One the CCLG’s main aims is to encourage a consistent approach to the way clients specify their requirements to the supply side. We aim to achieve this by driving the development and adoption of a set of standards in a number of key strategic areas, encouraging the widest possible client participation to gain commitment and have a real positive impact on the industry.
Industry standards are already in place and working well in certain areas – the CSCS-carded workforce is a prime example of a universally accepted standard.
There are other standards that are promoted in particular sectors of the industry, as well as many best practice guidance examples which could also become classified as industry standards.
As the leading Clients’ group, we have the opportunity to establish a more robust and controlled approach to capturing examples of best practice and developing them into industry standards.
Our approach to standardisation
We are forming a number of working groups, one for each of the key strategic areas listed opposite. The remit of each group will be to review what standards and best practice already exist and focus on arriving at a consistent approach which all clients can confidently utilise. We are classifying standards into three categories, outlined below.
Get involved and make a difference in your industry
We invite members participate in our working groups, and aim to
have a broad representation from the following client types:
Supply side input will also be sought at appropriate times, ensuring a
truly collaborative approach with industry.
We are in the process of appoint a lead and participants for each
working group, and encourage nominations from CCLG members*.
To get involved, please contact
*We anticipate that face-to-face meetings will be kept to a minimum, relying on
telephone conferencing and emails to review progress.
All working groups will be supported by CCLG operational staff, to keep workload to a
1. Industry accepted standards
Outside of legislation, there are few standards produced by industry that are
universally accepted, specified and enforced. The CSCS-carded workforce is a prime
Where a standard is agreed to be universally accepted, the CCLG will encourage
members to mandate and enforce such standards.
2. Emerging and well established Standards (promoted by leading
clients and suppliers)
The CCLG will encourage members to specify and enforce such standards,
taking into account an acceptable timeframe to allow suppliers to produce a
robust implementation plan.
3. Clients’ and suppliers’ examples of valued best practice
These will be posted on the CCLG website where agreed to be of an
acceptable standard for members to adopt or adapt.