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Considerate Constructors Scheme e-learning courses

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan E-learning Induction and training Scheme training and champion Training

The Scheme has developed free e-learning courses aimed towards helping registered sites, companies and suppliers understand why it is important to be considerate towards the workforce, environment and general public. These courses aim to increase Scheme knowledge as well as helping learners to meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice by focusing on the five sections of the it,…


Trialling Hybrid Excavators

Published 28 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Hybrid/electric plant

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 management Efficient fuel use Idling vehicles 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,…


Fuel Reduction

Published 22 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Implementation Plan Travel plans

Your site carbon footprint can be reduced through limiting fuel and vehicle emissions. Every effort should be made to minimise fuel usage of transportation connected with the site. Examples of how fuel reduction plans have been implemented include: Many site managers have initiated a system to promote car sharing, comprising a large scale regional map showing who was able to share and…


Recording Workforce Travel Information

Published 16 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon management Environmental policy promoted Implementation Travel plans

In order to commit to a good environmental policy, sites should always bear in mind the impact that their daily activities may be having on the natural environment. Sites should monitor and measure their carbon footprint to ensure emissions are kept to a minimum. A number of sites have demonstrated a firm commitment to the environment, by accurately recording travel information and measuring its…


The Carbon Trust

Published 14 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon management Consultants Consultation Implementation Monitoring and reporting Reduce Reporting and offsetting

The Carbon Trust helps the public and private sectors to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy through carbon reduction, energy-saving strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies. They can work with your site to give advice on how to reduce your carbon footprint, help you calculate your carbon footprint and much more. To find out more, click the link…