The Contractor is obliged to uncover works if they are instructed to do so. If a defect is not found, the cost of uncovering the works will be notifiable as a compensation event by the Contractor providing they gave the Supervisor the chance to inspect (as required in Works Information or in line with any agreed Inspection & Test Plans) before the works were covered up.
Creating an Instruction to search
The Supervisor can create a new instruction to search and confirm the details of what they require to be uncovered and why. Once this has been communicated and the works are uncovered, the Supervisor can then create a “sign off record sheet” recording what was found. The Supervisor would confirm if a defect was found or not, and then fill in details of what the search showed, and then if relevant any actions required to be carried out.