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Hi-Viz permit to dig

Published 4 March 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControls PPE Reporting Supervision

Site safety is a primary concern for operatives and any visual aid that can enhance the standards of safety is a necessary implementation. Excavation is the cause for many serious injuries and even deaths from electrocution and burns in the UK construction industry. Contractors should constantly be looking for safer work systems to be implemented to protect the workforce. The example below…


Permit to Work System

Published 5 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Controls PPE

Staff should be appropriately trained on the tasks they are required to perform on site. Relevant risk and safety information should be available to all members of the workforce, to ensure that the work is carried out safely and to a high standard. Below is an example of how a site ensured all tasks were being performed by fully trained personnel….


Trialling new safety systems: i750 Cat system

Published 1 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesProgramming Reporting

Procedures should be implemented to ensure the safety of your workforce. Technology can be used to increase safety on site. Below is an example of how a site trialled software to detect underground cables safely and effectively: A new i750 Cat system was trialled. This involved cat scanning with built in GPS and data uploaded to cloud based platform direct…


Reducing occupational health risks associated with concrete pours

Published 1 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks

Ensuring the health and wellbeing of your workforce is essential. Below is an example of how a site achieved this: The objectives were to minimise the effects of occupational health risks associated with ‘scrabbling’ some huge areas and many small areas of hard concrete in an EFW plant; The project involved roughening concrete, which exposes operatives to hand arm vibration…


Training operatives on emergency procedures

Published 13 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency procedures Injuries Training

Ensuring the safety of your workforce is of the utmost importance. Sites should be proactive in identifying, implementing and communicating safety procedures on site. Emergency procedures should be carefully planned and prepared to ensure that everyone on site understands what actions to take during a real-life emergency. Below is an example of how a site trained their operatives on emergency procedures: The…


Reducing the Impact of Spillages near Watercourses

Published 13 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlan Rivers/watercourses Spill control

It is important that constructors ensure that their work is not having a detrimental effect on the natural environment. Efforts should be constantly sought to protect rivers and streams from pollution, which could be detrimental to the local wildlife. Below is an example of how a site reduced the impact of potentially dangerous spillages: A new type of boom to…


Car Charging Point

Published 15 December 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMinimised fuel use Sustainable source

It is essential that every site gives careful consideration to its potential impact on the natural environment. Environmentally friendly alternatives should be sought. Below is an example of how a site encouraged electric car use, to reduce fuel emissions: The parking area allocated for contractors vehicles was equipped with a electrical/hybrid car charging point specifically for site vehicles; This was…


Encouraging continuous improvement on site: Health and safety audit

Published 23 November 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Inspections Management

Sites should actively seek to identify and implement methods to enable continuous improvement on site. Best practice and innovations should be recognised and shared to encourage positive learning and the sharing of good ideas. Below is an example of how a site has achieved this: The site commissioned a health and safety audit which was carried out by the British…


Overcoming safety challenges

Published 27 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBarriers Safety signage

Due to the nature of the construction industry, all projects have their obstacles. Innovative methods should be devised to overcome these problems while also ensuring the safety of the workforce. The project posed a number of safety challenges, mainly due to the unique shaped building with sloping lines and curves and over 5500 different glazing panels. The site implemented the…