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December 2014

Issue 34

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Feedback was received from the

Scheme’s Monitor population as

well as from contractors who use

the Scheme, and all feedback was

considered and reviewed.

A reminder on prompts

Prompts on the Checklist simply

indicate areas that the Monitor

may look at when assessing

performance against that question.

There are, however, many ways to

address the Scheme’s requirements

and therefore this list of prompts

is not exhaustive and other areas

will need to be considered. There

will also be instances where sites

have elected to choose other

methods to address an issue

outside of the prompts suggested

and this is equally acceptable as

long as the Monitor is satisfied

that the question itself has been

appropriately addressed.

Please see below for the changes to

the Checklist.

Respect the Community

• ‘Working hours’ has been added as

a prompt to question 2.1.

Protect the Environment

• ‘Investigation’ has been added

as a prompt to question 3.5 as

sites, companies and suppliers

should be conducting some form

of investigation with regards

to environmental issues so that

appropriate issues are identified

and action taken.

• ‘Accreditations’ has also been

added to question 3.5 as a prompt

to reflect the fact that various

environmental accreditations are

now available which recognise

action being taken to address

environmental issues.

Secure everyone’s Safety

• ‘Safety signage’ has been added

as a prompt to question 4.5 as

this is a vital part of addressing

safety issues outside of the site

perimeter.

• ‘Language differences’ and ‘visual/

hearing impaired’ have been

added as prompts to question

4.9 as increased diversity on sites

will drive them to consider how

important safety messages are

communicated to those who

don’t speak English as their first

language and those with visual or

hearing impairments.

Value their Workforce

• ‘Inappropriate language’ has been

added as a prompt to question

5.1 as sites, companies and

suppliers should have policies and

procedures in place to address the

use of inappropriate language on

site.

• The prompt ‘contact details’ within

question 5.3 has been expanded

to ‘emergency contact details’ to

provide clarity to sites, companies

and suppliers.

• ‘Showers’ as a prompt has been

moved from question 5.4 to

question 5.9 as this should not be

a compliance requirement.

• The prompt ‘lockers’ has also

been moved from question

5.4 to question 5.9 as this is

not a compliance requirement.

However, ‘secure storage’ has been

added as a prompt to question 5.4

as sites, companies and suppliers

should be providing some kind

secure storage for valuables and

personal belongings if lockers are

not provided.

• ‘Disadvantaged groups’ has been

added as a prompt to question

5.6 to reflect the need for sites to

look beyond the normal routes

of schools, colleges, etc. to find

potential recruits.

• ‘Mental health’ added as a prompt

to question 5.7 to reflect the need

for sites, companies and suppliers

to look beyond physical health

and to consider mental health

issues, e.g. stress, depression,

anxiety, etc.

• ‘Exercise’ has been removed as a

prompt from question 5.9 as this is

implicit within ‘recreation’.

The changes have been made in

order to help sites, companies

and suppliers understand what is

being asked of them and to provide

guidance and direction on how

they can further develop their

considerate practices.

SCHEME NEWS

2015 Checklist changes

The Scheme’s Monitors’ Checklist has been reviewed and updated for use from 1 January

2015 onwards.

Download a copy of the 2015

Checklist, using the links below:

SIte Registration Checklist Company Registration Checklist Supplier Registration Checklist