We were visited on-site at the beginning of March by a representative from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) to check how the site is performing in areas including safety, respecting the community, organisation/appearance and the welfare of our team.
The CCS is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve its image. Construction sites voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole.
We were informed by the inspectors that scoring over 38 was very rare, so we are delighted to have scored 40 overall and to be deemed ‘Excellent’ in all areas. The following quotes, taken from the report, highlight why:
On the appearance of our site: “The site is very well organised with all areas clean and tidy. Branding is well used and a website blog, updated monthly, is in place with the Public able to ask questions.”
On respecting the community: “Goodwill gestures include filling potholes for neighbours. Harrogate College students have been given a safety talk and parties of six students will visit site each Friday, commencing after Easter.”
On protecting the environment: “New trees, saplings and bat boxes are to be provided. A more environmentally friendly building will result.”
For more information on the Considerate Constructors Code please click here.