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  • AB The International Marine Contractors Association

    Competence Assurance & Assessment Guidance Document and Competence Tables All Divisions

    www.imca-int.com

    IMCA C 001 Rev. 1 July 2003

  • AB

    The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is the international trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies. IMCA promotes improvements in quality, health, safety, environmental and technical standards through the publication of information notes, codes of practice and by other appropriate means. There are two core committees that relate to all members:

    Safety, Environment & Legislation Training, Certification & Personnel Competence

    The Association is organised through four distinct divisions, each covering a specific area of members interests: Diving, Marine, Offshore Survey, Remote Systems & ROV. There are also four regional sections which facilitate work on issues affecting members in their local geographic area Americas Deepwater, Asia-Pacific, Europe & Africa and Middle East & India. AB Training, Certification & Personnel Competence

    IMCAs TCPC core activity is concerned with all aspects of training, certification and competence affecting members operating world-wide. Its key focus is the Competence Assurance & Assessment framework, detailed in this guidance document, which assists members in developing their own in-house competence schemes to ensure and demonstrate the competence of personnel working in safety-critical positions.

    www.imca-int.com/competence/

    The information contained herein is given for guidance only and endeavours to reflect best industry practice. For the avoidance of doubt no legal liability shall attach to any guidance and/or recommendation and/or statement herein contained.

  • IMCA Guidance on Competence Assurance & Assessment Schemes

    Foreword

    IMCAs competence assurance and assessment guidance was launched in 1999 to provide a framework within which IMCAs contractor members could demonstrate the competence of their personnel to clients and regulators. Although it has necessarily taken some time for IMCA members to implement their in-house schemes based on this framework, I believe that the effort put in to set up these schemes has been worthwhile and will deliver real benefits in improved safety. During the past five years, there has been an increasing global emphasis on the importance of using competent personnel and this is set to continue. This framework, with its focus on workplace assessment, where skills and behaviour are considered, as well as its international perspective, provides a suitable mechanism for the demonstration of competence now demanded internationally in the offshore industry. The framework covers safety-critical positions identified within the four technical divisions of IMCA Marine, Diving, Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV. Due to the diverse nature of the needs and positions covered by the four different divisions, there have been clear differences in approach in taking implementation forward within member companies. This is reflected in this updated guidance for example, performance criteria for the identified safety-critical positions have been developed by both the Offshore Survey and Remote Systems & ROV Divisions. The framework, when first launched, identified 42 different safety-critical positions. It has now been extended to include a further 13 positions and may be extended in the future. The objective application of the assessment process by offshore assessors is paramount if in-house schemes are to be truly beneficial. Our clients, insurers and regulators expect us to demonstrate that a robust process is applied within our industry. Failure to self-regulate could result in the imposition of impractical and inappropriate systems. It is recognised by IMCAs Training, Certification & Personnel Competence (TCPC) Core Committee, which has compiled this guidance, that it is a live document that will require modification in the light of experience, technological developments and changes in work activities. The committee has tried to support members in the implementation of their in-house schemes by organising regular workshops where members have been able to meet to discuss common issues, thus helping them to put workable arrangements in place. This support from the TCPC committee will continue.

    Steve Preston, Heerema Marine Contractors IMCA President 2003-4

  • IMCA Guidance on Competence Assurance & Assessment Schemes

    Guidance Document & Competence Tables

    Contents

    1 Scope....................................................................................................................... 1

    2 Aims and Objectives.............................................................................................. 1

    3 Overview................................................................................................................. 1 3.1 Background ......................................................................................................................................................... 1 3.2 Implementation Guidance ................................................................................................................................ 1 3.3 Recording Progress ........................................................................................................................................... 2 3.4 Auditing................................................................................................................................................................ 2 3.5 Reviewing Competences .................................................................................................................................. 2

    4 Competence Assurance........................................................................................ 2

    5 Competence Assessment ..................................................................................... 2 5.1 Core Competences........................................................................................................................................... 2 5.2 Key Competences ............................................................................................................................................. 3 5.3 IMCA Record of Competence........................................................................................................................ 3 5.4 Assessment and Review ................................................................................................................................... 3

    6 Grandparenting Arrangements ........................................................................... 3

    7 Assessors and Internal Verifiers........................................................................... 4

    8 Competence Codes............................................................................................... 5 8.1 Division Codes ................................................................................................................................................... 5 8.2 Job Function Codes Activity Codes............................................................................................................... 5 8.3 Example Competence Codes.......................................................................................................................... 6

    9 The IMCA Record of Competence...................................................................... 7 9.1 Guidance on Completion................................................................................................................................. 7 9.2 IMCA Record of Competence........................................................................................................................ 9

    10 Competence Tables 10.1 Marine Division Competence Tables ....................................................................................................... M-1

    10.2 Diving Division Competence Tables......................................................................................................... D-1

    10.3 Offshore Survey Division Competence Tables ........................................................................................S-1

    10.4 Remote Systems & ROV Division Competence Tables ........................................................................ R-1

  • 1 Scope

    This guidance document details a framework of competence assurance and assessment for safety-critical personnel working for member organisations of the International Marine Contractors Association.

    This guidance has been compiled by IMCAs Training, Certification and Personnel Competence (TCPC) Core Committee using reports and recommendations provided by a series of specialist working groups.

    Training, Certification & Personnel Competence (TCPC) Core Committee

    Diving Division

    Marine Division

    Offshore Survey Division

    Remote Systems & ROV Division

    Figure 1 Arrangement of IMCA committee structure relating to competence assurance and assessment

    At present the guidance covers a range of safety-critical positions within the offshore, marine and underwater engineering industry serving the oil and gas sector. In this context the term safety critical is taken as describing a job or function where an individuals judgement, decision or action including a command, instruction or direction can influence the safety of other persons, property or the environment. In the future, this guidance may be expanded to

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