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Vehicle Unloading Mechanism

Published 11 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesUnloading Vehicle enhancements

Site safety is a primary focus and can always be improved through the continuous development of safety systems, monitoring and technology. There is always room to improve the level of safety on site, whether it be large or small scale projects. Technology combined with improved working methods can be a highly influential collaboration to raise safety standards for the workforce. One…


Site Updates App

Published 5 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Programming Updates Workforce information

It is important for the workforce to feel included and involved with site and company activities. Keeping the workforce updated and informed is important for multiple reasons. Integration is key in maintaining an environment where each operative feels respected, supported and an equal part of the company. This in turn helps promote a committed attitude to work and a desire to…


HAVwear Watch

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Reporting Risk information

Operative safety should be a priority and a reliable system should be in place to monitor the risks to health and wellbeing. The ability to record and monitor the potential safety hazards on site is very important. It can be easy to overlook the possible risks that are associated with even the smallest of jobs and therefore a precautionary step…


Simulating the Consequences of Dangerous Driving

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Risk information Speed limits

In order to maintain a safe working environment, it is important that the workforce understand and abide by the necessary rules in place. Site safety measures and regulations are implemented to protect the workforce and visitors on site. It is therefore important that these are taken seriously and also maintained to ensure a safe working environment and safety conscious workforce….


Providing for multi-language environments

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Language differences Literacy training

A diverse workforce requires an extra level of consideration in order to maintain a fair, equal and effectively functioning site. The challenges of a diverse workforce can come in various forms. It is important that all operatives can communicate and integrate with each other for safety reasons, as well as being able to ensure the employee is able to work to…


Supporting Local Police

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Speed limits

Lending a hand to assist local authorities demonstrates a commitment to supporting the local community. Community support can come in all forms, and the contractor’s capacity to offer assistance demonstrates a considerable presence. Therefore when identifying an issue that may be a danger to the community, as well as their own operatives, it is important that the site takes the necessary…


Remote controlled lighting

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Minimised energy use Programming

It is important to identify environmental issues in order to implement management systems to reduce the impact. Minimising pollution and energy usage will reduce the negative effect that a site can have on both the environment and local community, as well as potentially reducing costs. Below is an example of how a site reduced the environmental impact of light pollution and…


Hydro-Seed Planting

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLandscaping Planting Post-completion impact

Working techniques can always be improved, which can reduce the impact on resources whilst still carrying out the same task to the same standard, if not higher. Minimising the use of environmental resources such as the natural water supply can reduce the output costs for the site. Sites can also look to leave behind a lasting legacy and re-build the natural environment…


Japanese knotweed soil remediation

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesImprovement Landscaping Post-completion impact Re-use

Taking measures to help maintain a positive approach to the environment provides benefits in itself as well as promoting a good image. The work carried out on a construction site can cause a multitude of environmental effects to the local area. It is important that contractors manage the impact they may cause during the project and ensure that they consider the post…


Homeless relief and supporting a war foundation

Published 29 March 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Labour Local and special needs

Any actions taken to support the local community are appreciated and demonstrate commitment to being a considerate constructor. No matter the size of the project, direct support towards the community goes a long way. This not only helps improve the issue at hand but also forms highly important community integration. Showing small acts of generosity and kindness can also be…


Dust Prevention Coating

Published 29 March 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention Initial impressions Surrounding roads/pavements

Maintaining a positive and tidy appearance of the site sets a good impression for the contractor and the industry as a whole. One of the most noticeable pollutants to a local area’s appearance is dust. There is likely to be large emissions of dust and dirt in and around an active construction site, but there are various methods that can…


Customised Hearing Protection

Published 24 February 2015 | Written by David Treacy
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks PPE Visual/hearing impaired

Site related health risks should be carefully monitored and addressed to ensure the safety of the workforce. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, requires that all hearing protection zones are identified by means of a sign. That is the reason why, Creek Road launched a customised solution for the workforce. There are two types of Customised Hearing Protection:…