They can be:
Audit results are recorded for each member audited and collated by RECC to provide a picture of compliance levels by member: by compliance area, across the Scheme and over time.
Members considered to be high risk are subject to the most intensive level of monitoring; an on-site audit visit carried out by an external independent auditor. A copy of the audit questionnaire is available in the Members’ Area for reference. It covers the ten key Compliance Areas (CAs) with a number of questions within each area. The CAs are weighted such that 7 of the ten are high priority and three are medium priority. Members being audited are assessed as compliant or non-compliant on each question within a CA and on each CA overall.
Medium and lower-risk members are subject to a remote or desk-based audit, either by an external independent auditor or by RECC staff.
There may also be a telephone-based, semi-structured interview. And, if necessary, RECC may decide that a site visit should be carried out.
To pass the audits overall, members have to be compliant:
If monitoring identifies extensive non-compliance there may be additional action. The action will depend on how severe the non- compliance is and whether the member is making efforts to achieve compliance.
There is more information on this process in RECC’s Bye-Laws.