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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 Policy

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 sample bullying and harassment policy, 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 the individual…


Mobile Phone Policy

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…


Environmental Policy

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnvironmental policy promoted Management policy Site-specific induction Training

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has produced an environmental policy, for contractors to use on site or in the workplace in general. This is aimed at improving the impact that the construction industry has on the environment. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been produced as a template, which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your…


Equality and Diversity Policy

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, etc., in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please be aware that this Scheme document has…


Managing Stress at Work

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, click below.


Residents’ Newsletters

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…


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…


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

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…