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Live Floater Indicator

Published 5 December 2017 | Written by Fatima Orr-Deen
CategoriesInitiatives Working methods

The rail industry poses its own set of unique challenges and hazards within construction that require alternative management techniques. A member of our site team has personally invented a live ‘floater’ indicator – this is essentially a safety device exclusive to the railway industry and wholly evidenced on the supplied documentation and photos. Specialised railway equipment includes a warning shield…


Detecting Water Leaks

Published 13 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesWater saving measures

Water leaks on site can cause damage and an unnecessary waste of resources. It is essential that sites have measures in place to prevent and minimise the risk of leaks. See the examples below for how this company addressed the problem: Adapted domestic engineering technology onto a larger scale by introducing systems that monitor water pressure in newly charged systems….


High gabion walls reducing falling accidents

Published 4 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesScaffold protection

Falling accidents can be one of the most common mistakes on-site and lead to the most fatal of injuries. One site demonstrated an approach to reduce this risk through the following example: Construction of high gabion walls and the inclusion of a new system of edge protection to help prevent falls from height. The project has gabion walls in excess of…


Plant/ Machinery Database

Published 4 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGreen purchasing Minimised fuel use Mobile machinery Sustainable source

Using modern and innovative equipment can improve sustainable procurement. It is therefore important to be aware what alternative working methods of equipment could be most effectively used for the job. This doesn’t just mean productivity, but also other benefits such as environmental impact, health, safety and cost saving. The example below shows how one site achieved this: The contractor has…


Presentation to Raise Mental Health Awareness

Published 19 October 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMental health

Sometimes it can be difficult for smaller sites to cover the vast spectrum of health and safety topics. It is therefore useful for such sites to acquire short and precise information which can be applied to the workforce and health and safety initiatives. The example below demonstrates how one site achieved this: The site team across the entire region of…


Filling holes on climbing platforms

Published 19 October 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBarriers Falling debris

Working at heights increases the risk to safety for those above and below. Extra care and attention should be given when operating on scaffolding and climbing platforms. Any practical improvements to these platforms should also be considered to make working at heights easier and safer. The below example shows how one site achieved this: ‘Flip overs’ have been fitted to…


Contractor podcasts

Published 19 October 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives

Establishing an online platform for updates and communication is a very accessible and effective way to keep the workforce in the know. This also demonstrates a forward thinking approach to communications and also a dedication to what the company does and the industry as a whole. One site achieved this through the below example: Site has introduced a monthly contractor…


A Structured Health Programme

Published 13 October 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice

Providing health and wellbeing resources and facilities for the workforce is essential for any company, particularly in this intensive industry. However it is important to establish a structured and thorough service. It is not sufficient enough to lightly cover a topic, the information and services available must meet demand, cover all possible risks and also go the step further by…


Multi-use crisis phone

Published 13 October 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesConsultation Counselling services

Sometimes the difference to someone’s life can be just picking up the phone and talking to somebody. This is even truer when that person on the other end is a qualified professional, ready to deal with the crisis at hand however big or small it may be. The example below shows how one site realises this: The company has provided…


Developing a nature trail

Published 13 October 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAwareness Landscaping Wildlife

Caring for the environment can also mean enjoying the environment at the same time. One site demonstrated this through the example below: The site team have developed a nature trail that goes way beyond just “leaving a legacy”; It is at the same time, a learning experience, and observation experience and a demonstration of how to care for the environment whilst deriving…


Training for offenders scheme

Published 13 October 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCreate opportunities

Supporting all groups in the community is important. Contractors should look to support all members in the community, both enhancing and building on what is already there as well as providing opportunities for those in need. The below example demonstrates how one site achieved this: At the moment in many locations, prisoners are released with what they had when they went…


Quick reminders for gloves

Published 13 October 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInitiatives

Sometimes the best ways to ensure general site safety are quick and simple methods. One site printed various safety slogans across the back hand of the workforce’s glove set to raise awareness. This quick but effective method provided a instant and constant reminder to the wearer of the gloves of the site’s safety tips.