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Comprehensive Occupational Health Programme

Published 29 May 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks

Occupational health is beginning to be considered as important as on-site safety. Companies should have comprehensive policies in place to ensure occupational health and wellbeing. See the examples below for one company’s innovative approach: The company had an occupational health programme which was not receiving sufficient traction within the business. In response, they developed an integrated strategy to assist their…


Bespoke Crane Lifting System

Published 2 March 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorking methods

Sites should always be seeking better ways of working to maximise efficiency and ensure on-site safety. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The project required the use of a cantilever crane loading platform to install bathroom pods. However, the platform could not accommodate the tall pods and could not be stacked vertically. A supplier developed a…


Body action camera to identify safety practices on site

Published 27 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Controls Supervision Training

It can be hard to ascertain whether individuals on site are following safety procedures before it is too late. Sites should find ways to identify gaps in safety knowledge and act accordingly. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: A ‘life in your shoes’ campaign was introduced to monitor the day-to-day activities onsite, looking at what drives…


Bespoke Vehicle Management Signage

Published 27 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCertifications Environmental policy promoted Management policy Monitoring

Vehicle movements are one of construction’s key contributions to environmental concerns like air pollution and CO2 emissions. Accurately managing and tracking vehicles in and out of site is good environmental practice. See the examples below for how one site went above and beyond to manage vehicle movements: The site developed bespoke signage which features a vehicle log sheet capturing fleet…


Virtual Reality Hazard Perception Presentation

Published 27 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Cycle safety Operative behaviour Parking Roads

Community safety should be at the heart of a considerate construction project. Cycle safety is a key element of community safety, and sites should seek to raise awareness of this topic among the public and their workforce. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site acknowledged there was a large number of cyclists both commuting to…


Internal/ External Communication Platform

Published 19 February 2018 | Written by Sarah Reddecliffe
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Feedback Open door policy

Here at Francis Construction, we have introduced an internal communication platform called “SLACK” to all employees. This platform has been introduced as part of our continual development in engaging with our staff. We hope that this platform would help bridge the gap between our site employees and our office-based employees. We use “SLACK” to update all our staff on the…


Funnel Bins at Service Areas

Published 19 February 2018 | Written by Phillip Jaap
CategoriesEntrance Litter Public Rubbish Waste Waste bins

Overview of the trial Highways England gave Area 3 the opportunity to trial the Tuben funnel bins. The trial was undertaken at Winchester Services and consisted of the installation of three funnel bins, two at standard car height and one at truck height. Each of the bins had a large sticker on them which demonstrated how to use the bin…


3D Model Providing Design View of Building

Published 14 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraining

Utilising new technologies can help improve efficiency and working practices within the construction process, providing virtual environments to help plan and manage building design. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site worked with a university to develop a 3D headset which gives a design view of the interior of a building, with the ability to…


Poles to support cut core drill

Published 14 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorking methods

Contractors should always be looking for ways to enhance safety on site. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site used Kwik Klik poles to support cut core drill when free from the main slab. A pilot hole is drilled so the pole can be attached to the underside of the floor element to be drilled…


Project-specific app for residents and staff

Published 12 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Careers advice Facilities for visitors Updates Workforce

With the multitude of information related to construction work, it can be beneficial for the site team and the community if this information is collated in one place. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: Mulalley designed a web and mobile app to keep clients, customers, staff and operatives informed and up-to-date with relevant information. The app…


Language improvement card for operatives

Published 2 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLanguage differences Workforce information

Communication is vital on a construction site to ensure the safety of all workers. When some employees are not as confident with English, it is important to take appropriate steps to ease communication as much as possible. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site introduced a language improvement card for those identified at induction as…