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2022 CCS Code, Checklist and Scoring Changes Explained

Published 14 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisability and special needs facilities

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has recently held webinars with those registered with the Scheme to assist them with gaining further insight on the updates and developments of the scoring and monitoring areas within the Code of Considerate Practice and Checklist for 2022. The structure of the Code has been reduced from five sections to three, for improved clarity: Respect the…


Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitors’ Checklist

Published 1 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisplay CCS registration materials

The Monitors’ Checklist is used as a basis for discussions that complement direct observations by the Monitor. The Checklist contains several prompts that highlight specific areas the Monitor may take into consideration when reviewing conformance with the Code of Considerate Practice. The prompts shown are not exhaustive and other items may be considered however, bold prompts must be addressed by the…


Respect the Community – Zero Tolerance Poster

Published 17 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Positioning of equipment, lighting and CCTV

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
CategoriesCompany and out of hours contact information provided Regular updates of progress

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
CategoriesRegular updates of progress

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
CategoriesNewsletters

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
CategoriesControlled access

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…


Advance Notice of Disruptive Works Template

Published 9 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Company and out of hours contact information provided Pre-start information Reasonable 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
CategoriesClient feedback Colleges and universities Display CCS registration materials

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
CategoriesCLOCS Cycle safety Pedestrian safety

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….


Compliments, Comments and Complaints Record

Published 11 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMaintain comments/complaints record Response to compliments and concerns

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…


Community Action Plan

Published 10 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInduction training and ongoing toolbox talks

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…


Good Neighbour Questionnaire

Published 23 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesImpacted community surveys Maintain comments/complaints record

Throughout any construction project, it is vital to keep the public informed and updated. Community interaction reaps rewards; as it truly demonstrates a caring site. Constant communication between the site and the local community should be made a priority by all contractors. This can be achieved by distributing feedback questionnaires to understand public needs and help to minimise any frustrations which may…


Neighbourhood Introduction Letter

Published 13 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Communication of any expected disruptive works Company and out of hours contact information provided

It is important that the aims and progress of construction work, are made transparent to the local community. This can be achieved by distributing frequent letters, newsletters or bulletins to keep the public constantly updated and help to minimise any frustrations which may arise. Constant communication between the site and community should be made a priority by all contractors. The Considerate Constructors Scheme have…


Environmental Checklist

Published 13 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDefined plan to protect and enhance the natural environment

It is important to protect the environment and make sure operatives are aware of their environmental responsibilities. The Considerate Constructors Scheme have put together an environmental checklist to make sure that all aspects of the environment are considered before and during work commencing on site. This template will help smaller sites to understand their local surroundings and site specific environmental impact. Please…