A list of entries tagged with January 2016 innovation

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Highways skip loading system

Published 9 March 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

Finding new solutions to reduce the issue of dust and noise pollution is key to protect the environment and minimise disruption to the local community. Dust and noise are two aspects that will always be prevalent on a construction site. Therefore it is important that sites are always open to new methods to monitor and reduce the impact as necessary….

Higher Quality Electrofusion Joining

Published 29 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRAMS review Reporting Working methods

There should be systems in place to record, monitor and manage safety on site and the workforce should look for new initiatives to continuously improve performance. Maintaining a higher standard of safety can be difficult as it requires constant observation and attention to detail, which considerately impacts upon time and resources. Below is an example of how technology can produce quick, efficient reports to…

Klaxon Warning System

Published 29 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris Scaffold protection Site specific induction

Ensuring the security of the site is a primary concern to eliminate safety risks to the workforce, visitors and members of the public. A construction site can be a busy place and extra care must be taken when visitors or members of the public are near the works. The example below shows how a site ensured the safety of residents was…

Magnetically Clearing Debris

Published 29 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDebris Footpaths and diversions Inspections Surrounding roads/pavements

Keeping site facilities clean and tidy not only improves appearance but can also reduce safety hazards. Housekeeping is key to maintain the general tidiness of a construction site. However it can also minimise the risk of safety hazards such as obstructions and debris. One site managed the leftover debris with this simple technique: The site had a relatively small car…

Armed Forces Apprenticeship Pathway

Published 29 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Create opportunities

When a contractor moves into an area, the manpower and resources used to develop the project also provides a center for opportunity, employment and skills experience. Taking the initiative to provide this service demonstrates excellent corporate responsibility on behalf of the company and industry itself. The benefits can also work in favour of the individual gaining valuable experience and also the company…

Virtually Interacting with Schools

Published 6 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Induction and training Operative behaviour Schools

Sites should seek opportunities to engage with the local community. Working within the community provides a good opportunity for operatives to engage with schools and promote the positive nature of the construction industry, while also providing information on different trades and career opportunities within the industry. Below is an example of how a site interacted with the local school: As…