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Re-using PPE

Published 8 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOnsite dress code Re-use

Operatives should appear clean and well-presented, as they are a clear representation of the site, company and industry. PPE can be cleaned and re-used to ensure that operatives look professional and to reduce waste on site. Below is an example of how sites have re-used PPE: Due to a high turnover of project dedicated PPE, it was cleaned and refurbished; PPE…


Evacuation procedures

Published 3 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency procedures Escape routes Universities

Learning from accidents and incidents is an important way to continually improve safety on site. By regularly practising fire drills and evacuation processes, the workforce are able to understand safety procedures which will be beneficial if a real-life incident was to occur. Beneath is an example of how sites have stayed on top of evacuation procedures: The site formed an association with Professor Edwin R…


Cycle safety awareness

Published 3 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCycle safety Risk information

It is the responsibility of every construction site to do what they can to ensure the safety of cyclists around the construction site. There are currently many issues surrounding cycle safety, with the need to raise general standards and reduce injuries and fatalities resulting from accidents between cyclists and construction traffic. Below is an example of how awareness of cycle safety has been raised: The…


Interaction with neighbouring schools

Published 3 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunication Schools

The outside appearance of every site should be tidy, organised and professional. This is particularly important within residential areas. The hoardings can not only leave a good impression upon passers-by, they could also be used to interact and communicate with neighbouring residents, especially if the site is next door to a school. Below are examples of how sites have previously interacted…


Promoting Safety News

Published 30 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIncentives Recording accidents

Sites should continuously promote good news stories and achievements, to generate a positive image for the industry. Promoting safety news helps to reinforce safety initiatives and involve the workforce – as well as portraying a positive image of construction. Below is an example of one strategy that sites have undertaken to promote safety news: Postcards were produced for particular project achievements…


Minimising Worker Fatigue

Published 30 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorker fatigue

Worker fatigue and sleep deprivation can be potentially dangerous for the worker, other members of the workforce and the general public. Long working hours can cause fatigue and this has been linked to accidents on site. Examples of how site managers have helped to minimise worker fatigue include: Sites have developed a ‘Make it happen’ approach, which reported proactive activities and introduced them to…