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A New, Innovative and Thorough Assessment of Competence

EMPI Awards have developed a new assessment of competence for the industry. The EMPI Awards Occupational Competence Assessment (OCA) is a comprehensive assessment of:





and Other Qualities

The OCA is so much more than just another 'card scheme'. Pictured here is Steve Johnson of Johnston Quarry Group receiving the very first OCA certificate and card with Gavin Brain of EMPI Awards and the assessor Mike Phillips of MinExp. Steve said:

"I wasn’t sure what to expect whilst taking my competence assessment for the excavator, I was just mindful of how apprehensive I was feeling. The assessor arrived, gave a full overview of what to expect during the morning in a very professional clear & concise manner, making me feel totally at ease.

As the responsible quarry operator & manager, I made the decision to do mine first, to ascertain what it was all about. It was proven to be a very comprehensive morning and I have to say, the assessor very thorough.

Following my assessment, I was in receipt of my certificate, within the same week of completion which I was very impressed with. EMPI Awards & MinExp have certainly gained our vote of confidence, to such that all our machine operatives will be gaining their operation of competency, with the view to then rolling this out across the group".

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OCA Press Release 11.08.20
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