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HAVwear Watch

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls Health risk assessments and monitoring Risk assessments

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…

Remote Controlled Lighting

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdequate lighting Conserve of energy Positioning of equipment, lighting and CCTV

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
CategoriesPlanned planting and hard engineering to enhance the natural environment

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
CategoriesIdentify potential natural environment detriment Removal of invasive species

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…

Dust Prevention Coating

Published 29 March 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

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

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: Qeos XT: For project director, site manager, site engineer etc, which has high frequency attenuation. Qeos OS: For…