Concern over the lack of separation of training with the assessment process has been expressed.
It is possible to open the way for a global scheme to provide consistency in the assessment of competent persons. It provides separation from training schemes therefore giving the highest level of integrity of assessment. Recognition that the knowledge and skills could be obtained by any means such as tertiary education, internal company training, external private training, on the job mentoring, etc., is provided.
Any valid scheme is likely to become the benchmark for competency requirements for use within any framework providing essential support for the overall package of compliance requirements for hazardous areas.
Source: IECEX CoPC
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