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Understanding difficulties facing hearing impaired individuals

Published 3 August 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Disadvantaged groups Feedback Local and special needs Schools Visual/hearing impaired

Sites should seek to understand and implement measures to assist operatives and visitors who suffer from disabilities. All members of the workforce should appreciate and understand the difficulties facing hearing impaired individuals. To raise awareness and gain a better understanding, the following actions were taken: A local school for deaf children was invited on to site; The children were tasked with pointing…


Lamppost Signs

Published 25 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal and special needs Obstruction Obstructions Vandalism

Consideration should always be given to how construction work may impact the local community. Construction work often causes disruptions within the community. It is vital that constructors identify areas of work that may cause frustration or restrict the daily lives of residents and implement measures to counteract these, taking into consideration any sensitive issues among residents. Below is an example of…


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;…


Accessibility Ramps

Published 28 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccommodation Disadvantaged groups Equality Ramps

Access to offices and facilities should be provided for the mobility impaired, or alternative arrangements made. Everyone should be able to easily and safely move around the site. Examples of site accessibility provision include: Concrete ramps were built within the site accommodation, leading to all cabins; Ramps were built to allow access to site, main office and welfare facilities; The walkways to the cabins…