(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ)

Some people have asked me under the 219, January first partnerships audit, is there gonna be more emphasis on competency based training? – You bet! There will be, so you want to make sure you have a good system in place. You should identify new workers, either with green hardhats or different colored hairnets if you work in the food process industry. And coworkers should be on the outlook to help new workers, because they are most susceptible to an injury.

Competency based training, you want to have the person mentoring the new worker sign off on a competency based written assessment process, and the worker or student also signing off so that you have proof that the person is, in the eyes of the experienced worker, competent to perform the job with minimal supervision. Competency based training is an essential element of any effective health and safety program. You should not take shortcuts, and you should, when you’re doing workplace training, have the person show the inexperienced worker how to do the job, tell, do, demonstrate.

Once the worker, the experienced worker, has shown the inexperienced worker how to do the job, then the inexperienced worker demonstrates the job to them and if the experienced worker, or mentor, is satisfied, then you should have the inexperienced worker teach the experienced worker the job. And that will show gaps, and then once that is done, then you review and sign off if you’re the mentor, if that person can do the job to your satisfaction. And, the student signs off and voila, competency based training, just like our cookbook.