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British Trust for Ornithology mapping

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal groups Monitoring Post-completion impact Wildlife

Sites have a responsibility to manage the environment. Construction sites can cause disturbance to the local ecosystem both during and long after completion. It is therefore important to manage this issue and reduce the impact as much as possible. Sites should even further their actions and help enhance the environment, supporting the local area in the future. The below example…


Biodegradable synthetic work gloves

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPolicy Sustainable solutions

Sites should look to recycle and re-use whenever possible. It is important to reduce the demand on resources which include building materials as well as tools and equipment. One site achieved this as shown in the below example: Biodegradable synthetic work gloves, trailed in October 2015, are now used on site as policy; These gloves can be disposed of in…


Love Local

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Local shop

Ease of access is essential in supporting the community integrate with the site. A construction site in many cases can be found in the centre of the community and intersection of transport, people, culture and activities. It therefore becomes just as much a part of the community and local environment. The example below shows how one site built on this…


Foreign Object Debris

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris Improvement Landscaping

Waste and debris can be a danger as well as locking untidy. Whilst construction sites are usually areas of no access and any form of risk should be contained within the site, areas above and below ground also need to be taken into account. The below example shows how one site took into account the potential risk to aerial activity:…


Free health MOT for drivers

Published 7 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening

The A1 Leeming to Barton site team are dedicated to the health of not only of the team but the traveling public. Because of this they have teamed up with the local service station Exelby Coney Garth Service Station to offer health checks for any members of the traveling public who would like to take part. HGV drivers are at…


Edge protection

Published 7 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris

Safety hazards of all sizes should be given the full attention of the site. Falling debris can cause serious injuries and in many cases, could’ve been easily avoided. The example below demonstrates how one site covered this: The entire precast construction requires a special bolted joint at column tops with a risk of dropping grout, top nuts, tools, trowels, boat levels…


Pile Cracking to Reduce HAVS

Published 3 August 2016 | Written by Sean Clements
CategoriesInitiatives Management Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

At Oak Lodge School we have trialled a method of quickly removing the tops of cast concrete piles using mobile plant (excavator) rather than the traditional method of breaking down piles using hand tools (breakers etc). This significantly reduces the exposure to HAVS. A small section of pipe (50mm diameter) is fixed to the rebar cage just above the cut…