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Car Charging Point

Published 15 December 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMinimised fuel use Sustainable source

It is essential that every site gives careful consideration to its potential impact on the natural environment. Environmentally friendly alternatives should be sought. Below is an example of how a site encouraged electric car use, to reduce fuel emissions: The parking area allocated for contractors vehicles was equipped with a electrical/hybrid car charging point specifically for site vehicles; This was…


Improving Environmental Performance on Site: Trialling Hybrid Excavators

Published 28 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality

Ways to improve your sites environmental performance should be sought. Sites should carefully consider their working methods and the impact of machinery upon the environment. Below is an example of how a site trialled hybrid excavators to improve efficiency and air quality: Hybrid excavators were sourced from outside the UK with improved fuel, CO2 efficiency and improved air quality in the…


Air Cube

Published 4 June 2015 | Written by Simon Taylor
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention Occupational health risks

A very common cause of complaint, throughout any project, is the impact caused by dust. A well-managed site will implement systems to address this problem; which shows respect to the community and helps to minimise the impact that dust and dirt may have on the workforce. The site recently procured a number of air cubes as it was noted that dust from the…


Monitoring Driving Patterns to Minimise Carbon Emissions

Published 24 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesActual vs target Carbon footprint reporting Idling vehicles Minimised fuel use Plan Reduce Travel plans

Sites should monitor their carbon footprint and set targets for reporting and minimising carbon emissions. Drivers should receive sufficient training and efforts should be made to monitor and minimise site delivery and vehicle impact on the environment. Below is an example of how sites can effectively monitor and reduce their fuel emissions: Vehicles and transport for operatives were provided on site,…


Cost effective noise and air quality monitoring kits

Published 5 January 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality

Environmental impact risks can be reduced through effective monitoring. It is important to monitor both the noise and air quality produced from your site to identify and react to any risks posed. Such precautions enable sites to better safeguard their workforce and the surrounding environment. A number of sites have effectively monitored their noise and air quality through Casella, who offer…