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February 2015

Issue 35

SCHEME NEWS

Reviewof 2014

The Scheme celebrates a year of record registrations, site visits and charitable

activity marking one of its most successful years in its history.

Last year became the Scheme’s

best year ever 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 – a

remarkable

24 per day on average

,

beating the previous record of

8,854

in 2010.

673 companies

registered

with the Scheme – the

highest number ever and a

13.5

per cent increase

on 2013. Since

the Scheme began in 1997, over

80,000 sites

and more than

1,000

companies

have registered.

The Scheme’s Monitors, who

visit registered sites, companies

and suppliers to monitor and

assess them against the Code of

Considerate Practice to determine

their level of consideration,

averaged

40 site visits per day

in

2014, taking their total to just over

15,000 site visits

for the year –

another record for the Scheme.

Supplier Registration

was also

launched

to recognise the vital

and valuable contribution that

suppliers make to the construction

industry. So far,

13 supplier depots

have registered to date including

HSS Hire andWernick Hire, which

exceeded the Scheme’s target for

the year.

Edward Hardy, Chief Executive

of the Considerate Constructors

Scheme, 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 a record

739 National Site Awards

and

85 National Company Awards

in 2014. The prestigious 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 participated in

two new charitable initiatives;

partnering with

The Prince’s

Trust

to support their ‘Get Into’

programme to help tackle youth

employment and helping 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,

along with Prostate Cancer UK, in

2015 and encourage registered

sites, companies and suppliers to

play their part in helping these

organisations achieve their mission.

Mike Petter, Chairman of the

Scheme said: “The Scheme was

fortunate in 2014 to celebrate

so many milestones and achieve

record registrations. Thank you

to everyone who has supported

us and helped make 2014 such a

success.”

With 2015 already underway, the

Scheme will continue to build on

the success from last year and

encourage even higher standards

of considerate construction for the

year ahead.

Mike Petter continued: “We’ve

made a great start to this year

already with the launch of the

Best Practice Hub

in January,

which is a comprehensive online

resource showcasing best practice

in the construction industry at

your fingertips. In the first few

weeks, the industry has responded

enthusiastically with more than

6,000 individual sessions

on the

Hub already recorded.

“We’re looking forward to seeing

what else the rest of the year will

bring.”

The Scheme has created its 2014

Annual Review which takes an in-

depth look at last year’s activities.

Please click

here

to view a copy

of the 2014 Annual Review.