BTC’s Construction Skills and Innovation Centre is a Considerate Constructor - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) is proud to have gained Considerate Constructors Scheme certification for its Construction Skills and Innovation Centre, based at the College’s campus in Cannington, Somerset.

The Construction Centre was built in partnership with EDF Energy, and is a unique facility for training and up-skilling constructors and civil engineers. It replicates a real-life construction site, with industry-standard plant, machinery and equipment, and construction site behaviours and standards are learned alongside specific technical knowledge and skills.

BTC registered for the Professional Registration of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), wanting to demonstrate its high standards and best practices above and beyond statutory requirements.

CCS itself is a not-for-profit, independent organisation founded to raise standards in the construction industry. It has a Code of Considerate Practice, which outlines the Scheme’s expectations and describes those areas that are considered fundamental for registration with the Scheme. The Code is in five parts: Care about Appearance; Respect the Community; Protect the Environment; Secure everyone’s Safety; Value their Workforce.

The Construction Skills and Innovation Centre is really pleased to have been certified a Considerate Constructors Site. Skills Development Manager, Paul Brooks said: “It was a simple decision to join the Considerate Constructors Scheme. We share a great many of the same philosophies and their core code of practice is aligned to our own. We look forward to working with CCS and its members to improve the image of construction for the greater good of the industry and also benefiting the workers within the sector”.

Training at the Construction Skills and Innovation Centre is exciting and often life-changing for many of the people who undertake skills training and Apprenticeships through it. And now it can add Considerate Constructor to is many achievements in the construction and civil engineering arena.

Find out more about the Construction Skills and Innovation Centre and its work, here.

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