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Recyclable Plastic Hoarding

Published 6 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCorporate badging Enclosures First Impressions standards Initial impressions Inspection Plastics and packaging Recycle

Sites should be conscious of the impact their project is having on the environment. In order to limit the negative impact, the waste produced on site should be reduced and recycled. Measures to reduce waste should be identified and implemented on site. Below is an example of how sites have achieved this, using recyclable hoardings: Hoarding was constructed using a recyclable…


Presentations from medical professionals on mental health issues

Published 6 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Mental health

It is important to provide an environment which openly discusses issues surrounding mental health, to dispel any associated stigmas.   Sites should work to support all members of staff and raise awareness of mental health issues. Below is an example of how a site has utilised the hospital environment they were working in, to better inform the workforce of the…


Lending a helping hand to elderly residents

Published 28 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Operative behaviour Residents

Efforts to positively contribute to the local community should be made. This helps to build good relations with the local community, and promotes the considerate nature of the industry. A good rapport with the local community will also help to mitigate any annoyances or frustrations that may occur throughout the duration of the project. Below is an example of how…


Making Toilet Facilities More Accessible

Published 28 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSeparate facilities Toilets

The workforce should be provided with appropriate welfare facilities. The nature of the construction industry often requires the workforce to be transient, working either alone or in areas of temporary working situations as well as often having to undertake short and frequent work in remote locations. In extreme cases, where it is not possible to provide facilities on site, appropriate efforts…


Software to Monitor Contributions Made to the Community

Published 27 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Supply chain Supply chain Supply chain Trade contractors

 A conscious effort should be made to contribute to the local community. It is important to support and make positive contributions to the community, demonstrating the considerate nature of the construction industry. This can be achieved in several ways to support local schools, businesses and neighbours. Below is an example of how sites can monitor their impact on the community: A…


Safety features for operatives working by rivers

Published 27 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency procedures

When planning a project, the site needs to carefully consider any risks posed by the location and local environment. Sites need to identify any potential barriers that may hinder the successful running of their work, and develop measures to effectively counter these problems. Some sites may be based close to fast flowing rivers, for a considerable amount of time. Below is an…


Improving Hazard Awareness Amongst the Workforce

Published 27 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Risk information Workforce information

All individuals working on site should be aware of any potential risks or hazards. This increased awareness is vital in safeguarding your workforce, to provide a safer working environment and reduce the potential for accidents to occur. Below is an example of how sites can improve hazard awareness on site: An up to date video walk through of the actual live site…


Making information more accessible to staff

Published 17 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSupervision Workforce information

Methods to improve working conditions should always be sought. It is important that everyone on site is able to easily access the necessary information. Below is an example of how working conditions for operatives could be improved: Electronic information stations were established on three floors of the building; From these stations, operatives and supervisors could access a range of information including, drawings,…


Medical Support for Vulnerable Community Members

Published 17 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLocal and special needs Medical conditions Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

It is important to establish and maintain positive community relations. Sites should actively seek to not only engage with the local community but to make a positive contribution where they can. Below is an example of how sites can assist those living in the local community: The ‘Message in a Bottle’ initiative (working in conjunction with Age Concern) was adopted on…


Managing deliveries through a call off and stock control system

Published 16 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitial environmental assessment Timings Travel plans Unloading

Sites should be aware of the impact that their project is having on the community and environment. The carbon emissions and waste generated from your project must be recorded and measures implemented to minimise them. Below is an example of how sites can manage deliveries to avoid waste and disruption: Deliveries were managed using an integrated call off and stock control system;…


Monitoring Driving Patterns to Minimise Carbon Emissions

Published 24 March 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesActual vs target Carbon footprint reporting Idling vehicles Minimised fuel use Plan Reduce Travel plans

Sites should monitor their carbon footprint and set targets for reporting and minimising carbon emissions. Drivers should receive sufficient training and efforts should be made to monitor and minimise site delivery and vehicle impact on the environment. Below is an example of how sites can effectively monitor and reduce their fuel emissions: Vehicles and transport for operatives were provided on site,…