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Traffic marshal video cameras to monitor vehicle movements and ensure accountability

Published 5 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCamera Controls Traffic management Traffic marshal

Safety on and surrounding the site should be at a high standard. Risk assessments should be conducted with appropriate measures implemented and communicated to everyone, to minimise the risks to both the workforce and the public. Everyone on site is accountable for their own behaviour and the health and wellbeing of not only themselves but their colleagues and the general public. Below is an example…


Minimising Worker Fatigue by Providing Shoe Insoles

Published 21 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWorker fatigue

Construction work is often tiring and demanding on operatives physical wellbeing. The importance of healthy and comfortable feet is often overlooked; issues with the feet often develop into more serious problems such as backaches, headaches and knee problems. It is important to identify these problems and develop methods to minimise them. Below is an example of how sites have introduced insoles…


Mapping key concerns facing the community

Published 21 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNoise Operative behaviour Sensitivity to neighbours Working hours

Careful consideration should be given to the surrounding community when conducting works. Residents can often find construction work disruptive and frustrating. It is essential that sites identify any concerns and potential issues and implement measures to appropriately minimise disruptions before work starts and during the project. Below is an example of how a site considered the key concerns effecting the community:…


Supporting the homeless within the local community

Published 5 August 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisadvantaged groups Support

It is important to support and help the local community wherever possible.   Good levels of community engagement will represent your company in a good light and leave a positive lasting impression of the construction industry as a whole. Below is an example of a site that provided an exceptional level of help to homeless ex-service personnel within the local community: The site…


Providing a high standard of facilities to support operatives

Published 4 August 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChanging Drying Laundry Recreation Rest Showers

Maintaining the wellbeing of your workforce should always be prioritised. A happy and healthy workforce not only boosts morale and the wellbeing of employees on an individual level, it also helps to improve the quality of work produced. Below is an example of how sites can provide excellent welfare support for their employees: A high standard of support was aimed…


A pre-enrolment scheme for operatives

Published 4 August 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Emergency contact details Site specific induction

Site inductions should be kept up to date and contain all relevant safety risk information, so that everyone entering the site is fully aware. The induction process helps the workforce to understand their role, raise awareness of specific risks and it encourages their feedback and understanding. Below is an example of how a site used an enrolment induction process: A pre-enrolment scheme was introduced…


Understanding difficulties facing hearing impaired individuals

Published 3 August 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Disadvantaged groups Feedback Local and special needs Schools Visual/hearing impaired

Sites should seek to understand and implement measures to assist operatives and visitors who suffer from disabilities. All members of the workforce should appreciate and understand the difficulties facing hearing impaired individuals. To raise awareness and gain a better understanding, the following actions were taken: A local school for deaf children was invited on to site; The children were tasked with pointing…


Keeping residents updated: life size cardboard cut out

Published 30 July 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Branding Communication Company contact information Signage Updates

Sites should constantly seek to keep local residents updated and informed throughout the project.  This will help to build relationships within the local community and minimise frustrations or tensions. Below is a creative example of how sites used signage to display important information: A life size cardboard cut out of the project manager in branded PPE holding a blank sign,…


Providing appropriate ear protection for operatives: magnetic signs

Published 28 July 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
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Sites should demonstrate that they care about the health and wellbeing of their workforce. Noisy work can damage your employees’ hearing and leave a lasting impact on their health. It is important to identify the risks and provide appropriate information and equipment to safeguard your workforce. Below is an example of how a site has implemented a noise warning system: Magnetic signs…


Minimising operatives’ exposure to the sun

Published 28 July 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks PPE Weather protection

Construction workers have an increased risk of developing skin cancer due to their regular exposure to the sun. It is essential to assess the risks posed and implement appropriate control measures to minimise operatives’ exposure to the sun. Below is an example of how a site has offered sun protection to their workforce: A ventilated neck sun protector with sweat headband…