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Minimising the Waste of Tarmac

Published 8 December 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon reduction Conserve of resources

Waste should be monitored and reused or recycled wherever possible. Innovative measures to minimise waste should be sought and implemented. Below is an example of how a site minimised waste by re-using tarmac: Tarmac which is stripped out to allow pits and trenches to be dug in the road was reused and could be used in any part of the…


Safe Procedures for Fire Extinguishers

Published 28 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmergency preparedness

Due to the nature of the work being conducted on site, the construction industry poses a number of hazards to operatives. It is essential that potential hazards are identified and appropriate safety procedures are well communicated and implemented. Below is an example of how a site achieved additional levels of safety in the event of a fire emergency: In addition…


Developing a Safe System of Stacking Paving Slabs

Published 29 September 2015 | Written by Jason Convey
CategoriesFalling objects

Following a VolkerHighways safety bulletin concerning an accident involving a stack of concrete paving slabs toppling over and injuring a passing operative’s ankle, the Hackney Highways Term Maintenance team decided that it was time to stop – Slab Stop. Open packs of paving slabs are notorious for becoming unstable and for many years sites have practiced the same method for…