|Land-based Health and Safety Skills Development...
Follow the steps the TGWU farmworkers have taken with the UKs Health & Safety Executive to develop H&S skills for all people on farms and other land-based work.
Recognise: There is a major learning skills agenda
which could be mobilised to improve health and safety in land based
Look: Health and Safety skills have developed from legal requirements.
Work out: How these skills can be applied to land-based
industries at all three
Join Up: These Health & Safety respond to the Curry
Report (pdf) which mentions the appalling death rate in farming
The strategic agreement has now been passed to a consortium of
Awarding Bodies who will put these competencies into awards under the
guidance of the QCA ready to make qualifications.
Two Awarding Bodies - LANTRA Awards and NPTC, both
offer the suite of qualifications.
It is interesting to compare the final Learning Outcomes in the qualifications and those spelt out in the Strategic Agreement Annex 1. Can you see how each match up - especially the Level 4?Health and Safety Practices
QCA accredits management level 4 H&S qualification for agriculture and horticulture - whole suite now accredited
The final stage in the process is that terms were negotiated in the latest legal Wages Boards settlement. The H&S certificates of competence can help agricultural workers UP GRADE - see AWO 2012 p51.
Presentation of awards to first students completing the AG/Hort H&S qualifications at HSE stand, Royal Show July 3. YEAHH!!
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