Checking Contractor Competence

Report
Checking
Contractor Competence
Don Glaister
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Types of Competency
SPA / MPQC Contractors Safety Passport
Operator Competency Scheme
Suitable NVQ / QCF qualifications
Personal CPD
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SPA / MPQC Contractors Safety Passport
Aim
 All Contractors to be competent & safe
What is the Contractors Safety Passport Scheme?
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Designed by Safety Passport Alliance & MPQC
Demonstrates Health & Safety awareness
2 Day course
Results in a Level 2 QCF Qualification
Contractor receives Passport Card
Valid for 3 years
Delivered by SPA approved Centres -
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Course Content
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basic knowledge of health & safety law as it applies to them
understand their personal responsibilities for safety at work
understanding of how accidents are caused and how they can be prevented
identify and correct unsafe behaviours
understanding of the purpose, use and care of personal protective
equipment
importance of maintaining plant and equipment in good condition
safe driving behaviour, including safe reversing
ability to recognise site hazards
requirement for suitable and sufficient risk assessment
basic knowledge of the principles of safe systems of work and permits to
work
awareness of specific hazards and how the risks from them can be
controlled
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SPA / MPQC Contractors Safety Passport
1 Day Course
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Acknowledges prior accreditation / qualifications
Exemption from day 1
Verifiable proof required of prior training - e.g. NEBOSH
QCF qualification still achieved on successful completion
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Further Examples of Exemptions
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Client Contractor National Safety Group (CCNSG) Health & Safety Passport
NEBOSH Certificate
NEBOSH Diploma
IOSH Safe Supervision
IOSH Managing Safely
ACAD Asbestos Removal Worker (Operative or Supervisor)
Building Engineering Services Scheme
Certificate of Training Achievement (CTA) ***/Construction Plant Competence Scheme
CPCS
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)***
Construction Skills Register (Northern Ireland)***
Demolition Operatives
EITB/EMTA NVQ 3 in Lift Maintenance/Installation Engineering (or Apprenticeship)
Engineering Construction Skills Database & Health & Safety Passport***
Forklift Truck Training (Accredited training)
Gas Distribution Record Scheme (CORGI)
Heating and Ventilation Engineers
Independent Rope Access Training Association (IRATA)
International Powered Access Federation Limited (IPAF)
JIB Electro technical Certificate Scheme
JIBMES (Plumbing)
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MPQC Operator Competency Scheme
Who is it for?
 Those responsible for the operation of Plant Machinery
What is involved?
 Accredited training / assessment through an MPQC approved provider
 NVQ – QCF Assessment – Obtain qualification
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How does the scheme work for you?
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Concessionary Card
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Continuous improvement
Environmental performance
COMPETENCE DRIVERS
Competent workforce
Customer service
NOS or equivalent
COMPETENCE STANDARD
Company Competence Matrix and
Company Mgt System
Internal assessors
ASSESSMENT
External assessors
-Criteria
-System/Documents
-Training
- Qualification
- Competence -CPD
Internal QC
Learner card/certificate issued
by Academy
QC of ASSESSMENT
CERTIFICATION OF LEARNER
THIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION OF
COMPETENCE SYSTEM
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COMPETENCE SYSTEM
MAINTENANCE
External QC
Learner on-going competence CPD
Competence System certified to
ISO9001 by e.g. BSI to ensure
robustness of:
Competence standard
Assessment
QC of assessment
Learner certification
Programme

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