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Dirt and Dust Guidance

Published 3 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDust Workplace dust monitoring

Dirt and Dust – What is the problem?  Dirt and dust from construction work regularly impacts on members of the public, with dust in the summer months and mud in the winter, and at CCS they are regular causes for complaints we receive from the public. To support CCS-registered activity in tackling this issue and minimising the impact of dirt…

Sprinkler System to Control Dust

Published 7 April 2021 | Written by Larisa Noaca

Construction dust can cause lung cancer, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and silicosis to name a few. Therefore workers are the most exposed to developing these diseases, because many common construction tasks can create a large amount of dust. Especially waste disposal and recycling processes can be responsible for this, and have adverse impact on primarily the workers’ health, but…

Portable Dust Extractor Air Mover

Published 26 January 2021 | Written by Lorraine Paterson

The subcontractor have utilised a dust and fume risk management system called Hazpod, whilst conducting extensive internal and external renovation works on a restoration project. The work conducted would unavoidably produce large quantities of dust as the original lime plasters and external stone sections had to be removed and replaced. The SEN management team were keen to find a highly…

PowerCap Infinity Respiratory Protection

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Gerard Newell

Dust in the workplace is a significant issue. Looking at the HSE figures (2017) we can see that 18,000 new cases of work related respiratory disease were diagnosed and significant proportion of these were a result of exposure to silica. The Ferrovial Construction KAD Substructure project has required and requires a number of operatives to perform activities where dust is…

Essential Workers Posters

Published 22 June 2020 | Written by Jordanna Crosswell
CategoriesCommunity engagement

At our New Wakefield Street site in the City Centre of Manchester we asked our operatives to bring in posters from their children to thank all essential workers to display at our entrance on to site. We also included hardhat hanging baskets with our suppliers company names displayed. It was a great effort from the entire site.

Onsite UV Scanning for Occupational Cancer

Published 9 March 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess to health practitioners and counselling services Health risk assessments and monitoring

Employees working on the M1 J13-J16 Smart Motorway T3 project are able to have themselves checked for long term sun damage and cancer. These checks are conducted by an onsite nurse using a UV scanner. Where necessary, employees are also given guidance about whether they need to seek further advice. The process has identified a significant number of people who…

Protective Coveralls for Concrete Works

Published 24 February 2020 | Written by Sam Mayo

The BYUK Cavendish III Project supplies all workers involved in Concrete Production with disposable coveralls during Concrete Production Tasks, we do this because: Silica dust can enter within the body by inhalation (respiratory tracts) deep into the lungs and effects diseases such as:​ Respiratory failure due to fibrosis (silicosis) and Bronco-pulmonary cancer. Once concrete on clothes dries it turns to…

Skin Awareness Sessions

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by Jeff Mapps
CategoriesCoaching for unsafe actions Health risk assessments and monitoring

Every day we are potentially exposed to contaminants and conditions that can be harmful to your skin (both inside and outside of the work environment). Many in the construction industry will spend most of their working day outside in all types of weather. The A465 Head of the Valleys Section 2 Project recently ran an informative and engaging Skin Care…

British Safety Council’s Time to Breathe Campaign

Published 13 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCoaching for unsafe actions Consultation on health and safety Health risk assessments and monitoring

In March 2019, the British Safety Council launched their Time to Breathe campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of ambient air pollution to outdoor workers. As the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) currently does not provide guidance on the risk of ambient air pollution, Time to Breathe is calling for HSE to recognise expose to ambient air…

Hollow Drill Bits

Published 19 May 2017 | Written by Andrew Kinsey

Several drill manufacturers including Dewalt, Hilti and Milwaukee now provide hollow drill bits which allow the dust created when drilling holes to be extracted via the bit when drilling. The drill bits have an on-board dust extractor port that can be connected to a vacuum hose. Since dust is extracted as the hole is drilled, there is less risk if…

Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisplay CCS registration materials Mental health Modern slavery training Random substance testing Signage

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To purchase these products, click here. To download a free electronic…

Construction Workers Reminded to Stay Sun Safe on Site

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth risk assessments and monitoring

HSS Hire is raising attention and encouraging construction workers to protect themselves against the harmful effects of long term sun exposure with a new poster campaign. Supported by Cancer Research UK and in conjunction with Sir Robert McAlpine, a site in London is displaying UV ray reactive posters that change appearance after exposure to the sun. The poster which initially…

Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisplay CCS registration materials Mental health Modern slavery training Random substance testing Reduced use of single use plastics

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…

Emergency Asbestos Kit

Published 2 June 2016 | Written by Liam Byrnes
CategoriesEmergency preparedness

On site, different clients have slightly different procedures (albeit all based around the HSE EM1 guidance leaflet). We find that this can lead to confusion when operatives migrate to sites with different requirements. Though inductions are site specific and include this information – it wasn’t always easy to remember who to call or how to react in an emergency situation….

IOSH’s No Time To Lose: Silica Dust Mythbuster Quiz

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

IOSH’s No Time To Lose campaign launched in November 2014, bringing together industry leaders, cancer charities, MP’s and professional bodies to raise awareness and share experiences of preventing occupational cancer. They have created a Mythbusters Quiz detailing the facts on the dangers of exposure to silica dust. The quiz includes the answers to: Where silica dust can be found and the…