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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…


Promoting Careers in Construction with Ivor and Honor Goodsite

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…


RICS SKA Rating

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon footprint reporting Energy saving measures Monitoring Sustainable solutions Sustainable source Water saving measures

SKA rating is the environmental assessment method, benchmark and standard for non-domestic fit outs, such as the fitting out of office or retail space. SKA is led and owned by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Contractors can use SKA to commission the assessment and certification of a project from a RICS-accredited assessor. The SKA assessment assesses the fit…


Safety at Street Works and Road Works Code of Practice 2013

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Management Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Utility works

The Department for Transport has published a code of practice aimed at ensuring any works being carried out on or near a road is being carried out safely, so that no other road users are put at risk by the works. This code of practice aims to help with the safe carrying out of signing, lighting or guarding of street/…


Carbon Emission Conversion

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Environmental policy promoted Report to company level

From October 2013, under the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic and Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013, quoted companies are required to report their greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis. A quoted company is a company whose shares are traded on a stock exchange, such as the London Stock Exchange. Other non-quoted companies can also voluntarily report their annual greenhouse gas emissions….


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…


Registered Waste Carrier License

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesImplementation Management policy

The waste carrier registration scheme was introduced in England and Wales as part of the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989 and the Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizures of Vehicles) Regulations 1991, with the aim of reducing fly-tipping. The 1989 Act requires anyone who transports waste for profit to be registered with the Environment Agency, and the 1991…


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,…


The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

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…


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

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 to assist should a health and safety…


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…


CIOB Training Webinars

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

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has developed a series of webinars that count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). These webinars are found on the CIOB Academy website, which is a free learning tool that intends to help individuals realise their potential within the construction industry. t also aims to nurture the correct practical skills and attitudes required for an…


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…