The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has celebrated a record year of registrations, site visits and charitable activity with the release of its 2014 Annual Review.
A total of 8,894 sites registered with the Scheme in 2014 – averaging 24 per day – with 673 companies joining up, marking a 13.5% increase on the previous year and taking the number of member companies to its highest number to date. There are now over 80,000 sites and more than 1,000 companies registered to CCS.
Supplier Registration was also launched towards the end of 2014, which the Scheme says is intended to recognise the vital and valuable contribution that suppliers make to the construction industry. In 2014, 13 supplier depots registered, which exceeded the Scheme’s target for the year.
CCS also topped its expected number of site visits, with the Scheme’s Monitors, who visit registered sites, companies and suppliers to assess their performance against the Code of Considerate Practice, averaging 40 site visits per day in 2014 – taking their total to just over 15,000 for the year.
Edward Hardy, chief executive of the CCS, said:
“2014 was a landmark year for the Scheme. We surpassed previous registration and site visit records, which demonstrated the fact that the industry recognises the importance of consideration in its interaction with the public, towards its workforce and the environment.
“We’re delighted and proud that our industry remains as committed as ever to improving the image of construction.”
A record 739 National Site Awards and 85 National Company Awards were presented in 2014, recognising the commitment made by registered sites and companies to the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.
The Scheme also participated in two charitable initiatives; partnering with The Prince’s Trust to support their ?Get Into’ programme to help tackle youth employment, and helping to launch the Construction Industry Helpline, a confidential advice and support helpline for the construction industry workforce and their families. The Scheme says it will continue to support these charities in 2015 and encourage registered sites, companies and suppliers to play their part in helping both organisations achieve their mission.
Mike Petter, chairman of CCS, said:
“The Scheme was fortunate in 2014 to celebrate so many milestones and achieve record registrations. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped make 2014 such a success.
“On behalf of the Scheme, thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped make 2014 such a success. I am sure that this year will build on what has already been accomplished and we will achieve ever higher standards of considerate construction.”
The Scheme has already continued its work in 2015 with the launch of the Best Practice Hub, an online resource showcasing best practice in the construction industry.
To find out in detail what the Considerate Constructors Scheme accomplished in 2014, click here