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Hydrogen Powered Floodlights and Vehicles

Published 9 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConserve of energy Energy efficient plant and equipment

Sites should be seeking to minimise their impact on the environment by using low-emission technology where possible. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site needed floodlights to work during evenings and through the night. Instead of traditional diesel lights the team used a hydrogen system which has the following benefits: – Green: Diesel produces ozone-damaging…


Lime Improved Japanese Knotweed Risk Material

Published 29 May 2018 | Written by Robert Andrews
CategoriesIdentify potential natural environment detriment Removal of invasive species

Japanese Knotweed was known to be an issue in the field where the south car park is being constructed for a number of years prior to the commencement of the project. Chemical treatment of the knotweed was intermittently undertaken over several years with a treatment bund created in the north east corner of the site and knotweed contaminated material moved…


Great Crested Newt Collection

Published 16 May 2018 | Written by Damian Hopkins
CategoriesIdentification of flora, fauna and natural resources Protect the local environment Protection of existing natural habitat Specialist input

Background The development of the M6 J16-19 Smart Motorway Project required mitigation measures to protect Great Crested Newts. This included large areas of vegetation management under supervision of an ecologist plus the installation of 7km of newt fencing and trapping under licence from Natural England. Original Method The conventional methodology for newt trapping involved the installation of pitfall traps. These…


Clear Safety Helmets with First Aid Kits

Published 16 May 2018 | Written by Ewan Jelly
CategoriesFirst aid

Clear safety helmets with integral first aid kits have been provided for first aiders on the site. The pouch can be removed from the helmet without needing to take it off and without reducing the safety of the helmet. In the event of minor cuts or grazes, these can be treated ‘in situ’ without the need to remove the injured…


CLOCS Monitoring App

Published 16 May 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCLOCS

The industry’s enthusiastic uptake of the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) initiative comes with it the need to keep track of a site’s performance against the CLOCS Standard. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The company has produced their own CLOCS monitoring app which enables them to improve efficiency and increase compliance standards. The app…


Nesting Area on Office Roof to Attract Displaced Birds

Published 9 May 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIdentification of flora, fauna and natural resources Identify potential natural environment detriment Investigation for environmental events Planned planting and hard engineering to enhance the natural environment Protection of existing natural habitat

Considerate constructors try to prevent negative environmental impacts as a result of works. When disruption is inevitable, sites should try to find ways to minimise their impact on the environment and support the local wildlife as much as possible. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: Built a 25m2 area on the roof of the three storey…


School Site Safety Team

Published 30 April 2018 | Written by Leonora Simons
CategoriesCommunity engagement Promoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries

The School Site Safety Team involves children from the Project at Dunoon Primary School. This activity was decided in view of the fact that this is the children’s building and they will be its end users on completion. At the outset, the children were provided with an induction and PPE. Every week, they undertake escorted visits to the site with…