The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the United Kingdom’s national initiative to improve the image of the construction industry – has reached a major milestone by registering its 100,000th site.
Contractor Mulalley made the all-important registration for a housing development in the south of England.
The Infrastructure and Project Authority’s head of construction, Dr David Hancock, welcomed the achievement.
“It was a pleasure to present at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards earlier in the year, and it is great to hear that the 100,000th site has registered,” he said.
“It reflects well on the efforts that have been made by the industry. We are seeing much cleaner and tidier sites, efforts being made to minimise noise and having safety systems in place.
”This has had a positive effect on the environment and surrounding communities, and also on working conditions. We are seeing constructors providing a more supportive and caring environment for their workforce.
“This is great progress and I hope it will continue and help attract more people into the industry at a time when we are seeing much change and challenge around how the industry operates.”
Since registering its first site in 1997, the scheme has become highly regarded throughout the UK construction industry as the ‘go to’ organisation to support sites, companies, suppliers and clients. It has also registered numerous demolition sites during the past 20 years.
One of the very few organisations to monitor the industry’s progress and share best practice on the ground, the Scheme undertakes around 14,000 visits to sites, companies and suppliers per year.
“We continue to grow and engage with an ever-increasing number of organisations to continue to promote the benefits to the industry in looking after our workforce, site neighbours and the environment,” said Considerate Constructors Scheme chief executive Edward Hardy.
“It is important that we celebrate this phenomenal achievement, but it’s also important to remember that much more still needs to be done to continue to improve the image of our sector.”