The Builders Code sets a standard code of conduct for workers on construction sites. It defines an “Acceptable Worksite” as the starting point for reducing risk and ensuring a safe and productive environment for all workers. The Builders Code is intended to help construction employers communicate a reasonable, consistent behavior expectation to improve the safety, productivity and retention of skilled tradespeople, and reduce project risk.
“Adopting the Builders Code has had a surprisingly positive impact on our organization. It has created a common understanding of what acceptable worksite standards are and has greatly reduced any subjectivity of the matter. The training has been very beneficial and has provided our site leaders with the tools, knowledge and information that they need in order to share, teach and promote the benefits of the code internally, as well as to sub-trades. It has resulted in more cohesive, respectful worksites and increased productivity. We look forward to the day that all contractors take the pledge!”
“The “Cool or Tool?” application reinforces the right behaviours while pointing out the questionable ones. Its animated and humorous approach also makes the medicine more likely to be swallowed… The design is simple, and the job site scenarios are realistic. This is a timely and accessible reminder to everyone on how to create a productive work environment!”
“It’s [Builders Code] a great thing from a productivity standpoint. You have people happy and getting along and not looking over their shoulders – you’re going to get the best out of people.”
“Since the 2019 awards, the Builders Code has extended more training for our foremen and supervisors, which has continually opened up the conversation of ensuring all worksites are acceptable. We would like to thank the Builders Code for recognizing the gap, providing measures to ensure acceptable worksites and promoting women in trades throughout our construction industry.”
“Winning a 2019 Champion Award really motivated Chinook Scaffold to find additional ways to promote the inclusion of women in the workplace. It has opened doors for us to partner with training institutions and provided collaboration opportunities with other forward-thinking companies. We commend the BCCA and the Builder’s Code for recognizing and addressing the under-representation of tradeswomen in BC.”
“Cultures elevate based on time and many perspectives ultimately coalescing around a thought that galvanizes citizens to change their behavior. Elevating the culture of the BC construction industry so that bullying, harassment and discrimination are left behind, is that galvanizing thought around which programmes like the Builders Code were created. Congratulations to the creators of the programme. We are all benefactors.”
“We are committed to creating a workplace that supports equity and diversity. Our support of the Builders Code will help the province grow and retain its skilled labour pool.”
“Our people are what makes Houle successful, and we’re devoted to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees.”
“A skilled tradesperson is a valuable asset, not a gender or demographic. Worksite behavior is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue.”
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