Scheme brings together leaders in considerate construction

The Scheme’s annual Image of Construction event has once again been hugely successful in bringing together professionals from across the construction industry.

For the fifth year running, the event provided attendees from Scheme-registered sites, companies, suppliers and clients, with the opportunity to educate, inspire and network with peers on a range of critical issues and best practice solutions. Guests gained valuable insights through a range of presentations and exhibitor stands.

A fantastic line-up of external speakers included:

  • The UK Home Office, who discussed the joint effort to remove incentives for people to enter and remain in the UK illegally and current legislation updates.
  • Mates in Mind who spoke about their campaign to raise awareness of mental health and how to provide a supportive working environment through its programme.
  • WISE, who have produced a resource for STEM ambassadors to promote opportunities for girls in the construction sector. This tied in with the Schemes current ‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ campaign.
  •  CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) discussed the new CLOCS Site Compliance Monitoring Checklist and demonstrated how to implement the requirements of the CLOCS Standard on a construction site.
  • Other presentations throughout the day also included sessions from; BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society); CDP (Construction Dust Partnership); CITB (Construction Industry Training Board); LGBT & Allies Group; Prince’s Trust and Skcin.
  • Exhibition stands included; betta-health@work; CIP (Construction Industry Publications); IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health); Lighthouse Club (Construction Industry Helpline); Prostate Cancer UK and Right Waste Right Place.

Scheme Executive Chairman Isabel Martinson, and Scheme Director, Mike Petter welcomed attendees and gave an overview of the key developments of the Scheme – including marking the Scheme’s 20th year anniversary in 2017 – a huge achievement for the industry.

Senior Scheme Monitors provided a number of workshops which provided guidance on how to improve their performance, covering topics such as: innovation; what it takes to win a national award; and scoring exercises.

A really useful Q&A session provided attendees with an opportunity to ask experienced monitors any questions they may have about the Scheme. The Scheme’s exhibition stands provided information on all aspects of the Scheme, including: Ivor and Honor Goodsite, the Construction Map, the Best Practice Hub and Ultra Sites.

Following the event, the Scheme asked guests for feedback so future events can build on this year’s success. Comments from attendees have included:

The workshops were brilliant, really informative. Giving us lots of ideas to work on back at the office.
Having never attended before it was beneficial to hear directly from CCS with regards to what sort of work is being carried out by other contractors.
It was my first CCS event and I thought it was really really good! We got lots of information and details to work on.

The following organisations exhibited at Image of Construction 2017. Presentations are available for download by clicking the links below:

Home Office

IOSH

LGBT & Allies Group

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Lighthouse Club

The Prince’s Trust

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Prostate Cancer UK

Right Waste Right Place

Ivor and Honor Goodsite

Best Practice Hub

The Scheme would like to thank all attendees, presenters and exhibitors for not only for supporting this year’s event but for their continued support in helping improve the image of construction.

To register your interest in presenting or exhibiting at next year’s Image of Construction event, please email events@ccscheme.org.uk

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