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CONSTRUCTION RECRUITER GIVES CAUTIOUS WELCOME TO POSSIBLE GLA LEGISLATION

CONSTRUCTION RECRUITER GIVES CAUTIOUS WELCOME TO POSSIBLE GLA LEGISLATION
 
Following news that any future Government may be committed to extending licensing to labour providers in the construction industry, Paul Payne, Director of construction recruiter, One Way Resourcing has given the plan a cautious welcome.
 
While I agree that the construction recruitment sector already has to go through a lot of checks particularly if you want to work with large contractors or developers -  the checks are inconsistent. Smaller developers and contractors do not have the same checks and are far more reliant on the recruitment consultancy having their own checks in place but unfortunately thats not always the case.  This not only means an unlevel playing field for recruiters but also that employers may well be unwittingly putting themselves at risk with respect to health and safety legislation.
 
We have been fully audited, for example by the CSCS (Construction Skills certification Scheme) and are one of only 100 organisations to hold a platinum CSCS certificate and we wont supply anyone without a CSCS card.  We also put all our crane operators and tele handlers through a fitness to work medical and we are also members of CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme).
 
The problem is that none of this is mandatory and so there are no definitive guidelines which means that some of the more unscrupulous agencies do get away with a less than ethical service.  Consequently we would welcome licensing I think it would get rid of a lot of inconsistencies and raise the bar in terms of service levels. Construction is a dangerous sector and health and safety is key to good working practice. Any help in ensuring that happens across the board has to be a good thing.

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