The primary purpose of the CCF Code is to assist contractor businesses in achieving and maintaining compliance to the relevant industry standards and regulations, required by Federal and/or State Authorities.
Developed for comprehensive compliance, the Code draws together elements of quality, workplace health and safety, and environmental management, in one system. It is used by service providers as a practical, easy to interpret Standard, enabling them to demonstrate that their services meet the industry benchmark and relevant regulatory requirements – and by procurers of such services to assure high levels of SEQ compliance in their delivery.
Accredited by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) for third party certification, the Code is designed to be used in isolation of, or in combination with, other certification standards such as;
In lockstep with recent changes to the Quality and Environmental ISO Standards, and in response to the requirements of industry stakeholders, a major review and upgrade of the CCF Code was recently implemented, resulting in the creation of the new Version 10.
The development of v10 was grounded on feedback from existing CCF Code users and compliance experts, to ensure its requirements were sensible, practical and usable to best meet the operational needs of its users – whilst providing additions and improvements that would be of greatest value to contractor businesses.
Please note: As of 28 February 2021, Version 9 of the CCF Code will no longer be valid for certification purposes. By this date all CCF Systems Certified Contractors must have upgraded to and be using CCF Code Version 10.
CCF also offers options for online software solutions developed to host and support the MSDS, providing contractors with instant access to view and manage their records. These systems are particularly valuable to efficient record management, significantly decreasing the time required by manual handling, and making the time of an audit less stressful.
CCF has partnered with Skytrust, to offer a user-friendly, online integrated software system, approved by CCF for hosting the CCF Code’s Management System Document Suite (MSDS) – designed to help contractor businesses manage their compliance to the new CCF Code v10.
Skytrust is a cloud based integrated management system providing a holistic integrated management approach to your organisation’s compliance and due diligence across all aspects of business. Hosting CCF’s MSDS for comprehensive Code compliance, the Skytrust system offers user-friendly tools to assist with risk management safety, quality, environment, inductions, assets, and plant management. Skytrust delivers a real time dashboard providing trending performance indicators promoting important business decisions to increase efficiency and productivity.
Contractors are able to achieve CCF Certified (accredited) Contractor status, by implementing management systems developed using the CCF Code, and undergoing an audit by a JAS-ANZ accredited, third party Certification Body.
This audit should be repeated on an annual basis. CCF Code v10 specifies the management system requirements that will allow a contractor to demonstrate that an appropriate system is in place to direct the delivery of services required to meet customer expectations and applicable SEQ legislative requirements. Similarly, the Code requires that the contractor’s system generate objective evidence to demonstrate the management of business and project risks.
To facilitate this, CCF has developed a Management System Document Suite (MSDS) that enables contractors to achieve and maintain ongoing compliance with the CCF Code. This MSDS comprises over 80 documents, including; plans, guidelines, forms/templates, registers and reports, each an effective support tool for operations management and record keeping.