Scheme launches new e-learning on preventing illegal working

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is delighted to launch a new e-learning course on the Best Practice Hub, focused on preventing illegal working in the construction industry.

These courses are free for registered Hub users and are designed to help sites, companies and suppliers meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice.

To reinforce the messages of the March 2017 ‘Spotlight on… illegal workers’ campaign, the Scheme has developed a new topic-based e-learning course on this important issue.

The Scheme’s survey, conducted in 2016, found that 93% of respondents felt that illegal working could be better tackled in the construction industry. Illegal working is a serious crime and those found guilty of employing an individual who does not have a right to work in the UK face potential financial penalties of £20,000 per illegal worker.

The ‘Spotlight on…’ campaign assembles guidance for contractors on how to put a stop to illegal working, drawing from information provided by the Home Office to support the campaign.

Several months after the campaign was launched, the Scheme surveyed our Monitors to get their feedback on the campaign’s impact. It was found that many sites were still unclear about the right to work check process and who is legally responsible for ensuring right to work.

It is hoped that this new e-learning course will help contractors consolidate their understanding of preventing illegal working.

‘Preventing illegal working’ is the ninth of the Scheme’s free e-learning courses. Upon successful completion of each course, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate is available to print out.

The Scheme’s e-learning has proved immensely popular since its launch last year. So far over 20,000 courses have been taken, and a recent Hub survey found that 99% of respondents found the courses useful.

Previous e-learning courses
  • Introduction to the Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • Care about Appearance
  • Respect the Community
  • Protect the Environment
  • Secure everyone’s Safety
  • Value their Workforce
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Mental health awareness

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