24 Jul 2012
Following a series of highly positive meetings, the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and Achilles BuildingConfidence have entered into a collaborative partnership that aims to provide a best practice approach to accreditation and site behaviour to benefit clients, main contractors and subcontractors, as well as the image of the industry as a whole.
Companies that have achieved Achilles BuildingConfidence accreditation will be deemed to have met the requirements to be accepted for CCS Company Registration, and will receive a 10% discount when registering. Achilles BuildingConfidence will recognise and record a contractor’s registration with the Scheme in the accreditation process as part of the contractor/installer audit protocol, which has been specifically updated. If a company is registered with the Scheme under its Company Registration initiative, this will be recorded as an observation in the Achilles BuildingConfidence audit report. The CCS Company Registration initiative monitors all member companies against the Scheme’s Company Code of Considerate Practice which focuses on the neighbourhood, the general public, the workforce and the environment, meaning there will not be any duplication of effort for BuildingConfidence accredited companies.
CCS Chief Executive, Edward Hardy, said: “We are delighted that registration with the Scheme has been recognised by Achilles BuildingConfidence. The Scheme encourages best practice beyond statutory requirements and our collaborative partnership with BuildingConfidence is a further testament to working towards improving the image of construction.”
Construction Sector Director at Achilles, Philip Foster, said: “The objective of client members of BuildingConfidence is to increase supply chain standards in the construction industry and we are keen to work with industry organisations that share these objectives and complement what we do. By working with the CCS, we are able to provide contractors with even more value from having achieved accreditation, and play a more active role in supporting the wider adoption of CCS registration as best practice.”