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Using Geocaching to Engage the Local Community

Published 18 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPublic Regular review Site, company and out of hours contact information

Implementing creative, engaging techniques is crucial towards promoting a positive image of the industry. Useful site and project information made publicly available through Geocaching helps to engage the local community and attract general interest towards the site. Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and…


Visible Alert Systems for Live Excavator Machinery

Published 15 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlant and machinery Vehicle enhancements Visual/hearing impaired

Safety provision is a primary concern for operatives and the public, therefore all measures should be taken to establish an effective safety system. Visible warning systems are effective in providing a clear message, to help maintain high levels of awareness and comply to the necessary safety procedures in place. Below is an example of how visible alerts increased excavator machinery use on site: Balfour…


Maintaining vehicle safety and usage using GPS monitoring

Published 15 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Vehicle enhancements

It is important to always be aware of the movement of vehicles both on and off site for both public and workforce safety. The movement of vehicles can be a safety risk if not managed and co-ordinated properly. It is key to maintain constant communication and awareness of moving vehicles to avoid this, measures should also be taken to eliminate any cases…


Skill Cards for Tool Permission Usage

Published 14 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls Supervision

There can be many potential hazards on a construction site; ensuring systems are in place helps to manage the safety and wellbeing for all personnel on site. The proper placement of safety systems maintains a thorough and reliable method to reduce risk to health and wellbeing. An established routine for operatives to follow on a day to day basis is a great way to…


Maintaining Vehicle Safety Checks Using Electronic Tags

Published 14 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Controls Inspections Site security Vehicle enhancements

Ensuring operatives maintain consistent safety procedures reduces the possibility of a hazard occurring. A strong culture of positive safety performance is important to maintain consistent and reliable safety procedures, this raises the level of site safety for operatives working on site. An example of how a site achieved this level of performance within the area of daily vehicle safety checks can be…


Arranging site cabins as social spaces

Published 13 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFeedback Recreation Separate facilities

The industry should always be looking to provide and improve the high standards of welfare facilities onsite as a service to its workforce. Welfare facilities that not only offer the minimum requirements for its workforce but also added benefits, rewards those who use it on a day to day basis. An environment where operatives feel comfortable and at ease can…


Discharging Excess Water to a Nearby Lagoon

Published 11 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSpill control

A site should always be aware of its impact to the natural environment in order to protect local habitats and resources. It is key to identify the environmental impacts caused by a site so the necessary methods can be implemented, this will help manage and avoid any potential damage to surrounding habitats and reduce water pollution. You will find an example…


Avoiding Hard Hat Obstructions

Published 11 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls Identification of near misses

Recognising a safety hazard is important, but it is crucial that the issue is effectively addressed, as well as maintaining a committed attitude to safety. There are many hazards on a construction site, some may not always be considered a primary concern to safety. Although this may be the case, a proactive approach to reducing risks is always necessary to maintain high levels…