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Single-use Plastic Incentive Scheme

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnvironmental policy promoted Promoting achievements Reduce Workforce

We have introduced a monthly incentive scheme where a £50 voucher is awarded to the employee who comes up with the best idea to reduce single use plastic and packaging in the office or on site. We have had a very positive response from the workforce resulting in approaches to our suppliers to change their packaging which has been very…


Tinnitus Tailor App

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by Jade O'Hara
CategoriesMedical conditions Noise Occupational health risks

At a Project Scheme Champion’s meeting, one subcontractor advised on their issues with tinnitus and how they have managed the condition by using a mobile phone app. The Tinnitis Tailor app provides background sound therapy, which greatly reduces the effects of tinnitus. As tinnitus is a common condition (affecting around 30% of people) and brought about by changes in noise…


Completing the Scheme’s e-learning course as a Toolbox Talk

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by Jade O'Hara
CategoriesE-learning Toolbox Talk Training Workforce

The site team registered the site as a whole on the Best Practice Hub, which allowed them to hold interactive workforce TBT’s using the e-learning modules – attendees are taken through the course followed by the quiz with answers discussed. Upon completion, pass certificates are displayed on the site’s best practice wall. To date, only the introductory module has been…


Championing Back to Work Mums

Published 2 September 2019 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesDiversity Inclusion Recreation Working hours

We have launched a “Championing Back to Work Mums” scheme with the aim of attracting more women to return to work and get involved in the industry after having children. As a company we value women in our industry and we are committed to respect, treat fairly, encourage and support women within our company. As an incentive, we have introduced…


Speaking posters to translate safety messages

Published 2 September 2019 | Written by Marilla King-Smith
CategoriesLanguage differences Posters PPE Site specific induction Workforce information

We recognise the importance of effective communication for maintaining safety and order on site. A large percentage of our workforce do not speak or read English as their first language, therefore much of our critical safety and wellbeing information is translated into the appropriate languages and displayed as posters in the appropriate working areas. However, we appreciate that, with so…


Reducing the use of single-use plastics

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesBusinesses Plastics and packaging Residents Suppliers

The project team have been the proud sponsor of the Urban Village Fete in North Greenwich since 2017. This fete draws on local suppliers, designers and performers, and provides a forum for top local talent for a community day full of stalls, music, DJs, dance, art and design workshops and food trucks with an international flavour. This year, in addition…


Fingerprint Drugs Testing

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

Lendlease have started trialling portable fingerprint based drugs testing equipment at their Elephant Park Development. Intelligent Fingerprinting is a fingerprint based system that checks for evidence of recent drugs misuse. The team at Elephant Park is trialling the fingerprint testing system in conjunction with the random drug screenings and in for-cause cases. To find out more about Intelligent Fingerprinting, click…