ConstructED Online - Helps Building Contractors Win More Public Sector Business by Tackling Inequality
ConstructED Online is leading the way in best practice within the construction industry, thanks to an innovative new online training product, designed specifically to develop a workforce on equality and diversity issues.
The online service is versatile so that companies can train the majority of their workforce, quickly, cost effectively and demonstrate instantly, that they have a commitment to tackling inequality.
Added to the flexibility and ease of use, the service is now being offered with funding support, so for many construction companies, the cost of updating, informing and developing their staff could be nominal or even free of charge.
ConstructED Online points to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Report which highlights good practice in the construction sector: ‘Contractors who can evidence their commitment to tackling inequality stand to compete more effectively for public sector contract opportunities.’
Built for site operatives, remote workers and administrative support staff, ConstructED Online is a web based training and awareness system which can be used wirelessly to ensure a site based workforce understand the law and how equality and diversity applies to them. The training is designed for all employees regardless of role, and ensures minimum disruption for a busy team.
The system also has an in-built assessment which allows all employees to receive a certificate for successfully completing this online module. There really is no more convenient way of developing a workforce and complying with the latest legislation. It also provides a significant competitive edge in public sector contract tenders.
With public sector procurement processes now routinely scoring construction companies on equality and diversity practices, the benefits of demonstrating a robust approach is significant.
As an example of the competitive opportunity available for construction companies, John Raine from ConstructED Online looked at what was happening in the North East public procurement sector. John commented: ‘In the NEPO Annual Report 2012, it reported there were 163 PQQs and 492 ITTs issued, with £1.83billion of contracts awarded to North East Businesses. Construction is the second largest category/sector for public sector contract awards through NEPO, and demonstrates the huge business opportunity which is represented through this process. The message from the public sector to construction companies is crystal clear.’
For further information about ConstructED Online and what funding may be available to built environment contractors please contact John Raine on 0191 5166464, firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at http://www.aneltd.co.uk/services/equality-diversity/diagnostic/