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Protecting Wildlife Guidance

Published 9 May 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDefined plan to protect and enhance the natural environment Education Identification of flora, fauna and natural resources Planned planting and hard engineering to enhance the natural environment Protect the local environment Protection of existing natural habitat Removal of invasive species

Protecting wildlife is a key component of the ‘Care for the Environment’ section of the Code of Considerate Practice as local wildlife and eco-systems are often impacted by construction work. During Spring and Winter months in particular is when much of the United Kingdom and Ireland’s wildlife population are raising their young. Read on for resources and best practice examples…


2022 CCS Code, Checklist and Scoring Changes Explained

Published 14 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisability and special needs facilities

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has recently held webinars with those registered with the Scheme to assist them with gaining further insight on the updates and developments of the scoring and monitoring areas within the Code of Considerate Practice and Checklist for 2022. The structure of the Code has been reduced from five sections to three, for improved clarity: Respect the…


Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitors’ Checklist

Published 1 January 2022 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisplay CCS registration materials

The Monitors’ Checklist is used as a basis for discussions that complement direct observations by the Monitor. The Checklist contains several prompts that highlight specific areas the Monitor may take into consideration when reviewing conformance with the Code of Considerate Practice. The prompts shown are not exhaustive and other items may be considered however, bold prompts must be addressed by the…


Dirt and Dust Guidance

Published 3 September 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDust Workplace dust monitoring

Dirt and Dust – What is the problem?  Dirt and dust from construction work regularly impacts on members of the public, with dust in the summer months and mud in the winter, and at CCS they are regular causes for complaints we receive from the public. To support CCS-registered activity in tackling this issue and minimising the impact of dirt…


Respect the Community – Zero Tolerance Poster

Published 17 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Positioning of equipment, lighting and CCTV

Contractors should be ensuring that fairness, inclusion and respect standards are upheld to the highest level on sites, whilst also operating zero-tolerance policies on any behaviour that falls outside of what should be expected of an individual representing the construction industry. Attitudes towards these standards have improved in this area, however it is clear that it is still as important…


Ivor Goodsite’s Site Safety Presentation

Published 5 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesSchools and nurseries

Ivor Goodsite’s Building Site Safety presentation is used to inform the younger generation of how to stay safe around construction sites. The presentation can be used to accompany any school or community visits that a site is attending. This presentation is aimed at children of primary school age and contains information on: Site machinery Site dangers Protective wear Safety equipment…


Honor Goodsite’s Environmental Presentation

Published 5 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEducation Green/renewable energy Schools and nurseries

One of Honor Goodsite’s key interests is protecting the environment. Subsequently, she has developed a presentation all about the environment, which is aimed at eight to 13 year old school children, and can be used by contractors on school visits. Honor’s presentation contains information on: What makes up our environment. What problems our environment is facing and gives examples. Renewable…


Innovation Today newsletter

Published 1 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNewsletters

Innovation Today is the Best Practice Hub’s quarterly newsletter, which is available to anyone registered with the Hub. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide readers with the latest Hub news and updates, and the first ever issue of Innovation Today was published in April 2015. Each edition of Innovation Today is emailed to registered Hub users who have…


Construction Site Security Guidance

Published 12 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControlled access

Guidance developed by the National Business Crime Centre and the Metropolitan Police in partnership with the Considerate Constructors Scheme has recently been created with the aim to give advice on how best to secure the construction site in order to offer the benefits of a low crime development from the moment the hoarding goes up until the development is handed…


Ivor and Honor Goodsite’s Careers in Construction Presentation

Published 23 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPromoting construction as a career choice Schools and nurseries

A presentation has been developed that will teach upper-primary school children about careers within the UK Construction Industry. Children will be informed about the wide variety of exciting roles available and the different routes which can lead to them. The presentation also aims to dispel negative stereotypes about the industry and show that it is inclusive, innovative, and rewarding. 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
CategoriesCommunity consultation Documented activities and targets for community engagement

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
CategoriesZero tolerance approach to harassment

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
CategoriesRisk assessments

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 the…


Equality and Diversity Policy Template

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support

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…