The Best Practice Hub, which was launched in January 2015 by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), is proving to be an invaluable resource to the construction industry, as shown by its popularity with users in the first two months of being live.
The Best Practice Hub hosts a wealth of best practice tips, expertise, guidance and case studies to help those in the construction industry learn from their peers and raise industry standards.
Edward Hardy, Chief Executive of the Scheme said:
“Since the site launched in January there has been over 6,000 new users to the site, almost 10,000 individual sessions and more than 340 registered users to receive the latest updates. These early figures are extremely encouraging and already demonstrate how valued this industry resource is.”
“Visitors to the Hub have been able to choose from more than 725 articles to read. Articles relating to dust and community interaction have been the most read examples of best practice, which have been closely followed by high safety standards on site.”
Users can search for best practice ideas by simply filtering via keywords. The most popular terms searched for in the last couple of weeks have been ‘recycling’ ‘site set up’, ‘signage’, ‘noise’, and ‘waste’ demonstrating what topics contractors are most interested in looking to improve.
“The Best Practice Hub was a real innovation for the Scheme as we continue in our long-term goal to improve the image of construction. The Hub provides a platform to showcase best practice, but more importantly it allows people to share it, which in turn will help to raise the standards across the entire industry.”
“We want the Best Practice Hub to become the ultimate destination to find and share examples of best practice within the construction industry.
“The Hub has attracted visitors across the industry which includes small business contractors to some of the largest in the UK.”
Mark Blundy, Group Health & Safety Director at Bowmer & Kirkland commented:
“The Best Practice Hub is a useful resource that provides often simple ideas and examples of activities that site teams can undertake to enhance their sites, minimise disruption and impact in the community, and be good neighbours as well as good ambassadors for their Project and the construction industry.”
Stephanie Taylor, Sustainability Senior Manager at Mace added:
“As an Associate Member of the CCS we’re very keen to ensure that all our projects meet and exceed the requirements of the CCS Code of Considerate Practice. The CCS Best Practice Hub has helped us deliver some excellent results as people can now get a better understanding of what Best Practice and Innovation looks like and what initiatives, ideas and events they can promote on site to continuously improve the image of construction.”