Responsible construction practices – CCS certification not possible

Criterion 8 allows small scale or low value works to be assessed without independent certification for considerate construction.

Criterion 9 requires projects to pursue independent certification if they fall outside the issue definition for small scale or low value.

If the project is not small scale or low value, but still falls outside of the scope of independent certification, then criterion 8 can be applied, regardless of the size or value of the works.

This situation may arise, for example, where a short programme of works or strict site security requirements preclude CCS certification.


Robust additional evidence will be required to support this approach.

20 Apr 2023 - Updated to account for strict site security as justification.