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National Site Awards 2014 have now finished

National Site Awards 2014 have now finished

After 12 ceremonies held across the UK with over 3000 guests attending, the Considerate Constructors Scheme's 2014 National Site Awards have now finished. The annual National Site Awards recognise and reward the hard work and effort that has been made by all registered sites, large and small, which have raised the bar for considerate construction and set the benchmark for others to follow. This year, the Scheme presented more awards than ever across the highest number of ceremonies to date. The 12 ceremonies took place in Edinburgh, Manchester and London where the Scheme presented 384 Bronze, 264 Silver and 90 Gold Awards in front of more than 3000 guests. A National Site Award ceremony held at The Balmoral, Edinburgh One of three ceremonies at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester One of the eight ceremonies held at Plaisterers' Hall, London From within the...

Offensive language still commonplace in construction

Offensive language still commonplace in construction

A survey published by CITB, and reported in Construction News, has found that sexist, racist and homophobic language can still very much be heard on UK construction sites. An online survey revealed that 61.2% of more than 500 construction workers said that they had heard sexist language in the past year, and 13.8% hear it at least once a week. The survey also revealed that racist language has been heard by 53.4% of people within the last year, with 13.8% hearing it in the last week. The use of ageist language is unfortunately not much better, with 51.2% of the people surveyed hearing it in the past year, and 12.8% in the last week. Finally, homophobic language fares slightly better but it is still reported as being heard in the last year by 48% of people, and 10.8% hearing...

Nine Elms launches innovative Construction Charter

Nine Elms launches innovative Construction Charter

The key development partners involved in the Nine Elms on the South Bank regeneration programme signed a Construction Charter in March 2014, marking their commitment to work collaboratively to deliver best practice construction management across the UK's biggest regeneration project. The Charter builds upon the approach pioneered by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, but with an enhanced focus on developers and highways authorities actively working together, essential given the complex logistics associated with the redevelopment of a new district in the heart of central London. It provides a collaborative code of construction practice that recognises the need for major developers, together with Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils and TfL to effectively plan and manage the impacts of construction. The Charter, developed with all partners and endorsed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, sets out how developers will work together to effectively plan...

Scheme launches Company Partnership

Scheme launches Company Partnership

The Scheme is pleased to announce the launch of Company Partnership for Company Registration. Company Partnership is a type of membership for companies who have proven their commitment to improving the image of construction through being a registered company for a minimum of two years and having consistently performed to a high level. Company Partners agree to continue registering their company with the Scheme and to register all sites over six weeks duration under Site Registration where applicable. Company Partners will meet regularly to share best practice and help to develop new ideas and initiatives. There are five founding Company Partners: DAWSON-WAM Ltd Elev8 Interiors Ltd Norriskips & Waste Management NWPS Construction Ltd Penmilne Electrical Contractors Ltd Tasker Catchpole Ltd The first official Company Partners' meeting took place on the 19th March at the Scheme's office in Ware, Hertfordshire....

Ivor Goodsite’s Hoarding Competition 2014 - enter now!

Ivor Goodsite’s Hoarding Competition 2014 - enter now!

The 2014 Hoarding Competition is now open to entries and promises to be bigger than last year! Any site or company registered with the Scheme can now enter this year's Hoarding Competition which provides a great opportunity for sites to engage with their communities and invite local schools and children's groups to decorate their hoarding, transforming them into works of art. Last year's competition was extremely successful, with contractors taking the opportunity to promote site safety to local children while showing them how great it is to work in construction. Comments received from those who took part were phenomenal and everyone relished creating something which the whole community could enjoy. For details on last year's entries and winners, please click here The fee to enter this year's Hoarding Competition is £425 (+ VAT) and an entry form must be...

Scheme obtains IIP Bronze Award

Scheme obtains IIP Bronze Award

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is pleased to have recently been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Bronze Award, three years after achieving the Standard IIP Accreditation. The Bronze Award is a higher level of accreditation awarded to companies who have demonstrated best practice in their commitment to developing its workforce. Launched in 1991, Investors in People offers a business improvement tool designed to help businesses develop performance through their people. It provides tailored assessments designed to support organisations in planning, implementing and evaluating effective strategies and is relevant for organisations of all sizes and sectors. The IIP Assessor who awarded the Scheme the Bronze Award commented in the summary report: The Considerate Constructors Scheme continues to meet the Investors in People standard at Core level. The company has been assessed against a wider number of criteria which have been...

  • National Site Awards 2014 have now finished
  • Offensive language still commonplace in construction
  • Nine Elms launches innovative Construction Charter
  • Scheme launches Company Partnership
  • Ivor Goodsite’s Hoarding Competition 2014 - enter now!
  • Scheme obtains IIP Bronze Award

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