Health and Safety Competence

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Delivering the solution together
Building Competence Working
Group
Group purpose
Building the competence of the waste and
recycling industry to improve health &
safety performance.
Aims :
To increase workforce competence based on
the principle of Health and Safety First.
To promote ownership of the principles of
Health and Safety First including risk.
To promote sensible and proportionate risk
management.
Objectives
1.Definitions to be developed for competence, skills and training.
This will include developing and publishing guidance on how
‘competence’ can be defined and understood in the context of
the waste and recycling industry.
2. Develop and publish case studies and real life examples of the
positive impact of improved workforce competence, including
examples of industry best practice and the potential business
benefits.
3. Identify and share best practice on competence schemes
across the industry and in other sectors (e.g., through the case
studies and examples)
Why WISH ?
HSE
What is Competence ?
Technical
Competency
Behavioural
Competencies
Performance Monitoring and Managing
Personal Development
CPD
Competence
Competence : the ability of an individual to do a
job properly
The combination of practical and theoretical knowledge
cognitive skills behaviour and values used to improve
performance;
Competency : a set of defined behaviours that provide
a structured guide enabling the identification,
evaluation and development of the behaviours in
individual employees.
Knowledge
Experience
Competence
Skills
Behavioural Competencies
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Understanding the employer
Customer focus
Making things happen
Developing self and others
Innovation and Change
Communication and Listening
Relationships
Continual Development …
• Performance Monitoring and Managing
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Supervision
Appraisals
Performance Targets
1:1
Reward and Recognition
Human Behaviour (HSG 48)
• Personal Development
• QCF/ VQs
• Formal Training
• Toolbox Talks
Health and Safety Competence
A competent person can show they have skills knowledge,
experience, and authority to enable them to:• Understand potential hazards related to their work or
equipment provided
• Safely carry out their duties
• Identify defects/ faults or omissions in the work procedure or
equipment, recognise any implications for health and safety
and specify remedial action to mitigate these.
Consider -Managing For Health and Safety
HSG65
• Define and communicate
Plan – Determine
your standards,
both technical
and behavioural
Act -Act on lessons
learned, review and
feed into personal
development plans
Measure and review
performance/Learn from
measurements and
appraisals/monitoring
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acceptable performance and
resources needed
Identify and assess risks/Identify
controls/Record and maintain
process safety knowledge
Implement and manage control
measures
Do – Put measures
and resource in
place
Check – Measure
Performance, check
effectiveness of
training
Stages in progression to
competence
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Unconscious Incompetence – You
don’t know what you don’t know.
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Conscious Incompetence – You are
aware of what you don’t know.
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Conscious Competence – You know a
new skill, but to perform it you have
to concentrate on it.
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Unconscious Competence – You can
perform your new skill without
actively thinking about it.
Knowledge
Knowledge covers familiarity, awareness or
understanding gained through experience or
study.
Skills
Learned ability to carry our a task with
predetermined results.
Abilities that have been gained or developed
through training and application.
Qualified Experience
Experience is the result of a process of
observing, encountering or doing something.
Health and safety training by sector
Support organisations and material
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WISH
IOSH Waste Safety Group
Dorset Action on Health and Safety (DASH)
Local Authority Waste Safety Forum
AVDC – Aylesbury Vale District Council.
South Northamptonshire District Council
DASH programme
Purpose
• Develop an industry specific H and S induction programme to meet the
needs of waste and recycling operatives;
• Use this to educate, up-skill and eliminate bad practice and in turn reduce
RIDDOR reported accidents and incidents;
• Deliver a county-wide health and safety induction training programme to
all waste and recycling operatives; and
• Map the underpinning knowledge and practical elements of the induction
to the WAMITAB vocational qualifications to provide an entree into further
training progression and to make it attractive to a wider geographic
audience
DASH A Resource
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Section 1 – H&S Law
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Section 2 – Safe collection of Refuse
and Recycling
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Section 3 – Safety Features on
RCV’s/Compaction and lifting
equipment
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Section 4 – Safe working at Landfill,
Transfer Stations and on rounds
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Section 5 – Reversing Assistant
Training
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Section 6 – Manual Handling
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Section 7 – Accident/Incident/Near
Miss Reporting & RIDDOR
Key elements of a strategy
Training
Skills
Knowledge
Experience
Competence
Behaviour
and attitude
Supervision
Organisational culture of H&S
training and competence:
Culture:
Positive – Negative - Indifferent?
“the ideas, customs, and social behaviour
of an organisation “
“how we get things done round here!”
“how we think, feel and deal with health
and safety training in our organisation”
Organisations need a +ve culture of H&S training and
competence
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Operatives
Manager’s
Supervisor’s
Agency engaged staff
Team Leader
Admin staff
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Thank you
Next steps
Contact
[email protected]
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Participate in the workshop!
Join the group!
The WISH
Competence
Group are:
• Chris James WAMITAB (Chair)
• Denise McGlynn EU Skills
• Fiona Craig Zero Waste Scotland
• Dave Thomas Aylesbury Vale District Council
• Dave Humphriss - Castle Environmental
• Joe Taylor IOSH
• Steve Parfitt Mentor Training
• Sheeraz Talib, IOSH

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