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Equipment Rescue Centre (ERC)

Published 12 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesImplementation Re-use Supply chain

Any attempts to re-use, recycle or salvage resources reduces the negative impact on the environment. It is important to monitor and reduce waste to landfill and to consider how working equipment could potentially be re-used. Equipment Rescue Centres can be utilised to reduce waste on site by recycling equipment as below: Equipment Rescue Centre (ERC) retrieves equipment from sources that…


Language Differences: ensuring all members of staff are respected and valued

Published 29 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Inclusion Language differences Minority groups Reward

Constructors should devise methods that best ensure all members of the workforce are included and valued. Below is an example of how this was achieved: As part of the Stepping Up fortnight, a multi-cultural event was held, this involved forming teams of operatives, each featuring the broadest possible cultural diversity, to answer site related questions set in a variety of…


Encouraging deaf students to consider a career in construction

Published 16 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges Disadvantaged groups

It is important to make the construction industry accessible to everyone and encourage new people into the industry. Sites should encourage the younger generation to consider a career in construction, by providing opportunities for students to try new skills and learn more about different trades and opportunities. Below is an example of how a site has achieved this: Three site…


Monitoring noise pollution: warning light system

Published 8 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLighting

To ensure that noise levels do not exceed what is safe, site managers can introduce monitoring measures. This can help to reduce disruption to the local community and ensure that the workforce are not exposed to dangerous noise levels. Below is an example of how a site monitored its noise pollution: A purpose made warning light system was introduced for the…


Safely Managing Coastal Work

Published 8 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesReporting Safety plan updated

The site and surrounding environment should be assessed prior to work taking place to identify the potential safety hazards. Risk information should be collated, regularly updated and shared with the workforce and community to ensure that everyone affected is fully aware. Each new project environment and stages of the works can pose different risks and issues. Below is an example of…


Partnering with health care professionals to raise health and wellbeing awareness

Published 8 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Clients Consultants Healthy lifestyle advice Language differences Posters

Safeguarding the wellbeing of your workforce is essential. Efforts should be made to encourage employees to think about their health and provide information to aid them in leading a healthier lifestyle. Below is an example of how this was achieved: A Health Promotion Calendar of Events with monthly themed topics was developed with close involvement from health care professionals in…


Video glasses to improve road safety standards

Published 7 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCamera FORS Operative behaviour Public diversions Roads Routes Timings Vehicle enhancements

Reasonable efforts should be made to minimise the impact of deliveries, parking and work on the public highways. Sites should ensure that traffic is managed appropriately to protect the workforce, visitors, pedestrians and road users. Below is an example of how sites can use technology to improve safety standards for vulnerable road users: Site teams were asked to assist the public…


Minimising the Risks to Lone Workers on Remote Scaffolding

Published 7 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency procedures Inspections Remote compounds Safety signage Scaffold protection

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your workforce is of paramount importance. Careful consideration should be given to higher risk processes, such as working at height or in enclosed spaces. On one site, lone workers on remote scaffolding were highlighted as a significant risk and as such, the following measures were implemented to minimise the issue: A flashing beacon was installed at the entrances of the scaffold,…


Creating bat crossings to replace the removal of hedgerows

Published 2 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitial environmental assessment Landscaping Wildlife

Disruptions caused by construction work should be minimised as much as possible. Before work commences, the impact on community and environment should be identified and measures implemented to reduce disturbances. Simple and cost effective solutions should be sought to mitigate the loss of natural habitats. Below is an example of how a site considered the local bat population: Temporary ‘Bat Crossings’ were…