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“Their Code of Considerate Practice

also supports our own Corporate

Social Responsibility Policy and

initiatives focused around working

alongside the community and

caring for the environments we

work in.”

One of its projects – the demolition

and site clearance of a two-storey

building within the grounds of

Cambridge Nuffield Hospital - was

highly praised by Scheme Monitor

Stan Marlow.

After visiting the site, Stan

said: “Clearly a well-managed,

professional operation exceeding

the requirements of the

Considerate Constructors Scheme’s

Code of Considerate Practice in

every category.

“This short duration site is well

presented and the works area

protected from unauthorised


“There is good signage and

directions to the temporary car

park and excellent liaison with the

hospital management, with noisy

operations restricted to agreed


Outlining another recent project

and how it benefited from the

Scheme, Chris said: “During a recent

demolition job in Leicester, on a

site close to existing housing, we

were required to incorporate the

requirements of the Scheme into

our working practices to closely

manage noise and dust.

“Movement of heavy plant and

use of the concrete crusher were

restricted until after 08.00hrs, and

a dust suppression system was

introduced to control levels of dust

in the local atmosphere.

“On a large earthworks job in

Cambridge it was important to

incorporate the requirements of the

Scheme into our working practices.

The scale of the job meant there

were up to 200 lorry movements

a day, which meant we had to pay

extra consideration to traffic.

“To relieve this we had extra

gatemen on, and used three

banksmen, when we only usually

have one due to the volume of

traffic. Due to the location of the job

on a busy, congested hospital road

we also took extra consideration

with our road sweeping as the area

was frequented by cars, lorries and


Mick George’s contract at the

internationally famous Science Park

district in the City of Cambridge

involved providing a soil strip, pile

mats and the creation of temporary

roads and parking areas.

All of this was contained within

an operational zone that was fully

protected by branded hoardings

of main contractor, Wates - a

Scheme Associate Member. Mick

George was working for project

sub-contractor MJS Construction

(March) Ltd.

Stan Marlow praised the team for

its community initiatives including

organising farm visits for local

children and providing horse-riding

lessons for children with disabilities.

Commenting on the good practice

demonstrated on-site, Stan

said: “Activities on the site are

being completed in such a very

professional manner that they are

also complementing the excellent

high standards that we have also

come to expect fromWates.”

Commenting on the challenges

encountered, Chris said: “Aside

from the dust, we were able to

re-use material from the site which

the crusher created, showing our

commitment to recycling.

“Also all members of the

workforce were shown the RAMS

(Risk Assessments and Method

Statements) for the job ensuring

their safety, and finally the public

were consulted about the project.

“As a result of the site’s location

close to a hospital, we restricted our

lorry movements until after 8.00hrs,

to be considerate to patients and



June 2015

Issue 37

Mick George at one of their ‘Skips for Schools’ cheque presentations