Getting the referencing right

When referencing evidence it is the role of the assessor to demonstrate how the credits for each issue have been awarded. The assessor must therefore provide their thought process and clear location references (i.e. page and/or clause numbers, etc.) that give the auditor or any other reviewer of the assessment a clear auditable trail as to how each individual criterion within an issue has been addressed.

A good example: “Section 3.2.5 (page 23) of Ref 46 shows compliance with Criterion 11a”
A poor example: “Ref 46 shows compliance with Hea 04”, or, “Ref 46 shows compliance with Criteria 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8”

For more detailed guidance on getting reporting and referencing right, we encourage you to view this online webinar within BREEAM Projects.