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Respect the Community – Zero Tolerance Poster

Published 17 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Operative conduct and behaviour Privacy Sensitivity to neighbours

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
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 Energy from renewable sources 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…


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…


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
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 Summary and Policy Template

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 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
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 the…


Equality and Diversity Policy Template

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAge Cultural needs Diversity Employed Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Minority groups 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, in line with the Equality Act 2010. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been…


Managing Stress at Work Policy Template

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. This is aimed at encouraging a happy and productive workforce, that feel their employer is approachable when it comes to discussing such issues. Please be aware that this Scheme document has been produced as a template, which can be adapted to meet the individual needs of…


Residents’ Newsletter Templates

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…


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…