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Considering disabled cyclists and bespoke cycles at roadworks

Published 1 October 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCycle safety Traffic management Traffic management arrangements

Londoners are facing the same health challenges as people across the UK with ‘lifestyle’ diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease on the rise. Such conditions can take a toll on health and life expectancy. A leading cause of illness and early death among Londoners today is physical inactivity. Transport can play a significant role in enabling people to…


The holistic benefits of crushing concrete on site for re-use

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCycle safety Minimised fuel use Sustainable solutions

London is in breach of European legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and many areas exceed the safe limits for Particulate Matter (PM) set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Pollution is a contributing factor in shortening the life expectancy of Londoners and disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable. Approximately 9,500 deaths occur each year due to the illnesses caused by…


Cycling initiative – Staying Alive @ 1.5!

Published 3 August 2018 | Written by Alan Cawley
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Cycle safety

Due to increased motoring costs, traffic congestion and the use of bike to work schemes there has been a huge increase in the amount of cyclists using the roads. The Staying alive at 1.5 stickers were incorporated into a Tool Box Talk at the PDM Plant Upgrade Project and was issued to the workforce promoting the virtues of not overtaking…


A Constructor’s Cycle Experience

Published 9 May 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCycle safety Healthy lifestyle advice

Transport for London (TfL) have adopted the Healthy Streets Approach to help make London’s diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work, play and do business. Part of the Healthy Streets approach is to encourage more walking, cycling and use of public transport. To maintain these aspirations we require assistance from all our partners and stakeholders. London’s…


Cycle safety – a virtual reality experience

Published 30 April 2018 | Written by Frank Blande
CategoriesCycle safety Schools

We work closely with the Metropolitan Police and their Exchanging Places cycle safety programme. Due to our great working relationship, the Met Police Cycle Safety Team asked for our assistance with a trial of their new virtual reality Exchanging Places program and we were happy to help. The trial consisted of a short presentation and a 3D video delivered in…


Virtual Reality Hazard Perception Presentation

Published 27 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Cycle safety Operative behaviour Parking Roads

Community safety should be at the heart of a considerate construction project. Cycle safety is a key element of community safety, and sites should seek to raise awareness of this topic among the public and their workforce. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site acknowledged there was a large number of cyclists both commuting to…


CLOCS Compliance Checks

Published 11 December 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChecklist CLOCS Cycle safety Driver information Inspection Supervision Working methods

Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) is a national standard which brings together the construction logistics industry to revolutionise the management of Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) and embed a road safety culture across the industry. The CLOCS Standard calls for the construction industry to recognise its responsibilities for vehicles and drivers delivering to and collecting from construction sites. The Considerate Constructors…


Road safety signage for drivers

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by Wahid Rehman
CategoriesBehaviour Cycle safety Driver information Scheme vehicle stickers

We have created simple safety stickers for van drivers to stick on the back of their vans to warn cyclists about passing vans on the left. This has been received very well by the drivers. Plus as they are fitting the warning notice/ stickers, it has made then more aware and vigilant of other road users. We have noticed some…


Loading Design Guidance

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesAccess/egress Cycle safety Guidance Idling vehicles Timings Traffic management Unloading

In 2014-15, HGVs were involved in 25% of pedestrian fatalities and 60% of cyclist fatalities. The long term impacts from Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10), of which a large proportion comes from HGVs, are the cause for over 9,000 deaths each year in London. Negative impacts can often occur when loading facilities are either poorly designed or can…


See and Be Seen campaign

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by Harriet Wood
CategoriesBehaviour Campaigns Child safety Cycle safety Traffic management

Volvo Trucks Accident Research team has undertaken research based on real life accidents, which clearly shows that 90% of all traffic accidents are due to human factors, including lack of knowledge, inattention and misjudgements. To address these issues, Volvo Trucks has developed a safety campaign – called ‘See and Be Seen’ – to educate vulnerable road users how to be…


Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage Stress Workforce Workforce information

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To download a free electronic version, please click the links below.


Masterminds of Construction

Published 12 January 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCLOCS

For a second year running, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and ITN Productions have produced a news and current affairs-style programme, introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky. The film highlights how leading construction clients, contractors and fleet operators such as Land Securities, Mace and Tarmac are fulfilling their CDM (Construction Design and Management Regulations) responsibilities through training and the…


Cyclist safety campaign for delivery drivers

Published 27 September 2016 | Written by Mark Dixon
CategoriesAccess/egress Cycle safety FORS Vehicle enhancements

Statistics are compiled for many uses, what we need to do is use this information to inform, prevent and control. With this in mind we decided to put some statistics into an information flyer and use the “Spotlight on…” theme to raise awareness with our delivery drivers on the growing issue of cyclist safety. We devised a handout based on…


Road Safety – Cyclists and vehicle drivers learning from each other

Published 12 September 2016 | Written by Julie Brooks
CategoriesCycle safety FORS

Knowing how important cycling is in Walthamstow with the Mini Holland cycling infrastructure scheme, when we started a new project in Walthamstow, not far from Blackhorse Road tube station, we decided that we would do a road safety event to show local cyclists we are considerate to them but also allow them to have the chance to sit in one…


Cycle Safety Pocket Cards

Published 8 August 2016 | Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesBehaviour Cycle safety Initiatives

Sharing the Scheme’s aim to raise awareness of cycle safety, Gabriel Square Project is promoting CCS best practice initiative ‘Spotlight on… Cycle Safety’ by creating ‘’Cycle Safety Pocket Cards’’. The cards outline some very important things every driver must consider. These are issued to all delivery drivers visiting our project; by our traffic marshal: Get your mind in gear before getting behind the…