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Demonstrations of Brake Reaction Testing and “Beer Goggles” to Simulate Impaired Driving

Published 15 October 2019 | Written by Nicholas O'Connell
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Campaigns Communicate initiatives Training

To further promote safety for vulnerable road users in line with CLOCS, as well as promoting employee safety, a member of Kildare County Council held a road safety and drink awareness talk onsite. Discussing issues and giving role-play demonstrations such as: Managing Driving for Work Alcohol consumption effects Local accident hotspots Speed limits in the regional area Impaired vision due…


Fingerprint Drugs Testing

Published 8 July 2019 | Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

Lendlease have started trialling portable fingerprint based drugs testing equipment at their Elephant Park Development. Intelligent Fingerprinting is a fingerprint based system that checks for evidence of recent drugs misuse. The team at Elephant Park is trialling the fingerprint testing system in conjunction with the random drug screenings and in for-cause cases. To find out more about Intelligent Fingerprinting, click…


Men’s Health Week 2019

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by Sinead Gorman
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Mental health Posters Stress

A full site stand down took place so that a tool box talk discussion could take place on the key issues around men’s health to mark Men’s Health week. The following key points were discussed: A waist size of over 37 inches can have serious health implications for the heart, lungs, blood pressure etc. No more than 14 units of…


Alcohol Testing

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy

Mitnija UK Ltd have recognised that anyone on a construction site with alcohol in their system may pose a risk to themselves and others, therefore they have put in place a zero-tolerance alcohol policy. To ensure the effectiveness of this policy, before starting work each morning, everyone must measure their blood alcohol level by breathing into an automated breath alcohol…


Charitable Donations

Published 8 April 2019 | Written by Stuart Partlow
CategoriesCharities/organisations Goodwill Residents

Simons Group uses a mobile app to record the Don’t Walk Bys (DWB) on each project. As part of this initiative the Chairman offered a charitable donation of £1.00 per DWB. Each project are given the opportunity to choose a local charity. The Circle Health Birmingham project chose a local charity Aquarius – The Grow Project, which is situated next…


“Look After Yourself” Board

Published 2 April 2019 | Written by andrea lilly
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Occupational health risks Open door policy

Pacy & Wheatley Ltd have issued a “Look After Yourself” board to all sites  for display in the welfare and canteen cabins for all operatives to view. The board includes the following information for guidance and support, should it be required. Such information includes: ‘Spotlight on… drugs and alcohol’ ‘Spotlight on… occupational cancers’ ‘Spotlight on… mental health’ Mates in Mind…


Self-Help and Wellbeing Resource Board

Published 10 December 2018 | Written by Kurt Williams
CategoriesDrugs and alcohol policy E-smoking Healthy lifestyle advice Mental health Notice board Posters Stress Worker fatigue

We have developed a resource board that offers practical advice and and contact information for the following issues: Mental Health Smoking Alcohol and Drugs Debt Healthy Eating Stress Exercise The board is a one stop shop designed for those that are reluctant to ask for help, giving them the option to help themselves. The board is displayed in the site…


Pre-Employment Drugs and Alcohol Testing

Published 8 October 2018 | Written by Tamzin Balmer
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

Illegal drug use and alcohol abuse is a social issue and in a highly hazard environment, such as construction, the effects can have a significant impact on safety. Strong policies and robust testing regimes are required to ensure that the effects of such use and abuse do not pose a risk to safety of people working on our construction sites….


Alcohol Awareness

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by Jodie Francis
CategoriesDrugs and alcohol policy Healthy lifestyle advice

To tie in with the update of the Drugs and Alcohol Policy, Bank Station Capacity Upgrade held an interactive Alcohol Awareness Event. This included a presentation consisting of: Calorie Consumption, Contractual Requirements, Unit Awareness and the Consequences of Alcohol Abuse. Several games with prizes were played to highlight the reason for the Drug and Alcohol Policy including: ‘Guess the Units’…


Interview workshops for women returning to work

Published 6 August 2018 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison

We hosted an Interview Workshop for women returners who have been out of work for a long period of time at SHAK Community Centre on the Ainsworth Estate, Kilburn London The women have passed interpersonal skills and CV writing course at South Hampstead And Kilburn Community Centre but were worried about going for interviews. We liaised with the Facilities Manager…


Mandatory Drug Testing of Safety Critical Workers

Published 16 May 2018 | Written by Jane Elder
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

In order to ensure the safety of everyone on site, Robertson are carrying out Drug and Alcohol testing on all Safety Critical workers at induction, this is in addition to the random drug testing which will still take place. There are a number of safety critical workers who will undertake testing including, all mobile plant operators, those carrying out tasks…


“Clearly Wellness” scheme used to promote a healthy lifestyle

Published 26 June 2017 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Recreation Rest Stress

“Clearly Wellness” is a scheme to promote living a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, healthy diet and mental well being. Each week we would complete a questionnaire, in confidence asking the following questions: Age Weight Fat percentage Blood pressure Resting heart rate Average Bed time and Wake time From 1-10 how would you assess your stress levels at work (1 being…


Equipping Gatemen with Breathalysers

Published 7 May 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Sensitivity to neighbours Traffic management Traffic marshal

Contractors must be vigilant against the presence of drugs and alcohol on site, as it is in the interests of everyone on site to remain safe. This can be a particular problem with drivers, as a driver under the influence poses a grave risk to the local community. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: As the gateman…


Project app for recording incidents

Published 10 April 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Identification of near misses Incident procedures Programming Recording accidents Workforce information

It is essential that all safety incidents are recorded on site, including accidents and near misses, to ensure they are properly addressed and measures are taken to prevent their re-occurrence. Sites are increasingly seeking to make this process quicker and easier for everyone involved by simplifying the process to encourage greater vigilance against safety incidents. See the examples below for…


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

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.