We can carry out two types 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 focused on your projects, while the more detailed CFI inspections also cover the EB’s governance and management arrangements. The type of inspection carried out 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 delivered by an EB 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 cover during the review, including the 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 compliance reviews are routine and nothing to be concerned about. We find that many EBs welcome the assurance obtained from a compliance review and the opportunity to ask more detailed questions about how the LCF operates. For further guidance on our compliance inspection process see our compliance inspection leaflet.