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Making Websites Accessible to all

Published 31 August 2021 | Written by Andrew Kinsey
CategoriesCultural needs Equality Inclusion Language Differences

Nearly one in five people have some form of physical, visual, auditory, cognitive, or neurological disabilities that could affect their ability to access information online the same way as other people. They may struggle with: Focusing on relevant sections of text The font, text size, or spacing of the text Poor colour contrasts between background and foreground Distractions presented by…

Veterans Committee

Published 16 August 2021 | Written by Cara McAinsh
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes

This contractor has a family of veterans working within the business including a group of ex-armed forces and ex-‘blue’ light service personnel who have landed in the construction industry one way or another. In order to support each other to the very best of their abilities, their Veterans Committee was formed. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are both ex-army, and…

Flexible Working

Published 16 August 2021 | Written by Shauna Young
CategoriesAge Diversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes

This contractor has long recognised there is a need to design more flexible roles and career pathways within construction. This has been accentuated by the pandemic, the increasing skills gap and competition for scarce talent. Consequently, the contractor has introduced a flexible working pilot on on of their sites. They have adopted new measures to ensure their staff return to…

English Lessons and Other Qualifications for Speakers of Other Languages

Published 16 August 2021 | Written by Wally Alvarez
CategoriesBenefits Cultural needs Disadvantaged groups Diversity Equality Illegal workers Language Differences Literacy training Modern slavery Numeracy training Training

This contractor have been working collaboratively with Lambeth College and London South Bank University (LSBU), to pilot a  programme which aims to upskill diverse members of their workforce who are foreign and often struggle with the English language, providing them with the opportunity to learn and feel more comfortable engaging with other people on site. This voluntary course will also…

Prison Leavers Academy

Published 26 July 2021 | Written by Rita Miller
CategoriesCommunity liaison Disadvantaged groups Equality Inclusion Training

This contractor is working on a the new prison Leicestershire for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as part of their new prison transformation programme. The MoJ have set Social Value KPI’s focusing on supporting prison leavers into employment. At this project the target is to create 100 jobs through the project with 25% of these to be for prison leavers…

Binny Sanitary Bins

Published 19 July 2021 | Written by Richie Dawson
CategoriesSanitary bins Toilets

This contractor trialled sanitary waste disposal from Binny. They Dispose of all sanitary and personal waste, are fully compliant with all legislation including HSE, EA and DOH and significantly reduces sanitary bin carbon footprint and cost savings. Using this system removes the need for sanitary bin suppliers and contracts. To find out more, click the link below.

Pride LGBTQ+ Helmet Stickers

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

In order to celebrate Pride Month, the contractor team on this project have provide Pride LGBTQ+ helmet stickers. Additional to this the contractor showed support to those celebrating Pride Month with banners placed at the vehicle gates and small flags were distributed to office workers.

Promoting Pride Month

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

The project team at this contractor participated in raising awareness of Pride Month through flying the Rainbow Flag on site. Flying the flag showed the contractor are supportive and inclusive of those celebrating Pride Month.

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Ambassadors

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by Kiu Tran
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

This project has appointed three Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Ambassadors as they are committed to ensuring every person feels included and celebrated. They do this through their site inductions where they reinforce their  commitment to inclusion and a no-tolerance approach to discrimination of any sort. They celebrate different cultures and beliefs through regular events and raise awareness of issues and…

Inclusive Workforce Board Game

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Lucy Austin
CategoriesConsultation Diversity Equality Inclusion

This contractor has implemented an inclusion workshop featuring the interactive board game ‘Equally Yours’ on their projects. The game required participation from 24 volunteers which were split into two groups of 12 with the session held on Microsoft Teams. Participants included staff from various disciplines to ensure that the participants accurately represented the team. Launching in conjunction with International Women’s…

Farrans DNA Initiative

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Clare Taylor
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

DNA – Diversify/Nurture/Accept. DNA is an initiative developed by three people within the contractor. It is a network aimed at all the protected characteristic groups (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation), with the goal to build meaningful support networks to inspire and empower people so that they can…

Personal Safety Conversation Cards

Published 26 April 2021 | Written by Leanna Martin
CategoriesBullying Harassment Inappropriate language Inclusion Management attitudes Posters

After the tragic murder of Sarah Everard, recent campaigns, vigils, media spotlights, and focus on harassment and violence; this contractor have created a number of new safety conversation starter cards. These have been used as an aid to help open up conversations with the teams regarding personal safety, women’s safety and diversity. By having the conversations, it has made operatives…

Ethical Labour Practices and Human Rights Webinar

Published 26 April 2021 | Written by Lucy Wainwright
CategoriesIllegal workers Management Modern slavery Supply chain engagement

The project Team marked International Human Rights Day by hosting a live webinar with guest speaker Annabel Short, Senior Advisor of the Built Environment for the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB). The webinar was open to all staff as well as clients, consultants and supply chain partners. The discussion covered what human rights mean in practice in the…

Respect the Community – Zero Tolerance Poster

Published 17 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Operative conduct and behaviour Privacy Sensitivity to neighbours

Contractors should be ensuring that fairness, inclusion and respect standards are upheld to the highest level on sites, whilst also operating zero-tolerance policies on any behaviour that falls outside of what should be expected of an individual representing the construction industry. Attitudes towards these standards have improved in this area, however it is clear that it is still as important…

Promotion for National Inclusion Week

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes

As part of promotion for National Inclusion Week during the week of 28 September 2020, Balfour Beatty published a video to share staff views on what inclusion means to them. This helps to raise awareness of inclusion and diversity within the workplace and the role we all play in creating an inclusive culture. Watch the video below.