We can carry out two forms of inspection, a Project Compliance (PC) inspection or a Control Framework inspection (CFI). Both look at how the Environmental Body (EB) is managed and how projects have been delivered.
A PC inspection is primarily focussed on your projects, while the more detailed CFI inspections also cover the EB’s governance and management arrangements. The type of inspection you receive will be determined by the scale and level of Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) activity.
Inspections are carried out by our team of Compliance Inspectors, who will try to minimise the level of disruption to you and your EB as much as possible.
For a small EB the visit may only last a couple of hours, whilst it will take longer for a larger organisation. Depending on the size and nature of the projects you have we may carry out a desk top review instead of a visit. For these reviews we will ask you to supply relevant documentary evidence to us.
One of our Compliance Inspectors will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time to carry out the inspection. The inspector will outline what we intend to review at the visit, including some specific projects and explain what will be required of you. This will also give you the chance to ask any questions you may have. Details will then be confirmed to you in an email.
The majority of visits are routine compliance reviews and are nothing to be concerned about. For further guidance on our compliance inspection process see our compliance inspection leaflet.