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Considering the needs of your neighbours

Published 19 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBoundary security Local and special needs Pre-start information Sensitivity to neighbours

Careful consideration should be given to the impact your work will have on the surrounding community. It is important to familiarise yourself with the local community and if any specific considerations or special requirements need to be accounted for. Below is an example of how sites can adapt their practices to accommodate their neighbours: The contractor identified that the Royal National…

Considering the Needs of Hearing Impaired Workers

Published 30 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSupport Visual/hearing impaired Workforce

Making sure that the entire workforce is up to date with the specific site instructions and safety notices is important. Extra consideration should be given to the more vulnerable members of the workforce, to ensure that they receive and understand updates. On site, a portable induction loop was available, which was moved to the induction room or meeting room according to needs;…

Assisting the Visually Impaired

Published 24 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal and special needs Residents Routes Sensitivity to neighbours Visual/hearing impaired

Liaison with special needs visitors or community members demonstrates a caring approach for the duration of the project. This results in operatives forming an excellent ‘bond’ with vulnerable community members. Some site managers have demonstrated their care and consideration as below: Involvement with community groups, such as the residents association, the access committee and ‘talking newspapers’ (sometimes called ‘audio site news’) to…

Visually impaired visitors and community members

Published 23 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInduction and training Local and special needs Visual/hearing impaired

Consideration of local needs, such as visually-impaired visitors and members of the community is very important. Some examples of how sites have considered their impact on visually-impaired visitors include: Provision was made, including notices being provided in Braille and tactile surfaces; The site newsletter was produced in Braille, to let prospective attendees know about changes they were likely to encounter when crossing the area…