Considerate Constructors Scheme
Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Steve Beckley, says, ‘Being a good neighbour is something that the fire service prides itself on and is determined to promote throughout the building of our new fire stations. We see this scheme as a positive step in ensuring that the values we hold within the service are reflected in those who work on our behalf. It is our intention that all of the new fire station build programmes will be part of the scheme ensuring that registered sites and companies should do all they can to reduce any negative impact on anyone affected by their work.
Started in 1997, this important initiative operates a voluntary Code of Considerate Practice, to which participating construction sites and companies register. The Code of Considerate Practice commits those sites and companies registered with the Scheme to enhance their appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and care for the workforce.
Considerate constructors seek to improve the image of the construction industry by striving to promote and achieve best practice under the Code. Signing up to the Scheme indicates a willingness to improve performance to the highest levels.
If passers-by wish to comment, the name and telephone number of the site manager or company contact is clearly displayed, alongside the freephone telephone number of the Scheme’s administration office. Registered companies also display a vehicle sticker or magnet, showing their unique registration number, on every company vehicle used on the public highway.
Further information about the scheme can be found at http://www.ccscheme.org.uk