Considerate Constructors Scheme launches first registered site in Ireland

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Considerate Constructors Scheme launches first registered site in Ireland
Ken Lynch, Contracts Manager, The Exchange, Sisk; Paul Hackett, MD Ireland East, Sisk; Edward Hardy, Chief Executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme; Brian Handcock, Head of Sustainability, Sisk

The first contractor has registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme in Ireland, helping to promote a positive image of the industry internationally

Improving the image of the construction sector has taken another step forward as the Considerate Constructors Scheme announces its first registered site in Ireland following increased interest from contractors.

Family-owned firm John Sisk & Son, a member of international firm SISK Group, made the decision to register with the scheme to gain recognition for its commitment to high standards.

Model for other Irish firms

The site registered with the scheme is located in the heart of Dublin’s financial district at The Exchange. It comprised of a six-storey office block, complete with basement level car park and two street level retail unit.

Sisk’s model of registration will be made available to other construction companies in Ireland wishing to follow their lead and register with the scheme.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said the registration represented a monumental step forward for the organisation.

“With over 18,000 monitoring visits to UK-based sites, companies, and suppliers every year, the Scheme is highly regarded across the construction industry as a central part of instigating positive long-lasting change, for the benefit of the workforce, local communities and the environment.

“We are delighted to now be able to provide monitoring and support services to Irish-based construction sites to help raise their standards beyond statutory requirements – pushing the bar of considerate construction to a new level in Ireland.”

High standards

Brian Handcock, Head of Sustainability at Sisk commented: “We are proud to have worked with the Considerate Constructors Scheme to deliver the first project registered in Ireland. Indeed, Sisk was one of the early supporters of the Scheme, and has attained the highest standards possible on its projects on numerous occasions.

“As a business that is over 158 years old and with over 1300 staff employed, it is important to all of us to be recognised for the good work our industry does for the communities, workforce and environment that we live in, are a part of and care for.

“Being part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme gives us an objective viewpoint of our performance, helping us and the wider industry to improve our image and reputation. We look forward to seeing the Scheme being taken up by our peers across Ireland so that the whole industry benefits.”

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