CCS Performance Beyond Compliance Certificate Awarded at 25 North Colonnde
KpH Deconstruction are proud to announce that we have been awarded a Performance Beyond Compliance Certificate from the Considerate Constructor’s Scheme (CCS) for our site at 25 North Colonnade.
We regularly register our sites with the Considerate Constructors Scheme to test that our systems and processes are performing to a high standard, and that we are growing our understanding of the innovations and advances in the industry. We are not content to just meet compliance levels, we want to go beyond it and strive for excellence.
Our Works at 25 North Colonnade
The project for which we received CCS accreditation as Principal Contractor is our 20 week Strip Out and Enabling programme for Blackstone Property Management. The site is in a 16-storey office building, covering 32,000 m², built in the mid-1990s.
The works comprise of the Soft Strip of all floors back to core; including the removal of existing services; 104 tons of Roof Top Plant; a 7 ton Generator; and associated pipework and pumps. It is not possible to use a crane for the waste removal from the Roof so each element is being broken down into manageable fragments by a team of skilled Operatives, using specialist techniques and equipment, and carried out, via a carefully planned egress route through the building to the waste extraction point.
Performance Beyond Compliance Achievements
We achieved Performance Beyond Compliance for our approach to key areas within our business, some of these areas of recognition are highlighted below.
Respect for the Community
Due to the challenges presented by the site’s location, we have designed and implemented a robust Traffic Management Plan. The auditor was impressed with KpH’s initiative to appoint a Banksman who had worked for the previous tenants and was therefore familiar with the workings of the building, and able to add value to the smooth running of our logistics. The auditor was also impressed with the level of informative content in our Newsletter.
Secure Everyone’s Safety
Our Health and Safety (H&S) standards were marked as “exceptional”, scoring a very impressive 9 out of 9 in this category and proving our ongoing commitment to surpassing standards. The auditor was particularly impressed that we are able to keep our workforce engaged in supporting Health and Safety campaigns and initiatives by providing a Suggestion Box to encourage feedback and awarding a “Site Operative of the Month” gift voucher to those that show exceptional care and attention.
Protect the Environment
The auditor was pleased to see the effectiveness of our Dust Suppression Systems.
Care About Appearance
The auditor said that the appearance of our site was excellent and the quality of information in and around site is particularly noteworthy. He was pleased to see our use of branded Corex and commented on our “plentiful signage” placed around site. The auditor also complimented KpH on its clear values in the company Mission Statement, which are on display around site.
Valuing Our Workforce
We encourage our Operatives to maintain and progress their qualifications and offer them e-learning services on site. This was praised by the auditor, along with our provisions for workforce welfare.
We really value the feedback we received from the CCS auditor and will be using his report and advice to take our ideas and standards to the next level over the coming year.
To read more about the Considerate Constructors Scheme, please visit their website: https://www.ccscheme.org.uk/