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Using Sensors to Detect Injury Risks

Published 14 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInjuries MIU Occupational health risks

Undertaking labour-intensive work without proper health and safety precautions poses a grave risk to the worker. Particularly in construction, where workers handle heavy objects and do repetitive tasks, employees could develop musculoskeletal problems. In this case, the project involved laying Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC), a heavy-duty surface for roads and runways. The examples below show how one site addressed the…


On-site gym used as basis of charity challenge

Published 14 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Goodwill Healthy lifestyle advice Recreation

In a job like construction, everyone needs time to unwind. This is helped when a site actively encourages its workforce to live a healthy lifestyle by both providing an exercise space and offering incentives for operatives to get involved. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: Provided a bespoke temporary gym facility on site, equipped with high-quality…


Floor Mounted Fire Exit Poster

Published 14 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency procedures Escape routes Safety signage

On a construction site, safety is of paramount importance. It is vital that in case of emergency, such as a fire, all employees are aware of the safety procedures. Some large sites with multiple floors and staircases have struggled to clearly display fire exit signage because of the need to remove signs when wall surfaces are being worked on. The examples…


Fatigue Wristband for Tunnelling Workforce

Published 2 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultants Occupational health risks Worker fatigue

Worker fatigue poses a potential health and safety hazard, and can be detrimental to the overall health of the workforce. Fatigue can have similar effects to alcohol, slowing down reaction time, causing lapses in judgement, and impairing cognitive ability. This danger is particularly relevant to projects which involve tunnelling, as the long shifts and rotating day and night shifts put workers at greater…


Using Minecraft to Design a Hotel

Published 2 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCreate opportunities Schools

Construction sites are increasingly getting involved with their community, and such activities go a long way towards improving the image of the industry as a whole. Many sites choose to conduct outreach events with local schools, as this has the added benefit of promoting construction as a career path for bright young people. These school connections can take a variety of…


Using BIM in Public Meetings

Published 2 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOrganisation Pre-start information

It is essential that sites project a professional appearance to improve the image of the whole industry. Some sites have gone above and beyond to demonstrate their commitment to a positive appearance, implementing new technologies. The examples below demonstrate how one site achieved this: Used BIM (Building Information Modelling) 3D software Sketch-Up to develop, plan and set up the site’s presentation and appearance. Incorporated…


Ensuring Ethical Sourcing

Published 2 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSupply chain Sustainable source

For the construction industry to thrive, it needs to adapt to changing demands and circumstances. Among the most critical is the need for sites to ensure that they are mindful of their impact on the environment. By doing so, the industry appears more considerate of environmental issues, thus improving the image of the whole industry. A key way that sites can…


Reduced time working at height

Published 16 January 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorking methods

Working at height will always be a high risk activity. Many different techniques and technologies are constantly being developed to reduce the risk of injury on site. The example below demonstrates how one site achieved this: With nearly 700 metres of bulkheads and a soffit height of 4.7m, a prefabricated solution has been devised to dramatically reduce the amount of time…


Facilitating a united community

Published 16 January 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Residents Schools

It is vital that all construction sites support the community they are in, working with local people and being considerate to their neighbours. It can be particularly beneficial when sites encourage the community to support eachother, establishing a self-sustaining environment which will last long after the project has completed. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: The project was inherently…


Subcontractor Special Requirements

Published 12 January 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs E-smoking Religious considerations Smoking Supply chain

It is important for the principal and subcontractor to establish an efficient and considerate working relationship to ensure the wellbeing of the workforce. The example below shows how one site achieved this: Prior to commencement of works on site, the main contractor sent a questionnaire (template found below) to the subcontractor to ascertain if there were any special requirements for any…


Right to Work Checks on Site

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

It is crucial that each and every site ensures their workforce is legitimate, as illegal workers pose a grave risk to the construction industry as a whole. Not only can the presence of illegal workers pose a health and safety risk on site, but employing workers who are not eligible to work in the U.K. carries hefty penalties. The example…


Ensuring safe forklift use

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

Improved visibility can be a major asset in making the use of on-site vehicles safer for everyone. This is especially the case when workers are using heavy-duty machinery which may impair their awareness of their surroundings, which can increase the risk of accident and injury. The example below shows how one site achieved this: The site forklift has been fitted with wireless…