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Considerate constructors scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme

This is a non-profit-making, independent organisation founded in 1997 by the construction industry to improve promote best practice in the construction sector.

Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. 

The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.

The Code of Practice includes the following:

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.

Considerate Constructors Scheme: Code of Practice

 

SEE ALSO: Noise, odour and other nuisances

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