remain on site for the full day and not leave site to buy food from the local community.
All supply chain companies working on our sites are asked to consider your own operational scope of work and issue specific RAMS covering your own Covid-19 site operating procedures a minimum of 5 working days prior to commencing on our sites.
If you wish to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact us
01635 277 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has temporarily halted operations and furloughed most staff. A skeleton staff are operating and if your query is urgent please refer to Head Office Reception, call 01635 277 100 or email email@example.com
As of the 17 March and in accordance with Government advice, we will be instigating a policy of home working, where feasible, to limit social contact.
This will mainly apply to our head office staff and the sites will remain operational so long as it is possible.
The head office will operate with skeleton staff and your project teams will continue to remain available, via their mobiles and email.
Today we are looking back at the groundbreaking ceremony and community meeting at our site, Rose Hill in Oxford.
Members of the Feltham Construction team joined Oxford City Housing to celebrate the works commencing on site, as well as attending a community meet.
Since the event works have been progressing on site, at Desborough Crescent drainage diversion works have been completed, as well as the vehicle crossover and car parking bays. The tower crane has been erected on site ready for the next stage of works which includes the excavation and pouring the foundations.
On the Ashhurst Way site, the demolition has been completed, works are currently being carried out to form the new access road and car park.