“Competence – the ability to repeatedly perform a task to a given standard”
In the offshore industry, managing competence of personnel is a key component in maintaining a credible safety system. In practice, this means that personnel should be assessed in the workplace according to recognised standards to provide a trail of evidence which proves their capabilities.
As well as ensuring regulatory and contractual compliance with the increasing number of jurisdictions and clients which now require it, competence management forms an excellent basis for continual professional development, and provides individuals with hard evidence of their skills and experience outside of their academic qualifications.
Our competence management programme is designed to be flexible enough to be easily implemented at the worksite, and rigorous enough to withstand close inspection by accrediting bodies and client audits. Our competencies are aligned with those produced by IMCA to ensure the widest possible applicability, and individual grades can be tailored to reflect the real responsibilities at every level of the operational structure. A well designed and implemented system is good for clients, operating companies and staff, and our accredited programme has a proven track record of satisfying both operational and administrative requirements.
In addition to our services to corporate clients, we provide a mechanism for individual contractors to demonstrate their own competence to prospective employers through our Experienced Personnel scheme.