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Ivor Goodsite’s Site Safety Presentation

Published 5 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChild safety Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools Site security

Ivor Goodsite’s Building Site Safety presentation is used to inform the younger generation of how to stay safe around construction sites. The presentation can be used to accompany any school or community visits that a site is attending. This presentation is aimed at children of primary school age and contains information on: Site machinery Site dangers Protective wear Safety equipment…


Honor Goodsite’s Environmental Presentation

Published 5 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Campaigns Schools

One of Honor Goodsite’s key interests is protecting the environment. Subsequently, she has developed a presentation all about the environment, which is aimed at eight to 13 year old school children, and can be used by contractors on school visits. Honor’s presentation contains information on: What makes up our environment. What problems our environment is facing and gives examples. Renewable…


Ivor and Honor Goodsite’s Careers in Construction Presentation

Published 23 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

One of the best ways to get children involved with the construction industry is through a school visit from Ivor and Honor Goodsite. These mascots are designed to engage with a younger audience and have previously been used to conduct presentations about site safety and our impact on the environment. A new presentation has now been developed that will teach…


Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Template

Published 24 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan

Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, refers to the way in which businesses regulate themselves in order to ensure that all of their activities positively affect society as a whole. CSR policies aim to guarantee that companies work ethically, considering human rights as well as the social, economic and environmental impacts of what they do as a business. For sites that…


Residents’ Newsletter templates

Published 14 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity notice board Newsletter Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

Whilst carrying out any construction work, it is vital to be as courteous to the local community and neighbours as possible. One way of showing consideration to local residents is to regularly distribute newsletters throughout the duration of the project, particularly those who are most likely to be affected by the works. This could start with an introduction letter to…


Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Toolbox Talks

Published 6 February 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Operative behaviour Personal development Supply chain Training Training Water saving measures Workforce Workforce

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is an online resource available for all individuals working in the construction industry. The School addresses a range of topics from Waste and Carbon, Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, Modern Slavery and many more sustainability issues. To help the construction sector tackle these industry-wide issues, the School has developed a number of Toolbox Talks for a…


Go Construct resources

Published 28 January 2019 | Written by Catherine Bullough
CategoriesFirst Impressions campaign Initial impressions Scheme posters/banners Signage

Attracting the right people and promoting construction to the next generation of new recruits are of vital importance to assure the future skill needs of the sector. The Go Construct website showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment. It is funded by the CITB Levy and led by the industry. Contractors can access a number…


Advance notice of disruptive works template

Published 9 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Company contact information Pre-start information Working hours

Ensuring the local community is aware well in advance of any disruptive works that may occur is essential for all construction projects. Therefore, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has put together an ‘Advance notice of disruptive works template’ for smaller sites. This can be adapted to be site specific and be given to all neighbours potentially affected by construction activities. The notice…


Social Media Guide

Published 19 March 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGuidance Promoting Construction campaign Social media

Social media has become an essential communication tool, both for individuals and for businesses. Most people, across all age groups and all sections of society, will be active on one or more social media platforms, making this a great way for a site, company or supplier to interact with their community and promote the construction industry. There are a number…


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.


Ivor and Honor Goodsite Products

Published 4 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNurseries Scheme posters/banners Schools

As well as hiring the costumes, there are a number of other products which can be purchased to give to the children Ivor or Honor meet, as both a surprise and also a reminder of their day. These products are a fun and educational way to reinforce the important message of staying safe to a young audience by highlighting the dangers of…


Ivor and Honor Goodsite Visit Certificates

Published 4 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNurseries Scheme posters/banners Schools

Ivor and Honor Goodsite certificates have been developed to be given to all children who have met the costumed characters. The certificates can be filled out with the child’s name and a section to explain what they learnt on the visit. These certificates are available to download on the Ivor Goodsite website. To download the certificates, click on the link…


Child Protection Guidance template for School Visits

Published 4 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChild safety Guidance Guidance Nurseries Operative behaviour Schools Universities

For those on site while young people are visiting, it is important to be aware of potentially difficult situations. By following the simple guidance outlined in this template document it should be possible to ensure that the site is a secure environment for young people as well as site staff. The template document includes guidance about how to appropriately act…


Ivor and Honor Goodsite

Published 4 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNurseries Scheme posters/banners Schools

Industry mascots, Ivor and Honor Goodsite, are costumed characters developed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme for construction companies to engage with a younger audience and to encourage safety on and around construction sites. Ivor and Honor Goodsite are also used to promote a positive message about the UK construction industry to the younger generation. Costumes can be hired for industry-related events such…


Honor Goodsite’s Spot the Job Site Sign and A1 Poster

Published 26 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnclosures Entrance Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

Spot the Job site sign The Considerate Constructors Scheme has developed a ‘Spot the Job’ sign aimed at 8-14 year olds to highlight the range of jobs available within the construction industry. Produced in conjunction with CITB’s Go Construct campaign, the sign shows industry mascot Honor Goodsite, holding a colourful A1 poster which displays a fictional construction site. The sign, measuring 1m x 1.48m,…