A new course has been set up for those wishing to qualify as planning supervisors. Run by Planning Supervisor Services of Hungerford, the course leads to a btec edexcel award, equivalent to an nvq Level 4 or an hnc. Divided into three units, the course will require a total of 40 hours tuition and about 20 hours study. This can be provided in a number of ways, and there may be exemptions from some of the units (although not the examination) for those with relevant experience and learning.
The units cover:
Occupational health and safety
main requirements of h&s-at-work legislation
development of h&s law
powers of the enforcement agencies
hazards in the working environment
special h&s needs of those particularly at risk
Risk management in design
legal requirements of designers
risk assessment and hazard analysis
legal requirements of clients and clients' agents
potential conflicts between designers, clients and contractors
responsibilities of employers
combating hazards at source.
Professional planning supervision
This unit enables candidates to prepare pre-tender and construction-phase h&s plans. It will consolidate experience and skills and include observation, planning, policy, preparation and review, as well as the legal and moral responsibilities in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994.
The course will teach:
understanding the need for planning supervision and the legal requirements that should be met
recognising the need for improved understanding of the regulations, their meaning and implications of the working environment
implementing and understanding the need for pre-tender h&s at work plans, with the correct information
correct and accurate evaluation of construction plans
development of the h&s file.
For more information, contact Planning Supervisor Services, the White House, 29 Church Street, Hungerford, Berks, RG17 0JH, tel 01488 684683, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org