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Monthly focus on key industry issues

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Harassment Inappropriate language Toolbox Talk

All those working on site should feel welcome and not be subject to foul, offensive or inappropriate language. See the examples below for how one site addressed the issue of language: The site has introduced a ‘Monthly Spotlight’ on important issues. The current focus is on foul, offensive or inappropriate language on site and the effect this can have on…


Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Apprenticeships Campaigns Communication Cycle safety Diversity Guidance Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Illegal workers Inappropriate language Medications Mental health Occupational health risks Plastics and packaging Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

The ‘Spotlight on…’ flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst…


Consideration for all Nationalities

Published 26 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences

The industry needs to provide a working environment, which is appropriate for all. Having consideration for members of the workforce, visitors and public, whom may originate from outside the UK, is beneficial to create an equal and diverse site, which can communicate effectively. Arrangements could be made to provide information in foreign languages, for anyone whose native language may not…


Mental Health First Aid

Published 12 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Medical conditions Mental health Stress

Mental health issues and concerns are just as important as physical health problems. It is vitally important that the workforce have sufficient support and advice should they need it. Examples of how sites have dealt with potential mental health issues amongst their operatives include: Twenty first-aiders were further trained as mental health counsellors, able to support everything from everyday worries to depression;…


Reinforcing Induction Messages

Published 30 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLanguage differences Site specific induction Site-specific induction Supervision Supervision Supervision Training Workforce consultation

It is a legal requirement to ensure that everyone on site is aware of current hazards. Inductions are a good way to introduce operatives and visitors to the site and explain important safety information. Daily briefings and hazard boards can be used to reinforce and regularly update these induction safety messages. For workforce safety reasons, it is also important to…


Hearing-impaired visitors and community members

Published 28 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Local and special needs Visual/hearing impaired

It is important to consider all specialised and localised needs for the community in which you are working. This will demonstrate that you are a considerate constructor and give a good first impression. In order to take into account the special needs of the hearing-impaired community, depending, of course, on the severity of their impairment, the following initiatives have been implemented:…


Awareness of Stress, Depression and Bullying

Published 28 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Charities/organisations Harassment Inappropriate language Mental health Stress

Equality and diversity policies should include references to discrimination, harassment and bullying. Awareness of these issues should also be raised during site induction, toolbox talks and posters displayed in offices, canteen or rest areas. Training and toolbox talks are effective in helping people understand how using inappropriate and offensive language can impact others and cause distress. To tackle these issues,…