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Competence Management

Cogent Skills is an external expert provider of competence management solutions

Cogent Skills is your external expert resource

Regulatory Inspectors need businesses to demonstrate operational competence, by having access to competent Persons and Systems – to evidence an individual employee’s workplace knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviours. This can be an internal or external resource.

Who is it for?

Board Members, Directors, Managers and Supervisors – responsible for the safe operations of Assets, People and Systems.

An Overview

Cogent Skills is the main skills body for Competence within High Hazard industries and author of Competency Management System guidelines.

Our subject matter expert consultants will review, design, and implement your Competence Management policies, procedures and framework systems.

Benchmarked to the assessment criteria for Competence Management Systems as described within the Health and Safety Executive’s Operational Delivery Guide, your consultant will also follow the process principles outlined within the published Guidelines for Competence Management Systems. All deliverables are aligned to the:

Six Principles of Competence Assurance

1. Demonstrating leadership and commitment
2. Identifying business critical activities relating to the control of major accident hazards.
3. Setting procedures and standards
4. Compliance against your standards
5. Taking actions to improve competence
6. Commitment to continuous improvement

Learn More

To read: Case studies from recent Competence Management client projects

VITA Comfort

National Grid

Lanxess (formerly Emerald Kalama Chemical)

Developing a Competence Management Framework felt like a daunting animal that we didn’t really know how to tackle.
In a nutshell, I would wrap up our experience of working with Cogent Skills on our CMS journey by saying we’ve got simplicity, we’ve got structure where structure didn’t exist before and it is starting to be embedded. I’m definitely seeing the benefits of the consistency that we were craving.

Nick Wood

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WHat our clients say

Developing a Competence Management Framework felt like a daunting animal that we didn’t really know how to tackle.
In a nutshell, I would wrap up our experience of working with Cogent Skills on our CMS journey by saying we’ve got simplicity, we’ve got structure where structure didn’t exist before and it is starting to be embedded. I’m definitely seeing the benefits of the consistency that we were craving.

Nick Wood

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