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Comprehensive safety software for the lifting industry

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Safety plan updated Training Workforce information Working methods

Safety is of utmost importance during construction work, particularly for specialist activities with complex regulations and training needs. Construction companies should be seeking new and engaging ways of ensuring safety standards are met. See the examples below for how one company addressed this: Developed a comprehensive interactive software package, within the specialised area of lifting, which is implemented across all sites….


Environmental games for the workforce

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraining Workforce

It is important that the construction workforce have a sound understanding of environmental issues. Communicating this information in an engaging and enjoyable way will ensure the knowledge is retained. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site purchased a set of six interactive games covering areas such as personal carbon footprint, water saving and minimising waste….


Project information on petrol nozzles

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories24/7 contact information/arrangements Company contact information Updates

Communicating project information to the community is essential to fostering a positive relationship with the public and keeping them updated on progress. However, on some sites – such as highway schemes – it can be hard to get this information across. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site used traditional communication channels such as Facebook,…


Pike Traffic Control System

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRoutes Timings

Construction work can entail disruption to traffic, which sites should seek to minimise in order to show respect to the local community. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The Pike Traffic Control System is a way of connecting by wireless to existing traffic lights. The key advantage in its design is the ability to integrate temporary…


Reclaiming mosslands through carbon capture project

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Goodwill work Improvement Post-completion impact

Considerate constructors understand their impact on the environment and take effective measures to mitigate this impact and leave behind a positive legacy. Some sites look beyond their site boundary and seek to improve the environment further afield. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site worked with the local Wildlife Trust to restore a local Mossland…


Cigarette waste recycling

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecycle Sustainable solutions

Smoking on site can have a negative impact on both the appearance of sites and the environment, though this second consideration is not always addressed. Cigarette waste is not often recycled as it is difficult to recycle. See the examples below for how one site dealt with the issue: The site collected cigarette waste and sent it to TerraCycle, a…


Children’s building site safety book

Published 13 September 2017 | Written by Debbie Watson
CategoriesChild safety Legacy Schools

Caddick Construction worked with local grandmother, Chris Madeley, in her latest instalment of her Cones books which are based around a group of traffic cone characters who go on adventures in each book with a themed safety message. Chris has written 4 books so far; Meet the Cones, The Cones Make Friends, Cones on the Rails and Cones & Electricity….


Donation of briquette makers

Published 4 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Goodwill Schools Sustainable solutions

Sites should strive to work closely with their local community and engage them with the project to show a positive image of the construction industry. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site donated briquette makers to a local charity (Springboard) which supports the development of sustainable communities. Briquettes are blocks of compressed coal dust, charcoal, sawdust,…


Ecological mitigation – Great Crested Newts

Published 4 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Post-completion impact Wildlife

Construction projects must always be conscious of their ecological surroundings and make efforts to minimise their impact on local wildlife. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The project was located on a university campus with one of the largest populations of Great Crested Newts (a protected species) in the region. Working with the university and Natural…


English language programme for foreign workers

Published 4 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLiteracy training Personal development Training

Good communication between operatives is essential to the safety of all of those on site. In particular, it is helpful if operatives speak the same language to ensure clear understanding of instructions. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site went further than providing on-site language training for its foreign workers and instead worked with a…


Welsh language logo on hard hats

Published 4 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Local and special needs Operative behaviour

Communicating effectively with the public and showing support for communities is an essential part of being a considerate constructor. See the examples below for how one site in Wales addressed this: The contractor worked with the Welsh Language Commissioners Office to launch an orange ‘Iaith Gwaith’ logo for the hard hats of Welsh speaking persons. It was launched at this year’s…


Portable emissions monitoring

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Monitoring Occupational health risks

Air pollution is a huge concern for major cities in the UK, particularly London. Non-road mobile machinery is responsible for approximately 10% of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions in London, so construction sites should be particularly conscious of their impact on the environment. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site was aware that there…


Creating a beach for the public

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Goodwill

Acts of goodwill go a long way towards fostering positive relationships between construction sites and their community. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site donated 20 tonnes of non-toxic sand to create a beach area for the public to enjoy. They also provided table tennis tables around town as part of the summer ‘Ping’ event….


Rejuvenating the local community

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Community liaison Cooperation Legacy

Sites should always be mindful of situations in their local community and take appropriate steps to mitigate any issues that are raised by local residents. A construction project has the potential to leave lasting legacy by supporting the local community. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: Local residents complained to the community liaison officer regarding a…


4D construction learning tool

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraining

Using new technologies will help attract the next generation of construction workers by showing all the interesting and varied work that goes into a project. See the examples below for how one site at a university addressed this: The contractor worked with the university to create a 4D learning tool to provide online open-source access to an interactive digital environment. The…