Changes to CCS checklist take effect


A new Monitors’ Checklist is now in force for the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), with updated questions on tackling illegal working and improving road safety.

The new Checklist, which came into effect at the start of January, is the main method by which Scheme Monitors assess and score sites, companies and suppliers’ performance against the Code of Considerate Practice.

The CCS said that although the 2017 Checklist has undergone “minor changes” in all five sections, there are new questions within the Specific Data section – which captures information and identifies industry trends. The first set of questions have been introduced to encourage sites, companies and supply chains to examine how they are ensuring the legitimacy of their workforce:

  • 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?

Two questions have also been added around the issue of road safety culture. The questions assess the extent to which CLOCS – the national standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety – is embedded across sites, companies and suppliers.

  • Is the company a CLOCS Champion?
  • Is this site operating to the requirements of the CLOCS Standard?

Edward Hardy, chief executive of the Scheme said, “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.”