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Lunchtime Lessons

Published 6 October 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools

Building relationships with the community is a key way in which contractors can ease the impact on neighbours and improve the image of the industry. Working with schools is a great way to engage children with the construction process and is particularly important when the project is based in a school. See the examples below for how one primary school…


SmartCap Fatigue Management

Published 6 October 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening PPE Reporting Worker fatigue

Fatigue is a serious problem among truck drivers and heavy machine operators as it can minimise operatives’ awareness and endanger the safety of all on site. Steps should be taken to monitor and manage operative fatigue. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: Used the SmartCap fatigue management system to manage the performance and safety of personnel….


Pike Traffic Control System

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRoutes Timings Traffic management Traffic management arrangements

Construction work can entail disruption to traffic, which sites should seek to minimise in order to show respect to the local community. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The Pike Traffic Control System is a way of connecting by wireless to existing traffic lights. The key advantage in its design is the ability to integrate temporary…


Reclaiming mosslands through carbon capture project

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Goodwill work Improvement Post-completion impact

Considerate constructors understand their impact on the environment and take effective measures to mitigate this impact and leave behind a positive legacy. Some sites look beyond their site boundary and seek to improve the environment further afield. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site worked with the local Wildlife Trust to restore a local Mossland…


Cigarette Waste Recycling

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecycle Sustainable solutions

Smoking on site can have a negative impact on both the appearance of sites and the environment, though this second consideration is not always addressed. Cigarette waste is not often recycled as it is difficult to recycle. See the examples below for how one site dealt with the issue: The site collected cigarette waste and sent it to TerraCycle, a…


Ecological Mitigation: Great Crested Newts

Published 4 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Consultants Post-completion impact Wildlife

Construction projects must always be conscious of their ecological surroundings and make efforts to minimise their impact on local wildlife. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The project was located on a university campus with one of the largest populations of Great Crested Newts (a protected species) in the region. Working with the university and Natural…


English language programme for foreign workers

Published 4 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLiteracy training Personal development Training

Good communication between operatives is essential to the safety of all of those on site. In particular, it is helpful if operatives speak the same language to ensure clear understanding of instructions. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site went further than providing on-site language training for its foreign workers and instead worked with a…


Welsh Language Logo on Hard Hats

Published 4 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Language differences Local and special needs Operative behaviour PPE

Communicating effectively with the public and showing support for communities is an essential part of being a considerate constructor. See the examples below for how one site in Wales addressed this: The contractor worked with the Welsh Language Commissioners Office to launch an orange ‘Iaith Gwaith’ logo for the hard hats of Welsh speaking persons. It was launched at this year’s…


4D Construction Learning Tool

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraining Universities

Using new technologies will help attract the next generation of construction workers by showing all the interesting and varied work that goes into a project. See the examples below for how one site at a university addressed this: The contractor worked with the university to create a 4D learning tool to provide online open-source access to an interactive digital environment. The…


LED Safety Gloves

Published 17 August 2017 | Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesLighting PPE

Our electrical contractor, Wilton, are currently in a trial period for safety gloves with LED lights attached to them. This gives additional lighting for work in those hard to see and reach areas. LED lights have been found to be extremely effective while working in electric cupboards when there is limited light. This could be advantageous to many trades, especially electricians…


Sight line for the partially sighted and Street Works app

Published 10 July 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBoundary security Community notice board Facilities for visitors Local and special needs Signage Visual/hearing impaired

Construction sites should take extra precautions to ensure that partially sighted local residents and wheelchair users are aware of the works and do not put themselves in danger. See the examples below for how some sites have addressed this: Street Works Info is a system for signing and guarding street works sites that communicates extra information to pedestrians, particularly those…


Equipping Gatemen with Breathalysers

Published 7 May 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Sensitivity to neighbours Traffic management Traffic marshal

Contractors must be vigilant against the presence of drugs and alcohol on site, as it is in the interests of everyone on site to remain safe. This can be a particular problem with drivers, as a driver under the influence poses a grave risk to the local community. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: As the gateman…