HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY VERIFY THAT ITS CONTRACTORS AND STAFF ARE COMPETENT?

What is a Verification of Competency?

A Verification of Competency (VOC) process supports companies in maintaining full compliance. Particularly in the industrial electrical field, it is a key priority for our industrial clients to ensure their teams remain compliant with legislation and standards. How a site verifies the competency of their employee varies, however, most sites require a Statement of Attainment from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) along with site-based VOC procedures. This includes logbooks, training and assessments.

VOC’s are often overlooked, and there could be a large number of companies who are employing external contractors without verifying their competencies. In doing so, the business and staff are exposed to huge risks. If an employee is not competent, it can lead to a major safety hazard in performing high-risk tasks and potentially cause an explosion or major site outage.

As an RTO, Competency Training’s highly qualified trainers and assessors complete VOC on employees to ensure compliance and a non-biased assessment. We also ensure that the certificate we provide to verify competency is correct and non-fraudulent. Competency Training offers a large range of courses with nationally recognised units of competency targeted to different roles and responsibilities, resulting in Statements of Attainment which can be combined with a specific VOC process.

The Importance of Managing Competency
The responsibility to verify competency lies with the owner, however, maintaining compliance is everyone’s responsibility. Don’t let operational pressures and deadlines push VOC’s down the priorities list. Employing competent people greatly increases safety and production on-site. We recommend that all sites have a VOC policy and procedures on-site to ensure compliance. Companies should employ a procedure that works best for them. Contact us for more information. 

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