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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…


Image of Construction 2018

Published 26 March 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns CCS briefing and action plan Clients Consultants Promoting supply chain registration Public Supply chain Supply chain Trade contractors

The annual Considerate Constructors Scheme’s increasingly popular annual Image of Construction is a must-attend for everyone who is registered with the Scheme. It provides a unique opportunity to learn more about all aspects of considerate construction from senior Scheme Monitors, award-winning sites and companies, and leading UK industry organisations. Image of Construction is ideal for those new to the Scheme,…


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…


Online health and safety manual – CIP Knowledge

Published 21 November 2017 | Written by Sarah Kenny
CategoriesTraining Workforce information

Keep up with the latest health, safety and environmental knowledge and legislation in the construction industry, all in one place. Construction Industry Publications has combined its online Construction Health, Safety and Environmental Manuals on to one completely new website entitled CIP Knowledge. The site is a one-stop shop for information and practical guidance on all health, safety and environmental issues…


Construction Map

Published 7 November 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesClients Colleges Promoting supply chain registration Scheme champion Suppliers Supply chain Trade contractors Universities

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched the Construction Map to offer a single point of reference for construction activity across the UK and Ireland. This easy to use portal provides, for the first time, anyone – whether a member of the Public, future employees, or someone already within the industry – a unique opportunity to see what is happening in…


Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage Stress Workforce Workforce information

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To download a free electronic version, please click the links below.


Advanced Workshop

Published 20 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Promoting supply chain registration Scheme champion Training Workforce

In addition to our e-learning courses and workshops, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has developed an Advanced Workshop. The Advanced Workshop involves working through a group-based task guided by an experienced Scheme Monitor, based on a real-life scenario.  You will learn how innovative ideas and practices are formulated and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to attain the very highest of…


CCS vehicle stickers

Published 19 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCompany vehicles Promoting supply chain registration Scheme posters/banners Scheme vehicle stickers Signage Supply chain Van signage/information

All companies and suppliers registered with the Scheme must display a vehicle registration sticker on any vehicle used on the public highway. Failure to do so is considered a breach of compliance. Other products available to registered sites, companies and suppliers include A3 Codes of Considerate Practice, alternative designs of banners, portrait flags, frames and much more. To view the…


Mates in Mind

Published 12 January 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health Stress

Mates in Mind is a programme launched by the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) with the support of the British Safety Council. It is a sector-wide programme intended to help improve and promote positive mental health across the construction industry in the UK. The aim of the programme is to provide a consistent approach for the industry to understand…


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…