So why do I have to complete an Individual Competence Assessment (ICA) as oppose to a simple recertification, surely this is more work for me? Perhaps it is a little more work, but there are very good reasons why this needs to be the case. The assessment process has changed considerably over the past couple … Continue reading Why do I have to complete an Individual Competence Assessment (ICA)
MTCS (UK) Ltd is delighted to be awarded with International Standardisation for Organisation, ISO 9001 (2015). ISO 9001 (2015) is the world’s most popular quality management system standard. It’s a framework to help companies manage their businesses effectively, so they can be operationally resilient, build long-term success and ensure customer satisfaction. Richard Warburton, Managing Director … Continue reading MTCS is Proud to be one of the Few Maritime Companies to reach the New ISO 9001:2015 Standard
Certification Mythbusters There are a lot of common misconceptions regarding competence certification in the industry. You’ll even find key individuals in the offshore industry who believe them. Here, we examine two of the biggest – and the reality behind them. A Supervisor Must Have a ‘Certificate of Competence’ as a Supervisor. Not so; under IMCA … Continue reading Certification Mythbusters
Are Trained AUV Operators Guaranteed to be Competent? Offshore hydrographic surveys require skilled personnel regularly performing safety critical, technical and operational activities, and training programs designed to serve the industry have developed to a strong level. But are those strong training programs producing operators and other individuals who are competent immediately? There’s definitely a case … Continue reading Are Trained AUV Operators Guaranteed to be Competent?
Does Training Guarantee Competence in the Offshore Renewables Industry? The Offshore Renewables Industry has invested vast amounts of time and money in developing and implementing training programs to ensure personnel are trained in safety critical, technical and operational activities. The question companies now have to answer is: ’Does this training ensure an individual is competent?’ … Continue reading Does Training Guarantee Competence in the Offshore Renewables Industry?
Survey Competence for Freelancers A common thread and hot topic among industry discussions, particularly in the last few months, has been the issue of Competence Certification for freelancers working in the Hydrographic Survey industry. Competence can be defined as having the necessary knowledge, skills and experience in safety critical, operational, and where applicable technical activities. … Continue reading Survey Competence for Freelancers
How to Identify Forged Certificates MTCS would like to make clients aware that a small number of forged certificates, both of competence and training, have been submitted to agencies and employers over the last year. These are of poor quality, and are easily detected, particularly with the new style certificates that have a unique certificate number on … Continue reading How to Identify Forged Certificates