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Movember

Published 16 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Medical conditions Mental health Toolbox Talk

Movember is the No.1 leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health. The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow moustaches during November, to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. To support Movember on your site, you could do the following: Encourage operatives on your site…


Offering a free and confidential helpline to support the needs of the workforce

Published 1 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Feedback Financial advice Mental health Stress

Appropriate measures should be implemented to effectively support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of your workforce.  A platform to enable staff to voice their concerns and problems should be provided, to ensure employees feel valued and supported. Below is an example of how sites can implement measures to support their workforce: The company had its own free helpline to support…


Identifying stress in the workplace

Published 17 February 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress

Work-related stress is commonplace within the construction industry. Work-related stress has a number of knock-on effects, including, high blood pressure, low morale, poor decision making and can lead to mental health problems such as depression. For these reasons, it is important that managers interact with their workforce and are vigilant to any signs that employees may be suffering from work-related stress. Below…


The Lighthouse Club – The Construction Industry Charity

Published 5 January 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations Financial advice Mental health Stress

The construction industry should be supportive to all those who work within it. Many issues can be dealt with on site, but sometimes more specialist help and support is need. The Lighthouse Club, which is the construction industry charity that runs the Construction Industry Helpline, can assist the workforce and their families in times of hardship and stress by providing…


Construction Industry Helpline

Published 5 January 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Financial advice Guidance Mental health Scheme posters/banners Signage Stress Worker fatigue

The Construction Industry Helpline provides support and advice on a range of topics from occupational health and wellbeing, to financial aid in times of hardship caused by accident, illness, injury or bereavement. The Construction Industry Helpline is funded and supported by businesses and people in the construction industry, for the benefit of the people in our industry. This helpline provides the…


Occupational Health Related Toolbox Talks

Published 13 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Occupational health risks Stress Toolbox Talk Workforce

Toolbox talks are a great way of engaging with the workforce and delivering talks on relevant occupational health topics. Examples of how toolbox talks have been used on site include: A toolbox talk was arranged, covering mental health at work and construction workplace stress; NHS information was downloaded and used to illustrate occupational health topics, which were delivered through toolbox talks; The workforce…


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;…


Training and Updates Regarding Occupational Health

Published 30 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultants Counselling services Financial advice Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks Stress

Occupational health issues should be addressed by site management. Operatives should be made to feel supported and cared for in regard to their mental and physical health. Examples of training and updates provided for occupational health include: Many smaller sites have arranged for visits by a mobile unit, to carry out general and specific occupational health related screening; Occupational health facilities…


Health advice for operatives

Published 30 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Site specific induction

Health risks should be identified and advice provided to operatives whenever possible. Examples of how site managers have provided health advice to their workforce include: A ‘Wellman pack’ was issued to all operatives giving information and help-line numbers for various health, social, domestic and safety issues; Advice leaflets, on relevant health conditions, as well as a card, dealing with abusive…


Mind safety campaign

Published 30 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Mental health

Constructors should constantly seek new methods to ensure operatives safety.   Construction sites can pose personal safety risks to operatives, visitors and the public, therefore it is vital that constructors should aim to obtain the highest level of safety performance. On-site safety plans and procedures should be regularly updated and effectively communicated to operatives to ensure good practice, whilst demonstrating the site’s social awareness and…


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,…