Collaborative working with HS2
As part of our vision, OnSite Support aim to make a real difference to the UK construction industry and promote efficiency through good practices. Our PLUS programme, launched in 2019, presents data to OnSite Support customers on usage of PPE and consumables across sites to identify opportunities for introducing more sustainable products and delivery efficiencies.
We identified that disposable PPE (overshoes, gloves, etc.) contributes significantly to our customers’ plastic usage and overall waste into landfill. Reduction of single use plastic from PPE is a key challenge for the whole of the industry.
One of the country’s largest infrastructure projects HS2 set OnSite Support the task of helping them hit their target of 70% reused or recycled plastic by
the end of the project. This significant national infrastructure project was consuming thousands of single-use blue plastic overshoes every year. OnSite Support used PLUS data to identify the opportunity of removing ~1.5- 2 tonnes of single use plastic annually by swapping from the blue disposable overshoe to a cost effective ‘reusable’ solution. Please see the HS2 press release which outlines the true benefits OnSite have bought to our clients through innovative solutions.