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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…


Monthly Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Toolbox Talks

Published 10 September 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultation Diversity Equality Feedback Inclusion Minority groups Religious considerations

All site and office based staff complete a monthly toolbox talk about equality, diversity and inclusion. Themes have included disability, LGBT+ and religion. To date, 1500 members of the team have participated. Videos, games, quizzes and presentations are just some of the formats used to date. Tool Box Talks have taken us from 4% to 80% Equality Diversity Inclusion training…


Incorporating Disability Equality into Construction

Published 27 August 2019 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCycle safety Public diversions Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Special needs Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Utility works

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 and enjoy. The vision for equality and inclusion is that every person matters in keeping London moving, working and growing. TfL also recognises the role of transport in improving…


Supporting Belfast Pride

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by Sinead Gorman
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Minority groups Posters Residents

Belfast Pride Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the city and runs over 100 events across 10 days. The festival runs from Friday 26th July until Sunday 4th August (Pride Day) and the centrepiece Pride Parade on Saturday 3rd August with many local businesses and community groups taking part. The Belfast Pride Parade is the biggest cross community…


Gender Equality Video

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by Manjeeta Pathak
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups

The construction industry lacks diversity. There are various diversity issues within the industry and there have been various attempts to tackle the issue. Gender disparity has been one of the diversity issues, as the construction industry is still predominantly male dominated. Changes take time, especially attitude changes. The unconscious biases exist in the industry and the changes in construction industry…


Culturally Diverse Welfare Facilities

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Alan Cawley
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Inclusion Minority groups Religious considerations Toilets

To ensure that cultural diversity is catered for on the BioCork 2 site, a ‘squat toilet’ was installed. The Carpenter on site made a carcass for the squat toilet to be encased. A waterproof anti-slip covering was then installed. The unit then was plumbed in and a hose was installed in case users may not use toilet paper. Earlier in…


Equality and Diversity Policy Template

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAge Cultural needs Diversity Employed Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Minority groups Religious considerations

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced an equality and diversity policy, for contractors to use on site or in the workplace in general. This is aimed at ensuring no-one is discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality or disability, in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been…


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 conduct and 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…


Providing ‘Period Dignity’ within the Construction Industry

Published 21 January 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEquality Open door policy Sanitary bins Separate facilities Toilets

Over the past few years, the construction industry has been trying to improve the diversity of the workforce by encouraging more women into the industry. However, as the industry is still fairly male orientated, there is still a risk that welfare facilities and toilets may not be suitable for female members of staff (for example there may not be clean/…


Intercity Best Practice Sharing

Published 21 December 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Lessons learnt Local and special needs Routes

Discussions have been taking place between Transport for London (TfL) and Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) on ‘all inclusive’ approaches to diversity and inclusion at roadworks. TfL are presently trialling alternative methods at two major works sites, Old Street and Highbury Corner which involves working closer with local communities and disability groups to better understand their challenges. Subsequently, BHCC…


Inclusive Workforce

Published 4 December 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Inclusion Minority groups

This site is the best performing joint venture (out of the seven working for HS2) in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion. Notable achievements include workforce representation with 42% of workers are women, 16% are BAME (black, Asian or minority ethnic), and 10% are disabled. The site has been given an AA rating in terms of the Web Content Accessibility…


Celebrating Diversity by Celebrating Nationalities

Published 4 December 2018 | Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesCanteen Cultural needs Diversity Inclusion

At 48 Carey Street, Multiplex decided to demonstrate its commitment to respecting diversity by celebrating the national days of the home countries of everyone working on site. On that day, their country’s flag is flown in the canteen, and traditional food from that country is prepared. ‘Inclusion’ posters have been posted around the site, proudly displaying the site team that…