Completion Readiness Assessment Framework (CRAF) Procedure

Document type: Good Practice Document
Author: Crossrail Ltd
Publication Date: 18/05/2023

  • Abstract

    Completion Readiness Assessment – Framework (CRAFs) are Quality assessments geared towards ‘completion activities’ and with pushing Tier 1s and Project Teams to gain NEC3 Contract Completion. These independent assessments are carried out by discipline leads and scrutinise the planning and progress in dealing with actions relating to the key disciplines listed below which are further detailed in the CRAF Framework.

    • Completion Resourcing and Programming
    • Health and Safety Files
    • Crossrail Programme Functional Requirements (CPFR)
    • Engineering Safety Management (ESM) Deliverables
    • Interoperability Regulations (TSI) compliance
    • Gate Impact Reports (GIRs)
    • Data Recording & Corrective Action System (DRACAS)
    • CRL Observations
    • Planning, Heritage & Highways Consents
    • Environment
    • Undertakings and Assurances
    • Document Quality & Control
    • Asset Information
    • 3D Models / As Builts
    • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manuals
    • Operational Training for Infrastructure Managers
    • Certification of Works
    • Defects & Non-conformances

    In addition, CRAF sessions were also carried out to examine the following:

    • Closure of CRAF Actions (raised on previous assessments)
    • Site Tour to check current / historical works

    During the CRAFs a significant number of actions were raised on contractors (and in some cases on Crossrail) which needed to be resolved to ensure Handover of the works and Completion of the respective contracts. CRAF Assessments were scored impartially and metrics produced and circulated to demonstrate progress.

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