A review of taxonomy for health and safety training
Posted by Tracy Seward
Our Customer Service Director Mike Stevens looks at A 3 step taxonomy for health and safety training – adequacy, competency, capability.
In this article Mike looks at the best way for companies to ensure their employees are not only adequately trained for the tasks that they undertake at work, but how you can be certain that your workforce is engaged with the training requirement and signed up to the necessity for it.
Based on the risk profile, and potential emergencies, you should consult with them about their comfort level.
It is important for companies going forward that they don’t just tick the compliance box by simply enforcing training, but rather engaging with the workforce to decide with them what they need to ensure a capable, competent and successful business.
The best organisations and employers will not only be confident through audit and assessment that they have a full complement of competent employees they will also be verifying that they have employees who are up to the existing health and safety challenges and prepared for new ones. They won’t be waiting around for enforcement to determine what is required.
To read the full report go to HSM online