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Criteria for the approval of an Assessment Quality Partner

The QCTO will appoint an entity as an assessment quality partner only if it is satisfied that the entity has: i.      The necessary expertise, experience and standing in relation to the occupational qualifications or foundational learning for which the assessment quality partner is appointed; and ii.      the resources necessary to perform its functions In terms of clause of the QCTO Delegation Policy, 22 June 2011 the criteria have been defined in detail as follows: i.     be  recommended  to  the  QCTO  by  the  relevant      DQP  during  the occupational                           development  process at a point  when they submit  an occupational profile. Possible evidence: letter of recommendation from [...]


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A safety representative may also:

▲ accompany an inspector carrying out an inspection under Section 64 of the 2005 Act, other than the investigation of an accident or dangerous occurrence (although this may be allowed at the discretion of the inspector)

▲ at the discretion of the inspector, and when the employee concerned so requests, be present when the inspector interviews the employee about an accident or dangerous occurrence at a place of work

▲ make representations to the employer on safety, health and welfare at the place of work

▲ make verbal or written representations to inspectors, including about the investigation of accidents or dangerous occurrences

▲ receive advice and information from inspectors in relation to safety, health and welfare at the place of work

▲ consult and liaise with other safety representatives appointed in the same undertaking, whether or not they work in the same place of work, in different places of work under the control of the employer or at different times at the place of work (for example, safety representatives on different shifts)