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Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) Construction Protocol

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Illegal workers 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 the links below.


Right to Work Checks on Site

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

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 U.K. carries hefty penalties. The example…


CITB Anti-Slavery Programme

Published 9 December 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers 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

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 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…


Sustainability Moments

Published 30 June 2016 | Written by James Low
CategoriesConsultation Illegal workers Spot checks Trade contractors

Mace have been holding Sustainability Moments at the start of a meeting, as a great way to remind colleagues of the importance of sustainability whether you are on site or in an office. The meeting does not have to be sustainability related, and their use outside this subject is encouraged. The short introduction offers a moment to communicate and reflect…


Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Apprenticeships Campaigns Communication Cycle safety Diversity Guidance Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Illegal workers Inappropriate language Medications Mental health Occupational health risks Plastics and packaging Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

The Spotlight on… flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on… ‘ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness…


Considerate Constructors Scheme e-learning courses

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan E-learning Induction and training Scheme champion Training

The Scheme has developed free e-learning courses aimed towards helping registered sites, companies and suppliers understand why it is important to be considerate towards the workforce, environment and general public. These courses aim to increase Scheme knowledge as well as helping learners to meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice by focusing on the five sections of the it,…