Since technologies are rapidly evolving in all areas of the economy, firms face the growing challenge of equipping their workers with the necessary skills. Here, the right competence management system can help.

We at RelyOn Nutec offer a market-leading competence management software application. Our competence management services help with all aspects of keeping a workforce fully competent.

When talking about competence, people often falsely assume that training equals competence. Even though the two certainly are interlinked, they are not the same.

In order to become a competent worker, skills and knowledge – which can be gained through training – play an important role. However, experience is of equal importance.

Experienced workers react more calmly and safely to critical incidents, and it is, therefore, important that companies ensure their workers gain enough experience before carrying out difficult or dangerous tasks by themselves in order to maintain high levels of competence.

Competence assessment normally takes place at the workplace and at the time that one is naturally undertaking the activity. Only critical situations and emergency response scenarios should, for obvious reasons, be simulated.

This is primarily done through the method of direct observation, by designated and qualified assessors.

Additionally, things like discussions or pre-set questioning provide a record of knowledge assessment.

Back in the day, this used to be a costly and time consuming process, since assessment needed to be documented manually, which often led to big and confusing excel sheets.

Fortunately, a competence management software can help simply this process: Our competence management software application provides real-time visibility of the competence status of the workforce, supports pro-active planning of assessments and maintains and provides a full (historical) record of all assessments done.

The app includes the creation of image or video evidence and automatic updating of central records the instant the assessment is complete.

Organisations can consider applying for accreditation of their competence management framework with one of the accreditor bodies - OPITO and IADC.

By ensuring that workers carry out their tasks safely and responsibly, competence significantly reduces the risk at the workplace. Especially in safety-critical industries, like the oil and gas industry, a safe work environment is of the highest importance.

Additionally, clients too feel more inclined to engage with firms that have a solid competence management framework in place.

We at RelyOn Nutec aim to support organisations throughout the whole process.

Our competence management service ensures that firms develop the correct framework, maintain that framework in line with international standards, and makes sure the competence framework remains relevant and up to date with global industry standards.