The Scheme’s ‘Spotlight on…’ initiative aims to look at different areas associated with improving the image of construction, and hopes to raise awareness among registered sites, companies and suppliers on how they can help with the issue.
Each area highlighted in ‘Spotlight on…’ will feature facts on the topic, as well as information on what the UK, and more specifically the construction industry, is doing to help tackle the issue. There are also examples of best practice that have been witnessed by the Scheme’s Monitors and all the while encouraging the industry to think about how they can help.
It is hoped that the industry will use this ‘Spotlight on…’ section of the website as the first place to look to find out more information about the highlighted issues, and use the knowledge to develop or enhance their own initiatives across the thousands of sites currently in operation around the UK.
Through taking action to help tackle the issues highlighted, the construction industry can play an important role in making a difference, and ultimately, improve the image of construction.
Plastics and Packaging
Published February 2019
‘Spotlight on… plastics and packaging’ raises awareness of the impact of plastics and packaging on the environment and provides the construction industry with guidance for tackling this issue.
Published August 2018
‘Spotlight on… the next generation’ launched to tackle the skills shortage and encourage young people into the industry.
Published February 2018
‘Spotlight on… air pollution’ raises awareness of the impact of air pollution and provides the industry with advice on tackling the issue.
Women in Construction
Published September 2017
‘Spotlight on… women in construction’ aims to demonstrate why the construction industry should be addressing the issue of attracting more women into the industry.
Published March 2017
‘Spotlight on… illegal workers’ aims to increase understanding of the risk posed by illegal construction workers, and identify what can be done to tackle the problem.
Drugs and alcohol
Published June 2016
‘Spotlight on… drugs and alcohol’ aims to raise awareness of the health and safety risks associated with this topic and educate the sectors’ workforce about how drugs and alcohol impact upon the construction industry.
Published September 2015
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is pleased to publish its new ‘Spotlight on…’ initiative which focuses on occupational cancers. This aims to raise awareness of the risks involved in construction work and the importance of taking proactive measures to protect and safeguard the health of employees -with particular focus on skin and lung cancer.
Published March 2015
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is pleased to publish its new ‘Spotlight on…’ initiative which focuses on how mental health can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnicity and can cause both personal and
work-related stress, anxiety and depression.
Published October 2014
‘Spotlight on… language’ focusses on inappropriate, offensive and foul language used in the construction industry and how it could cause offence to both those working on site and anyone passing-by.
Published March 2014
‘Spotlight on… apprenticeships’ intends to highlight the importance of apprenticeships, and the benefits to employers, the individuals and the wider community.
Published June 2013
‘Spotlight on…cycle safety’ aims to raise awareness of the issue of cycle safety and to share best practice. Ultimately, this initiative seeks to raise standards where necessary and reduce and prevent fatalities and injuries resulting from accidents between cyclists and construction traffic.