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Rising factory

Published 5 May 2017 | Written by James Low
CategoriesImprovement Landscaping

Working at heights can be very dangerous and should be avoided when possible. Sometimes this cannot be avoided, however, and therefore any techniques to improve the safety should be implemented. High level working can also cause environmental and visual challenges to local residents and the community. The example below shows how one site achieved this: The company is introducing a…


Road traffic fair

Published 29 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPublic Residents Roads

Road traffic can be extremely dangerous especially around construction sites where HGVs and other industrial vehicles are present. The site below raised awareness of this danger through the following: The site has been running an exhibition at local fairs and large companies with an HGV2 and a site tipper to enable members of the public to sit in drivers’ seats…


Plastic Planking on Groynes

Published 29 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesImplementation Plastics and packaging Recycle

Testing out experimental methods that could possible reduce environmental impact is always a good idea. At worst it will fail and the idea can be scrapped, but it could lead to a company wide innovation. The example below shows how one site achieved this: During the decade since the plastic panels were installed, there was a gradual acceptance that plastic…


Site Permanent Attenuation Tank

Published 25 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSustainable solutions

Resources should be re-used whenever possible to enhance more sustainable and greener construction activity. The example below shows how one site achieved this: The site greywater system has been extended with the installation of the permanent attenuation tank; This is now being used to provide a filtration system to make the water potable and fit for use for drinking, washing…


Heat map showing high risk areas

Published 25 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRisk information

Some high risk areas can be difficult to identify. Technology can help assist managing potential hazards and high risk areas that otherwise might be missed. The below example shows how one site achieved this: The contractor has developed a “heat map” to visually show areas where potential workplace-based risks may be expected; The heat map is located at the biometric…


Monitoring Risk of Infection

Published 16 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
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Monitoring the environment is important when considering health and wellbeing. The example below shows how one site focused on the risk of infection to the workforce and local community: In order to help protect the hospital environment from any risk of infection due to transfer of spores during their refurbishment works, the contractor with their specialist, has introduced a 24…


Resolving cold joint issues

Published 14 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMonitoring

Tracking vehicle movements and having the ability to gain real time data can be very useful when ensuring quality and safety of the build. The example below demonstrates how one site innovated a technology to achieve this: A trial has been carried out and tests taken to confirm the success of the work undertaken to reduce the defects in the…


Survey Camp

Published 14 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Universities

Providing practical activities for young people can help encourage a career in construction. The examples below shows how one site went over and above by educating young people about what a career in the industry includes: Site engineer (himself a company sponsored MsC student on site 2 days a week) worked with a local College and designed, prepared and delivered…


Mobile Phone Feedback System

Published 14 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesComplaint procedure Feedback/questionnaires Phone Programming

Public and community feedback is important for all sites to allow improvement. It can be difficult to identify every form of disruption that is being caused and therefore the community can provide this essential information by providing a platform for communication. One site achieved this through the example below: The team introduced a new mobile app that allows project visitors…


CCS posters in various languages

Published 14 November 2016 | Written by Nigel Hardy
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Community notice board Scheme champion Scheme posters/banners Workforce

The industry needs to provide a working environment, which shows fair treatment, is inclusive and appropriate for all. Having consideration for members of the workforce, visitors and public who may originate from outside the UK, is beneficial to create an equal and diverse site, which can communicate effectively. At present the only language the posters we receive are available in…