Updated Checklist announced for 2016
A revised Monitor’s Checklist will be released by the Scheme in February 2016 to ensure it remains challenging for sites, companies and suppliers, and continues to raise the bar of considerate construction.
It is the result of wide-ranging feedback received during the year from Scheme Monitors, Associate Members and other contractors and clients, which is reviewed and considered.
Although there are changes to all five sections of the Checklist, it is clearly evident that ‘Value their Workforce’ has undergone a significant review with the prompts from the current question 5.10 added into 5.1, and a brand new 5.10 question added. A couple of new compliance items have been added, and a number of new prompts added throughout.
Question 5.5 has also been amended to tackle the issue of the legitimacy of the workforce, in an effort to address the subject of illegal workers. This is a brand new area for the Scheme to tackle but it is clearly a matter relevant to image, in particular the workforce. It was agreed that sites should be starting to consider how they ensure that all those working on site are legally allowed to do so.
The final question in each section of the Checklist should really push the contractor to perform to an excellent level or higher. The new question 5.10 has been designed to challenge the very highest performing sites, companies and suppliers; to show what they can do to improve the image of their project, and the industry, to attract and retain the workforce necessary for the future of construction.
Chief Executive Officer Edward Hardy said:
Each year the Scheme looks to raise the bar of considerate construction to ensure that sites, companies and suppliers registered with the Scheme are truly leading the way in UK construction. It is important that the Checklist is challenging and pushes sites to raise standards and look for new solutions to existing problems.
Further support will be made available when the Checklist is launched in February and the Scheme’s Best Practice Hub will be updated to reflect this new version.
The changes will also be reflected in the company and supplier Checklists. Updated versions will be made available in January 2016 and registered companies and suppliers will be informed once they have been published.