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Competence Management, a practical approach - In association with the Chemical Industries Association

When: Tue 23 Mar, 2021
Where: Virtual Learning Environment

Why attend?

Assessing and assuring competence can be a large task, but one that is essential to maintaining site and process safety, particularly on high hazard sites. People at all levels of the organisation are central to controlling Major Accident Hazards. When things go wrong and systems and processes break down, it is only competent people who can return the situation to normal. By thinking about people as an asset – not just a potential source of failure – we can maximise business and safety performance.  The HSE Chemicals Sector Strategy, developed in early 2011, identified that maintaining competence was a “key challenge for industries within the sector” and as a result Competency Management has been identified as one of the key HSE inspection topics for 2012-2015.  This seminar will discuss the HSE’s expectations and inspection programme whilst delivering practical best practice advice in managing competence for high hazard industries.


Our approach requires active engagement of participants to promote measurable and sustainable improvements. Our programme is designed to draw on the experience of those attending through a series of presentations and facilitated discussions. By working this way, not only do participants gain knowledge and understanding, but the companies benefit from solutions too.

Date & Location

23 March 2021

10:00 – 16:00

Virtual Learning Environment


10:00 – Registration
10:30 – Welcome and Introductions
10.45 – Business Case for Competency Management
11.15 – Key Elements of Competence Management Systems
12.15 – Benchmarking Competency and Common Pitfalls
13.00 – Lunch
13.30 – Practical Implementation Solutions
14:30 – Competency Best Practice/Case Studies
15:15 – Personal Improvement Plans
16:00 – Close

Who should attend?

This seminar has been developed specifically for those middle/senior managers with an active responsibility for competency management within your organisation, for example:

  • Site managers
  • Group managers
  • Operations/production managers
  • Health, safety and environmental managers
  • Engineering and maintenance managers
  • Laboratory managers/supervisors
  • Human resources and training personnel

This course is for Storage, Manufacturing and Distribution companies only.

For more information and to register, please visit the HFL website