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Supporting International Women’s Day

Published 20 March 2017 | Written by Cintia Bailey
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Management attitudes Promoting Construction campaign

For International Women’s Day 2017, we asked our workforce to #BeBoldForChange. What advice would you offer our future generations of women? This year on International Women’s Day we invited everyone to answer that question. The response has been amazing. Throughout the day, we shared images of those joining the conversation on our Twitter feed. A presentation on how we, as…


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 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…


International Women’s Day

Published 7 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Management attitudes Promoting Construction campaign

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To support International Women’s Day on your site, you could do the following: Support and participate in ‘Women in Construction’ events; Have a robust equality and diversity policy ensuring men and women are treated equally; Visit the ‘International Women’s Day’ website to view resources…


Getting the Girl Guides Involved in Construction

Published 25 October 2016 | Written by James Ford
CategoriesGoodwill Public Support

The construction site was based in a remote area with no direct neighbours so we went out to the local Girl Guides group to try and get them involved in construction. They had the annual International Jamboree which they wanted to create an archway for their camp site which they requested we helped with. Using timber that was going spare…


Mace’s ‘Building Futures’ programme

Published 10 October 2016 | Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges Equality Schools

One of the problems that exists when talking to young people about careers in construction is the lack of understanding about the variety of different roles available. Both teachers and school children are unaware of the scope with a career in construction and can limit the options of students because of preconceptions about who would be suitable to work in…


Providing Opportunities for Female Operatives

Published 2 August 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDiversity Equality Inclusion Training

Equality should be encouraged within the workforce across all individuals. In order for the industry to attract potential employees from all backgrounds, ages and genders, equality must be demonstrated. Additional training is an effective method in widening the accessibility and potential for the whole workforce. One site showed evidence of this through the below example: The organisation looked for opportunities…


Promoting Women in Construction

Published 7 July 2016 | Written by Charlene Millen
CategoriesCooperation

Women make up only 11 per cent of the construction workforce and just 1 per cent of workers on site. The Office for National Statistics says that the number of women working as roofers, bricklayers and glaziers is so low that it is unmeasurable. To promote Women into Construction our site team at Adelaide Street, Belfast recently organised a Women…


Celebrating National Women in Engineering Day

Published 6 July 2016 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Equality Minority groups Schools

To celebrate women in engineering and support and encourage more women to consider a career in engineering or construction, we developed a series of activities to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day (NWED). These encouraged staff to take the opportunity to understand a bit more about how the role of women in engineering has changed and continues to change in…


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

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 training and 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,…


Encouraging and Supporting Women into the Construction Industry

Published 8 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Careers advice CSCS Diversity Equality Skills card

The industry needs to be promoted in a positive light to encourage women to consider a career in construction. The construction industry is currently made up of a predominately male workforce. A greater effort needs to be made to encourage women into the industry, to help build a more diverse skill set for the future. Below are examples of how sites can achieve…


CITB’s Be Fair Framework

Published 5 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAge Consultation Diversity Equality Inclusion Minority groups Recognition

A key requirement of the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice is to provide a workplace where everyone is respected, treated fairly, encouraged, supported and made to feel valued as an employee. All members of the workforce must be treated fairly and without discrimination. An ‘inclusion’ policy should demonstrate commitment to equality, diversity and respect amongst the workforce. Many companies are turning to CITB’s…