Documents

The Scheme has produced various documents and materials which will assist registered sites, companies and suppliers, to carry out the requirements of the Code.

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Construction Site Security Guidance

Published 12 August 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers Boundary security Property security Protected and controlled access Site security
Guidance developed by the National Business Crime Centre and the Metropolitan Police in partnership with the Considerate Constructors Scheme has recently been created with the aim to give advice on how best to secure the construction site in order to offer the benefits of a low crime development from the moment the hoarding goes up until the development is handed...

Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice 2013

Published 22 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Management Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Utility works
The Department for Transport has published a code of practice aimed at ensuring any works being carried out on or near a road is being carried out safely, so that no other road users are put at risk by the works. This code of practice aims to help with the safe carrying out of signing, lighting or guarding of street/...

HSE Construction Dust

Published 22 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention Occupational health risks
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance about construction dust, as this can be a serious occupational health hazard. Regularly breathing in any type of dust can cause serious lung diseases including cancer, and over 500 construction workers are believed to die every year as a result of exposure to silica dust. Needless to say, creating excessive...

HSE Noise at Work

Published 22 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNoise Occupational health risks PPE Visual/hearing impaired
Noise associated with construction work is a common cause for complaints from the general public. However, it can also cause the workforce hearing damage if it is not adequately controlled, or if sufficient protection is not provided. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance relating to noise at work. This guidance looks at the problems that noisy working...

HSE Example Risk Assessments

Published 22 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRisk information
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced some examples of risk assessments which show the sort of approach they expect small businesses to take with regards to risk management. The examples show how other small and medium sized companies have approached risk assessment, and they can be adapted to suit the needs of your business. To find out more,...

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Published 16 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Management Safety plan updated Workforce information
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, or CDM, came into force on the 6th April 2015, replacing the 2007 CDM legislation. The current CDM legislation aims to improve health and safety within the construction industry by doing the following: Helping you to sensibly plan works so risks are managed throughout the project. Ensuring you have the right people for...

Essential Health and Safety Guidance for Small Contractors

Published 16 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Management Risk information Safety plan updated Working methods
If you run a small construction business or are a sole trader, it is imperative that health and safety is taken as seriously on site as it is on larger construction sites. If you are working on site alone, or with very few other workers around you, there may be far fewer people to assist should a health and safety...

Operatives’ Induction Checklist

Published 16 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement Signing in Signing out Site specific induction Workforce information
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced an operatives’ induction checklist for contractors to use to help ensure site staff are fully inducted to the site. Site staff should be made aware of any site rules, health, safety and environmental issues, as well as where welfare facilities are located. The induction also provides a good opportunity to check their right to...

HSE Guidance for Working in Confined Spaces

Published 16 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Management Occupational health risks Risk information Safety plan updated Working methods
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance for Working in Confined Spaces. This relates to the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, and aims to ensure there are safety measures in place to protect those who may be required to work in a confined space with potentially little ventilation or problematic access. There may be occasions where construction workers...

Guidance for Working at Height

Published 16 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGuidance Injuries Occupational health risks Risk information
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance for working at height in relation to the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Within the construction industry, workers are often at risk of falling from height, and objects that fall from height can also pose a hazard, not only to staff, but the general public as well. This is why...

Manual Handling at Work

Published 16 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInjuries Occupational health risks Working methods
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released some manual handling guidance in relation to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. This is of particular importance, as incorrect manual handling practices are the most common cause of injury in the workplace, can cause musculoskeletal diseases, and is a common task within the construction industry. The regulations and guidance are to...

PPE Policy

Published 16 July 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPPE
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced a PPE policy, for contractors to apply to their construction sites. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has also produced some guidance on the use of PPE, which can be found here. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been produced as a template, which can be adapted to meet the individual needs...

Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Template

Published 24 May 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan
Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, refers to the way in which businesses regulate themselves in order to ensure that all of their activities positively affect society as a whole. CSR policies aim to guarantee that companies work ethically, considering human rights as well as the social, economic and environmental impacts of what they do as a business. For sites that...

Bullying and Harassment Policy

Published 21 May 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Harassment Inappropriate language Inclusion Management attitudes
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced a sample bullying and harassment policy, along with a summarised version, for contractors to use on site or in the workplace in general. This is aimed at encouraging a happy and productive workforce. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been produced as a template, which can be adapted to meet the individual...

Mobile Phone Policy

Published 21 May 2019 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Management Phone Risk information Workforce information
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced a mobile phone policy, for contractors to use on site or in the workplace in general. This is aimed at improving health and safety in construction. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been produced as a template, which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your site/ company. To view...