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English Lessons and Other Qualifications for Speakers of Other Languages

Published 16 August 2021 | Written by Wally Alvarez
CategoriesBenefits Cultural needs Disadvantaged groups Diversity Equality Illegal workers Language Differences Literacy training Modern slavery Numeracy training Training

This contractor have been working collaboratively with Lambeth College and London South Bank University (LSBU), to pilot a  programme which aims to upskill diverse members of their workforce who are foreign and often struggle with the English language, providing them with the opportunity to learn and feel more comfortable engaging with other people on site. This voluntary course will also…


Hope for Justice Site Membership

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesModern slavery Training

On this project they have undergone four online sessions with external organisation Hope for Justice speaking to their team and contractor supervisors about raising awareness of Modern Slavery with specific reference to the construction industry. They had attendance of  around 80 people from site, and was followed up by multi-lingual posters and hand outs to share across site. Since these…


Scotland Against Modern Slavery

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesCampaigns Illegal workers Modern slavery Supply chain

The construction industry is particularly at risk of modern slavery and unethical labour practices. To help combat this, the contractor have become Corporate Partners of Scotland Against Modern Slavery, a forum including the Scottish Government, public organisations and businesses. Scotland Against Modern Slavery exists to help eradicate the atrocity of human trafficking and raise awareness across the Scottish business community…


Ethical Labour Practices and Human Rights Webinar

Published 26 April 2021 | Written by Lucy Wainwright
CategoriesIllegal workers Management Modern slavery Supply chain engagement

The project Team marked International Human Rights Day by hosting a live webinar with guest speaker Annabel Short, Senior Advisor of the Built Environment for the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB). The webinar was open to all staff as well as clients, consultants and supply chain partners. The discussion covered what human rights mean in practice in the…


Working Conditions Survey as Part of a Modern Slavery Strategy

Published 22 February 2021 | Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesConsultation Modern slavery

As part of the contractors strategy to help eradicate modern slavery, one of the projects conducted a working conditions survey among the site operatives in partnership with a survey provider. Each worker was invited to participate in this anonymous survey, to answer comprehensive questions about their working conditions, safety, and wellbeing. The survey process measured working conditions and helped to…


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 Mills
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…