London Building Contractors - Considerate Contractor Building Works Scheme (City of London)
The Considerate Contractor building works Scheme (CCBWS) and Considerate Contractor Steelworks Scheme (CCSS) applys to building and steework contractors working witin an area controlled by the City of London. This schemes were launchd to deal with untidy and unsafe roadworks.
A combination of codes of good practices, regular inspections by the City of London officers, annual judging and telephone hotline enabling the public to comment on the scheme, on sites and participating contractors.
Annual awards are presented by the Lord Mayor and awards and winners are posted on the City of London Website.
The success of the schemes has encouraged good practices by contractors, carrying out building works in a safe and considerate manner, paying particular attention to public safety.
To register on the CCS schemes, email City of London
Considerate Contractor Scheme - City of London
As a participating member of the Considerate Contractor Scheme, we undertake, in addition to legal obligations, to ensure that site personnel are educated to observe the following points of considerate conduct. We also undertake to put right quickly any statutory infringements or breaches in the code of good practice, and understand that continual justifiable complaints by the public or the Corporation will lead to our expulsion from the scheme. The City of London expects a member of the scheme to abide by the following principles.
All work will be carried out safely and in such a way that it will not inconvenience pedestrians or other road users. Special care will be taken to make sure that pedestrians with sight, hearing or mobility difficulties are not inconvenienced or endangered and that access is maintained for those in wheelchairs or pushing prams.
Footways and carriageways affected by works are to be kept in a tidy and safe condition. Hoardings, scaffolds, warning lights and other features are to be kept clean and neat.
As far as possible, works are to be carried out in such a way that noise and dust are kept to a minimum, and at times which will minimise the effect on City workers, residents and visitors.
The main contractor is to ensure that sub-contractors, suppliers and others working on or near the site maintain the standards of the code of practice.
further reading (Barnet London Borough)