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.
Freelance competence certification is becoming more and more important as a gateway to jobs in this industry, and is mandatory for many offshore contracts. For this reason we would like to encourage you to consider where you stand as a freelancer?
It’s important to appreciate that the initial registration into a competence scheme isn’t intended to cast doubt over your existing level of competence. The process consists of an assessment of historical evidence confirming you are indeed working at a specific role and are deemed competent at the corresponding grade against industry guidelines (IMCA).
Typical evidence can therefore include witness statements and appraisals that have been completed by a Supervisor or Line manager. Don’t worry if you don’t have such documentation to hand; MTCS provide a range of supporting documentation that you may either use on your next project or send to a supervisor or manager from previous projects to complete for you.
In either case, whatever your needs, you can contact us to discuss specifics and arrange for support from our accredited team of trainers, and certification experts. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and working out a way to help!