Using roof rails and rubbish chutes on a construction site can allow TrustMark-certified builders to demonstrate their commitment to safety, while protecting employees and members of the public in the process.
The TrustMark scheme allows tradesmen to be recognised for working to a high standard, in line with industry health and safety practices, and adhering to guidance on waste disposal.
For construction firms, roof rails can show that edge protection is a prime concern, while rubbish chutes can transport waste easily to ground level, and allow for the easy separation of recyclable waste too.
TrustMark is likely to become increasingly important, as it has been given an expanded role in the newly launched industrial strategy Construction 2025.
Commenting on the new strategy, Brian Berry, chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders, said: “The challenge going forward both for government and the building industry as a whole will be to ensure that consumers are made aware of the benefits of only using TrustMark-accredited tradespeople.”
With 69% of FMB members reporting difficulties in winning public sector contracts in particular, using the kinds of practices that would win TrustMark approval could be one step towards making even the smallest of SMEs more desirable to public and private customers alike.