EPIC Awarding Body Ltd has been accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to award the revised NVQs in Health, Safety and Environmental Management in the Extractive and Minerals Processing Industries at levels 3, 4 and 5.
The amendments have made the standard applicable to managerial staff at all extractive industry sites, removing the restriction to quarries required by the previous standards. The standards have been specifically designed by the industry, for the industry, to help those in managerial positions demonstrate competence, as required by the Quarries Regulations 1999.
The evidence requirements have also been expanded to accommodate candidates operating in wharfs, railheads, depots etc, to ensure they too are afforded a sufficient range of opportunities from which to gather their evidence.
The revised NVQs will be available through EPIC Awarding Body Ltd approved centres from 1 April 2005. The standards are available on request from the EPIC Awarding Body office on tel: (01727) 838840 or can be downloaded at: www.epicltd.com