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In our business we have around 200 employees with around 120 of these being staff working in the field. We regularly bring in sub-contractors when we can’t fulfil the work ourselves.  We tend to pull in resource from the same sub-contractors and agencies but we don’t always get the same people.

Managing our own teams of field based staff is tricky enough. The problem arises in how we manage the short term contractors.

We can ask to see their CSCS cards and similar but asking for certificates or evidence of training in most cases meets with a blank look. The usual version of events is that they’ve not been given it by their previous employer, they’ve lost it, or maybe they didn’t have it in the first place!  We’re bound by regulation to ensure we employ competent contractors and ensure everyone is working safely. We always provide induction training for new contractors so they understand our processes and procedures. How many times do we find out half way through the induction or worse, on the job, that this person’s never done any training on a particular piece of equipment or who has no decent knowledge of something as straightforward as working at height or manual handling.

A lot of the people we use as contractors are self employed so I can appreciate it’s difficult for these people to manage everything, but surely there must be somewhere online we can go to find out what training these people have undertaken and if it’s still valid? It would certainly save us a lot of time and money if we knew we’d got the correctly trained people working for us.

How skills+ helps you

  • Easily identify contractor staff training and qualifications
  • Ensure contractors are competent and safe
  • Record and audit the training and qualifications of contractors working on behalf of your organisation
  • Upload, or embed learning materials, and compose question based assessments
  • Performance reports can form part of applications to tender or other business development opportunities

Skills+ gives you the power to record, audit and assess the skills and qualifications of contractor staff within your workforce.

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