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Supporting Cultural Diversity on Site

Published 29 November 2018 | Written by Sean Seal
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Minority groups Religious considerations Separate facilities Toilets

In considering cultural issues, the site has provided an adapted toilet cubicle and WC pan which may be used by certain cultures where squatting is the norm rather than sitting. This cubicle can also be used by people with a disability due to the size and extra handholds in place. This can be replicated on sites, which anticipate a mixed…


Women’s Network and LGBT+ Support Group

Published 13 September 2018 | Written by Jack Lawrence
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups Supply chain

Costain Skanska JV  have established a Women’s Network and LGBT+ Support Group for all members of staff on the project, including supply chain. Both groups are chaired by Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions. The groups now have a combined membership of 45 people. The Women’s Network specifically supports women in the industry and those returning to work. The LGBT+ Network…


Diversity Calendar: get closer to your community

Published 19 February 2018 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesCommunity liaison Diversity Local and special needs Public

Our company has always been on a look out for ideas on how to improve our industry’s image. One such an idea was to recognise, respect and celebrate the diversity of the area we work in. The diversity might be a religion, nationality or culture. One way we recognise diversity might be to decorate our hoardings in line with local…


Spotlight on… women in construction follow-up article

Published 31 January 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

In September 2017, the Scheme launched ‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ to raise awareness of the need for gender diversity in the industry. ‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ brings together information, resources, examples of best practice, case studies and guidance for construction professionals. This campaign provides registered sites, companies and suppliers with one go-to resource to find out more about…


Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Published 5 January 2018 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups

Mace have made a targeted effort to ensure that Mace has a culture of inclusion. Mace senior leadership have attended the 2017 London pride event dressed in full Mace PPE. Mace senior leaders have also donned rainbow laces in support of external LGBT groups. Mace also promoted LGBT at their first launch event, which took place at the global HQ….


PPE for Muslim Women

Published 6 October 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups Onsite dress code PPE Religious considerations

Personal Protective Equipment is necessary on a construction site and all personnel should be able to wear it regardless of their gender or religious background. See the examples below for how one site developed inclusive PPE: Muslim women often commit to dress modestly in Hijab or Burka, which can come into conflict with PPE requirements. A Muslim female employee decided…


International Women in Engineering Day

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

International Women in Engineering Day is an annual event organised by the Women’s Engineering Society to promote career opportunities and celebrate successful female engineers. To celebrate this day on your site you could consider: Attending and presenting at a Women in Engineering event. Conducting a visit to a local school to promote engineering careers to young women and men. Encourage…


Female PPE Initiative

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by Steve Caucutt
CategoriesEquality Inclusion PPE

Women who work for BAM Nuttall are being supplied with workwear designed specifically for them. After a series of trials on a number of its sites in London, Leeds, Newcastle and Scotland, the company is rolling out a range of work clothing nationwide that is specifically designed for women. Working with workwear manufacturer Arco, BAM Nuttall has commissioned polo shirts,…


Supporting International Women’s Day

Published 20 March 2017 | Written by Cintia Bailey
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Promoting Construction campaign

For International Women’s Day 2017, we asked our workforce to #BeBoldForChange. What advice would you offer our future generations of women? This year on International Women’s Day we invited everyone to answer that question. The response has been amazing. Throughout the day, we shared images of those joining the conversation on our Twitter feed. A presentation on how we, as…


International Women’s Day

Published 7 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Management attitudes Promoting Construction campaign

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To support International Women’s Day on your site, you could do the following: Support and participate in ‘Women in Construction’ events; Have a robust equality and diversity policy ensuring men and women are treated equally; Visit the ‘International Women’s Day’ website to view resources…


Cultural Diversity

Published 29 November 2016 | Written by Gary Long
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences Language Differences Minority groups Multi-use room Religious considerations Separate facilities

To support an ever growing cultural diversity amongst our workforce, we have adopted simple provisions to make sure everybody feels welcome and are able to make a positive contribution to the project. Our site is not the biggest, but we have been able to accommodate a prayer room in one of the smaller offices and at selected times of the…


IiD Handbook

Published 13 September 2016 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesConsultation Diversity Inclusion

We recognise that by having a diverse and inclusive workforce, we can make our place of work a great place to be. By raising awareness of being inclusive we can promote a culture which will further harness the unique skills, characteristics and experience which we have to offer. To do this we have established an Investors in Diversity steering group…


Construction Industry Council: ‘A Blueprint for Change’

Published 2 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Diversity Feedback

The Construction Industry Council have released their Diversity Report titled ‘A Blueprint for Change’. This brings the latest findings from data sourced from across the construction industry together with examples of good practice. This report has total coverage of over 200,000 individuals from the industry and also bespoke and anonymised feedback on the contributing organisations about how how they compared to other…


Providing Opportunities for Female Operatives

Published 2 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Training

Equality should be encouraged within the workforce across all individuals. In order for the industry to attract potential employees from all backgrounds, ages and genders, equality must be demonstrated. Additional training is an effective method in widening the accessibility and potential for the whole workforce. One site showed evidence of this through the below example: The organisation looked for opportunities…


Improving Communications for Foreign Workers

Published 2 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Language differences Minority groups

It is important to provide the appropriate facilities and environment for foreign workers. Facilitating the foreign workforce is important in providing and encouraging equality and diversity within the industry. It is also beneficial towards increasing productivity if the workforce can work more efficiently together. One site demonstrated this through the below examples: The contractor retained approximately 30 Asian Muslim operatives on concrete…