What are the typical duties of a Clerk of Works?

The schedule of services required is typically as set out in the Institute of Clerk of Works Independent Practices Agreement, and duties would include:

  • Certifying that the works are carried out to comply with the relevant statutory regulations, laws, contractual requirement’s and adopted specifications.
  • Ensure that works are carried out to an exceptionally high standard of workmanship.
  • Record and comment on Contractors programme and keep the Client informed of progress at all times.
  • Ensure that the quality of materials used in the construction are of suitable standard, leading to a reduction in defects with consequent savings in the rectification of these in ways that can facilitate timely completion.
  • Provide a proactive approach to identifying and reporting defects and to ensure that quality standards are met.
  • Review and advise on materials, construction details and samples prior to installation as required.
  • Continually monitoring quality and progress on site through regular site visits and by providing regular site inspection reports. This enables us to advise on all aspects of the works in progress and promptly bring any concerns to our Client’s attention.
  • Advising on workmanship disputes and undertaking snagging and re-inspections prior to completion, ensuring a quality product is produced.
Clerk Of Works duties
Clerk Of Works Duty