2020 Monitors’ Checklist
All visits after 1 January 2020 will be affected by the Checklist changes that are outlined in the following article.
On an annual basis, the Scheme evaluates the Code of Considerate Practice and Checklist to ensure its relevancy, which also provides us with the opportunity to raise the bar in certain areas to reflect our ever increasing expectations for registered organisations.
All those registered with the Scheme should assess how they approach these Checklist changes, it will then be up to the Monitor to judge if a site has met these new standards.
Should you require further support regarding any area of the Checklist, please visit the Best Practice Hub.
The Scheme has also updated the Company and Supplier Checklists, which can be found here.
If you have any questions regarding these checklist changes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 783 1423.
- Question 1.4 prompt regarding smoking has been amended to smoking and vaping as it is now generally accepted that these are two different issues with separate challenges.
- Question 1.9 amended to include reference to vaping for the reason given above.
- In question 1.10, ‘First Impressions campaign’ has been amended to ‘First Impressions standards’. This simply reflects that it is about sites aiming to adopt the standards outlined within the campaign, rather than being about the campaign itself.
- In question 2.1 we have amended ‘company contact information and 24/7 contact information/arrangements’ to ‘site, company and out of hours contact information’, which clarifies the Scheme’s requirements for contact details.
- The ‘creating opportunities’ prompt has been removed from question 2.8 as this is implicit within the question itself.
- In question 2.9, ‘promoting supply chain registration’ has been amended to ‘promoting Scheme registration’ to provide clarity.
- In question 3.3, ‘inspections’ has been added as a prompt as these should be carried out and recorded regularly by staff.
- The prompt ‘carbon offsetting’ has been moved from question 3.10 to 3.8.
- In question 3.9, ‘mobile machinery’ has been amended to ‘plant and machinery’ for clarity.
- A new prompt ‘hybrid/electric plant’ has been added to question 3.9.
- Question 4.7 has been amended to ‘vehicles and plant to and from the site’ rather than just ‘outside the site’ to clarify that traffic routes should be considered, especially any potential hot spots e.g. local schools.
- The ‘supplier engagement’ prompt in question 4.10 has been amended to ‘supply chain engagement’ for clarity and to state the Scheme is looking for engagement right through the supply chain and not just suppliers.
- New prompt to question 5.4 includes sanitary bins as this is a standard provision for any female toilet in any working environment or public space.
- Modern Slavery has been added to question 5.5 as there is an increasing need to raise awareness across the industry.
- Question 5.6 has been amended to ‘What is the site doing to support the company in promoting construction as a career of choice?’
- ‘Minority groups’ has been added as a prompt to question 5.6 to encourage sites to target such groups to create a more diverse and inclusive site team.
- The ‘Promoting Construction campaign’ prompt has been moved to question 5.6 from 5.10.
- The e-smoking prompt in 5.7 has been amended to vaping for clarity.
- ‘Counselling services’ has been moved from question 5.10 to 5.7 as it sits better within this question about wellbeing.
- Question 5.8 has been amended to ‘What is being done to help encourage more equality, diversity and inclusion on site?’ to further drive this movement.
- A new prompt ‘multi-use room’ has been added to question 5.9. Such a room could be used as a first aid space, a prayer room or even just a quiet room.
- The ‘laundry’ prompt in question 5.9 has been amended to ‘laundering’ as this is more about looking for a laundering solution than necessarily providing actual laundry facilities on site.
As well as the above changes the Scheme has also altered the ordering of the additional questions as some are a snapshot of the current situation while other questions relate to data from when a project initially started.
Additionally, two new questions have been added to the 2020 Checklist:
- ‘Is there someone on site who champions Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity?’
- ‘Has the site updated its profile on the Construction Map?’
2020 Registration Bands
In order to better reflect the wide range of values of different construction projects registering with the Scheme across the UK and Ireland, we have made some revisions to the registration bandings. There will now be 12 registration bands which more accurately reflect the spread of projects and there are adjustments to fees in the cost of site registration across bands. These new bands will help put projects into a more ‘fitting’ project value category when the Scheme is assessing eligible projects for the National Site Awards, ensuring they are assessed alongside projects of a similar and comparable value. The new registration bands can also be viewed on the Scheme website in the new year.