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Learning a language with Duolingo

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences Recognition Reward

At South Quay Plaza (SQP), we value the diversity of our workforce and inclusivity is important to us, therefore a number of Berkeley Managers have embarked on a mission to learn the basics of a language which is common on site using Duolingo. Even simple phrases such as ‘hello’, ‘good morning’ and ‘how are you’ have made a positive impact…


CCS Best Practice Hub Tracker

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Support

At South Quay Plaza (SQP), we have implemented a CCS Best Practice Hub tracker to help us keep up to date with both the Hub and innovations within the industry. The Best Practice Hub is reviewed every Friday and new entries added to our tracker (in orange). As a team, we then meet once a month to review all new…


Achieving ‘Investors in Diversity’ (IiD) Standard

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Cultural needs Diversity Equality Harassment Inappropriate language Management attitudes

This company’s vision for FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) is to create an industry-leading culture with inclusive and inspiring workplaces. They will embed FREDIE principles into all areas of their business which will transform how they work with their people, customers and communities and supply chain. Galliford Try Highways has been conditionally awarded the Investors in Diversity…


Crane Suspended Curtain for Dust and Noise Minimisation

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Noise Sensitivity to neighbours

On a recent city centre project, Dem-Master introduced a huge curtain which, subject to wind conditions, was hung from a crane between the demolition site and an adjacent hotel. This, combined with the usual water suppression, was able to significantly reduce both the dust and noise affecting the hotel. The pictures, displayed above, show the innovation in action.


CCS Awareness Week

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by PJ Choi
CategoriesCommunication Promoting supply chain registration Public Social media

As part of our commitment to promoting the company values and a positive industry image, Mace created a social media campaign on Twitter to target each element of the Considerate Constructors Scheme Code of Practice in the form of a daily tweet. It not only communicates how important the areas of Appearance, Community, Safety, Workforce and Environment are to us…


iTrack Driver Behaviour Monitoring

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by PJ Choi
CategoriesCompany vehicles Noise Operative behaviour Procedures Sensitivity to neighbours Supervision Supply chain

Despite putting a range of controls in place to influence driver behaviours, the project continued to be challenged with speeding, periodic erratic driving and the associated consequences (needless noise increases, endangering pedestrians, dust creation, generating poor perceptions, spillages of concrete and concrete washout etc.). With a steady trend of transgressions and ever increasing volumes of site traffic, the project was…


Harmful Noise Reducing Ear Defenders

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesOccupational health risks PPE Worker fatigue

The site manager has discussed introducing electronic ear defenders which amplify ambient sounds to enhance the wearer’s awareness of their environment whilst providing hearing protection for sounds that are above 82 decibels. These have the benefit over traditional ear defenders or plugs given that noise is not entirely eliminated below this level. This allows the wearer to communicate with their…


Increasing Safety with Brick Jackets

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHousekeeping Safety signage Scaffold protection Tidiness

The company uses proprietary “brick jackets”, branded with the company logo, to protect bricks from the frost and the rain. The jackets also keep the bricks in neat stacks and prevent them from being accidentally knocked over and spilling onto the scaffold, where they become a trip hazard. The jackets are manufactured in bright colours, so are clearly visible to…


Redevelopment of a Community Area

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBranding Communication Community liaison Enclosures First Impressions campaign Goodwill Scheme posters/banners Signage

Part of the redevelopment of Fosse Park, the Fosse Park Community Area started life as a conceptual idea that an area could be provided for the local community to view the project from a position of safety on a platform overlooking the site. Since the original concept, this has now developed into a much more practical opportunity to engage the…


Improved Workwear

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultation Drying Feedback Laundry

Research shows that creating a positive work culture can do wonders for productivity. If you establish a work culture that employees are excited to be part of, they’ll be happier with their jobs. Happier employees are more likely to exceed expectations! Crofton Interiors adopts this ethos in all areas of the business, therefore changing the workwear to suit the needs…


Promoting the benefits of Earthing/ Grounding across the Business

Published 11 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Recreation Rest Stress

With the Managing Director growing up in New Zealand, he is keen to share his cultural experiences with all the workforce, Grounding or Earthing is something that he recommends and recently after further research the company decided to promote this across the business. Earthing or Grounding is where you put your body in direct and uninterrupted contact with the earth….


Eco-friendly Car for Public Use

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesFacilities for visitors Goodwill Minimised fuel use

As a goodwill gesture, CEL has purchased an eco-friendly car which is parked outside of the development’s central Hub building. All residents who register to become part of the Car Club, and have a full driving licence, are able to use the car on a “journey specific” regime basis. They are permitted to use the car around the local Bath…


Remote Controlled Crane Suspended Lifting Beam

Published 15 October 2019 | Written by Magdalena Andres
CategoriesInitiatives Vehicle enhancements Working methods

A remote-controlled load management system for all crane operations, which eliminates the need for human held taglines to control suspended loads, has been launched in the UK on Thames Tideway KEMPF Construction Site. Lift and orientation specialist Verton has developed a system which can be applied to suspended loads of all sizes and across industries including infrastructure, engineering, construction, general…


Posture Improvement Campaign: Soter Spine

Published 15 October 2019 | Written by Rachel Butler
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions Occupational health risks

Soter Spine Analysis is a 10-15 day program which helps coach you to use better working postures and avoid ergonomic injury. It consists of a wearable device and mobile application. The device measures all the bending and twisting movements you make then calculates if the movement is hazardous. The app synchronises with the app, recording the data. If you make…