Considerate Constructors Scheme announces 2017 monitoring checklist

Published:  11 January, 2017

The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the national scheme to improve the image of the construction industry – has announced a new Monitors’ Checklist.

The checklist, which came into effect on 1 January 2017, is the key method that scheme monitors use to assess and score sites, companies and suppliers’ performance against the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice. The Scheme has identified two pressing issues requiring a more concerted effort from the construction industry – tackling illegal working and improving road safety.

Although the 2017 checklist has undergone minor changes in all five sections, there are new questions within the Specific Data section, which captures key information and identifies trends within the industry. 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? Additionally, 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 to encourage greater adoption of a more considerate road safety culture. The questions assess the extent to which CLOCS – the national standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety – is embedded across Scheme-registered sites, companies and suppliers.

This enhancement to the checklist are intended to gauge the level to which those registered with the Scheme are helping to raise safety standards for every road user and pedestrian affected by construction vehicles. Recognising this industry standard for the protection of vulnerable road users has been part of the Scheme’s monitoring checklist for a number of years.

Click here to read the new checklist.

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