This skills and competencies register:
Skills and competencies can be described as two sides of the same coin. Skills are specific abilities that you can do, such as operating specific machinery or speaking a foreign language.
Competencies are broader, less-specific abilities that allow a person to perform tasks successfully, like being able to collaborate in a team environment or understanding operational concepts.
The skills and competence of personnel are vital to a business to operate effectively and safely. A person should not be permitted to undertake a work activity without an adequate level of training, competency and/or skill.
There is a notion that workplace competencies maybe even more important than workplace skills because they can often predict how well people will do on the job—even when their level of skill is about the same as others who have been hired for similar positions at other companies.
Competence refers to a person’s ability to do their jobs safely and effectively. In general terms, this can be defined as per below.
Competency is a combination of attributes, including skills, training and experience, relevant to a particular work task or function that enables a person to undertake that work task safely or discharge that function by following company expectations.
A competent person is a person who has acquired, through a combination of training, qualification or experience, the knowledge and skill necessary to undertake their work safely or discharge their function by following company expectations.
A competency assessment is the process of collecting and evaluating evidence (either an internal assessment and/or an assessment authorized by external assessors) to determine if an individual is competent to perform at the required level in his/her job.
Management’s responsibilities with skills and competencies are to provide the resources needed so an employee can safely perform their duties.
Management are the fundamental component for the identification of a required skill or competency. This is what is needed (and in many cases mandatory) to enable an employee to undertake their work safely to the organization’s expectations.
This register has provisions for documenting the following aspects of skills and competencies: