On Thursday 14th May, main contractor Parkeray Ltd promoted respect in construction by hosting a Respect Coffee Morning across its live projects in London.
The event focused on the important role respect plays within the industry – from everyday communication and relationships to project delivery and health and safety on site.
Over 150 guests took time out of their working day to attend the event on site and at Parkeray’s HQ – from professional team members, clients, staff and subcontractors to building management and security teams.
The objectives behind Parkeray’s Respect Coffee Morning closely align with the Considerate Constructors Scheme Code of Practice. By embracing the Scheme’s Code, Parkeray devised a campaign that promoted respect within the workplace and its role in company culture.
Each site had a bespoke coffee morning set up – giving delivery teams arriving for work in the morning a welcomed surprise. Parkeray’s senior leaders also visited sites and served tea, coffee, and doughnuts to staff and guests as a gesture of goodwill and respect.
Peter Barlow Parkeray’s HSE Manager said:
“The event was greeted with merriment, enthusiasm and seriousness especially when managers and operatives saw our project teams in their splendid aprons and asked questions about the campaign.”
The event also received support from the Considerate Constructors Scheme, who attended two coffee mornings on site.
With the aim of strengthening relationships and embedding respect within Parkeray culture, respect posters are now a permanent fixture on Parkeray sites and the initiative has been incorporated into the site induction process.