Access cost-effective, transferable and standardised skills – benchmarked against national standards of competence
By championing Connected Competence, you can encourage employers to embrace it and deliver a safer, more competent workforce that has a certified base standard of technical competence.
Protecting your interests
As a stakeholder, you want to protect your assets – physically and financially. While it is the employer’s responsibility to provide a technically competent workforce, the ultimate responsibility for safety lies with you. The human and cost implications of incompetence and non-conformance resulting in safety incidents can be catastrophic and lead to the interruption of supply or, even worse, loss of life. Connected Competence supports employers’ commitments to working in a safe and responsible way. It helps to mitigate work-related incidents by assuring a certified base standard of technical competence for workers that Connected Competence employers mobilise to your asset.
Engineering a sustainable future
The vision for Connected Competence is that leading companies like yourselves will commit to mandating testing to assure current competence and will work collaboratively with Connected Competence employers to embed a recognised and accepted base standard across industry.
The benefits of this will be powerful. Increased levels of efficiency, productivity and safety lead to a more cost-effective operation. Not only does more work get done in less time, there is less risk of safety incidents occurring – all of which equates to financial gain.
What’s more, Connected Competence credentials focus on base technical competence, meaning they are generic in nature and fully transferable across sectors and companies, so employers will be able to mobilise workforces quickly and respond promptly to shifting portfolios and changing landscapes.