Wernick Hire becomes first registered Supplier
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has welcomed Wernick Hire as its first registered supplier in its new Supplier Registration membership scheme.
Introduced in June 2014 in recognition of the critical contribution suppliers make to the construction industry, Supplier Registration is for companies that provide goods and materials to the construction industry.
The Wernick Group have been supplying modular and temporary buildings for over 80 years and have grown to be the largest supplier in Britain.
Commenting on Wernick Hire’s registration, Mike Petter, Chairman of the Scheme said:
We’re delighted to welcome Wernick Hire to the Scheme. Supplier Registration is an important step in our development as an organisation that is pushing for higher standards across the whole construction industry. Wernick Hire consistently applies high standards throughout its business and that makes them an ideal member of the Scheme.
Michael Thistlethwaite, Managing Director of Wernick said:
We’re extremely pleased to be accepted as the first supplier into the Scheme and look forward to working with them to ensure that the high standards they promote throughout the industry are maintained.
Supplier Registration allows any company supplying goods and materials to the construction industry to sign up to the Scheme and enjoy the benefits of registration.
Historically, the Scheme has focussed on construction sites and companies but recognises the valuable and vital contribution made by those companies supplying goods and materials to the industry.
They 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.
The Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice applies equally well to these suppliers as it does to registered sites and companies, but a new, bespoke Checklist has been developed to better reflect the specific nature of these operations, particularly the element of deliveries to and from sites.
The Scheme has already registered a number of supplier companies under Company Registration but recent conversations with main contractors and clients have led the Scheme to looking more closely at this sector to properly understand their vital role in considerate construction.
With the option of registering the construction site, those who carry out work on them and those who supply goods and services, it ensures even more companies in the construction process are operating to the highest of standards, and that the impact of construction activity across the project is minimised.
The Scheme hopes that suppliers will see this as an ideal opportunity to join sites and companies in promoting their considerate credentials and contributing towards improving the image of construction.