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Supply Chain Sustainability School’s Toolbox Talks

Published 6 February 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Energy saving measures Operative behaviour Personal development Supply chain Training Training Water saving measures Workforce Workforce

The Supply Chain Sustainability School is an online resource available for all individuals working in the construction industry. The School addresses a range of topics from Waste and Carbon, Fairness, Inclusion and Respect, Modern Slavery and many more sustainability issues. To help the construction sector tackle these industry-wide issues, the School has developed a number of Toolbox Talks for a…

New Go Construct Resources for Registered Sites

Published 28 January 2019 | Written by Catherine Bullough
CategoriesFirst Impressions campaign Initial impressions Scheme posters/banners Signage

Attracting the right people and promoting construction to the next generation of new recruits are of vital importance to assure the future skill needs of the sector. The Go Construct website showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment. It is funded by the CITB Levy and led by the industry. Contractors can access a number…

Smoking Policy

Published 18 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAshtrays Discreet areas E-smoking Healthy lifestyle advice 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…

Social Media Guide

Published 19 March 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGuidance Promoting Construction campaign Social media

Social media has become an essential communication tool, both for individuals and for businesses. Most people, across all age groups and all sections of society, will be active on one or more social media platforms, making this a great way for a site, company or supplier to interact with their community and promote the construction industry. There are a number…

Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS)

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Campaigns CLOCS Cycle safety Roads Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Vehicle enhancements

Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) brings together the construction logistics industry to revolutionise the management of Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) and embed a road safety culture across the industry as the UK’s population and economy grows. Between 2008 and 2012, 53% of cyclist fatalities in London involved a heavy goods vehicle. A disproportionate number of these were construction vehicles….

Monitors’ Checklist

Published 14 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Scheme champion

The Monitors’ Checklist is used as a basis for discussions that complement direct observations by the Monitor. Questions highlighted in bold on the Checklist must be satisfactorily addressed in order for the site to achieve compliance and this indicates that a site has reached a standard beyond statutory requirements. Sites are not only assessed for compliance, but also to identify measures…

Environmental Guide for Construction Workers

Published 29 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGuidance Implementation Re-use Recycle Reduce Site environmental plan Workforce

The disposal of waste from construction sites has become an expensive business. Gone are the days where everything was piled into a skip and taken off to be dumped in landfill for little or no expense. The Small Environmental Guide for Construction Workers is for professional contractors and tradesmen working on all types of construction sites. It illustrates how working…

10 top tips for night workers

Published 29 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Occupational health risks

When you’re working a shift schedule, your eating and exercise habits can suffer. People who work shifts sometimes skip meals, eat irregularly, eat unhealthy convenience food, and may find it hard to keep up a regular exercise schedule. Shift workers are at higher risk for weight gain and heart disease as a result. Healthy eating and exercise help improve your…

Compliments/ Comments/ 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…

Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Apprenticeships Campaigns Communication Cycle safety Diversity Guidance Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Illegal workers Inappropriate language Medications Mental health Occupational health risks Plastics and packaging Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

The Spotlight on… flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on… ‘ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness…

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…

Drugs and Alcohol Policy Template

Published 3 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

Many sites have implemented a Drugs and Alcohol Policy to ensure all operatives on site are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and therefore are fit to work. Drugs and alcohol testing might be implemented where appropriate to further encourage this positive culture of safety consideration. For sites that do not have their own company policy in place,…

Introduction to waste management plans

Published 9 July 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnvironmental policy promoted Initial environmental assessment Monitoring Report to company level Site environmental plan

Site waste should be monitored and minimised wherever possible, with a clear management policy in place. The Waste Management Plan (WMP) is a template based on the requirements of waste management legislation and can be used to allocate responsibilities for waste management on construction sites. It is aimed at smaller contractors and builders to assist them in complying with waste…

Health and wellbeing checks for the workforce

Published 23 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesHealth screening Healthy lifestyle advice Medical conditions

Health surveillance and screening of the workforce should be in place. Providing help and support for workers will help to ensure happier, healthier employees. Examples of health and wellbeing assessments, which have been implemented on sites include: Medical assessments were performed by visiting or permanent doctors/ nurses; Implementation of a wellbeing programme, with an interactive Health Kiosk to test key indicators of health with a print…