The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image.
Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. For more information on the Code, please click here.
The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.
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 and suppliers also display a vehicle sticker or magnet, showing their unique registration number, on every vehicle used on the public highway.
Nick Boles, Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
I support the efforts of the Considerate Constructors Scheme - since it began in 1997 it has contributed towards a radical improvement in the image of the construction industry.
With the support of some of the largest contractors, clients and industry bodies, the Scheme has enabled people to benefit greatly from construction projects that not only respect and support their communities whilst in operation but leave behind lasting legacies.
The Industrial Strategy for Construction, Construction 2025, set out a clear need for the construction sector to improve its image, and I would therefore encourage all relevant construction activity to be Considerate Constructors Scheme registered.