Harrogate Convention Centre
Join us for Europe's largest annual process safety conference exploring every major aspect of process safety. Hazards 32 will bring the major hazards community together to reconnect and rebuild networks in person at the Harrogate Convention Centre in Harrogate, UK. This industry-focused event will share good practice, current thinking and lessons learned in process safety and hazard management, helping to advance the understanding and application of managing major hazards for the benefit of society.
eLearning and Learning Management Systems (LMS) were taken to new heights in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as training shifted online across the globe. This shift altered how industries viewed risk and hazard management and posed new challenges for training and compliance. Competency development is fundamental to process safety, and the recent pandemic amplified the importance of training and development in building and maintaining competency frameworks quickly. It also identified the leap in value for integrating technology to improve existing work practices. This paper examines how an LMS champions competency-based training, demonstrating its benefits in building and managing succession planning to improve overall safety performance.
The IChemE Safety Centre (ISC) devised a notable roadmap plan, Process Safety Competency Guidance (2018), to help organizations establish process safety competency and develop a framework to maintain and assess competency. This guidance recommends six practical steps to support the implementation of a framework or model. Formal training with planned learning track programs and competency mapping is key to assessing its competency. A competency framework like the one developed by ISC can be further enhanced when using an LMS.
A competency-based training approach provides learners/employees with an understanding of which skills and knowledge are needed to carry out their jobs, record progression, and offers visible status tracking of a learning path for themselves and management. An LMS is a software application designed as an eLearning ecosystem to handle all aspects from delivery, management, and assessment and reporting. Moreover, a quality LMS enables individuals and organizations to identify competency knowledge gaps providing a realistic understanding of how and where to improve future training development. Several case studies will highlight these benefits “before” and “after” the pandemic to offer invaluable insight from lessons learned. Applying the ISC’s six recommended steps for Development Activities with a quality LMS designed for process safety strengthens overall competency development.
Authored by Kristin Robbins, Senior Director, Process Safety Learning® Business Unit and Lisa Ruth, CPSM, Vice President, ioMosaic Corporation.
Top instructors with extensive global, industry, technical and litigation experience. You will receive clear, practical and real world recommendations on how to get and stay compliant with local and worldwide regulations.