2021 Monitors’ Checklists

The Monitors’ Checklists for CCS-registered activity have been updated for 2021, and will become effective Friday 1 January.

On an annual basis, the Scheme reviews the Checklists to ensure their relevance, which also provides us with the opportunity to raise the bar in certain areas to reflect our ever increasing expectations for those who register.

Click here to view the 2021 Site Checklist

Click here to view the 2021 Site Checklist with changes highlighted

Click here to view the 2021 Site Checklist summary of changes

The Scheme has also updated the Company and Supplier Checklists in line. The 2021 Company Checklists can be found here and the Supplier Checklists are available here.

Further support for all areas of the Monitors’ Checklists are available on the Best Practice Hub.

If you have any queries regarding CCS Monitors’ Checklists, please email enquiries@ccscheme.org.uk or call 0800 783 1423.

Key changes to the Site Monitors’ Checklist are detailed below:

Appearance

  • Question 1.3 a new prompt ‘vehicle and plant cleanliness’ has been added to ensure that vehicles and plant make a positive impression.
  • Question 1.4 there is a new prompt ‘workforce congregating outside’ as congregation of the workforce outside site does not give a positive impression.

Community

  • Question 2.4 has been amended to remove reference to ‘registration with’ the Scheme.
  • Question 2.6 two new prompts ‘site lighting’ and ‘dust’ have been added and the prompt ‘parking and obstruction’ has been amended to ‘parking, parking controls and obstruction’.
  • Question 2.7 two new prompts, ‘prompt response’ and ‘lessons learnt’, have been added.
  • Question 2.9 the prompt ‘promoting Scheme registration’ has been removed and the ‘Scheme champions’ prompt has been amended to ‘Scheme training and champions’.

Environment

  • Question 3.2 the ‘policy and plan’ prompt has been amended to ‘policy, plan and management’.
  • Question 3.3 the question has been updated to include a reference to ‘odours’ as this can be a cause for concern.
  • Question 3.4 five new prompts ‘policy and plan’, ‘surface water’, ‘drainage’, ‘flooding’ and ‘preventing silt pollution’ have been added and the prompt ‘hazardous substance storage’ has been amended to ‘storage of hazardous materials’.
  • Question 3.5 three new prompts, ‘sustainability policy’, ‘prevention’ and ‘RAMS’ have been added and the existing prompt ‘management policy’ has been amended to ‘management policy and planning’. The prompt ‘monitoring’ has also been amended to ‘monitoring and reporting’ to capture if, how and when sites would report an environmental incident if one occurred. The prompt ‘incident procedures’ has also been updated to ‘incident procedures and emergency preparedness’.
  • Question 3.6 two new prompts ‘environmental champion’ and ‘education’ have been added in line with industry best practice.
  • Question 3.8 the prompts ‘report to company level’ and ‘signage’ have been removed. A new prompt ‘energy from renewable sources’ has been added and the existing prompts ‘carbon footprint report’ has been amended to ‘carbon management’, ‘energy and fuel use minimised’ has been amended to ‘energy and fuel use efficiency’, ‘travel plans and green purchasing’ has been amended to ‘sustainable procurement and travel plans’ and ‘carbon offsetting’ has been amended to ‘reporting and offsetting’.
  • Question 3.10 a new prompt ‘biodiversity’ has been added because it is in line with industry best practice.

Safety

The supporting statement beneath the Code header has been amended to ‘Constructors should attain the highest levels of health and safety performance in the workplace and care for public safety during work activities.’

The note has also been updated to ‘The CCS Code of Considerate Practice expects constructors to have practices and approaches in place which demonstrate that they care about health and safety for visitors and the workforce in the workplace. In relation to the public, we expect constructors to have practices and approaches in place which demonstrate that they care about the public’s safety around the site or in relation to the construction activity.’

These changes are more in line with industry Health and Safety guidance and deemed to be more appropriate.

  • Question 4.1 the existing prompt ‘A&E/MIU’ has been amended to ‘A&E/UTC’ because this falls in line with latest NHS changes.
  • Question 4.2 two new prompts ‘pedestrian and cycle safety’ and ‘special needs’ have been added.
  • Question 4.3 has been amended to ‘Are initiatives in place for continuous health and safety improvements in the workplace?’ The prompt ‘occupational health risks assessed and addressed’ has been moved from Q5.3 to Q4.3 to encompass occupational health issues within the safety section.
  • Question 4.4 has been amended to ‘Does the site encourage attitudes and behaviours that enhance health and safety performance in the workplace?’ The prompts ‘emergency contact details’, ‘medical conditions’ and ‘medications’ have been moved from Q5.3 to Q4.4 to encompass health issues within the safety section.
  • Question 4.5 a new prompt ‘public concerns’ has been added to ensure any public concerns regarding safety are being dealt with.
  • Question 4.10 has been amended to ‘How does the site embed a culture of continuous positive health and safety performance?’ because it is in line with industry Health and Safety guidance and deemed to be more appropriate. The prompts ‘worker fatigue’, ‘weather protection’ and ‘occupational health screening’ have all been moved from Q5.7 to Q4.10 to encompass health issues within the safety section. A new prompt ‘fit to work certification’ has been added in line with industry best practice.

Workforce

  • Question 5.3 has been amended to ‘Does the site care for the wellbeing of the workforce?’ to reflect changes to health now included under safety section above. Two new prompts ‘helplines’ and ‘diet’ have been added to highlight other specific general health advice and issues that may be considered.
  • Question 5.6 a new prompt ‘mentoring’ has been added in line with current industry best practice.
  • Question 5.7 has been amended to ‘How is the wellbeing of the workforce assessed and addressed?’ Four new prompts ‘quit smoking’, ‘mental health first aiders’, ‘wellbeing events’ and ‘access to health practitioners’ have been added to highlight further opportunities that may be considered.
  • Question 5.8, a new prompt ‘language differences’ has been added.