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Dirt and Dust Guidance

Published 3 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDust Dust prevention Mud

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…

Promoting Skin Safety

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Nicola Rodgers
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks Posters

This contractor is currently running a campaign on’occupational cancers. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the health risks involved in construction work, specifically those relating to occupational cancers and the importance of taking proactive measures to safeguard all employees. A sunblock station has been provided offering SPF 50 creams and information on, ‘Know the UV Index’, along with leaflets…

Sprinkler System to Control Dust

Published 7 April 2021 | Written by Larisa Noaca
CategoriesAir quality Dust Dust prevention Medical conditions Occupational health risks

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
CategoriesAir quality Dust Dust prevention Occupational health risks Working methods and equipment

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
CategoriesDust prevention Occupational health risks PPE

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 liaison Goodwill Medical conditions Occupational health risks

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
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

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
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks

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
CategoriesAwareness Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks Supply chain engagement Weather protection

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
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Campaigns Monitoring and reporting Occupational health risks

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
CategoriesDust prevention Occupational health risks

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
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Modern slavery Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Stress Workforce

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…

Harmful Ultraviolet Rays

Published 16 January 2017 | Written by Adam Robertson
CategoriesMedical conditions Occupational health risks Weather protection

Ultra violet radiation can cause skin cancer as well as short term pain and irritation. Within the construction industry, operatives are regularly exposed through their daily activity, working outdoors in direct sunlight. The board provides a link to the MET office website whereby the daily UV index can be checked. The board is then updated on site to record the…

Construction workers reminded to stay sun safe on site

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks Posters Weather protection

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…

Minimising the risk of skin cancer

Published 12 September 2016 | Written by Antonia John
CategoriesOccupational health risks Posters Weather protection

Morganstone recognises that those working in the construction industry are at a high risk of developing occupational cancers such as skin and lung cancer and as such takes a proactive approach to support the health and wellbeing of its employee’s and sub-contractors. Whilst it has been Morganstone’s long-standing policy to include sun cream dispensers in their WC’s as standard, Morganstone…