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Respect the Community – Zero Tolerance Poster

Published 17 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Operative conduct and behaviour Privacy Sensitivity to neighbours

Contractors should be ensuring that fairness, inclusion and respect standards are upheld to the highest level on sites, whilst also operating zero-tolerance policies on any behaviour that falls outside of what should be expected of an individual representing the construction industry. Attitudes towards these standards have improved in this area, however it is clear that it is still as important…


Using the Construction Map

Published 10 February 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSite, company and out of hours contact information Updates

The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Construction Map offers a single point of reference for construction activity across the UK and Ireland. This easy to use portal provides everyone with a unique opportunity to see what is happening in the construction industry. The Scheme has created a simple flyer which provides information for those using the Map including: What is featured on…


Public Communications Templates

Published 22 January 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFeedback/questionnaires Operative conduct and behaviour Sensitivity to neighbours Updates

During periods of national lockdown and throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has seen a significant increase in the number of public concerns received about behaviours in and around construction activity in relation to coronavirus safety in particular. To help keep neighbours and all members of the public that are affected by works informed about the guidelines and…


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…


Advance Notice of Disruptive Works Template

Published 9 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Pre-start information Site, company and out of hours contact 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 such…


Construction Map

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesClients Colleges Scheme training and 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…


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 training and 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
CategoriesCommunication Scheme posters/banners Signage Site, company and out of hours contact information

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 training and 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 training and 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…


Operative Induction Presentation

Published 23 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Induction Scheme training and champion Workforce

The induction process should cover all aspects of the role and be beneficial for the operatives involved. This will help the workforce to understand their role and encourage their feedback and understanding. The Considerate Constructors Scheme have put together a template presentation, to inform operatives about the Scheme during their induction. This should help to ensure that your workforce are being given all…