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Financial Support

Published 11 July 2017 | Written by Shauna Young
CategoriesFinancial advice

As a considerate employer Heron Bros cares about the wellbeing of their workforce. Heron Bros staff and supply chain benefit from training and development to help their workforce develop key life skills. Heron Bros initially partnered with social enterprise firm ‘Kith & Kin Financial Solutions’ to hold a one-hour workshop on financial well being for site employees. The workshop offered…


Using pin-less technology

Published 14 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesObstruction Roads Working methods

Contractors working on large projects which involve laying road surfaces are increasingly trying to avoid the use of steel road pins. Driving long steel and timber pins into the ground to lay road exacerbates traffic congestion, involves a great number of engineering hours and creates a dangerous environment for the workforce as workers and road-making plant are occupying the same area often…


Providing local walk guides to workers

Published 13 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Healthy lifestyle advice Recreation Wildlife Workforce

Construction often involves long hours and working away from home, meaning operatives may not be familiar with the area in which they are working. This limits the opportunities for recreation outside working hours. One site addressed this issue in the following way: The site published short guides on local walks, showing routes and timings These walks were built on the…


Safety poster competition for employees’ children

Published 13 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Incentives

Everyone involved in a construction site knows how dangerous it can be, and how important it is to follow correct health and safety policies. However, people can slip up or think ‘it won’t happen to me’. This company devised an innovative way to encourage operatives to seriously consider health and safety. See the examples below for how the site achieved…


Award-winning community outreach plan

Published 20 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Colleges Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Placements Universities

For the construction industry to flourish, it is vital that sites engage with their local community. A more considerate relationship between a site and its neighbours will make the construction process flow easier for everyone. This will help improve the image of construction, thereby attracting new talent to fill the impending skills shortage. A great number of sites are now…


Business cards and PPE showcasing CCS awards

Published 31 January 2017 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesScheme posters/banners Scheme vehicle stickers

Clearly Renovations Ltd are always trying to find opportunities to support and promote the Considerate Constructors Scheme. When we won the 2014 Silver award we thought it would be a good idea to take an image of the award and reduce it and install on the back of our business cards. We did this in 2014 and then again when…


Educating children with CBeebies

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOutlook Public

Including community members at all ages is important for the industry and the nation’s workforce. In order to educate and raise interest of construction to younger people, creative and interactive methods should be applied. The example below shows how one site performed this: The A1 Leeming to Barton scheme has made an innovative partnership. They teamed up with BBC’s ‘CBeebies’ to…


British Trust for Ornithology mapping

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal groups Monitoring Post-completion impact Wildlife

Sites have a responsibility to manage the environment. Construction sites can cause disturbance to the local ecosystem both during and long after completion. It is therefore important to manage this issue and reduce the impact as much as possible. Sites should even further their actions and help enhance the environment, supporting the local area in the future. The below example…


Promoting Company Contact Details

Published 23 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories24/7 contact information/arrangements Company contact information Scheme posters/banners

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…