Approved e-Learning course
Course Duration 35+ Minutes
Assessing & Managing Competencies in Construction
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This online training course explains how to assess and manage competency in a construction project. The client along with any other duty holder appointing someone to work on a project is legally obligated to ensure those appointed are adequately competent.
This course looks at what competency is, how it works and ways to assess it. It provides guidance in line with the legal duties outlined under the Construction Design and Management Regulations, or CDM 2015.
Assessing and Managing Competencies in Construction
This course covers the following sections:
- Safety & completion of a Project
- Legal Duties
- Definition of Competency
- Assessing Worker Competency
- Hierarchy of Risk Controls
Learning Outcomes of Assessing and Managing Competencies in Construction
Participants will be able to:
- Use a competency-based performance model for construction project management
- Explain how competency is important to the safety and success of a given project
- Explain the legal duties imposed by the CDM on managers and supervisors of construction projects
- Explain how to evaluate individual competency
- Use the hierarchy of hazard controls to evaluate worker competency
- Discuss potential future competency assessments for workers
Why this Assessing & Managing Competencies Course is Vital
In Great Britain alone, the construction industry sees an average of 61,000 non-fatal injuries each year. The sector also sees the highest annual rate of fatal injuries: around 36. These involve cases of falls from height, being trapped by something collapsing, being struck by moving vehicles and contact with machinery.
A common thread to these accidents and incidents is very often human error. Contractors and workers on site fail to use the systems that are in place to protect them. Simple errors result in aches and pains, escalating project costs and the unnecessary loss of life. Anyone whose role it is to assess competency has a moral, legal and financial duty to ensure they are able to do their job sufficiently.
Benefits of the Competency Management Course?
Choosing Human Focus offers the following benefits to the participants of the course:
- RoSPA assured course
- Short yet concise training
- Minimises the risk of injuries and accidents at construction sites
- Makes construction projects safer and easier to manage
- Reduce delays as potential setbacks can be addressed more dynamically throughout a project
|Study length||35+ minutes|
|Approval body||RoSPA Assured|
|Target Audience||All Managers and Supervisors – Awareness Level|
|Format||Interactive Video With End of Course Test Questions|
|Assessment||Online Multiple Choice Test|
|Certification||Online Certificate Issued Immediately on Course Completion|
|Certification Validity Duration||3 Years|
Frequently Asked Questions
Competency in construction includes the ability to recognize hazards, control and mitigate the identified hazards and apply authority to quickly handle these situations.
Competence includes adequate training, skill and experience to fulfill the role on site. Competence should not be judged lightly because those deemed competent assume responsibility for project-specific risks.
A competency assessment on any project will vary based on the individual’s role and the hazards that they may face. For instance, someone conducting electrical installation will need to be a qualified electrician with an appropriate electrician NVQ qualification. If the electrician also has to work at height – perhaps up a mobile access tower – they may require a PASMA qualification or equivalent. If their work may disturb asbestos, they would also require asbestos awareness training.
The CDM regulations aim to support health and safety in construction work by requiring inclusion of risk and hazard management in project planning, identification of the correct worker for a given job, and application of co-operation and communication to improve risk management.