Initiative to cut confusion
23 January 2013
RoSPA is leading a new initiative which it says will reduce employers' confusion about which health and safety qualifications workers need to hold and which training courses they need to undertake. The National Core C
The National Core Competence Benchmark (NCCB) is a collaborative initiative supported by a range of trade associations and is open to any training course provider. The initiative's website will lists courses and qualifications that are accredited by trade, safety or examination bodies and ranks them against recognised training frameworks.
Legally, employers are responsible for judging who is, or is not, competent. This process is hampered by the lack of any clear standards.
The NCCB will offer impartial and practical assistance to employers at the point of them choosing training courses for their staff and establishing the competence of contractors.