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Personal Safety Conversation Cards

Published 26 April 2021 | Written by Leanna Martin
CategoriesBullying Harassment Inappropriate language Inclusion Management attitudes Posters

After the tragic murder of Sarah Everard, recent campaigns, vigils, media spotlights, and focus on harassment and violence; this contractor have created a number of new safety conversation starter cards. These have been used as an aid to help open up conversations with the teams regarding personal safety, women’s safety and diversity. By having the conversations, it has made operatives…


Promoting the Role of Women in Construction

Published 22 March 2021 | Written by Sandra Duggan
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion

This contractor wanted to promote the role that women have always played in the construction industry. They created a poster to spread awareness of the little known fact that the majority of the workforce who built the famous Waterloo Bridge in London were women. These posters were then displayed on the hoarding of the project for the local community to…


Respect the Community – Zero Tolerance Poster

Published 17 March 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCanteen Operative conduct and behaviour Privacy Sensitivity to neighbours

Contractors should be ensuring that fairness, inclusion and respect standards are upheld to the highest level on sites, whilst also operating zero-tolerance policies on any behaviour that falls outside of what should be expected of an individual representing the construction industry. Attitudes towards these standards have improved in this area, however it is clear that it is still as important…


‘Hey Girls’ Period Product Packs

Published 15 February 2021 | Written by George Vernon-Hunt
CategoriesSanitary bins Separate facilities Toilets

Period dignity is essential to health and wellbeing at work. It’s only right that female team members should have menstrual protection provided in every working environment. The Hey Girls Period Dignity campaign is part and parcel of a wider campaign to assist employers, leisure and facility providers to make conditions a little more equal for women at work and play….


Promoting Women in Construction

Published 18 November 2020 | Written by Matthew Hugo
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Labour

The project team wanted to actively promote more career opportunities within the construction industry to women. To do this they undertook a series of presentations on construction careers within ‘Salon Services’ in Dover where the site is situated. By partnering with them, they were given access to a female dominated environment that allowed them to explain the roles women can…


Support for Female Engineer Mentoring Scheme

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Equality Inclusion Mentoring Personal development Placements Training

Balfour Beatty are supporting the University of Dundee’s new Civil Engineering mentoring scheme which pairs female engineers with students to support and empower their transition through University and into their chosen career. Balfour Beatty Construction Manager Leigh Clark, project team member on the Badenoch & Strathspey Community hospital in Aviemore, is part of the newly launched mentoring scheme to encourage…


Girl Dreamer Academy

Published 8 April 2020 | Written by Anne Edwards
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges Community liaison Diversity Equality Inclusion Residents Schools

The Girl Dreamer Academy programme is an empowerment platform for women and girls of colour. Through leadership development programmes, adventure sport and digital content they aim to build confidence and unleash the potential of girls everywhere. Girl Dreamer likes to push the boundaries, test the waters and go full throttle at everything they do. From setting up the UK’s first…


Presenting the Opportunities Available to Women in Construction

Published 23 March 2020 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Equality Promoting Construction campaign

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Kelly Sowden and Sophie Dick hosted a presentation at Temple Moor High School in Leeds to Year 11 students, to promote engineering roles and role for women in engineering. They discussed the different types of engineering and how John Sisk & Son aim to increase the number of women they hire into the industry. Gender…


Brownie Group Visit

Published 3 February 2020 | Written by Jennifer Upstill
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Goodwill Residents Schools

Women in the Berkeley St Edward team at Hartland Village, Fleet, visited a local Brownie group (aged 7-10 yrs) to talk about the project and the huge variety of careers in construction. We played a game which involved busting lots of myths about the industry and made sure that they knew it wasn’t just for boys! The group have recently…


Women into Construction

Published 23 September 2019 | Written by Charlotte Ross
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice CSCS Diversity Equality Inclusion Skills card

Berkeley West Thames, West London College (WLC) and Women Into Construction (WIC) teamed up this summer to offer women an opportunity to kick start a career in construction by hosting a four week training programme at the West London Construction Academy (WLCA), located on Berkeley’s Southall Waterside development. The programme provided an insight into the vast career options available within…


Championing Back to Work Mums Scheme

Published 2 September 2019 | Written by Jeremy Bayliss
CategoriesDiversity Inclusion Minority groups Recreation Working hours

We have launched a ‘Championing Back to Work Mums’ scheme with the aim of attracting more women to return to work and get involved in the industry after having children. As a company we value women in our industry and we are committed to respect, treat fairly, encourage and support women within our company. As an incentive, we have introduced…


Plastics and Packaging Actions: Creating Bird Feeders

Published 2 September 2019 | Written by Attracta Mathews
CategoriesAwareness Careers advice Post-completion impact Schools

GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership recently hosted 14 girls aged 10–13 from the Women’s Tec Summer Scheme GIRLTEC Academy to raise awareness of environmental considerations in construction projects. The workshop formed part of a practical visit to the GBHP Royal Victoria Hospital site to encourage female pupils to consider future careers in construction. The visit included talks and hands on activities from…


Female PPE at the Broadway Project

Published 29 July 2019 | Written by Rachel Mills
CategoriesDiversity Inclusion Minority groups Onsite dress code PPE

After a gap in the market was discovered, our Senior Office Manager, supported by Multiplex’s Temporary Works Manager, have been working with Onsite Support and Leo to develop a dual-tone female-shaped Hi-Vis. The Broadway will be the first project for Multiplex to make this change. Ensuring details of purchasing are passed onto the supply chain, all of the women currently…


Gender Equality Video

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by Manjeeta Pathak
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups

The construction industry lacks diversity. There are various diversity issues within the industry and there have been various attempts to tackle the issue. Gender disparity has been one of the diversity issues, as the construction industry is still predominantly male dominated. Changes take time, especially attitude changes. The unconscious biases exist in the industry and the changes in construction industry…


The Madison Workforce Development Hub

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by Celeste Koen
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Equality Inclusion Language differences Literacy training Mental health Mental health first aiders Personal development Stress

A secure iPad in the canteen has been installed for the workforce to access while on their breaks. The iPad stand is adjustable and has two positions, so the user can stand up or sit down. The stool provided at the station is made out of re-used waste materials from site. The iPad is preloaded with information on the following…