Why the Considerate Constructors Scheme is important for construction firms

Why the Considerate Constructors Scheme is important for construction firms

The way that companies are viewed by the public is hugely important, and so a positive image is something which should always be at the forefront of any companies agenda.

When it comes to construction firms, extra care is often needed, mainly because whilst it’s a vital industry, necessary works and regeneration programmes can also bring disruption to sometimes sensitive locations and residential areas. It’s now more important than ever for construction firms to reflect a positive image for both themselves and the industry as a whole.

This is where a scheme called the CCS could help your company boost its profile.

 

The CCS

The CCS stands for the Considerate Constructors Scheme and it was founded in 1997. It is an independent and not for profit organisation, developed by the construction industry as a national best practice initiative to help improve its image, and it is particularly concerned with any area of construction activity that has an impact on the industry as a whole.

Those who register with the CCS agree to abide by the Code of Best Practice, endeavouring to go over and above the statutory requirements to present an image of the following: competent management, efficiency, awareness of environmental issues and neighbourliness. All sites, companies and suppliers who register with the scheme are committed, through the CCS, to care about their appearance, respect the community and take active care to secure safety at all times.

 

Getting involved

The scheme is open to all suppliers, construction sites and companies, of all types and sizes, who operate in the UK. Companies who register will be monitored by the CCS and are expected to meet the standards of the Code of Best Practice.

Participants are encouraged to display posters around their construction site or site area, which both reflect their membership with the scheme, and promote a registration with the CCS, thus presenting a united front to the public and a dedication to best practice. Not only do these posters promote the scheme, but they also allow any members of the public who may wish to comment, or get in touch with the firm, the opportunity to do so, as the posters display contact and information details for the public to utilise. Registered companies can also display a vehicle sticker on any vehicle used in the public highway.

 

We can help

If you have registered with the CCS, or are considering it for your company, Letterbox Media’s comprehensive knowledge of industry best practice standards and regulatory requirements can help you on your way.

Our experience dealing with the sensitive issues around noise disturbance in residential areas gives us a unique set of tools to help your company attain and maintain compliance with the schemes values. In turn, our knowledge of what it takes to maintain positive community relations during disruptive programmes of work ensures you are doing your maximum to keep key stakeholders happy. We excel in ensuring our clients can proudly associate their brand with industry best practice standards, giving all those affected by their works programmes a voice and the important feeling of being valued, acknowledged and heard.

With regards to the individual works related notifications we send out for you, our team of designers here at Letterbox Media are here to help you sculpt an enduring business identity that will convey the professional image which best benefits your endgame. Take a look at our range of design options here.