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App showing direction of Mecca

Published 13 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Inclusion Religious considerations

With a diverse workforce comes diverse needs. A considerate employer respects cultural and religious difference, and accommodates for all requirements. This can include providing a prayer room and honouring religious holidays. See the examples below for how one company went the extra mile: The site manager provided all operatives with access to a free mobile app which features a compass providing…


Improvements to tower crane chains

Published 3 June 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris

Safety conditions on site should be constantly identified and improved. Risks associated with working at heights should always be carefully considered and monitored. It was identified that although it is common for the hook block of a tower crane to be coloured, the chains below are often brown, which blend into the surrounding properties. Below is an example of how…


Looking after the wellbeing of your workforce and considering the health of the local community

Published 3 June 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDefibrillators First Aid Healthy lifestyle advice

The health and wellbeing of your workforce should be a main priority. Sites should be aware of the potential hazards posed to operatives and develop methods to appropriately minimise and offset these risks. Healthy lifestyle advice could be made available, as well as emergency procedures understood and first aid facilities made easily accessible. Below is an example of the various…


Technology to Monitor Welfare Management

Published 26 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorker fatigue

Every site should care for the health and wellbeing of the workforce. Sites should be aware of safety risks, work/ life balance and potential worker fatigue. It is in the best interest of the workforce to appropriately monitor safety aspects, to offset any potential hazards that may arise. Below is an example of a system that facilitates this: The ‘DataScope’…


Traffic marshal training for positive community engagement

Published 26 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInduction and training Onsite dress code Traffic management arrangements Traffic marshal

Traffic marshals are recognised as an important liaison between the site, visitors, delivery drivers and members of public. Sites should seek to leave a positive impression of not only their sites’ attitudes and behaviours, but also of the construction industry as a whole. Below is an example of how traffic marshals could receive additional training to ensure positive community engagement: Traffic marshals were…


A show house to encourage transparency of construction work

Published 26 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRegular review Updates

Regular communication and updates to local residents and businesses is important to demonstrate courtesy and respect to the local community. The work being undertaken should generally not be hidden away from the public, transparency is essential in improving the general understanding of the work taking place, helping to minimise any complaints that may occur. Below is an example of how a show…


Sharing best practice within your company

Published 26 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Management review

It is important to recognise and share your successes with all levels of the company. Identifying and sharing best practice witnessed on site is essential to learn from one another, which will improve the overall performance of the industry. Below is an example of how a company shared positive messages: The company identified a site manager who achieved a higher mark than any…


Recreating a construction site for school children

Published 19 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSchools

Sites should actively create a positive impression and proactively encourage children to consider a career within the construction industry. Contributing to the local community by supporting and helping residents, businesses and schools can leave a positive impression. Below is an example of how sites have proactively engaged with local school children: An active children’s building site was created with fences, signs and…


Utilising a Project-Specific Website

Published 19 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIntranet Site specific induction

All site-specific information should be effectively communicated to employees. This will help to ensure that everyone is fully aware of delivery details, any potential risks and hazards, as well as establishing a safety conscious culture on site. Below is an example of how sites can use the internet to effectively communicate: A project specific website was established, designed to book deliveries and…


Visually communicating with students who suffer from autism

Published 19 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Local and special needs Newsletter Newsletter Schools Updates

Careful consideration should be given to the needs of the local community. Sites should make a conscious effort to consider the environment and community in which they are about to start work, to adapt practices to accommodate for any special requirements or needs of local residents and businesses. Below is an example of how a site has created visual communication support…


Engagement with Mencap

Published 13 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCreate opportunities Disadvantaged groups Diversity Labour Skills card

Where possible, opportunities should be created for disadvantaged people. Working with and supporting the needs of the local community is essential in promoting the considerate nature of the construction industry. Below is an example of how a site has achieved this: Engagement with local charity Mencap, resulted in the employment of a worker with autism; The site helped the individual…