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Stronger Together Training

Published 3 February 2020 | Written by Kirsty Cuthbertson
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Training

The issue of modern slavery is an enduring challenge faced by the construction industry. With often complex and evolving supply chains, construction can be seen as an easy target for those wishing to take advantage of individuals who find themselves in a situation that makes them vulnerable to illegal practices. Multiplex recognises the importance of the industry coming together in…


ACT Awareness Document Training

Published 18 November 2019 | Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesEmployed Illegal workers Spot checks

On The Broadway project and within Multiplex, we have worked alongside the Action Counter Terrorism police for some time and have delivered many training courses to operatives regarding terrorism and suspicious behaviour. To further develop and understand counter terrorism we wanted to look at how we review documents such as personal ID’s, Passports and training certification and cards. With this…


Right to Work Checks Simplified

Published 21 October 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCSCS Illegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks

The Home Office has taken a step forward in streamlining right to work checks. Previously, employers have needed to request paper documents alongside completing an online questionnaire to show that they have completed the necessary checks on their employees and prospective employees. However, the paper documents are no longer needed and the whole process can be done completely online. By using…


Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) Construction Protocol

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Illegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks Supply chain Trade contractors

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has recently released to some support tools to complement their Construction Protocol, an initiative supported by some of the leading names in the building industry, which aims to eradicate modern slavery and labour exploitation on building sites. Construction Protocol was initially launched in October 2017, and the new support resources include a presentation…


Right to Work in the UK: Spot Checks

Published 22 January 2018 | Written by Caroline Gee
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks

It is important to GRAHAM to ensure that illegal working and modern slavery issues are addressed in more than just contractual terms. Sub-contractors are contractually required to perform all checks to ensure that they are complying with the law and with GRAHAM policies and contracts but it is also good practice to reinforce the messages at project level. At the…


Right to work training videos

Published 3 October 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks Supply chain Supply chain

Willmott Dixon, with funding from the Construction Industry Training Board, has produced two right to work training videos. This initiative was devised as a way to ensure the entire supply chain has an understanding of how to prevent illegal working. The first video is a general overview of the issue of illegal working, covering legislation and what businesses can do…


Raising Awareness of Illegal Working

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by Eillish Kwai
CategoriesCSCS Illegal workers Modern slavery

The Considerate Constructors Scheme Spotlight on… illegal workers follow up article, coincides well with some work we have been doing at Ardmore to raise awareness of these issues. We have carried out training for all those who are responsible for checking Right to Work with a company called Safe, part of the NHS; This training specifically provided very useful guidance…


Illegal Workers and Modern Slavery

Published 11 July 2017 | Written by Shauna Young
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks Supply chain

Heron Bros recognised the need to highlight the challenges the construction industry faces in relation to Illegal Workers and Human Trafficking. Heron Bros Modern Slavery Policy defines the processes in place to ensure their supply chain are conducting right to work checks and can also carry out similar spot checks. The construction company went one step further by implementing a…


Illegal Worker Checks

Published 1 June 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks

Illegal working is one of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry. There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the process of checking a prospective employee’s right to work, but it is essential that sites are aware that the correct processes are in place. Even if the main contractor is not legally responsible for ensuring right to work, as…


UK Modern Slavery Act e-learning

Published 12 May 2017 | Written by James Low
CategoriesE-learning Illegal workers Intranet Modern slavery Supply chain Training

The UK’s Modern Slavery Act requires companies to demonstrate the actions being taken to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring within the supply chain. Every year they must produce a statement that quantifies the activities we have undertaken to help meet this objective. At Mace we have developed our policies in response to this legislation and begun taking positive…


Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Modern slavery Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage Stress Workforce

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To download a free electronic version, please click on the links below.


Right to Work Checks on Site

Published 12 January 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery

It is crucial that each and every site ensures their workforce is legitimate, as illegal workers pose a grave risk to the construction industry as a whole. Not only can the presence of illegal workers pose a health and safety risk on site, but employing workers who are not eligible to work in the UK carries hefty penalties. The example…


CITB Anti-Slavery Programme

Published 9 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks Supply chain Supply chain Trade contractors Training Workforce

CITB’s new initiative is tackling modern day slavery in the construction industry. Funding will be used to help construction firms and the supply chain to identify illegal workers and trafficking activities through a series of ‘Right to Work’ training videos. According to the Home Office, 53 potential victims of trafficking into construction were referred to the authorities in 2013, but…


Employer’s guide to right to work checks

Published 29 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks

Illegal working often results in abusive and exploitative behaviour, the mistreatment of illegal migrant workers, tax evasion and poor housing conditions. It can also undercut legitimate businesses and have an adverse impact on the employment of people who are lawfully in the UK. Under section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (the 2006 Act), an employer may…


BRE Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard

Published 4 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers Management attitudes Modern slavery Supply chain Supply chain Trade contractors

Since the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act, organisations legally affected (i.e. those with a turnover of more than £36m) have been seeking guidance and legal opinion on how best to respond. Whilst many companies have prepared and issued the required statements, many are not meeting the requirements and some have not really grasped the intent of the Act. No…