Managing Competence: How to keep track in a fluid workforce

Event Details

Date: 8 March 2022
Location: Online
Time: 12:00 – 13:00

With the Building Safety Bill setting to enshrine definitions of competency in law, measuring and managing the competency of individual workers in a binary way is becoming more of an imperative for all construction businesses. This is particularly challenging in the finishes and interiors sector, where some 70% of the work force are not directly employed and there is consequently a relatively high churn in people.

The CSCS card is an effective mechanism to monitor VQ qualification status and successful completion of site-ready H&S courses, but it does not yet provide a holistic option to manage competence. This raises an important question about how we track competence of our employees, but also how we manage this in the more fluid employment environment that is prevalent in the finishes and interiors sector and we rely heavily on gangs and labour only subcontractors for around 70% of our workforce.

Skills: The practical application of knowledge learnt through on and/or off-the-job training.
Attitude: The mindset or approach required for competence, across the entire occupation (managed through monitoring and effective supervision).
Knowledge: The information, technical knowledge, and ‘know-how’ the individual needs to successfully carry out their duties.
Experience: The enhanced knowledge or skill acquired through practical experience.

FIS is working with MyProPass to provide a new digital solution to help individuals manage qualification, experience and knowledge based training in one secure place a system that allows individuals to upload training and work experience information and provide access to employers to help answer that all important question “are they competent to do the job”.

Those attending will get an introduction to defining competence (linking back to the Building Safety Bill) and insight into how you should be and could be tracking this for individuals working in your business.

Speakers will include Iain McIlwee, CEO at FIS and Bobby Chakravarthy of My Pro Pass.