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Innovation Today newsletter

Published 1 November 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNewsletters

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
CategoriesControlled access

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…


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
CategoriesZero tolerance approach to harassment

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
CategoriesRisk assessments

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
CategoriesDisadvantaged and minority groups support

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
CategoriesMental health

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
CategoriesConsultation Feedback Support for careers advice Workforce development plans

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 Jack Endean
CategoriesDesignated smoking and vaping areas

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
CategoriesDisplay CCS registration materials Mental health Modern slavery training Random substance testing Signage

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…


Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisplay CCS registration materials Mental health Modern slavery training Random substance testing Reduced use of single use plastics

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…


Drugs and Alcohol Policy Template

Published 3 February 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRandom substance testing Substance dependence cessation

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,…


Parking Notice

Published 13 February 2015 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesParking facilities/arrangements

Parking is a frequent and major source of public complaint during construction work. Sites can minimise inconvenience to the neighbourhood by using pre-start information, regular project updates and parking away from site where possible. For site vehicles that may potentially cause disruption as an obstruction, the Considerate Constructors Scheme has developed a parking notice template. This can be used to inform…


Incident Report Form Template

Published 13 February 2015 | Written by Jack Endean
CategoriesLessons learned Near miss

All accidents, incidents and near misses should be recorded and used for lessons learnt, to ensure continuous safety improvement on site. A great deal can be learnt from trends in accident reporting. The reporting process should capture all relevant information, but also be quick and simple to complete. The Considerate Constructors Scheme have put together an incident report template for…