Considerate Constructors Scheme launches new monitoring checklist

The Considerate Constructors Scheme – the national Scheme to improve the image of the construction industry – has launched a new monitoring checklist.

The Monitors’ Checklist provides an essential barometer of how the industry is improving and the key issues it must tackle.

There will be a three month transition period until 1 May 2016 to ensure all registered members have had sufficient time to familiarise themselves with the new requirements before any changes affect their scores.

The 2016 Checklist has undergone changes in all five sections of the Code but the most significant of them lie within the ‘Value their Workforce’ section.

There, a number of new questions have been introduced including:

  • How does the site assess and monitor the legitimacy and competency of the workforce?
  • What is the site doing to improve its image and the overall image of the industry to attract and retain the workforce necessary for the future of construction?

Commenting on the new Checklist, Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said:

“Our work to stamp out illegal working involves close collaborative working with lead industry bodies. We are fully supportive of genuine efforts, such as this scheme, to drive compliance with the rules.

“Employers within the construction sector have a crucial and ongoing part to play in helping to combat illegal working by ensuring they carry out the straightforward ‘Right to Work’ checks on potential employees.”

Chief Executive Edward Hardy said the checklist will be a drive for registered sites, companies, suppliers and their clients to “keep raising the bar of considerate construction and improve industry standards across the UK”.

Hardy added:

“The Checklist is reviewed annually to ensure it remains current, relevant and challenging. The new questions including those around the legitimacy of the workforce and attracting and retaining skills are clearly crucial issues for the future of the industry. The Considerate Constructors Scheme is delighted to be at the forefront of challenging the sector to improve performance in these areas”.

Find out more about the checklist here.