Frontline Construction Recruitment Ltd is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.
This statement is made as part of Frontline Construction Recruitment’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Frontline operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year January 2021 to December 2021. It was approved by our Directors on 16th December 2020.
Frontline Construction Recruitment is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We supply temporary and permanent workers to the Construction industry and associated sectors.
Frontline Construction Recruitment is an independent employment business.
Who we work with
All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies. Some of our work- seekers are supplied via other businesses, who facilitate providing them to the eventual hiring company.
The hiring companies that we work with are located throughout the UK. The workers we supply live throughout the United Kingdom.
As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:
- Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
- Recruitment and Employment Confederation (www.rec.uk.com)
Frontline Construction Recruitment has a modern slavery policy available at www.frontline-construction.co.uk In addition, Frontline Construction Recruitment has the following policies
which incorporate ethical standards for our staff and our suppliers.
- Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy
- Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy
Policy development and review
Frontline’s policies are established by our directors, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We review our policies annually, or as needed to adapt to changes.
Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
- When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing.
After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
- We reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
- We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
- Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
As part of monitoring the performance of Frontline, we track the following general key performance indicators:
- Level of training amongst internal staff, management & consultants
- How quickly are reported incidents investigated
- How compliant and transparent is the supply chain.
Based on the potential risks we have identified, we have also established the following key performance indicators, which are regularly assessed by our directors:
- the percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own modern slavery statements
- the level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff
We benchmark our indicators against industry best-practice in order to ensure that we do not put undue pressure on our suppliers that might increase the potential for risk.
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:
- All of our staff receive awareness-raising information around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking, so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have.
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Last Updated 16/12/2020