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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…


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…


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…


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…


Smoking Policy Template

Published 18 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAshtrays Discreet areas Smoking and vaping Vaping

Implementing a smoking policy on site is important to ensure that operatives have a safe and healthy working environment. The smoking policy should provide non-smokers the right to work in air free of tobacco smoke, whilst also taking into account the needs of those who do smoke. For sites that do not have their own company policy in place, the…


Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Modern slavery Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage Stress Workforce

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To purchase these products, click here. To download a free electronic…


Advanced Workshop

Published 20 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan Promoting Scheme registration Scheme champion Training Workforce

In addition to our e-learning courses and workshops, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has developed an Advanced Workshop. The Advanced Workshop involves working through a group-based task guided by an experienced Scheme Monitor, based on a real-life scenario.  You will learn how innovative ideas and practices are formulated and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to attain the very highest of…


Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Apprenticeships Campaigns Communication Cycle safety Diversity Guidance Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Illegal workers Inappropriate language Medications Mental health Modern slavery Occupational health risks Plastics and packaging Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

The ‘Spotlight on…’ flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst…


Considerate Constructors Scheme e-learning courses

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan E-learning Induction and training Scheme champion Training

The Scheme has developed free e-learning courses aimed towards helping registered sites, companies and suppliers understand why it is important to be considerate towards the workforce, environment and general public. These courses aim to increase Scheme knowledge as well as helping learners to meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice by focusing on the five sections of the it,…


Drugs and Alcohol Policy Template

Published 3 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing

Many sites have implemented a Drugs and Alcohol Policy to ensure all operatives on site are not under the influence of alcohol or drugs and therefore are fit to work. Drugs and alcohol testing might be implemented where appropriate to further encourage this positive culture of safety consideration. For sites that do not have their own company policy in place,…