Latest News & Features

Read the latest news stories, updates and features from the Scheme.

Tackling Illegal Working in Construction – Our Toolkit

21 May 2024

Sinead Clarkson of NAWIC who worked with CCS on the mandate to provide sanitary products for women in construction sites

Sanitary products for women in Construction

3 April 2024

News

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Winners of our 2024 National Site Awards revealed

9 May 2024

The Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards have returned! This year, we were thrilled to bring back of our esteemed National Site Awards, relaunched with resounding success over six ceremonies across the UK, with dates in Manchester, Edinburgh and London. We are delighted that the winners of our 2024 National Site Awards have now been […]

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Open Doors 2024 – Showcasing careers in construction

19 March 2024

Open Doors Week is the initiative that gives young people the opportunity to see behind the hoardings of construction sites, and hear directly from those working in the sector how rewarding a career in construction can be, as well as the routes into one. We have been proudly supporting it since its launch back in […]

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Work experience in construction – Built Environment Work Experience Week – July 2024

7 March 2024

CCS are excited to be working with the Built Environment Academy (BEA) and Learn Live UK and play a part in delivering Built Environment Work Experience Week, an unmissable date in the construction calendar. Starting 1 July 2024, it will be a Nationwide event targeted at pupils from year 10 and above all the way […]

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Careers in the construction industry – National Apprenticeship Week

1 February 2024

Promoting careers in construction This National Apprenticeship Week, the Considerate Constructors Scheme is working with the Built Environment Academy (BEA) and Learn Live UK, the free online learning portal for students, to engage young people and inspire them to consider a career in the construction industry as part of their academic path and once they […]

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Best Practice Hub Learning – Our Yearly Recap

31 January 2024

The Best Practice Hub, our free educational platform for the construction industry The Best Practice Hub is our free online resource designed to support the construction industry in improving their standards in considerate construction. The Hub is the place to go if you are looking for inspiration and examples of best practices, innovations, information on industry-critical […]

Heron Brothers joins CCS as Contractor Partner

Heron Bros becomes a CCS Partner

2 January 2024

We are delighted to welcome Heron Bros as a Partner in the Considerate Constructors Scheme. Heron Bros joins over 150 Partners who are committed to improving the image of construction by registering all their construction activity with us, covering work at all their construction sites. The company is a family-owned business formed in 1956 in […]

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Checklist and Fees updates for 2024

21 December 2023

The Monitor Checklist and Self-Assessment are at the core of the work of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). They support contractors and construction suppliers by providing a framework for improvement in the areas of Community, Environment and Workforce, highlighting what good considerate practice looks like. As construction and the needs of society evolve with the […]

Winners of our 2023 National Awards revealed

27 November 2023

The Considerate Constructors Scheme Awards 2023 On Monday 27 November, the 2023 winners of our prestigious Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) national Leading Lights Awards were announced at an eagerly anticipated awards ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel, central London. The ceremony showcased the exemplary work of UK and Irish construction organisations, their sites and individuals – […]

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Considerate Constructors Partner Kier hosts Open Doors 2024 launch

16 November 2023

Construction sites across the length and breadth of the UK are getting ready to open their hoardings, as part of the Open Doors 2024 initiative – which the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is a Partner in delivering. In the run-up to Open Doors week, which takes place between 18 and 24 March 2024, Open Doors […]

Features

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Listed Building Renovation in Construction

Introducing Diarmuid Mullan at Heron Bros Renovating a listed building in the UK and Ireland is a complex and highly specialised process. However, the rewards for the environment, local communities, and the construction workforce often make it worthwhile. By definition, a listed building in the UK and Ireland is a structure of special architectural or […]

Sandi Rhys Jones CIOB President in 2024

Inclusive PPE in the construction industry: Sandi Rhys Jones

We spoke to Sandi Rhys Jones, CIOB President, about the origins of the #PPEthatfits campaign and why it’s important to continue to push for inclusive PPE in the construction industry. Despite the importance of properly fitting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), current regulations are not explicit in the requirement to provide PPE that is designed to […]

Women's PPE in Construction

Women’s PPE in Construction

Supporting the Provision of PPE for Women in Construction The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) is proud to support women in construction with its nationally-recognised Code of Considerate Practice. As of 1st January 2023, the Scheme has introduced a fundamental update to its Code which has now placed access to Women’s PPE provision at construction sites […]

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PPE that fits women: why is it crucial

The widespread adoption of PPE that fits women in the construction workforce has been an industry issue for some time, and the CCS is proud to have made a positive contribution through mandating its provision in sites that register with us in the latest update of our checklist.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used to […]

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Women’s PPE Provision: Our Monitor Shares her Insights

Interview with Jo Rieny, Scheme Monitor on Women’s PPE Provision This week, we caught up with Jo Rieny, a Considerate Constructors Scheme Monitor and construction industry specialist who has been working within the sector for over 20 years. She has worked in a range of health, safety and compliance roles, before taking up a position […]

Corporate Social Responsibility Construction

Corporate Social Responsibility in Construction

The role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Construction Introducing Morgan Ford from Kier Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a critical consideration for many businesses, but an integral part of the construction industry. As construction firms work on new projects, they have a direct impact on the local communities and neighbourhoods in which they operate in, […]

Resident Liaison Officer Beatriz Munoz from Bouygues

Beatriz Munoz, Resident Liaison Officer at Bouygues UK

The Role of a Resident Liaison Officer Introducing Beatriz Munoz from Bouygues UK As part of our showcasing of success and best practices within the construction industry, we are introducing a new ‘In Focus…’ news feature on the CCS website where we interview a range of different people working within construction and discuss the importance […]