New star rated performance posters now available
The Scheme’s new A1 posters allow registered sites to display their site’s considerate performance to the public.
Using a star rating system ranging from three stars up to five, the posters will, for the first time, give sites an opportunity to promote how well they have performed against the Code of Considerate Practice.
The posters have been developed by the Scheme following requests from contractors and clients to display their considerate credentials to the public, reflecting their latest score from the Scheme’s Monitor visit.
Registered sites can purchase the posters following a scored Monitor visit, and the score out of 50 will translate into one the following posters:
|5||45 – 50|
|4.5||40 – 44|
|4||35 – 39|
|3.5||30 – 34|
|3||25 – 29|
From 1 January 2016, sites with a project value of £25m and over will receive two posters following each visit as part of their registration.
Registered companies and suppliers can also promote their considerate efforts with a star rated certificate to display either at their office or on site.
A star rating will not be issued to a site if it has been deemed non-compliant in any section of the Code. Similarly, if a company or supplier has been marked as non-compliant on their last Monitor report of the year, they will also not be issued with a rating.
The star rated performance posters were launched at the new US Embassy, which is currently under construction in Nine Elms in Wandsworth. The site, which is being constructed by B.L. Harbert International, in conjunction with Sir Robert McAlpine, is due to open in 2017 and has achieved a 5 star rating.
Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said:
The introduction of the star ratings system provides an easily identifiable and quantifiable way for the public, local community and workforce to understand the extent to which sites and companies are performing against the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.
This Code is designed to encourage the industry to improve the image of construction through caring about appearance, respecting the community, protecting the environment, securing everyone’s safety and valuing their workforce. We believe the introduction of these posters and certificates will help to present an even more positive image of the industry to the public.
B.L. Harbert International Project Manager Matt Goldsworthy added:
B.L. Harbert is honoured to receive such recognition. It could not be possible without all of the hard work and dedication of all the people on site that have all contributed to make this happen.
Sir Robert McAlpine’s Project Manager Bob Kay commented:
At the New London Embassy we take pride in providing a working environment that not only attracts like minded personnel to the site but aims to do so in a way that demonstrates our commitment not only to the site and its personnel but also to the wider community. Receiving such recognition from the Considerate Constructors Scheme demonstrates that we are achieving this aim.
Cllr Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council and co-chair of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, said:
With so much construction activity underway, it is essential that the growing numbers of people living and working in Nine Elms have clear information about how construction sites are performing. I am delighted that B.L. Harbert International and Sir Robert McAlpine have been recognised for their sterling work on the new US Embassy: creating an iconic new building for Wandsworth and for London.
From left to right: Peter Carlson, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, US Government; Matt Goldsworthy, Project Manager, BL Harbert International; Bob Kay, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine; and Pat Kelly, Works Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine.