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App showing direction of Mecca

Published 13 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Inclusion Minority groups Multi-use room 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…


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…


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…


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…