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HSE Example Risk Assessments

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRisk information

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced some examples of risk assessments which show the sort of approach they expect small businesses to take with regards to risk management. The examples show how other small and medium sized companies have approached risk assessment, and they can be adapted to suit the needs of your business. To find out more,…


Operatives’ Induction Checklist

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement Signing in Signing out Site specific induction Workforce information

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced an operatives’ induction checklist for contractors to use to help ensure site staff are fully inducted to the site. Site staff should be made aware of any site rules, health, safety and environmental issues, as well as where welfare facilities are located. The induction also provides a good opportunity to check their right to…


PPE Policy template

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPPE

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced a PPE policy template, for contractors to apply to their construction sites. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has also produced some guidance on the use of PPE, which can be found here. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been produced as a template, which can be adapted to meet the individual…


Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Template

Published 24 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan

Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR, refers to the way in which businesses regulate themselves in order to ensure that all of their activities positively affect society as a whole. CSR policies aim to guarantee that companies work ethically, considering human rights as well as the social, economic and environmental impacts of what they do as a business. For sites that…


Bullying and Harassment Summary and Policy template

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBullying Harassment Inappropriate language Inclusion Management attitudes

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced a bullying and harassment Summary and Policy template, along with a summarised version, for contractors to use on site or in the workplace in general. This is aimed at encouraging a happy and productive workforce. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been produced as a template, which can be adapted to meet…


Mobile Phone Policy template

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Management Phone Risk information Workforce information

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced a mobile phone policy, for contractors to use on site or in the workplace in general. This is aimed at improving health and safety in construction. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been produced as a template, which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your site/ company. To view…


Equality and Diversity Policy template

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAge Cultural needs Diversity Employed Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Religious considerations

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced an equality and diversity policy, for contractors to use on site or in the workplace in general. This is aimed at ensuring no-one is discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, age, gender, sexuality or disability, in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been…


Managing Stress at Work policy template

Published 17 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Mental health Stress

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced a sample policy for managing stress at work, which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your site/ company. This is aimed at encouraging a happy and productive workforce, that feel their employer is approachable when it comes to discussing such issues. To view the policy template, click the link below.


Residents’ Newsletter templates

Published 14 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity notice board Newsletter Residents Sensitivity to neighbours

Whilst carrying out any construction work, it is vital to be as courteous to the local community and neighbours as possible. One way of showing consideration to local residents is to regularly distribute newsletters throughout the duration of the project, particularly those who are most likely to be affected by the works. This could start with an introduction letter to…


Appraisal Template

Published 22 January 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Consultation Employed Feedback Personal development

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced an appraisal template, which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your site/company. This has been created with the intention that both staff members and their managers can complete the appraisal form, which is aimed at both encouraging operatives, whilst also highlighting any potential areas for improvement in their performance. It is…


Smoking Policy template

Published 18 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAshtrays Discreet areas E-smoking Smoking

Implementing a smoking policy on site is important to ensure that operatives have a safe and healthy working environment. The smoking policy should provide non-smokers the right to work in air free of tobacco smoke, whilst also taking into account the needs of those who do smoke. For sites that do not have their own company policy in place, the…


Advance notice of disruptive works template

Published 9 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Company contact information Pre-start information Working hours

Ensuring the local community is aware well in advance of any disruptive works that may occur is essential for all construction projects. Therefore, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has put together an ‘Advance notice of disruptive works template’ for smaller sites. This can be adapted to be site specific and be given to all neighbours potentially affected by construction activities. The notice…


Child Protection Guidance template for School Visits

Published 4 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChild safety Guidance Guidance Nurseries Operative behaviour Schools Universities

For those on site while young people are visiting, it is important to be aware of potentially difficult situations. By following the simple guidance outlined in this template document it should be possible to ensure that the site is a secure environment for young people as well as site staff. The template document includes guidance about how to appropriately act…


Compliments, Comments and Complaints Record

Published 11 July 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesComplaint procedure Feedback Feedback/questionnaires Guidance Regular review Scheme posters/banners

Feedback should always be encouraged and utilised to improve the image of construction. In order for sites, companies and suppliers to continuously improve their working methods and environment, feedback must be encouraged, received and reacted to. This should encompass every side of the working environment of a construction site including the workforce itself, visitors and the surrounding public. Any effort…


Community Action Plan

Published 10 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Induction and training Public Scheme champion Sensitivity to neighbours Workforce

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has put together a community action plan for smaller sites to make sure that all aspects of the ‘Respect the Community’ section of the Code are considered before and during work commencing on site. This template will help smaller sites deal with the huge impact construction work can have on communities, and gives guidance on how they can…