The Scheme celebrates its 80,000th registered site
The Considerate Constructors Scheme, an initiative which aims to improve the image of the industry by encouraging best practice, has reached its 80,000th registered site.
The 80,000th site belongs to Morgan Sindall’s Brampton Village Primary School site in Huntingdon, and the Managing Director for Construction East and the project team from Morgan Sindall were presented with a plaque on Friday 19th September to mark the occasion.
Registering a site with the Scheme demonstrates a commitment to improving the image of construction, as all registered sites must adhere to a Code of Considerate Practice. This involves a commitment from sites registered with the Scheme to care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value their workforce. All registered sites are regularly monitored by an experienced industry professional to assess their performance against this Code.
Mike Petter, Chairman of the Scheme, who celebrated with Morgan Sindall said:
We’re delighted to present Morgan Sindall with a plaque to celebrate their site becoming our 80,000th. We’ve seen the Scheme grow year on year since it began in 1997 as our members appreciate the importance of both the direct and indirect image of sites and how they have a wider impact on the industry as a whole.
Front from left: John Homer, Morgan Sindall’s Managing Director for Construction East with Edward Hardy, Scheme Chief Executive
Back from left: Mike Petter, Scheme Chairman; Adam Hunt, Assistant Site Manager; Nigel Arnold, Contracts Manager; Amy Kruse, Scheme Awards and Events Coordinator; and Wil Huisman, Site Manager
John Homer, Morgan Sindall Managing Director for Construction East, who accepted the plaque, said:
The Scheme plays an invaluable role in ensuring best practice across the industry and we’re very pleased to be joining them to celebrate this significant milestone. Reaching this landmark project is proof of the industry’s enthusiasm for the Scheme and the widespread commitment and dedication to improving our working practices and encouraging positive engagement with the community, the environment and the workforce.
Morgan Sindall has been a steadfast supporter of the Scheme and the values it seeks to encourage in the industry since the Scheme’s inception and we look forward to continuing to play our part in promoting best practice in the industry.
Any work that could be construed by the general public as ‘construction’ can be registered as a site with the Scheme, with many construction companies and clients automatically registering all their sites as company policy. All registered sites are monitored against the Code of Considerate Practice, with very highest performing sites considered for the Scheme’s annual National Site Awards which take place across the UK and are attended by thousands of construction industry professionals.
Since the Scheme began there had been a growing demand from trade contractors who also wanted the opportunity to register with the Scheme and demonstrate their commitment to considerate construction. This led to the development of Company Registration in 2009 where subcontractors and those who undertook short duration work could register and support the aim of the Scheme.
In 2014, the Scheme launched Supplier Registration which allows those who supply goods and materials to the industry to also sign up and enjoy the benefits of registration. Suppliers perform a vital role in the construction process, and equally, they have a responsibility to behave in a considerate manner at all times to ensure they portray a positive image of the industry they represent.
With Site, Company and Supplier Registration in place, there are now more ways than ever to ensure the industry is working to the highest levels of consideration and demonstrating the very best of considerate construction.
Top image, front from left: Mike Petter, Scheme Chairman, presenting Morgan Sindall’s John Homer, Managing Director East, with a commemorative plaque.
Top image, back from left: Edward Hardy, Scheme Chief Executive; with Morgan Sindall’s Nigel Arnold, Contracts Manager; Adam Hunt, Assistant Site Manager; Julian Samuila, Key Operative; and Will Huisman, Site Manager.