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Competence in Construction

Report 2014

Competence in Construction

Aims and processes

• • • • • July 2013 – Government launches Construction 2025 Industrial Strategy A number of visions and joint commitments made inc.

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clear, standard means of recognising competence’

2 actions from action plan include: - identify one card scheme promoted through public procurement - update on Routes to Competence report (Pye Tait 2011) Research project funded by CITB (with HSE co-funding) Steering group formed to devise research brief and appoint research organisation – Pye Tait subsequently appointed

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Research Activities

• • Pye Tait undertook series of consultation activities with stakeholders/employers/employees which included: - telephone surveys - workshop - online consultation - direct interviews Questions asked related to: - industry perception of competence - current processes - components of competence - evidencing and measuring competence - factors that maintaining competency - value of cards/certification schemes

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Research Activities

• • • Research undertaken on how other sectors of industry define and recognise competence (6 sectors) Workshops held March/April 2014 – topics included: - current models of competence - CDM changes and HSE’s vision - work by Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group - conceptualising of competence - role of health and safety in competence - evidencing of competence Research findings collated and reported in document titled ‘Competence in Construction’ September 2014

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HSE Vision 2014

Competence is a long-term issue Workforce becoming more qualified Industry not relying solely on cards Principal Contractors not insisting that occasional site visitors have a card Nationally recognised qualifications being recognised and maintained Educational and training bodies build on trade skills with skills that prevent accidents and ill-health; Card schemes to support nationally-recognised qualifications

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Key Factors in achieving/maintaining competence

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Main ways of verifying competence

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Behavioural attributes assessed

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What cards should evidence

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Research Findings

• Divided into 3 key areas: • - definition - developing - evidencing Findings included both individual and organisational • competence Definition of competency involves primarily SKATE/SEKA - Skills, knowledge, attributes/attitudes, training, experience Definition further incorporates: - ergonomics, environmental, policies and communication

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Components of Competence

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Research Findings

• • Factors for developing competence: - selection - training - assessment - complexity - verification Evidencing competence includes: - types and methods - cards and certification schemes - renewing and maintaining competence

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Framework for Competence

• • Report recommends a framework for competence Why a framework?

- hundreds of qualifications/formal courses - thousands of short courses - lack of industry-wide understanding on human factors - supervisor training/development patchy - lack of understanding of inappropriate/invalid cards/certification - lack of understanding on what cards represent and reliability of information - 40 card schemes/350 variations means excessive/duplication of resources to check cards etc.

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Framework for Competence

• • Principles of the Framework - what constitutes competence - appreciation of human factors

(situational, self and risk awareness)

- common standards for card/certification schemes Framework Key Elements - Components - Developing - Measuring - Evidencing

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Framework for Competence

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Card/Certification Schemes

• The framework should require: - an overarching system to co-ordinate and control the numerous cards/certification - training/education schemes to integrate H & S and human factors into competence cards/certification - cards to move towards smart data systems – with data stored and retrieved by the overarching body - a unifying quality or kite mark - a simplified company registration scheme for domestic-type work

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Report Vision

• • For the management of competency, the framework should: - describe competency, the components, and philosophy for delivery and measurement - be applicable to all, flexible and non-prescriptive - provide clarity for evidence and, through the overarching body, a centralised database of card/certification standards Report has made 8 recommendations: - further fleshing out and agreement on the framework - disseminate and promulgate competence and understanding of competence components at all levels - appreciation of the role of human factors

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Report Vision

• Recommendations

(cont’d)

- Framework to define effective means for evidencing competence - Establish a Construction Competency Council - Identify most appropriate structure/organisation/body to run the council - Establish a Secretariat to progress council decisions - Ensure council consultation to maintain and improve framework and ensure remains fit-for-purpose

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Next Steps

• • • Referral of recommendations to Construction Delivery Group Escalation of recommendations to the Construction Leadership Council for subsequent actions Review of report’s recommendations and industry feedback session event scheduled 1 December 2014

(Solihull)

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Summary

• What the report has done - examined the meanings and perception of competence - isolated and clarified key constituent components - recognised human factors and H & S knowledge as essential components needing marbling throughout competency requirements - recognised the need for clarification and components on competency though a framework - identified the need for a body to oversee and maintain the framework, and provide benchmarks for cards/certification

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