Training and supervision forum - 23 March 2018
We held a forum in Palmerston North for training and supervision providers, health and safety managers, and operational managers in the extractives industry to workshop and agree on a consistent approach to training and competency across the extractives industry.
We looked at wide variability and mixed quality of training we’re currently seeing across the extractives industry.
We had speakers from different organisations:
Defining the issue – variability of training and competency across the industry. What are the Regulatory requirements for training & key lessons learnt from recent incidents.
Literacy and numeracy from a MITO perspective, trainer and assessor accreditation, review processes.
Gain an understanding of the special characteristics of adult learners and what helps them to retain knowledge and skill.
Fulton Hogan established the Competent to Operate program following a serious harm incident. The program has been successfully running for five years covering 18 types of mobile plant. Stewart will share information on the trainer assessors program, and successes and improvements that have been made for the program.
First line management and supervision - what is involved and why it’s important to get this right including examples of good practice.
Learning team approach – an example of industry good practice. John will share how learning has been achieved utilising the strengths of the team for a high risk industry.
Coaching and mentoring - preparing staff for Certificate of Competence and other courses of study. Keri will share how she has set up a coaching and mentoring program for staff, providing examples of what worked well and tailoring training to individual learning needs.
Providing on-demand learning opportunities in short bursts moves away from the traditional approach to safety training. Learn about microlearning and the benefit it has had at Northpower.