The Scheme’s scoring system is designed to recognise different levels of performance against the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice taking into account the individual circumstances of the site, company or supplier.
The Scheme also looks to recognise innovative activities or initiatives that demonstrate original thinking and new ways of dealing with many of the industry’s challenges. This could be the establishment of a brand new way of tackling a specific issue or the enhancement of an existing concept to deal with a new challenge.
Obviously such activities or initiatives must be relevant to the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice and, if replicated in one form or other on all sites in the UK, would give a real improvement to the overall performance or image of the industry.
Each site will have its own set of challenges to overcome and resolving these challenges often leads to original thinking and innovation. Monitors will consider the whole site, its size, where it is located, the circumstances surrounding the project and how the initiatives that site has put in place to improve the image of construction, compares to sites with similar challenges. It is these activities that go above and beyond the expected, which will receive the recognition.
All examples of innovation are checked and verified by the Scheme’s Review Group of Monitors, before being included on this Best Practice Hub.