New second visit reports
Over the coming months, the Considerate Constructors Scheme will be rolling out a revised report template for second visits on registered sites.
Currently the Scheme’s Monitors revisit a registered site and complete a brand new report summarising that visit. The purpose of the second report is to reflect that site’s performance at the time of the visit but also to demonstrate any changes, positive or negative, since the first visit. In many instances this means reiterating many of the same observations in the second report that appeared in the first and it was felt that this distracted from any changes witnessed.
After speaking to contractors, clients and the Scheme’s Monitors, it was felt that the second report should focus more on any changes witnessed since the first visit with no need to dilute the report by reiterating comments made at the first visit or by repeating observations made where things have not changed.
The new style second visit report will now include the scores and narrative from the first visit with an addendum highlighting the changes seen and the new scores from the second visit. In most instances, this will highlight improvements but it may also occasionally highlight instances where standards have dropped or where new areas for development have been identified. It will clearly detail and explain any changes in score between the first and second visit, and will still use bold italic comments to highlight areas for improvement or further development. A new Executive Summary will be written to reflect the second visit and also summarise progress.
This new style report should make it much easier for contractors and clients to understand and identify progress witnessed and any changes in score, whilst still providing a comprehensive summary of that site at time of the visit.
This new report will appear on any second visit where the first visit was conducted after the 1st May 2014 and should therefore start to appear in the coming weeks.
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