The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has announced a new Monitors’ Checklist that came into force on 1 January 2017.
The national scheme has updated the checklist, which Scheme Monitors use to assess and score sites, companies and suppliers’ performance against the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice.
According to the CCS, two key issues that should be at the forefront of the construction industry’s thinking are illegal workers and improving road safety.
All five sections on the new 2017 checklist have undergone minor changes with the Specific Data section having some additional new questions. This section records vital information and identifies trends within the industry and the new questions are designed to encourage sites, companies and supply chains to assess how they are ensuring the legitimacy of their workforce.
The two questions are:
– Are there processes in place to ensure subcontractors (and subsequent subcontractors) are conducting right to work checks?
– Are physical spot checks conducted to ensure minimum standards of right to work checks are taking place within the supply chain?
In an effort to encourage greater adoption of a more considerate road safety culture, two questions have also been included:
– Is the company a CLOCS Champion?
– Is this site operating to the requirements of the CLOCS Standard?
They evaluate the extent to which CLOCS – the national standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety – is embedded across Scheme-registered sites, companies and suppliers.
It is envisaged these changes to the Checklist will evaluate the level in which those registered with the Scheme are helping to raise safety standards for every road user and pedestrian affected by construction vehicles.
Chief Executive of the Scheme, Edward Hardy commented: “With over 18,000 monitoring visits to sites, companies, and suppliers every year, the Scheme is the central part of instigating change to help raise standards and improve the image of the construction industry.
“The Scheme’s monitoring Checklists are the backbone to effecting this change, and we are pleased to be introducing greater focus on helping to address the critical issues of tackling illegal working in construction and helping to embed a culture of safety through greater adoption of the CLOCS Standard.”
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