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Using Solar Power Energy

Published 29 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Implementation Minimised energy use Sustainable source

Solar power energy is free and does not cause pollution to the environment. Sites should be measuring and reporting site energy usage and be taking steps to minimise it wherever possible; effectively making sites more energy efficient. Examples of using solar power to reduce energy consumption include: Many sites have provided a mobile phone and tool charging station, powered by a small…


Drug and Alcohol Testing

Published 24 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

Random drugs and alcohol testing is an effective way of ensuring that safety on site is of paramount importance. Attitudes towards the effects of drugs and alcohol on workers, should be fed down from senior managers and adopted by all. Drinking or taking drugs before working on site could effect reaction times, judgements and result in dangerous incidents or accidents on site….


Promoting Company Contact Details

Published 23 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesScheme posters/banners Site, company and out of hours contact information

In order to ensure good relations are formed and maintained, neighbourhood liaison is essential. Sharing and making company contact details easily accessible to local residents will encourage site feedback and demonstrate a professional, well-managed site. Company details can be displayed on CCS posters, hoardings and newsletters. The company produced fridge magnets in the shape of the company’s vans and distributed them…


Permit to Work

Published 16 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSupervision Supervision Supervision

A ‘permit to work’ is a safety system used to control high risk activities such as excavations or working at height. Permits authorise certain members of the workforce to carry out high risk work at a specific time and helps to ensure health and safety procedures are correctly followed. This is particularly important on large sites with many trades working in…