The Best Practice Hub – the free online resource for the construction industry to share its best practice has now had over two million views and registered over 10,000 Hub users.
In 2018 alone, the Hub has received over 250,000 page views – demonstrating its enormous popularity within the industry.
Enjoying the phenomenal success, the Hub – which was launched by the Considerate Constructors Scheme in 2015 at the request of Scheme registered sites, companies, suppliers and clients – has become the industry’s ‘go-to’ resource for best practice. It enables constructors to share, promote and champion best practice for the benefit of the entire sector.
The Hub showcases campaigns, innovations, case studies, e-learning and now features over 2,000 examples of best practice. E-learning courses have been completed over 27,000 times, enriching workforce knowledge across the UK and Ireland.
The ongoing national Considerate Constructors Scheme ‘Spotlight on…’ campaigns focus on key issues affecting the industry, and are yet another hugely popular feature of the Hub, with recent topics including ‘Women in Construction’ and ‘Air Pollution’. Previous campaigns on mental health, illegal working, occupational cancer, cycle safety, drugs and alcohol, apprenticeships and language are all proving to be a force for good by enlightening, educating and motivating the industry towards positive change.
The equally popular Top Contributor Leaderboard is another much-used feature of the Hub, recognising the most prolific companies and individuals who contribute their examples of best practice and show a commitment to share best practice across the industry.
Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “The Scheme is enormously proud of this unprecedented achievement – over two million page views and 10,000 registered Hub users reflects the Best Practice Hub’s success in becoming the industry’s ‘go-to’ resource for best practice.
“The very existence of the Hub has created a trusted environment for contractors and the supply chain, and is helping to break down barriers across construction. The success of the Hub proves how much more the industry as a whole can accomplish through sharing best practice.
“The Scheme would like to thank everybody who has been involved in the Best Practice Hub’s ongoing success; from submitting examples of best practice to taking our popular e-learning courses. Each activity is enriching the industry in a truly collaborative way and only helps to improve the image of our industry.”
Praising the Hub, Andrew Kinsey, Mace’s Operations Director, Sustainability, said: “Mace is very pleased to contribute to the success of the CCS Best Practice Hub as a means of encouraging the development and sharing of best practice. It’s totally aligned with our ethos of finding a better way for clients, and acting as a responsible business.”
Mark Dixon, Senior Site Manager for Westleigh Partnerships Ltd said: “The Best Practice Hub underpins our core values on site and encourages us to strive to find new and imaginative examples of innovation for the betterment of all involved.”
Andrew Sharp, A-one+ Area 12 Leadership Team said: “The Best Practice Hub provides a wealth of fantastic examples of how we as an industry can improve what we offer. It provides one of the most comprehensive one-stop shops for industry excellence across the breadth of aspects that matter to us; from environment to safety, from communities to appearance and valuing our workforce. By sharing more, and constantly challenging what we perceive to be the norm, we can all achieve something a little better.”
At the core of the Hub is the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice, with entries relating to all five areas of the Code: Appearance, Community, Environment, Safety and Workforce. Each submission is an example of best practice either already in place or currently being developed.
Searchable examples include information sourced from registered sites, companies and suppliers, industry bodies, government standards and educational establishments.
A library of over 100 case studies showcase real-life examples of best practice implemented on a variety of projects of different sizes and types.
Click here to visit the Best Practice Hub.