What we do
Started in 1997, this important initiative operates a voluntary Code of Considerate Practice, to which participating construction sites and companies register.
The Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded by the industry to improve its image. The Scheme is neither grant maintained, nor funded by the government, and is solely financed by its registrations.
There are three ways in which companies can register with the Scheme: Site Registration, Company Registration and Supplier Registration.
The construction industry has a huge impact on all our lives, with most construction work taking place in sensitive locations. If all construction sites and companies presented an image of competent management, efficiency, awareness of environmental issues and above all neighbourliness, then they would become a positive advertisement, not just for themselves but for the industry as a whole.
The Code of Considerate Practice commits those sites and companies registered with the Scheme to care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce.
Construction sites, companies and suppliers operating within the UK can register with the Scheme.
The Scheme is open to construction sites, companies and suppliers of all types and size and for every type of construction activity, with many construction companies and clients automatically registering all their work as company policy.
Through the monitoring of registered sites, companies and suppliers, and the displaying of posters around the construction site, promoting registration with the Scheme. If passers-by wish to comment, the name and telephone number of the site manager or company contact is clearly displayed, alongside the freephone telephone number of the Scheme’s administration office. Registered companies also display a vehicle sticker or magnet, showing their unique registration number, on every company and supplier vehicle used on the public highway.
- Sites should be registered before any construction activity commences, including initial demolition work.
- Construction companies, including main and trade contractors, can register at any time.
- Construction suppliers can register at any time.