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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 [...]

What kind of information can a safety representative get from an inspector?

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Any employee, including the safety representative, can obtain two kinds of information from Health and Safety Authority inspectors:

▲ factual information to do with safety and health in that particular place of work, except any information revealing a trade secret

information about any action the inspector has taken or proposes to take in connection with the place (e.g. whenever the inspector serves an Improvement Direction, Improvement Notice or Prohibition Notice, he or she must provide a copy to the safety representative and in turn inform the representative whenever any of these enforcement actions are withdrawn)

The inspector must also give this information to the employer at the same time.