Some of our safety innovations since 2020
In 2020, we introduced cabbed dumpers on our projects to reduce the people plant interface and the risk of slips and trips whilst getting on and off traditional non-cabbed dumpers.
In 2021, we launched SafetiBase, an award-winning system designed to improve the identification, management and communication of health and safety hazards for construction projects, allowing the sector to be increasingly data-driven in how it addresses health and safety risks.
In 2021, in response to the Fire Safety Act, we made a number of significant changes to our fire safety practices and set up our Fire and Building Safety Leadership Team. As a responsible contractor in the industry, we took the initiative to implement these practices prior to Government’s Building Safety Act was published. We’ve also adopted a new suite of British Standards, approved documents and guidance notes, designed to help improve our ways of working and prioritise safety
In 2022, we were the first construction company in the UK to successfully rollout Automated Cone Laying Machines – a new pioneering technology that raises the bar for road safety across the country.
In 2022, Our new virtual reality safety training package was launched, bringing our Zero Harm Golden Rules to life in an immersive experience.
In 2022, we rolled out‘What3Things?’, with the aim of managing our 10 fatal risks before they even arise. What3Things provide a quick and easy prompt for our people to use alongside our Golden Rules.
What’s next in the future of construction sites?
Read about our views on what the site of the future might be like here in our Innovation 2050 paper.
- Will all site machinery be operated remotely?
- Will most construction work happen offsite using pre-fabrication?
- Will we print structural components using new materials as and when they're needed?
- Will most on-site operations become fully automated?
Watch Balfour Beatty's vision of the construction site of the future...