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Ivor Goodsite’s Site Safety Presentation

Published 5 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChild safety Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools Site security

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
CategoriesAwareness Campaigns Schools

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
CategoriesNewsletter Public

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
CategoriesAccess/egress Barriers Boundary security Property security Protected and controlled access Site security

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
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

One of the best ways to get children involved with the construction industry is through a school visit from Ivor and Honor Goodsite. These mascots are designed to engage with a younger audience and have previously been used to conduct presentations about site safety and our impact on the environment. A new presentation has now been developed that will teach…


HSE Construction Dust

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention Occupational health risks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance about construction dust, as this can be a serious occupational health hazard. Regularly breathing in any type of dust can cause serious lung diseases including cancer, and over 500 construction workers are believed to die every year as a result of exposure to silica dust. Needless to say, creating excessive…


HSE Noise at Work

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNoise Occupational health risks PPE Visual/hearing impaired

Noise associated with construction work is a common cause for complaints from the general public. However, it can also cause the workforce hearing damage if it is not adequately controlled, or if sufficient protection is not provided. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance relating to noise at work. This guidance looks at the problems that noisy working…


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,…


HSE Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and mobile app

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Management Safety plan updated Workforce information

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, or CDM, came into force on the 6th April 2015, replacing the 2007 CDM legislation. The current CDM legislation aims to improve health and safety within the construction industry by doing the following: Helping you to sensibly plan works so risks are managed throughout the project. Ensuring you have the right people for…


HSE Essential Health and Safety Guidance for Small Contractors

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Guidance Management Risk information Safety plan updated

Health and Safety Toolkit for Smaller Contractors If you run a small construction business or are a sole trader, it is imperative that health and safety is taken as seriously on site as it is on larger construction sites. If you are working on site alone, or with very few other workers around you, there may be far fewer people…


CITB CDM Wizard Mobile App

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesManagement Safety plan updated

The CITB has updated their CDM Wizard mobile app. This app, along with CITB’s other CDM resources, is aimed at helping contractors understand The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and how to plan their construction phases in line with this legislation. To look at CITB’s CDM resources or download the app, please click on the link below.


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…


Empower Yourself with Alison

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice E-learning Personal development Training

Alison was set up in 2007 in Galway (Republic of Ireland), and with over 12 million learners, is currently one of the world’s largest free online learning platforms for education and skills training. Inspired by Article 26 of 1946 Declaration of Human Rights stating that education should be free, the main aim of the website is to make it possible for…


HSE Guidance for Working in Confined Spaces

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Management Occupational health risks Risk information Safety plan updated Working methods

HSE Guide to Working in Confined SpacesThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance for Working in Confined Spaces. This relates to the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, and aims to ensure there are safety measures in place to protect those who may be required to work in a confined space with potentially little ventilation or problematic access. There…


HSE Guidance for Working at Height

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGuidance Injuries Occupational health risks Risk information

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance for working at height in relation to the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Within the construction industry, workers are often at risk of falling from height, and objects that fall from height can also pose a hazard, not only to staff, but the general public as well. This is why…