QSCA

Quarry Safe Competence Assessment

Competence Can Be Described As The Combination Of Training, Skills, Experience, Knowledge & Other Qualities

Until now, the industry-recognised route to demonstrating competence has been a Plant Operator Card Scheme. This card scheme has run for many years, becoming a two-tier system dependent upon the eventual achievement of a level 2 VQ. The EMPI Awards QSCA is an alternative assessment of competence, giving employers in the extractive & mineral processing industries a choice.

As the site operator/employer must ensure the competence of their employees, the EMPI Awards SVCA is paid for by the site operator/employer and retained by them rather than by the employee. This assessment of competence is thorough, unambiguous, and highly effective.

Due to the safety-specific nature of the extractive & minerals processing industry, EMPI Awards have written an assessment that is fully compliant and based on the NOS for Mobile Plant Operations in the first instance (Processing & Road Surfacing Machinery will follow in due course). The holistic assessment includes an assessment of the startup, operations and shutdown of specific plant types whilst working safely and efficiently and having the proper regard for environmental considerations relevant to the job function. 

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