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Minimising Impact on Protected Species

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDefined plan to protect and enhance the natural environment Identification of flora, fauna and natural resources Identify potential natural environment detriment Protect the local environment Protection of existing natural habitat

When sites have the potential to impact negatively on protected species, special measures should be taken to protect these species and ensue their continued viability. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: The site passed along the fringe of a Whooper Swan (amber listed species) winter feeding site and the contractors took full responsibility for the protection…


Ticketless System for Recording Deliveries and Vehicle Movements

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWaste management

Considerate constructors should seek to eliminate waste as much as possible, seeking new systems to ensure the site leaves a minimal impact on the environment. See the examples below for how one site approached this: The site introduced a Duty of Care Waste System which is operating a ticketless system for recording all deliveries and vehicle movements. The process is an…


Collaborative Approach to Removing Loose Components when Working at Height

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by Tina Gunnarsson
CategoriesFalling objects

On The Madison project, Balfour Beatty encouraged a collaborative approach with all subcontractors on site to carry out a site-wide reassessment of its Working at Height safe systems of work. All parties were encouraged to create innovative solutions and mitigate risk in their own areas of work. Magnetic Tethering The façade contractor highlighted a narrow shim that was very challenging…


Site Specific Sustainability Route Map

Published 26 June 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNotice board Promoting achievements Reporting actual vs target performance

It can sometimes be difficult to communicate sustainability issues to the workforce and present this information in an easy-to-understand way. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: The group as a whole has a Sustainability Route Map which, while informative and depicting the group’s good environmental intentions, was not making operatives aware of their site’s actions towards…


Comprehensive Mental Health Booklet

Published 26 June 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFinancial/debt management Mental health

Mental health is a crucial issue in the construction industry and contractors are increasingly aware of the need to break the stigma on site and provide clear guidance on where employees can go for advice about mental health issues. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: As part of Mental Health Week, the site held a 10…


Using Recycled Materials to Create Welfare Facilities

Published 11 June 2018 | Written by Liz Waters
CategoriesColleges and universities Recreational facilities Suitable/accessible separate facilities

At 1 Finsbury Avenue, part of the 10 year re-development framework for Broadgate, we invited students from the University of East London to prepare a competition design for our site welfare facility. From the competition, five students were chosen and given a paid placement to develop a welfare proposal for the project which encompassed wellbeing and sustainability. Part of the…


Acoustic Camera for Focused Noise Mitigation

Published 29 May 2018 | Written by Eilidh Johnston
CategoriesNoise

The piling hammers are the dominant source of noise from the ALBEF site and are in most cases the primary cause of noise complaints. It is essential to demonstrate that best practicable means (BPM) is being implemented and reviewed appropriately. Due to the size and mobility of this equipment and location near to tall buildings, it is practicably impossible to…