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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Smoking policy

Published 18 July 2018 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesE-smoking
Implementing a smoking policy on site is important to ensure that operatives have a safe and healthy working environment. The smoking policy should provide non-smokers the right to work in air free of tobacco smoke, whilst also taking into account the needs of those who do smoke. For sites that do not have their own company policy in place, the...

Advance notice of disruptive works template

Published 9 July 2018 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Company contact information Pre-start information Working hours
Ensuring the local community is aware well in advance of any disruptive works that may occur is essential for all construction projects. Therefore, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has put together an ‘Advance notice of disruptive works template’ for smaller sites. This can be adapted to be site specific and be given to all neighbours potentially affected by construction activities. The notice...

Social Media Guide

Published 19 March 2018 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSocial media Updates
Social media has become an essential communication tool, both for individuals and for businesses. Most people, across all age groups and all sections of society, will be active on one or more social media platforms, making this a great way for a site, company or supplier to interact with their community and promote the construction industry. There are a number...

Monitors’ Checklist

Published 14 December 2016 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Scheme champion
The Monitors’ Checklist is used as a basis for discussions that complement direct observations by the Monitor. Questions highlighted in bold on the Checklist must be satisfactorily addressed in order for the site to achieve compliance and this indicates that a site has reached a standard beyond statutory requirements. Sites are not only assessed for compliance, but also to identify measures...

Compliments / Comments / Complaints Record

Published 11 July 2016 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesComplaint procedure Feedback Feedback/questionnaires Regular review
Feedback from all sides should be encouraged and utilised to improve the image of construction. In order for sites, companies and suppliers to continuously improve their working methods and environment, feedback must be encouraged, received and reacted to. This should encompass every side of the working environment of a construction site including the workforce itself, visitors and the surrounding public. Any effort...

Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Apprenticeships Campaigns Communication Cycle safety Diversity Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Illegal workers Inappropriate language Medications Mental health Occupational health risks Posters
The Spotlight on… flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on… ‘ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness...

Community Action Plan

Published 10 May 2016 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Induction and training Public Scheme champion Sensitivity to neighbours Workforce
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has put together a community action plan for smaller sites to make sure that all aspects of the ‘Respect the Community’ section of the Code are considered before and during work commencing on site. This template will help smaller sites deal with the huge impact construction work can have on communities and gives guidance on how they  can...

Drugs and alcohol policy template

Published 3 February 2016 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Medications
Many sites have implemented a Drugs and Alcohol policy to ensure all operatives on site are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and therefore are fit to work. Drugs and alcohol testing might be implemented where appropriate to further encourage this positive culture of safety consideration. For sites that do not have their own company policy in place,...

Introduction to waste management plans

Published 9 July 2015 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnvironmental policy promoted Initial environmental assessment Monitoring Reduce Report to company level Site environmental plan
Site waste should be monitored and minimised wherever possible, with a clear management policy in place. The Waste Management Plan (WMP) is a template based on the requirements of waste management legislation and can be used to allocate responsibilities for waste management on construction sites. It is aimed at smaller contractors and builders to assist them in complying with waste...

Scheme brochures

Published 27 February 2015 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
The Considerate Constructors Scheme produces various brochures to assist registered sites, companies and suppliers adhere to the Code and understand what is involved with Scheme registration. Scheme brochures are available for registered sites, companies and suppliers below: Site Manager’s Guide Guide for Registered Companies Supplier registration guide

Good neighbour questionnaire

Published 23 February 2015 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFeedback/questionnaires Public survey
Throughout any construction project, it is vital to keep the public informed and updated. Community interaction reaps rewards; as it truly demonstrates a caring site. Constant communication between the site and the local community should be made a priority by all contractors. This can be achieved by distributing feedback questionnaires to understand public needs and help to minimise any frustrations which may...

Customer satisfaction survey for companies

Published 23 February 2015 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFeedback/questionnaires Public survey Regular review
Throughout any construction project, it is vital to keep the public informed and updated. Community interaction reaps rewards; as it truly demonstrates a caring and considerate company. Constant communication between the site and community should be made a priority by all contractors. The Scheme have put together a ‘Customer satisfaction survey’ for companies to distribute to obtain valuable feedback on things...

Considerate Constructors Scheme checklist for inducting operatives

Published 13 February 2015 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement Site specific induction
The induction process should cover all aspects of the role and be beneficial for the operatives involved. This will help the workforce to understand the role and encourage their feedback and understanding. It can also be used to raise relevant health, safety and environment concerns. The Considerate Constructors Scheme have put together a template checklist for inducting operatives on small sites....

Adopting energy and water saving measures

Published 13 February 2015 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Environmental policy promoted Harvesting rainwater Lighting Minimised energy use Water saving measures
All considerate constructors should be adopting ways to protect and enhance the environment. As part of their commitment to environmental policy, sites need to consider ways in which they can consider the natural environment and save energy. Sites should appoint an energy champion where possible, who will be responsible for conserving energy and water on site. The Considerate Constructors Scheme have...

Parking notice

Published 13 February 2015 | No comments
Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCompany contact information Obstruction Obstructions Operative behaviour Parking
Parking is a frequent and major source of public complaint during construction work. Sites can minimise inconvenience to the neighbourhood by using pre-start information, regular project updates and parking away from site where possible. For site vehicles that may potentially cause disruption as an obstruction, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has developed a parking notice template. This can be used to inform...