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Recyclable office furniture

Published 24 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRe-use Recycle

Protecting and preserving the environment should be at the forefront of constructors’ minds. Careful consideration should be given to how the site’s activities may impact on the environment and steps taken to minimise all forms of pollution; in order to protect the natural environment. A pro-active approach to identify and tackle environmental issues that occur on site will demonstrate the industry’s commitment to respect, protect…


Engaging with and contributing to the local school

Published 24 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSchools Trees

Contributing to the local community can help establish positive relationships between the site and neighbours. Giving back to and supporting the community will help you to promote an excellent image, as well as demonstrating the considerate nature of the construction industry, towards the environment in which you’re working. Efforts to engage with local schools should be made by all sites, regardless of time or budget. Examples of…


Cased Secant Piling

Published 24 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDebris Organisation Tidiness Waste

A good internal and external appearance of a construction site is vital in promoting a positive image of the industry. A site should look clean, tidy and professional, to help build valuable relations with both clients and the community; whilst also demonstrating a well managed and considerate business. Methods to maintain a tidy and well-organised site are important to demonstrate that you are…


Implementing a davit rescue system to improve safety

Published 24 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency procedures Escape routes

Constant improvements to existing safety systems should be sought, to ensure the most contemporary equipment and methods are being utilised to secure workers’ safety. Learning from accidents is vital to keep the industry up-to-date with the latest measures to prevent accidents; while also ensuring the most effective responses. This will show that you care, whilst also promoting the industry’s social awareness…


Dust Control Equipment

Published 24 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention Mobile machinery

The creation of dust is a very common cause of complaint for the construction industry. Dust not only poses a health hazard for those working on site, but is also the root cause of many complaints made by the public. It is therefore essential that appropriate methods are adopted to minimise the risk of dust on sites, to safeguard workers’ wellbeing, as…