CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

4.5M

DAYS OFF FOLLOWING
A WORKPLACE INJURY

621K

INJURIES RESULTING IN
OVER 7 DAYS OFF IN 2015

20%

INJURIES CAUSED BY MANUAL
HANDLING 
IN CONSTRUCTION

MORGAN SINDALL
CASE STUDY

Who are you?
We are Morgan Sindall, the construction and infrastructure division of Morgan Sindall Group plc, a leading UK construction and regeneration group. We deliver public and private sector projects of all sizes.

What was the issue?
We had been manually tipping our bins, which was a strenuous task, involving lifting out waste by hand along with a high risk of manual handling injuries.

How did S-Craft help?
We have been supplied with the ideal solution for emptying our bins, the dumpmaster has a safe, and user-friendly design with a novelty factor to encourage use.

Impact on the workplace
With the implementation of the Dumpmaster, we have noticed a definite improvement in cleanliness throughout the site. We have been able to save time, money, and effort through this investment, our overall efficiency has improved and we no longer have to replace broken bins and double handling waste.

Product used
Dumpmaster Bin Tipper

SKANSKA
CASE STUDY

Who are you?
Skanska, established in 1887, is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. The UK operation is one of the country’s top contractors.

What was the issue?
Before our investment in the Mega Dumper Bin Tipper at Skanska, we had been tipping wheelie bins using a telehandler with a forklift attachment. Every time a wheelie bin needed emptying it would take two men, and around 4-5 minutes, for what really, should be a simple operation.

How did S-Craft help?
S-craft were understanding of our issues and responded as such with an aptitude of knowledge about the product and in a timely manner. All personnel can now tip wheelie bins at the click of a button which allows the telehandler to focus on more useful tasks like taking deliveries.

Impact on the workplace
The site, overall, has become far more productive, it now takes only 1 member of staff to tip the wheelie bins and the task can now be completed in less than one minute by anyone.

Product used 
MegaDumper Bin Tipper

KIER
CASE STUDY

Who are you?
Kier Group is a leading property, residential, construction and services group, which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate across a range of sectors including defence, education, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities.

What was the issue?
Our main issues came from manually emptying our bins. This came with a risk of injury, as well as the issue of rubbish spilling all throughout the site.

How does S-Craft help
The information on the site alone answered many of our questions and when we contacted S-craft themselves, they were able to provide us with an in-depth knowledge of the products and we truly felt they cared about finding a solution to the issue we had been experiencing.

Impact on the workplace
Our work environment has become far more productive, normally by hand it would take around 5 minutes to a bin, but with this system, it only takes around 30 seconds and the risk of injury has been significantly reduced. The operators now really enjoy using the equipment and find it very user-friendly.

Product used
DumpMaster Bin Tipper

In 2016, HSE statistics estimated 4.5 million working days were to have been taken off due to non-fatal for the 2015-2016 period with 621,000 injuries averaging just over 7 days off per injury. Looking more specifically into the construction industry, HSE Statistics stated 2.2 million days were taken off from the 66,000 reported non-fatal injuries, averaging over a month off per injury.

Over ⅕ of injuries within construction result directly from carrying, lifting and handling of objects on site, meaning that with quality, certified equipment- these accidents become entirely avoidable.