Congratulations to the teams at Rickerby, Mytholmroyd and Lancaster, who have all achieved fantastic scores in the recent Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) audits. Despite the audits being held via video link, each respective team had to work hard to ensure the sites complied with the five ‘Code of Considerate Practice’ categories.
As well as achieving an impressive overall score of 42 out of 50, Rickerby Flood Alleviation Scheme was also deemed ‘exceptional’ in the categories of ‘Care about Appearance’ and ‘Respect the community’. The CCS report highlights the enhancements and improvements that were made between the two visits, particularly in the areas of community engagement and protecting the environment, that resulted in a score increase from 36 to 42.
Following a Gold CCS Award in 2018, the Mytholmroyd Flood Alleviation Scheme once again achieved full marks across the board (50/50) in the recent audit. During the second visit, the site was awarded an additional point for their innovative method of using a proximity monitoring to ensure operatives remained at a safe distance at all times.
The Mytholmroyd team was praised for its response to Storm Ciara, and the support given to the community during the floods. The CCS report read: “Despite the floods, and current Covid-19 restrictions, the site has continued to achieve exceptional actions to all sections of the Code and best practices.”
The Caton Road flood risk management scheme in Lancaster also achieved a great result of 40/50, scoring ‘excellent’ in every category. Having successfully installed over 85% of the precast wall units, the project was commended for its appearance, including the workforce, plant and welfare offices.
Each site was praised for implementing social distancing measures, and limiting the number of people on site at any one time. The scores reflect the projects’ successes, and are a testament to the hard work of each site team.