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Emergency Response and Incident Strong Box

Published 3 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesA&E Emergency procedures First Aid MIU

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…


Safer Lifting

Published 3 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFalling debris

Even relatively simple and everyday tasks can be made safer. Innovative building techniques and technology should always be trialled and potentially incorporated if it means enhanced productivity and increased safety. One site demonstrated this as per the example below: The site team came up a new lifting system to avoid having to lift angled loads, there have been a couple…


Providing Opportunities for Female Operatives

Published 2 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Training

Equality should be encouraged within the workforce across all individuals. In order for the industry to attract potential employees from all backgrounds, ages and genders, equality must be demonstrated. Additional training is an effective method in widening the accessibility and potential for the whole workforce. One site showed evidence of this through the below example: The organisation looked for opportunities…


Improving Communications for Foreign Workers

Published 2 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Language differences Minority groups

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
CategoriesInspections Risk information Utility works

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…


Biodegradable concrete remover

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

Construction techniques should aim to minimise any impact on the environment and surrounding ecosystems. Attempts to reduce the impact on the environment should always be a prime focus on construction sites considering the large amount of physical pressure exerted on the landscape. One site demonstrated this effort through the example below: The use of a GTR premium concrete remover that is…


Wildlife notification cards

Published 21 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Wildlife

Maintaining a high awareness of the local wildlife is important in efforts to manage the environment. Raising awareness of the local ecology and wildlife promotes a dedicated and considerate attitude towards the environment. The example below demonstrates how one site achieved this: The site introduced ‘wildlife notification cards’ for anyone on site to report any instances of wildlife to advise project…


Oil eating bacteria

Published 21 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHazardous substance storage Spill control

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…


Construction Captains

Published 21 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSchools Water saving measures

Involving members of the community promotes an integrated and considerate environment. Members of the community should feel included and considered when their local area is being affected by the works. Companies should therefore make the effort to collaborate with community members. This can be beneficial for both the site and the community. One site achieved this through the following examples:…