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Stress and Resilience Guidance

Published 9 December 2016 | Written by Tom Horton
CategoriesGuidance Guidance Management attitudes Stress Worker fatigue

During periods of change and high demand, the Costain Skanska Joint Venture building Crossrail’s Paddington Station require their staff to be resilient and proactive about maintaining their wellbeing. The workplace has a duty of care to provide an environment that not only creates formal opportunities for wellbeing discussions, but actively encourages managers to discuss levels of stress and resilience with…


Managing Stress

Published 12 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Stress Worker fatigue

Stress in the workplace can be a sign of an individual suffering from mental health issues. Work related stress is common in the construction industry due to the high intensity and high risk nature of the working environment. It is therefore important for the individual to maintain a healthy awareness of not only themselves, but also their colleagues around them….


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 Modern slavery 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…


Considerate Constructors Scheme e-learning courses

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan E-learning Induction and training Scheme champion Training

The Scheme has developed free e-learning courses aimed towards helping registered sites, companies and suppliers understand why it is important to be considerate towards the workforce, environment and general public. These courses aim to increase Scheme knowledge as well as helping learners to meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice by focusing on the five sections of the it,…


Mental Health Awareness Week

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Open door policy

Mental Health Awareness Week is coordinated annually by the Mental Health Foundation. The week helps to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues. The idea is to help prompt a national conversation about what we can do as communities, schools, families and individuals to move from survive to thrive. To support Mental Health Awareness Week on your site, you could do the…


Tackling Addiction

Published 1 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Consultation Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Medical conditions Mental health

Caring for the wellbeing and safety of your employees is crucial in maintaining a happy, healthy workforce and industry image. The focus on health and safety is continuous and can always be enhanced on a construction site. However there are aspects of maintaining a healthy wellbeing that can’t always be noticeably seen and can easily go unnoticed, such as an addiction….


Mental Health Awareness – Mental Health First Aiders on site

Published 29 March 2016 | Written by London City Island
CategoriesCounselling services Mental health Open door policy Posters Stress

Following the great success Ballymore had with our charity abseil fundraiser for local mental health charity MIND, we decided to implement further measures to continue raising awareness for mental health issues on site. After discussions and a couple of workshops with representatives from MIND, three mental health first aiders were appointed. These mental health first aiders were put in place…


The Movember Foundation

Published 2 November 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedications Posters

Too many men do not communicate or take action when it comes to their personal health. The Movember Foundation is a global charity which aims to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. They are dedicated to raising awareness and helping men to live longer, healthier and happier lives through investing in four key areas: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and…


The Royal Mail Group’s efforts to support their workforce’s health and wellbeing

Published 19 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBenefits Consultants Consultation Healthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks

As an employer it is important to ensure that the appropriate facilities and resources are available to effectively support your workforce. The construction industry may be able to learn from and share best practice with other industries. The Royal Mail Group have identified the benefits of workplace wellbeing. To support their employees, the following measures have been implemented: Positive HR…


Proactively supporting your workforce: Trauma Risk Management

Published 1 July 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement attitudes Occupational health risks Stress

Work-related stress effects a significant number of people within the construction industry. It is important that site managers take a proactive approach to tackle this issue and provide appropriate support for staff. Below is an example of how sites can support the workforce: Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) is a trauma focused peer support system, which builds resilience by basing itself on keeping…


Using personal experiences to support the workforce with mental health issues

Published 17 June 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Mental health

Mental health issues and concerns are just as important as physical health problems, but can be overlooked. It is vitally important that the workforce has sufficient support and advice, should they need it. Below is an example of how you could raise awareness and offer support relating to mental health: One member of the site team voluntarily put together a case study…


Holding a mental health week across all sites

Published 16 June 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMedical conditions Mental health Stress

Mental health issues and concerns can often be difficult to address. Mental health and stress can have a negative impact on individuals lives and wellbeing as well as leading to physical health problems. It is important that the issues surrounding mental health are addressed in the workplace, with sufficient support and advice available. Below is an example of how company’s can address…


Mind offers mental health training, consultancy and coaching

Published 8 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultants Medical conditions Mental health Stress Training

It is important to promote mental wellbeing in your organisation, to encourage a positive, healthy and productive workplace culture. A number of sites have achieved this by putting employees forward to take part in Mind’s mental health training, consultancy and coaching. The main aims of this training include: Helping to reduce absenteeism in the workplace; Encouraging a positive, healthy and…


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…


Time to Talk Day

Published 17 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Open door policy Stress

Time to Talk Day is coordinated annually by Time to Change. The week is all about preventing people being too afraid to talk about their mental health, because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships. To support Time to Talk Day on your site, you could do the following: Display notices to promote awareness of stress; Make posters and leaflets from organisations…