Competence …… Foundations
Competence is a critically important concept to understand.
It appears in many pieces of H&S legislation and of particular interest for LEV and Occ Hygiene practitioners ….. in various parts of the CoSHH Regulations.
There are so many ‘interpretations’ generally applied to this term; including Training, Experience, Knowledge, Ability etc that it might be of interest to start from basics and see if that helps to crystalise in our thoughts – the correct pathway to getting it right.
You can download the thoughts of “Chairman Bill” by following the link below.
Download full PDF Here:- Competency Jan23
Two warnings :-).
First, it is quite a long read.
Second it should be used as a thought-provoking document and one which should stimulate thoughtful (and hopefully ‘polite’) discussion.
Finally In time – I’ll prepare a more ‘applied’ document which will look at the practical application of what this means in LEV (and Occupational Hygiene) project work.
Feedback is most welcome – either by emailing me at email@example.com – or leaving comments on the LinkedIn special interest group LEV Central.