It is a legal requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, that you provide Training for your staff.
If the worst happens and there is an accident, you will be required to provide training records for the individuals concerned.
Another benefit to keeping an up to date training matrix is that it will be requested as part of the new Common Assessment Standard. It will also be requested by clients as part of their Due Diligence, their Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, also known as a PQQ.
There are three types of training than can be recorded on a training matrix:
Firstly, the training provided to your workforce needs to be recorded so you know who is competent to do what. The training matrix makes this clear at a glance
Secondly, a training matrix will help you identify when training is due for refresher or when a qualification is due to expire.
They are usually an Excel Spreadsheet. They have the employees names down the left hand side and the qualifications across the top. It looks like a large table.
The expiry dates of each qualification for each person are put in and you can see who is qualified and who is not. If you are really clever with Excel, you can have the squares change colour when training expires.
We’ve prepared a blank excel worksheet training matrix for you. It has an example entry so you can see the types of information required.
Just delete this when you enter the information for your own staff.
You can download it here – download a free training matrix.
The courses are across the top row. These should be changed to courses relevant to your business.
Employees names are down the side which should be changed to your employees
Finally, the expiry dates of the training must be entered.
The undertake your work and you have a duty to ensure they are competent to do so. Therefore, any workers employed on a labour only basis should be included on your training matrix. They can be identified as labour only in the position column.
We manage training records for our retained clients.
The Training Matrix is produced for you and updated quarterly. We will tell you who is due for refreshers and can even book online courses for you. If you want one less thing to do, fill in the form below and we will call you back.
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