New health and safety training and competency protocol launched

The new protocol helps line managers and staff to recognise where the necessary health and safety competencies have already been attained and identify where further development is needed.

The new protocol can be found at

The protocol is relevant to all staff, and key matter covered include:

  • new definitions of training and competencies
  • a flexible local training matrix to be completed
  • competency assessments to be completed
  • extra training required
  • record keeping
  • use of external trainers

Any questions or comments on the protocol can be sent to your Health and Safety Manager or directly to

Health and Safety Services plan to review the protocol in six months to check its effectiveness, and would be delighted to hear your views.

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