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Financial Support

Published 11 July 2017 | Written by Shauna Young
CategoriesFinancial/debt management

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…


Providing Local Walk Guides to Workers

Published 13 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesExercise

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
CategoriesPositive reinforcement for good safety practices Schools and nurseries

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…


Educating children with CBeebies

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity engagement Schools and nurseries Social media

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
CategoriesConsultation Defined plan to protect and enhance the natural environment Involvement Protection of existing natural habitat Specialist input

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…