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What are the rules for updating competency certificates?

For example:

- Do I need to take a full reassessment for CS30 every 5 years, or is it only recommended?

- What about all the other tickets?

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I’m not sure about the time scale but I’ve just been refused a skilled worker CSCS card until I’ve completed refreshers for ground and Ariel work. So apparently you have to do them now.

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Id like to know this also. I did try to look it up before I think might of being something about LANTRA and NPTC being different as one needed a refresher the other didn't but iv'e forgotten now.

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Instead of a refresher, do an upskill. Do the next course up and it automatically refreshes the one below it

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3 hours ago, Tommy_B said:

Instead of a refresher, do an upskill. Do the next course up and it automatically refreshes the one below it

That’s the way to do it 👍🏻...... If you have to!

 

I take issue with the principle of refresher training though. It’s a gravy train for accrediting bodies...

 

You can’t “un-learn” something after 5 years - what a ridiculous concept. Does an electrician, dentist,, Masters graduate cease to be qualified after a predetermined timescale? No. You can’t “un-learn.”  

 

Is is it the supposed “hazard” associated with the work? Sorry - that just doesn’t stack up - driving test at 16, drive til age 79+. Well, 1000’s of people per year are killed on the roads. Nothing like that amount from fatal chainsaw injuries so it just doesn’t stack up. 

 

Sorry, not buying the “things change” line either...  Not a credible argument. 

 

Its a cartel!

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12 minutes ago, kevinjohnsonmbe said:

That’s the way to do it 👍🏻...... If you have to!

 

I take issue with the principle of refresher training though. It’s a gravy train for accrediting bodies...

 

You can’t “un-learn” something after 5 years - what a ridiculous concept. Does an electrician, dentist,, Masters graduate cease to be qualified after a predetermined timescale? No. You can’t “un-learn.”  

 

Is is it the supposed “hazard” associated with the work? Sorry - that just doesn’t stack up - driving test at 16, drive til age 79+. Well, 1000’s of people per year are killed on the roads. Nothing like that amount from fatal chainsaw injuries so it just doesn’t stack up. 

 

Sorry, not buying the “things change” line either...  Not a credible argument. 

 

Its a cartel!

Think yourself lucky it's every 5 years. I have to refresh one of my tickets every 3 years, no refresher, no work. There isn't anything to up skill to either.

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9 minutes ago, Mark Bolam said:

That's ridiculous Eggs.

Shit always flows downhill, always has, always will.

I've only been in the game for 20 years, perhaps "they" think I might learn something new....

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