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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.


Eliminating Everyday Sexism

Published 12 October 2020 | Written by Zoe Gargan
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inappropriate language Inclusion

Lendlease is passionate about encouraging a diverse workforce into construction. At Potato Wharf we embrace diversity in the workforce and as part of this we delivered an everyday sexism presentation to the workforce. This went down very well and encouraged conversations within the workforce about what is acceptable conduct and the impact of our actions. This formed part of a…


Using Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Drivers with Construction Trainees

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Religious considerations

Adopting educational teaching methodology for construction trainees using Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) drivers as a guiding principle for the training framework developed with liaison with teaching professionals. This is part of the curriculum being adapted to use in the training of apprentices and for the development of an improved mental health culture on site. The principle consists of: Social:…


Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Ambassador

Published 1 September 2020 | Written by Denise Southard
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Ambassadors promote a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect within the organisation in which they work. They are expected to embody the principles of FIR: work collaboratively, whilst stepping in to take action, challenge behaviours and positively impact workplace culture. The project team have signed up to the Fairness, Inclusion and Respect commitments and they…


Let’s Educate Ourselves

Published 2 July 2020 | Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes

At the Broadway our wellness programme includes a section on ‘keep learning’. With so many critical subjects at the moment, we have started a “Lets Educate Ourselves” campaign and this is now filtered to the whole business, through the project Senior Office Manager and the companies Digital Content Lead and Social Sustainability Manager. We aim to cover a subject every…


TfL Valuing People Workshop: Working with Adults with Learning Disabilities

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesDisadvantaged groups Diversity Equality Inclusion Local and special needs Management attitudes Minority groups

Transport for London (TfL) have adopted the Healthy Streets Approach to improve air quality, reduce congestion and help make London’s diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work, play and do business. The vision for Equality and Inclusion is that every person matters in keeping London moving, working and growing. The Equality Act (2010) places a duty…


Presenting the Opportunities Available to Women in Construction

Published 23 March 2020 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Equality Promoting Construction campaign

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Kelly Sowden and Sophie Dick hosted a presentation at Temple Moor High School in Leeds to Year 11 students, to promote engineering roles and role for women in engineering. They discussed the different types of engineering and how John Sisk & Son aim to increase the number of women they hire into the industry. Gender…


FREDIE Notice Board

Published 9 March 2020 | Written by Owen Winters
CategoriesDiversity Equality Healthy lifestyle advice Helplines Inclusion Language differences Language Differences Mental health Mental health first aiders Notice board Posters Stress Wellbeing events

As part of being accredited as Leaders in Diversity, we have set up a notice board on site to promote the values of FREDIE: Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement. A FREDIE calendar highlights events throughout the year, such as Mental Health Awareness Week, Black History Month, Pride and Time to Talk Day. There is also a Wellbeing Calendar…


Learning a language with Duolingo

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences Language Differences Minority groups Recognition Reward

At South Quay Plaza (SQP), we value the diversity of our workforce and inclusivity is important to us, therefore a number of Berkeley Managers have embarked on a mission to learn the basics of a language which is common on site using Duolingo. Even simple phrases such as ‘hello’, ‘good morning’ and ‘how are you’ have made a positive impact…


Achieving ‘Investors in Diversity’ (IiD) Standard

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Cultural needs Diversity Equality Harassment Inappropriate language Management attitudes

This company’s vision for FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) is to create an industry-leading culture with inclusive and inspiring workplaces. They will embed FREDIE principles into all areas of their business which will transform how they work with their people, customers and communities and supply chain. Galliford Try Highways has been conditionally awarded the Investors in Diversity…