Improving Technical Competence
The AD sector has concerns that for this rapidly expanding sector that there is a shortage of technical and operational competence. Again, the HSE and the Agency are keen for the trade bodies to take the lead on addressing this issue.
A group of stakeholders including Agrivert’s Susan Relf (Chair of the ORG H&S group) and Projen’s Terence Brownhills (Chair of the ADBA’s Training, Health & Safety and Environmental Management Working Group) have recently started to work on identifying the core minimum training required to operate an AD (of any size) and develop a draft syllabus. Once this has been finalised and agreed with all relevant stakeholders, this can steer trainers to develop their courses with the core requirements and establish on-site training venues.
The group will be supported by REA and ADBA and is also planning to put in place a framework for the provision of ‘On The Job Training’ carried out at AD plants around the UK. This will enable new entrants to learn what it is required to operate an AD plant.
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