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Maintaining scaffolding protection

Published 20 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesScaffold protection

Small steps to continuously improve site safety can go a long way to reducing the risk of a hazards occurring. Keeping site equipment organised not only maintains a good appearance but also reduces potential safety risks. Below is an example of how one site maintained scaffold protection: The site was expansive and was served with a vast amount of free standing…

Notifying of a Restricted Area

Published 12 May 2016 | Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesBarriers Boundary security Protected and controlled access Risk information Safety signage Workforce information

Various methods of communicating warning and risk information should be sought to ensure the workforce are kept up to date and reminded about important site specific information. Although inductions, memos and visual noticeboards are all good ways to communicate a safety message, there is always room for alternative methods. Audio cues and alerts provide an instant and direct channel to…

Easily removable road markings

Published 12 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

It is key to keep disruption and the impact of construction to a minimum, in relation to the local community. When a contractor occupies an area for development, the local community could experience a number of changes and potentially feel inconvenienced or disconnected from the area that they are used too. It is therefore very important to keep any unnecessary alternations and…

Improving Lifting Accessibility on Coastal Work

Published 11 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives Safety plan updated

Working methods that could potentially increase the level of safety on site should always be considered. Improving accessibility regarding working methods can not only increase productivity but also reduce the risk of hazards. Some works will always hold an element of risk but if there is potential to reduce this by changing procedures or techniques it should be of high…

Safe ‘no scaffold’ loading system

Published 9 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBarriers Falling debris Scaffold protection

There is always an opportunity to continuously improve site safety. Whilst new working methods can be found to increase productivity, they may also improve safety levels. It is therefore very useful to remain aware of methods which could reduce risk and promote innovative techniques. One site implemented a safe loading system: Whilst the ‘no scaffold’ construction has its own benefits,…

Monitoring waste disposal

Published 9 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDriver information Investigation Monitoring and reporting Workforce

It is critical to maintain high standards when carrying out procedures to protect the environment. It is important to establish procedures and policies to better protect the environment, but it is also just as important to monitor if these are being maintained. One site monitored their waste disposal process: A Go Pro camera was placed in the cab of allocated…

Operative health and safety analysis

Published 9 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Worker fatigue

In order to calculate and reduce hazards, risk assessment and monitoring must be present. Regular risk assessment provides important data and information that can support efforts to reduce hazards and raise the level of health and safety for the workforce. It is crucial to understand every individual can be exposed to a range of hazards depending on their roles, locations…

Personal Risk Assessment Score Sheet

Published 21 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultants RAMS review Reporting Risk information Training Workforce consultation

Monitoring the risks and development needs of your workforce is an important  factor to continuously learn and improve on site. Risk assessments help to identify any areas of potential concern and focus on particular areas that need development and attention. Workforce consultation and feedback can lead to an overall better safety performance and reduce the number of incidents and accidents on…

Drone Monitoring

Published 21 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDebris First Impressions standards Inspection Layout and tidiness Litter Supervision

Maintaining a good image of the site is imperative in order to represent the industry in a positive light. In order to ensure the appearance of the site is kept at a high level, a monitoring system should be in place. Litter, dust, debris and general wear and tear will always be constant on-site and therefore efforts to manage the…

Supporting the Travelling Community

Published 21 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Disadvantaged groups Minority groups Outlook

Community outreach is essential in making positive contributions that represent the industry. Contractors have the manpower and resources to make a difference, not just solely on the work they are doing on-site. It is therefore important to maintain awareness of any opportunities that may arise in the local community and offer any size of contribution or support to leave a…

Solar Powered Tower Crane Lights

Published 21 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesActual vs target Carbon management Efficient energy use Energy saving measures

Resource usage should be minimised where ever possible to reduce any negative impact on the environment. It is very important to not only reduce the usage but also discover techniques to provide alternative energies. One site achieved this by implementing solar powered tower crane lighting: All cranes on site were previously equipped with aircraft warning red beacons that needed a constant…

Overhead cable warning signs

Published 20 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHazard board Risk information Safety signage

Visual warning signs are effective in reminding the workforce of dangers and hazards. Areas or situations that pose a high risk must be identified and clearly communicated to the workforce in order for the correct procedures and precautions to be followed. It is therefore effective to implement visual reminders and warning systems to maintain a level of hazard awareness. The example below demonstrates…

Shaving Station Provided on Site to Allow Operatives to Shave for FP3 Mask Fitting

Published 19 April 2016 | Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesChanging PPE Toilets

Providing the appropriate and accommodating welfare facilities can improve workforce morale. It is important to provide not only adequate but also comfortable facilities to the workforce. An employee who feels valued and taken care of is more likely to pay more attention o their work and perform at a higher standard. Below is an example of how we provided shaving facilities…

Drug testing and counselling initiative

Published 15 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Workforce consultation

The risk and impact of drugs to an individual can be a serious concern to their own health, as well as others. It is important to take the topic seriously and provide a thorough approach including both regulation and support, when considering the wellbeing and safety of the workforce. Below is an example of how one site introduced drug testing…

Fatigued Feet

Published 14 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Worker fatigue

Maintaining awareness of the workforce’s health and wellbeing is important in maintaining a happy site. Health and safety risks may not always come in the form of an immediate hazard. Physical and psychological long-term effects are also risks and should be treated with the same level of monitoring and consideration. One site demonstrated their caring nature in response to the…