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Online Training as Part of a #stayconnected Campaign

Published 18 May 2020 | Written by Lynsey Holley-Matthews
CategoriesEmployed Personal development Supply chain Training

As part of our #Stayconnected campaign we developed an online training package for staff away from the work environment on furlough leave, we wanted to give them the option of undertaking online training. It’s a great opportunity for our staff to gain knowledge in either things they are interested in or it may help towards their roles once they return…


Social Distancing Guidance Hi-viz Waistcoats

Published 18 May 2020 | Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks PPE

At Westvale Park Primary Academy project and in line with Public Health England Guidelines on social distancing a considerate measure for the workforce has been introduced. It has been arranged for arranged for Hi-Viz waistcoats to be printed with the following message on the back accompanied by Morgan Sindall’s and Public Health England’s Logo: ‘Follow Guidelines Keep 2 Metre Distance,…


Fence weaving art to support the NHS

Published 18 May 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesEnclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions Medical conditions

In support of the NHS and in line with the Considerate Constructors Scheme First Impressions campaign, Balfour Beatty’s Kathryn Wheatley created artwork on herras fencing panel at the entrance to our Skye Lochalsh & South West Ross Community Hospital project in Broadford. The image of the NHS and rainbow were created using recycled bin bags and surplus NHS clinical waste…


Social Distancing Measures in Welfare Areas

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Andy Hunt
CategoriesCanteen Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Posters Recreation Rest

Ensuring staff and subcontractors feel safe on there return to the project we wanted them to notice all the additional measures we have put in place to assure them that the health and wellbeing is our number one priority during this challenging time. The minute you enter the security area we have a welfare attendant ensuring social distancing is adhered…


Enhanced Authorisation Procedure for Working

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

This project has recently introduced an enhanced authorisation procedure for when their workforce are required to work within two metres and cannot comply with Public Health England’s guidance on social distancing. The procedure has been prepared to highlight as a refresher of the key words stated in the hierarchy of control table in the Construction Leadership Council’s – Site Operating…


Hands Free Pedestal Dispenser Stations

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Kane Morrissey
CategoriesCleaning regime Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the need for personal hygiene on site has become a top priority. This is to ensure that during these difficult and uncertain times, we as considerate constructors, are doing all we can to ensure we minimise the spread of the virus. With common contact surfaces in reception, offices, access control and welfare areas being used…


Thermal Temperature Scanning Camera

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by Jack Hall
CategoriesHealth screening Medical conditions Occupational health risks

We have closely worked with our supply chain partner, VIS Systems, who have developed and installed thermal imaging cameras on the back of the unprecedented situation Coronavirus has presented which accurately monitors’ peoples’ health as they enter the site. Previously the site has been using a handheld temperature scanner controlled by the gateman however with current social distancing restrictions in…


Working safely during COVID-19 in construction and other outdoor work

Published 12 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

This document has been prepared by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) with input from firms, unions, industry bodies and the devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and in consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This document is to help employers, employees and the self-employed in the UK…


Coaching through coronavirus webinar – 1 May 2020

Published 7 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

The Considerate Constructors Scheme hosted the first in a series of ‘Coaching through Coronavirus’ webinars on 1 May 2020 which was attended by over 375 industry professionals. The webinar provided an opportunity to hear about the latest tools, resources, innovations, and examples of best practice been used by CCS-registered activity to help manage through the coronavirus pandemic. Presenters included representatives…


Minute silence for NHS Key workers

Published 4 May 2020 | Written by Barney Sparrow
CategoriesCommunity liaison Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

A minute’s silence was held across the UK to commemorate the key workers who have died with coronavirus. On this project, they observed the minute silence from their central field with all plant turned off and all machines arms proudly raised in the air. All 25 site team members were together for the emotional moving silence, complying with the social…


E-Learning Poster with QR Code

Published 4 May 2020 | Written by Sinéad Dowd
CategoriesE-learning Personal development Training

During the current times, Coronavirus is affecting the way we work. As we cannot provide training on our sites at the moment, we have created a poster with a QR Code that will direct our employees to the e-Learning courses that are available on the Considerate Constructors Scheme Best Practice Hub. We encourage all our employees to use the Best…


Guidance for On-Site Construction Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 4 May 2020 | Written by Keely Warren
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

This short video created by Langley UK Ltd and supported by the Construction Industry Council demonstrates safe and responsible guidance for workers on construction sites operating during the Coronavirus pandemic, to ensure the protection of the workforce and to minimise the risk of spread of infection. This guidance advises how consistent measures on sites, of all sizes, can be responsibly…


Open Doors During Coronavirus

Published 1 May 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Rest Worker fatigue

To help contractors working away from home find local accommodation, Build UK has temporarily repurposed its Open Doors website. Build UK have teamed up with trade body UK Hospitality, which has confirmed that during the lockdown its members are able to provide accommodation for workers unable to return home On the map below you can now find where accommodation providers…


Modified Safety Induction

Published 1 May 2020 | Written by Mark Doyle
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks Supply chain Training

During the current pandemic, the Jarvis Site Safety induction Procedure has been modified to reduce the need for face-to-face contact and more importantly, to prepare personnel before attending site, as some of the additional safety measures address travel to and accessing our sites. The temporary revision to the Site Safety Induction process is as follows: In advance of attending site…


Social Distancing

Published 1 May 2020 | Written by Mark Doyle
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

One of the important factors set out by Public Health England guidance and addressed in the Construction Leadership Council’s Site Operating Procedures (currently Version 3) in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, is the need for clear social distancing parameters to be installed on site. Start/Finish and break times are to be staggered to avoid the potential for site personnel…