People are the greatest asset in any organisation, but they are also one of the greatest risks. In order to help manage and mitigate this risk, Mintra has developed our Trainingportal Competency Management system.
Beyond training is competency assurance. If training is simply being given the knowledge, competency is demonstrating that you know how to use it. Competency requires ongoing assessment of skills, not just completing a one-off course. Competence is defined as 'The ability of every director, manager and worker to recognise the risks in their operational activities and then apply the right measures to control and manage those risks' Step Change in Safety (2010)
In order to perform a job to the required standard, it is vital that all employees are competent in their roles. Competency ensures the safety of a company’s workforce, equipment, and resources. Put simply, a lack of competency leads to an increase in costs and downtime - and affects workplace morale. With the rapid digitalisation of the workplace, people are being exposed to more opportunities for error. For example, in 2019, human error accounted for 90% of all cyber data breaches. Find out more about our competency management system Trainingportal.
In safety-critical industries, a lack of competence can lead to large-scale incidents with potentially devastating effects. To satisfy the HSE, employers must have an effective Competence Assurance Management System in place to ensure that risks are minimised. Mintra has worked with the industry to develop and build an effective system to manage competence and minimise risk.
Competency assurance is even more critical for rotating workforces, where not every activity is performed on every rotation. Although individuals have the training, do they have the competency? By using a competency management system, employers can track on-the-job development and assessment activities and ensure that all employees are competent and compliant.
Trainingportal not only provides learning management, it includes a Competency Management System (CMS) so that organisations can continuously review and evaluate their employees. It enables an organisation to identify all the activities that need to be done in the course of its operations, as well as the competencies and skills that are required by employees in order to perform their role to the required standard.
The foundation of a competence-based workforce is built on three key criteria:
Managers have a central overview to analyse all the competencies that are available within their current workforce, highlight where there are gaps in skillsets and then identify the training that is required to ensure overall workforce competence. Trainingportal combines a comprehensive digital learning library and training experience with a robust competence management system ensuring that employees receive the right training at the right time.
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