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Relocating plants

Published 27 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesImprovement Landscaping Planting Specialist input

As well as carefully considering the site’s impact upon animals and birds, vegetation, plants and natural habitats should also be protected, or relocated wherever possible. Relocating plants and vegetation from a site is important to protect and preserve the natural environment. One site has provided an example of how they relocated plants and vegetation. They collected enough seeds to be able to plant…


YellowJacket system

Published 25 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGuidance Tidiness Workforce involvement

The YellowJacket health and safety online system is a tool developed by Mace and now owned by BRE, that can be operated from your desktop or on your tablet/phone, helping a construction site to manage quality, environmental, health and safety performance. This system enables a better management of health and safety performance on site by ensuring all your data is in one…


Protecting Sealife

Published 24 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHazardous substance storage Implementation Rivers/watercourses Spill control Wildlife

Protecting coastal habitats is vitally important to preserve the natural environment. Potentially damaging activities should be avoided where possible and run-off water controlled at all times and sites should ensure that every effort is made to protect the existing ecology and landscape. Sites have taken the following measures to protect coastal habitats: Ensured that no effluent entered the water; Generators were distanced…


10 community commitments

Published 21 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesLabour Privacy

Construction sites should try as much as possible to have a positive effect on the local community. This site set out 10 commitments to help reduce the impact that construction activity would have on the local community: Encouraged their workforce to use alternative modes of transport to travel to the project, to reduce private car use; Operated a free construction hotline 24 hours…


Motivating your workforce

Published 21 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRecreation Rest Reward Wi-Fi

A highly motivated, healthy workforce is vitally important for the construction industry. Workers should have a peaceful area away from their workspace, which should be provided for rest and recreation, in addition to canteen facilities. A number of sites have provided the following to motivate the workforce: Several health days were organised so that operatives could see a nurse and have free check…


Raising Awareness of Prostate Cancer

Published 21 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCharities/organisations

At the moment, men make up almost 90% of the construction industry workforce. Therefore, it could be useful to cover male dominated health topics such as Prostate Cancer. Prostate Cancer UK is the leading UK charity for men with prostate cancer and prostate problems and helps to raise awareness of the disease. A number of sites have raised awareness of this…