THE Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), which aims to improve the image of the construction sector, has announced it has registered its 100,000th site.
The CCS was founded 20 years ago. The organisation undertakes around 14,000 visits to sites, companies and suppliers every year year.
The milestone site registration was made by Mulalley for the Chauncey Residential Development in Ware, Hertfordshire.
CCS chief executive Edward Hardy said, “We are delighted to celebrate the registration of the Scheme’s 100,000th site with Mulalley, who have been registering sites for nearly 20 years and are a founding Scheme Partner. This is a truly momentous milestone for the Considerate Constructors Scheme and the industry, and is made even more special with this being the 20th year of the Scheme.
“It is with huge thanks to the continuous hard work, commitment and dedication from an increasingly growing proportion of the UK, and more recently the Irish construction industry, that the Scheme has gone from strength to strength since it registered its first site in 1997. At the very centre of this success has been true collaboration across our industry.
“As a Scheme, we continue to grow and engage with an ever-increasing number of contractors, suppliers, companies, clients and other construction industry-related organisations to continue to promote the benefits to the industry in looking after our workforce, site neighbours and the environment.
“Whilst it is important that we celebrate this phenomenal achievement, it is also important to remember that much more still needs to be done to continue to improve the image of our sector and to encourage the industry to continually raise its standards and share best practice throughout the supply chain. It is only through an ever-improving image that our industry can continue to attract the very best to work in our fantastic sector.
“As one of the few people who have been involved with the Scheme from its earliest days, I am incredibly proud of what the Scheme has achieved. I am also hugely grateful to the construction industry for the way in which it has embraced the concept of considerate construction, and how it continues to challenge itself to attain even higher standards.”
Dr David Hancock, the Infrastructure and Project Authority’s Head of Construction added, “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 with the Scheme. 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.”