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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…


Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Toolbox Talks

Published 6 February 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Modern slavery Operative behaviour Personal development Supply chain Toolbox Talk 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…


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 Modern slavery 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 purchase these products, click here. To download a free electronic…


Environmental Guide for Construction Workers

Published 29 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGuidance Implementation Re-use Recycle Reduce Site environmental plan Workforce

The disposal of waste from construction sites has become an expensive business. Gone are the days where everything was piled into a skip and taken off to be dumped in landfill for little or no expense. The Small Environmental Guide for Construction Workers is for professional contractors and tradesmen working on all types of construction sites. It illustrates how working…


Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Apprenticeships Campaigns Communication Cycle safety Diversity Guidance Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Illegal workers Inappropriate language Medications Mental health Modern slavery Occupational health risks Plastics and packaging Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

The ‘Spotlight on…’ flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst…


Considerate Constructors Scheme e-learning courses

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan E-learning Induction and training Scheme champion Training

The Scheme has developed free e-learning courses aimed towards helping registered sites, companies and suppliers understand why it is important to be considerate towards the workforce, environment and general public. These courses aim to increase Scheme knowledge as well as helping learners to meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice by focusing on the five sections of the it,…


Introduction to Waste Management Plans

Published 9 July 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnvironmental policy promoted Initial environmental assessment Monitoring Report to company level Site environmental plan

Site waste should be monitored and minimised wherever possible, with a clear management policy in place. The Waste Management Plan (WMP) is a template based on the requirements of waste management legislation and can be used to allocate responsibilities for waste management on construction sites. It is aimed at smaller contractors and builders to assist them in complying with waste…


Adopting Energy and Water Saving Measures

Published 13 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Environmental policy promoted Harvesting rainwater Minimised energy use Water saving measures

All considerate constructors should be adopting ways to protect and enhance the environment. As part of their commitment to environmental policy, sites need to consider ways in which they can consider the natural environment and save energy. Sites should appoint an energy champion where possible, who will be responsible for conserving energy and water on site. The Considerate Constructors Scheme have…


Environmental Checklist

Published 13 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesImprovement Investigation Monitoring Plan

It is important to protect the environment and make sure operatives are aware of their environmental responsibilities. The Considerate Constructors Scheme have put together an environmental checklist to make sure that all aspects of the environment are considered before and during work commencing on site. This template will help smaller sites to understand their local surroundings and site specific environmental impact. Please…