Engineering competency

Engineering competency

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The opening paragraph of this chapter gave three significant reasons why those discharging power network construction must be competent for the work undertaken. Within this context, power networks differ from most other activities that underpin modern society - in as much as the impact of any loss of electricity supply, particularly on a large scale, risks an inability of society to function. As such, society has an understandable expectation that those who have responsibility for power networks, including all those concerned with construction, are both competent in discharging the work they undertake and able to show how that competency was achieved. This is one further and salient reason why engineering competency is the vital and essential third pillar, in addition to technology and QMS procedures, in the definition of a construction execution model.

Chapter Contents:

  • 26.1 Competency requirements
  • 26.1.1 Competency considerations
  • 26.1.2 Competency — levels and components
  • 26.1.3 Professional competency
  • 26.1.4 Competency — range of rolls
  • 26.1.5 Competency definition, provision and award organisations
  • Health and safety executive
  • Institution of occupational safety and health (IOSH)
  • National examination board in occupational safety and health (NEBOSH)
  • Energy and utility skills register (EUSR)
  • Royal society for the prevention of accidents (ROSPA)
  • Construction industry training board (CITB)
  • Engineering construction industry training board (ECITB)
  • Professional institutions
  • 26.1.6 Technical standards
  • 26.1.7 Competency system
  • 26.1.8 Engineering competency model
  • Engineering competency model — implementation
  • 26.1.9 Competency assessment
  • Organisation competency
  • Specialist competencies
  • 26.1.10 Technician and site workforce competency
  • 26.1.11 Site operational competency
  • 26.1.12 Management aspects of competency
  • 26.1.13 Competency and society

Inspec keywords: transmission networks; distribution networks

Other keywords: electricity supply; engineering competency; power network constructiondischarging; QMS procedure; construction execution model

Subjects: Power transmission, distribution and supply

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