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Sustainability Moments

Published 30 June 2016 | Written by James Low
CategoriesConsultation Illegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks Sustainable solutions 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 Modern slavery 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 amongst…


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,…


Modern Slavery and Ethical Sourcing

Published 12 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks Supply chain Supply chain Trade contractors

Ethical sourcing is a term that is becoming more and more prominent as governments and organisations strive to create a more global, equal and fair working environment. The focus is to ensure products are being sourced from environments where workers are treated well, paid well and working in respectable conditions. In the construction industry, we must be aware of any…


Monitoring the Legitimacy of the Workforce

Published 28 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Illegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks Supply chain Supply chain Trade contractors

In order to maintain high levels of safety and legal regulation, the industry must monitor the legitimacy of its workforce. The following procedures and checks should be in place to monitor the workforce: There should be a process in place to check the legitimacy of the workforce either before arrival on site or upon arrival, with spot checks as necessary,…


Spotting the Warning Signs of Modern Slavery

Published 11 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisadvantaged groups Illegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, human trafficking, forced or compulsory labour and domestic servitude. In March 2015, the Modern Slavery Act was introduced by the UK government to give protection to victims and hand-down harsh penalties to offenders, who now face up to life imprisonment if they are convicted of modern slavery offences. Individuals working in the country illegally due to…


Using Spot Checks to Prevent Illegal Working

Published 14 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks

Individuals working in the country illegally due to their immigration status will often be victims of abuse and exploitations or caught in a situation now defined as modern slavery. Spot checks can be made to make sure as far as possible that everyone working on your site is doing so legally. The Home Office’s recommended Right to Work checks, is…


Modern slavery in construction

Published 12 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesIllegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, human trafficking, forced or compulsory labour and domestic servitude. In March 2015, the Modern Slavery Act was introduced by the UK government to give protection to victims and hand down harsh penalties to offenders, who now face up to life imprisonment if they are convicted of modern slavery offences. The National Crime Agency’s latest strategic assessment listed…


Illegal Workers in Construction

Published 11 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesDisadvantaged groups Illegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks

Government agencies led by the Home Office and the former Immigration Minister James Brokenshire have launched Operation Magnify, a campaign supported by CIOB. Operation Magnify is a rolling programme of site enforcement visits targeting illegal workers in the construction industry, and raising the issue on the industry’s agenda. Construction is an area of focus in efforts to reduce illegal immigration…


Workers Legally Allowed to Work in UK

Published 2 December 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEmployed Illegal workers Modern slavery Spot checks

Employers are expected to carry out checks to ensure that people on their sites are legally able to work in the UK.  Employers should be implementing the following process: Obtain original versions of the various documents allowed/ required, which would often include a passport; Check all of the documents validity in front of the person concerned; Make and retain copies of the…