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Last year saw the 1000th company register to the Considerate Constructors Scheme

Good year for considerate construction

A record number of construction sites and companies registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme last year

Posted by Dave Higgitt | February 26, 2015 | People, policy, politics, money

Last year the Considerate Constructors Scheme recorded its best results for site registrations, company registrations and site visits. It also saw the scheme launch supplier registration, present a record number of awards to the construction industry and participate in two key charitable initiatives.

A total of 8,894 sites registered with the scheme in 2014 – 24 per day on average, beating the previous record of 8,854 in 2010. 673 companies also registered with the scheme – the highest number ever and a 13.5 percent increase on 2013. Since the scheme began in 1997, more than 80,000 sites and 1,000 companies have registered.

Supplier registration was launched towards the end of the year to recognise the contribution that suppliers make to the construction industry. In 2014, 13 supplier depots registered, including HSS Hire and Wernick Hire, which exceeded the scheme’s target for the year.

The scheme’s monitors, who visit registered sites, companies and suppliers to assess their performance against the code of considerate practice, averaged 40 site visits per day in 2014, taking their total to just over 15,000 site visits for the year.

Edward Hardy, the scheme’s chief executive, said: “2014 was a landmark year for the scheme. We surpassed previous registration and site visit records, which demonstrated the fact that the industry recognises the importance of consideration in its interaction with the public, towards its workforce and the environment. We’re delighted and proud that our industry remains as committed as ever to improving the image of construction.”

The scheme presented 739 national site awards and 85 national company awards in 2014. These awards recognise the commitment made by registered sites and companies to the scheme’s code of considerate practice, which asks them to care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone's safety and value their workforce.

The scheme also partnered with The Prince’s Trust to support their ‘Get Into’ programme to help tackle youth employment and helped launch the Construction Industry Helpline, a confidential advice and support helpline for the construction industry workforce and their families. The scheme will continue to support these charities in 2015 and encourage registered sites, companies and suppliers to play their part in helping both organisations.

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