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Emergency Response and Incident Strong Box

Published 3 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency preparedness First aid

Safety equipment must be easily accessibly and present at all times. Safety procedures and protocols are crucial in reducing the risk of hazards as well as managing an emergency situation if one occurs. The below example shows how one site kept its emergency readiness to a high level: As part of emergency contingency arrangements for the safe use of a…


Improving Communications for Foreign Workers

Published 2 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support Suitable/accessible separate facilities Toilets

It is important to provide the appropriate facilities and environment for foreign workers. Facilitating the foreign workforce is important in providing and encouraging equality and diversity within the industry. It is also beneficial towards increasing productivity if the workforce can work more efficiently together. One site demonstrated this through the below examples: The contractor retained approximately 30 Asian Muslim operatives on concrete…


Mobile Ground Penetrating Radar

Published 21 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInspection and assurance Risk assessments

Enhanced awareness enables the ability to detect potential hazards and risks. Some hazards can not be spotted by the naked eye and require more advanced detection techniques. The example below shows how one site achieved this level of awareness: The company used a mobile ground penetrating radar unit to carry out 3D mapping of underground utilities and features; As a…


Oil Eating bacteria

Published 21 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSpill prevention

Ecology should be a high concern during a hazardous spillage event. The environment should always be considered during the planning and construction process. During a spillage incident, there is a health and safety risk to the workforce and surrounding community, however there is also a risk to damaging the nearby ecology. One site demonstrated reacting to this effectively: Spill response…