Fri 05 Jun 2020

Quality Management System – Code 10

In lockstep with recent changes to the Quality and Environmental ISO Standards (2015 amendments) and in response to feedback from industry stakeholders, a major review and upgrade of the CCF Code has been implemented.

In February 2019, the CCF Construction Management Code version 10 (CCF Code v10), was released to the market, following its development over an 18-month period and subsequent endorsement by the independent Governing body, JAS-ANZ, in November 2018.

This new version of the CCF Code specifies and combines ‘best practice’ principles of the relevant legislation and standards, and corresponding management system requirements, specifically for the construction industry. The Code is designed to assist you in achieving and maintaining compliance to the relevant industry Standards and Regulations, while helping you optimise operational quality and safety, and mitigate risks, for ongoing peace of mind.

 

Key Benefits

There are significant benefits for contractors upgrading to this new version of the CCF Code including:

  • a completely new look and feel;
  • overall integration, simplification and modernisation;
  • a total IMS / BMS approach;
  • a move to a ‘risk based’, process driven approach for all Safety Environment & Quality (SEQ) aspects;
  • language that is in ‘construction speak’ that integrates modern World ‘Best Practice’ specific to the Australian Construction Industry;

For your clients, there are also significant benefits with the added feature of ‘meeting specific requirements’ that are aligned to specific terms & conditions of pre-qualification contracts.

I refer you to the brochure available here for further benefits and features of the new CCF Code (v10).

 

Transition

While there is an agreed transition period for contractors to be certified by the Controlling Auditing Bodies (CABS) to this new version of the CCF Code, I encourage all contractors not to be complacent in this regard.

As an existing CCF Certified Management Systems contractor, you are eligible to upgrade to the new CCF Code (v10) and accompanying Management Systems Document Suite (MSDS) at a cost of $850 (inc GST).

This is a ‘one of’ transition price with new CCF members and non-members seeking certification to the new CCF Code (v10) being charged $5,850 (inc GST) and $8,850 (inc GST) respectively.  This is a significant saving and we have also included a “gap analysis” tool in the MSDS to assist you update from the current version of the CCF Code (v9), to the new CCF Code (v10), within a 2-year transition period.

While the existing CCF Code (v9) will cease and expire on 28 February 2021, I encourage all certified contractors not to leave this to the “last minute”.

 

CCF Approved On-Line Compliance Management System

In supporting the release and update of the CCF Code, I am also pleased to announce the appointment of Skytrust, as our initial preferred software provider to host the Code and provide members with an integrated Certified Contractor Management System (CCMS) solution.

Skytrust is a global software house headquartered in Adelaide.  It has been operating since 2005, with their platforms having over 100,000 users, with significant market share in Australasia and a growing market in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

CCF has entered into an Agency Servicing Agreement with Skytrust, that will provide you with an on-line solution offering CCF licensed users a platform to maintain information relevant to certification to the CCF Code (v10) and support for your business operations. (view details here)  You may simply upgrade to the new version of the Code and place it on your existing IMS … ‘the choice is yours.’

The CCF Code (v10) and accompanying MSDS templates, are now available for purchase.

If you do have any questions regarding the release and upgrade of the CCF Code (v10), please do not hesitate to contact CCF Victoria’s HSEQ Officer, Trevor Derham TDerham@ccfvic.com.au.