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‘Carbon positive’ eco site accommodation

Published 3 October 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy efficient accommodation Energy saving measures Green purchasing Minimised energy use

The environment is a key concern for contractors. Attempts must be made to not just minimise construction’s impact on the environment, but to strive for making a positive contribution to the environment. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The contractor is committed to reducing operational emissions intensity by 10% and becoming carbon positive. The site therefore…


Visual Method Statements

Published 3 October 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRAMS review Site specific induction

It is essential that everyone working on a construction site understands the processes and procedures in place, to ensure health and safety and other standards are maintained. This can be difficult when operatives speak different languages. See the examples below for how one company addressed this: Devised visual method statements for the workforce, produced in different languages. Pictures and illustrations…


Comprehensive safety software for the lifting industry

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Controls Programming Safety plan updated Training

Safety is of utmost importance during construction work, particularly for specialist activities with complex regulations and training needs. Construction companies should be seeking new and engaging ways of ensuring safety standards are met. See the examples below for how one company addressed this: Developed a comprehensive interactive software package, within the specialised area of lifting, which is implemented across all sites….


Environmental games for the workforce

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesTraining Workforce

It is important that the construction workforce have a sound understanding of environmental issues. Communicating this information in an engaging and enjoyable way will ensure the knowledge is retained. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site purchased a set of six interactive games covering areas such as personal carbon footprint, water saving and minimising waste….


Project Information on Petrol Nozzles

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
Categories24/7 contact information/arrangements Company contact information Promoting Construction campaign

Communicating project information to the community is essential to fostering a positive relationship with the public and keeping them updated on progress. However, on some sites – such as highway schemes – it can be hard to get this information across. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site used traditional communication channels such as Facebook,…


Re-Using Materials to Create Recyclable Desks

Published 12 May 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCarbon offsetting Green purchasing Local materials Re-use Recycle

Everyone in the construction industry needs to take appropriate measures to minimise their impact on the environment. This includes recycling where possible and making efforts to reduce waste. See the examples below for how one supplier addressed this: The company supplies and installs furniture and equipment to construction site cabins. They worked with a local corrugated packaging manufacturer to reuse the…


Grout Pump Truck

Published 12 May 2017 | Written by Emmett Frawley
CategoriesWater saving measures Working methods

JRL Group Ltd have devised a piece of equipment known as the Grout Pump Truck. The Grout Pump Truck is a self-contained system which replaces multiple site grouting activities. This mitigates environmental impacts, namely dust and waste pollution, while also having a positive influence on safety and quality. Environmental Benefits Reduction in dust generated as hand mixing does not take place…