Presentation on theme: "Construction Skills Certification Scheme Construction Skills Certification Scheme Professionally Qualified Persons Card CSCS PQP."— Presentation transcript:
Construction Skills Certification Scheme Construction Skills Certification Scheme Professionally Qualified Persons Card CSCS PQP
Background } 2008 Launched in November PQP Cards issued (Total of 1,183,951 CSCS Cards) = 0.08% PQP Test Pass Rate 73.4% Management 76% Design 69% Overall
Professional Bodies 45 Professional Institutions Mapped for direct exemption to Health & Safety Test. 2 more in the pipeline 4 others not yet committed
Issues Overall purpose and intent of PQP Card (Mission Creep) Not all Professional Qualifications have been mapped. Health & Safety Test - Structure - Question Bank Non-Resident Definition (30 days in 6 months) Ineffective Publicity Non-Membership of Professional Bodies
Purpose and Intent of PQP Clear Agreement with CSCS - To recognise professional competence as determined by the professional bodies and verified by CIC. - Bolting on worthwhile and meaningful Health & Safety Test. Joint Statement to be issued (PIs, CIC, CSCS)
Not all PIs have been mapped Not a Big issue Should be encouraged to go through process No soft options CIC to run workshop for Non-mapped PIs
Health & Safety Test Test should not be split into options Question bank needs to be accurate, appropriate and relevant QB needs thorough overhaul
Non-Resident Definition Arbitrary Re-visit definition alongside review, mapping against expected roles and responsibilities of professionals required to visit sites on a regular basis. Arrive at more accurate, appropriate and relevant definition.
Ineffective Publicity Happy not to promote something that is not accurate, appropriate or relevant Once satisfactory new arrangements have been implemented. -New publicity information should be developed jointly by CIC/CSCS
Non-Membership of Professional Bodies Each Institution will have a method of identifying transferability. No evidence of this being a current problem. No immediate action required.
Next Steps CIC Health & Safety Committee approved proposals (19 February 2008) Health & Safety Question Bank Group established (met on 13 February 2008). Accepted Terms of Reference as set out by CIC (i.e. single set of questions). Reviewing existing questions (by 28 March 2008). Agree format and question review (9 April 2008) Minimum of three months testing and preparation. Further Report to Council in June 2008.