Petroleum Training Courses FAQ#3: What is competence?

Q) Petroleum Training Courses FAQ#3: What is competence?

A) So what is competency? The real question to ask is: what is GOOD workplace competency?

Good workplace competency can mark the difference between a safe high hazard site and one you’d best steer clear of.

Good workplace competency

Competency is all about the ability of workers to undertake responsibilities and perform activities to a recognised standard on a regular basis.

In order to instill good practice into our day-to-day activities, competency training must orbit around four planets:

  1. Practical skills
  2. Thinking skills
  3. Experience
  4. Knowledge

With ongoing reviews, observations and audits, we can all achieve out of this world safe systems of work.


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