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Innovation Today newsletter

Published 1 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNewsletter Public

Innovation Today is the Best Practice Hub’s quarterly newsletter, which is available to anyone registered with the Hub. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide readers with the latest Hub news and updates, and the first ever issue of Innovation Today was published in April 2015. Each edition of Innovation Today is emailed to registered Hub users who have…


Construction Site Security Guidance

Published 12 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers Boundary security Property security Protected and controlled access Site security

Guidance developed by the National Business Crime Centre and the Metropolitan Police in partnership with the Considerate Constructors Scheme has recently been created with the aim to give advice on how best to secure the construction site in order to offer the benefits of a low crime development from the moment the hoarding goes up until the development is handed…


Operatives’ Induction Checklist

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement Signing in Signing out Site specific induction Workforce information

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced an operatives’ induction checklist for contractors to use to help ensure site staff are fully inducted to the site. Site staff should be made aware of any site rules, health, safety and environmental issues, as well as where welfare facilities are located. The induction also provides a good opportunity to check their right to…


Residents’ Newsletter templates

Published 14 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity notice board Newsletter Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

Whilst carrying out any construction work, it is vital to be as courteous to the local community and neighbours as possible. One way of showing consideration to local residents is to regularly distribute newsletters throughout the duration of the project, particularly those who are most likely to be affected by the works. This could start with an introduction letter to…


Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Toolbox Talks

Published 6 February 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Operative behaviour Personal development Supply chain 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…


Advance notice of disruptive works template

Published 9 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Company contact information Pre-start information Working hours

Ensuring the local community is aware well in advance of any disruptive works that may occur is essential for all construction projects. Therefore, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has put together an ‘Advance notice of disruptive works template’ for smaller sites. This can be adapted to be site specific and be given to all neighbours potentially affected by construction activities. The notice…


Construction Map

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesClients Colleges Promoting supply chain registration Scheme champion Suppliers Supply chain Trade contractors Universities

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched the Construction Map to offer a single point of reference for construction activity across the UK and Ireland. This easy to use portal provides, for the first time, anyone – whether a member of the Public, future employees, or someone already within the industry – a unique opportunity to see what is happening in…


Considerate Constructors Scheme Vehicle Stickers

Published 19 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCompany vehicles Promoting supply chain registration Scheme posters/banners Scheme vehicle stickers Signage Supply chain Van signage/information

All companies and suppliers registered with the Scheme must display a vehicle registration sticker on any vehicle used on the public highway. Failure to do so is considered a breach of compliance. Other products available to registered sites, companies and suppliers include A3 Codes of Considerate Practice, alternative designs of banners, portrait flags, frames and much more. To view the…


Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS)

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Campaigns CLOCS Cycle safety Roads Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Vehicle enhancements

Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) brings together the construction logistics industry to revolutionise the management of Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) and embed a road safety culture across the industry as the UK’s population and economy grows. Between 2008 and 2012, 53% of cyclist fatalities in London involved a heavy goods vehicle. A disproportionate number of these were construction vehicles….


Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitors’ Checklist

Published 14 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Scheme champion

The Monitors’ Checklist is used as a basis for discussions that complement direct observations by the Monitor. Questions highlighted in bold on the Checklist must be satisfactorily addressed in order for the site to achieve compliance and this indicates that a site has reached a standard beyond statutory requirements. Sites are not only assessed for compliance, but also to identify measures…


Compliments, Comments and Complaints Record

Published 11 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesComplaint procedure Feedback Feedback/questionnaires Guidance Regular review Scheme posters/banners

Feedback should always be encouraged and utilised to improve the image of construction. In order for sites, companies and suppliers to continuously improve their working methods and environment, feedback must be encouraged, received and reacted to. This should encompass every side of the working environment of a construction site including the workforce itself, visitors and the surrounding public. Any effort…


24/7 contact information poster

Published 15 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories24/7 contact information/arrangements Communication Company contact information Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

The Scheme has produced an A3 poster available to registered sites, companies and suppliers which allow a 24 hour contact number to be displayed for the public to easily contact. All registrations with the Scheme have committed to work to the highest standards of consideration, which includes being able to deal effectively with any comments or complaints from members of…


Considerate Constructors Scheme e-learning courses

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan E-learning Induction and training Scheme champion Training

The Scheme has developed free e-learning courses aimed towards helping registered sites, companies and suppliers understand why it is important to be considerate towards the workforce, environment and general public. These courses aim to increase Scheme knowledge as well as helping learners to meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice by focusing on the five sections of the it,…


Community Action Plan

Published 10 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Induction and training Public Scheme champion Sensitivity to neighbours Workforce

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has put together a community action plan for smaller sites to make sure that all aspects of the ‘Respect the Community’ section of the Code are considered before and during work commencing on site. This template will help smaller sites deal with the huge impact construction work can have on communities, and gives guidance on how they can…


Introduction to Waste Management Plans

Published 9 July 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnvironmental policy promoted Initial environmental assessment Monitoring Report to company level Site environmental plan

Site waste should be monitored and minimised wherever possible, with a clear management policy in place. The Waste Management Plan (WMP) is a template based on the requirements of waste management legislation and can be used to allocate responsibilities for waste management on construction sites. It is aimed at smaller contractors and builders to assist them in complying with waste…