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Visual Task Sheets

Published 24 July 2017 | Written by Kelly Player
CategoriesDaily briefing Workforce information

The site is aiming to remove excessively worded Risk Assessments and Method Statements. We have done this by developing a visual task sheet template which is being used by all parties on site. This initiative ensures workers are kept up to date with changes to working procedures in a clear and accessible way. The Visual Task Sheet system has since…


Minimising the impact of tunnelling work

Published 13 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesObstruction Public diversions

Before embarking on your project, any potential disruptions to the local community as a result of your work should be identified and efforts made to minimise these disturbances. Traditional tunnelling methods dictate that existing tunnels must be internally propped before connecting into them. However, this method runs the risk of causing massive disruption and losing approximately 20m of standing space, which would…


Reinforcing simple safety messages

Published 13 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Communicate initiatives

All employees should be aware of health, safety and environmental issues on and around site. Effective measures can be adopted to provide constant reminders to the workforce. Below is an example of a simple method of ensuring all employees on site were reminded of the relevant issues: Printed paper cups were provided by the company for use on site; The content on these printed…


Enhancing Carbon Dioxide Management

Published 13 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Monitoring Site environmental plan

Constructors should monitor, record and aim to reduce the carbon emissions emitted from their sites. It is important that sites are environmentally conscious, utilising methods to reduce their carbon footprint. Recording site-specific data, is an effective way to start managing and reducing your carbon footprint. One site went over and above gathering individual data, to really understand their energy use and CO2…


Constantly improving techniques used on site: vertical draining

Published 13 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesImprovement Minimised fuel use Unloading Water saving measures

Sites should always seek to constantly learn and improve safety and environmental methods used on site. Below is an example of how a site adopted an alternative method, to minimise disruption to the local community and reduce carbon emissions: Wick (vertical) draining was carried out and then the contractor surcharged part of the site, resulting in the ground being stabilised and providing a suitable…


Using VideoBadges to safeguard operatives

Published 2 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCamera Controls Workforce consultation

Sites should aim to ensure the highest levels of safety performance and protect the workforce and community as much as possible. Risk assessments of the environment and equipment should take place to identify any hazards posed to operatives. If potential risks have been identified in their work environment, the appropriate measures should be implemented to safeguard their wellbeing. Below is an…


Using the Monitors’ Checklist to prepare for site visits

Published 2 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Management review Scheme champion

Sites should regularly review the CCS Code of Considerate Practice, Monitor Reports and complaints, to ensure they are being a considerate constructor. The Monitor’s checklist is provided to all sites prior to arranged site visits. The checklist is supplied to provide site management with an understanding of what Monitors are looking for and expect to see on site visits. Therefore, sites…


Safety initiative to ensure new worker’s competence: ‘The Red Dot’

Published 2 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Communicate initiatives Risk information Site specific induction Training

It is vital that hazards and safety precautions are effectively communicated to the workforce. Measures should be implemented to ensure your workforce is well informed of the site rules and hazards posed to them. This is particularly important during the induction period. It is essential that management has full confidence in their workforce’s ability and competence to perform their tasks safely, to…


Identifying Stress in the Workplace

Published 17 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress

Work-related stress is commonplace within the construction industry. Work-related stress has a number of knock-on effects, including, high blood pressure, low morale, poor decision making and can lead to mental health problems such as depression. For these reasons, it is important that managers interact with their workforce and are vigilant to any signs that employees may be suffering from work-related stress. Below…