Redmond Group is proud to announce that in our latest audit by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), we achieved a score of 42/45 for our everyday working, and the processes we have in place. Having won Silver for the last three consecutive years, and with our many initiatives of continuous improvement, we’re hoping this has us well on our way to achieving the extra points to win Gold.
The report stated: “This company has clearly a very high level of competence within its sector and the intentions for growth will be extremely interesting to watch. … There is not one section within this report where the company is not intentional of providing impressive attitudes both as far as the operatives are concerned but also for their clients, the contractors. … It is no wonder that some contractors have actually stated that Redmond “set the bar”. This will hopefully have the effect of raising standards throughout the industry.”
The CCS is a not-for-profit, independent organisation founded in 1997 to raise standards in the construction industry. They do this by striving to promote and achieve best practice under the Code. The Code is in five sections, each of which contains an aspirational supporting statement, and four basic expectations of registration with the Scheme.
Care about Appearance
Constructors should ensure sites appear professional and well managed
- Ensuring that the external appearance of sites enhances the image of the industry.
- Being organised, clean and tidy.
- Enhancing the appearance of facilities, stored materials, vehicles and plant.
- Raising the image of the workforce by their appearance.
Respect the Community
Constructors should give utmost consideration to their impact on neighbours and the public
- Informing, respecting and showing courtesy to those affected by the work.
- Minimising the impact of deliveries, parking and work on the public highway.
- Contributing to and supporting the local community and economy.
- Working to create a positive and enduring impression, and promoting the Code.
Protect the Environment
Constructors should protect and enhance the environment
- Identifying, managing and promoting environmental issues.
- Seeking sustainable solutions, and minimising waste, the carbon footprint and resources.
- Minimising the impact of vibration, and air, light and noise pollution.
- Protecting the ecology, the landscape, wildlife, vegetation and water courses.
Secure everyone’s Safety
Constructors should attain the highest levels of safety performance
- Having systems that care for the safety of the public, visitors and the workforce.
- Minimising security risks to neighbours.
- Having initiatives for continuous safety improvement.
- Embedding attitudes and behaviours that enhance safety performance.
Value their Workforce
Constructors should provide a supportive and caring working environment
- Providing a workplace where everyone is respected, treated fairly, encouraged and supported.
- Identifying personal development needs and promoting training.
- Caring for the health and wellbeing of the workforce.
- Providing and maintaining high standards of welfare.