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CCS launches web database to showcase 'cutting-edge' practice

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched an online resource to showcase the best on-site practice across the industry.

The best practice hub, which went live this week, will allow contractors, clients or site managers to upload examples of initiatives either currently in place on-site or being developed.

Considerate Constructors chairman Mike Petter told Construction News the hub will take advantage of the knowledge gained from the scheme’s 150 monitors, who last year undertook 15,000 site visits.

“Historically it’s been up to [contractors] to show us better practice and we mark it rather than for us to say what best practice is,” he said.

“We felt there was a need for change.”

The hub will focus on five areas, in line with the scheme’s code of practice.

These are appearance of sites, engagement with community, respect for environment, safety and valuing the workforce.

Mr Petter said the hub would initially be used as a “repository of everything the sector has done that we see as cutting edge”.

He added: “Our anticipation is that, particularly at the start of projects, site teams will go in and use it to get some very quick wins and to fire up their own creative juices.

“Our next stage is that it’s going to become the core resource for Considerate Constructors, so when we run training seminars and workshops the hub will be utilised for that.”

The database will be available to anyone free of charge and without registration.

CCS chief executive Edward Hardy said: “The best practice hub is another important step in our continued drive to provide help and guidance to the industry on consideration for the workforce, the community and the environment.

“It will set the standard for all considerate construction practice, ensuring all construction activity can be at the leading edge of best practice.”

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  • Looks like a really useful and useable tool. Great to have free access to a wealth of good ideas that are aimed at improving the construction industry. I'm all for sharing best practice.

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