Interclass is pleased to reveal that our project at Coundon Court School has been awarded a Certificate of Compliance from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), achieving a score of 40 out of 50 on their second visit.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a not-for-profit, independent organisation founded to raise standards in the construction industry. 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 site was marked across five key areas: site appearance, community, environment, safety and workforce and achieved high standards across the board, scoring at least 7+ across all five categories of the scheme, including 9/9 under the community and workforce sections. Scoring 9/9 is categorised as ‘exceptional’ by the scheme and acknowledges that contractors are operating at the forefront of industry best practice.
Notable achievements by CCS included Interclass’ efforts to support the workforce through the creation of local employment and training opportunities, with the assessor noting how our “standard of care is exceptional with the provision of a dedicated online learning station and dedicated NVQ assessor meeting point”. As well as significant contributions to local community projects such as Canley Food Hub and The Hope Centre and continued engagement with the students throughout offering a number of bespoke site visits and presentations. CCS also commended our positive approach to promoting mental health on site.
Stephen Pearson, Project Manager, said: “We are delighted with our recent score, in particular our scoring under the community section. We recognise the importance of community engagement and had to adapt during lockdown to provide meaningful engagements for local people during the construction of the new teaching block. As a project team we are always striving to develop creative ways of engaging with the community.”
Peter Hood, Construction Director, added: “We are committed to engaging with the Considerate Contractors Scheme and striving to raise the standards within the industry. For a large duration of this project we all had to adapt to new ways of working, and the site team, led by our Project Manager – Stephen Pearson have worked tirelessly to ensure we are meeting and exceeding the standards set by CCS.
It’s a fantastic achievement for the project team to have scored so highly whilst working in a live school environment.”