Highways England Passport Scheme – Common Induction Training
The implementation of the Highways England Passport Scheme has begun. It aims to set a comprehensive safety standard for all workers. This involves the Common Induction Training being completed by more than 50,000 employees in the Highways England supply chain. The scheme will provide each employee with a smart card which will make work ‘Safer, Smarter and Simpler’. The deadline for completion of the Highways England Common Induction Training is April 2019.
Who is the Highways England Common Induction Training for? And how long is it?
The Common Induction Training is for anyone who accesses Highways England sites. This includes any worker, supervisor, manager, delivery driver, office staff or visitor. A record of the successful completion of the training will be stored on your smart card. The site will scan your smart card using the latest technology allowing them to verify your credentials accurately and quickly. The course is a 1 day programme.
What are the benefits of the Highways England Common Induction Training and the Smart Card?
All Highways England sites will require all entrants to their sites to have completed The Common Induction Training and hold the smart card .
Furthermore, the card will improve various factors such as; entry times to sites, verifying credentials, management of risks concerning employee fatigue.
Highways England state that one of the biggest benefits for employees is the storing of information and records on the card.
This means that a card can last up to five years, which is currently not the case.
Clearly, the smart card will provide a one card system which will make things a lot easier and more efficient.
Why train with FaCT?
We are an organisation that has a lot of experience in training delivery. We can provide training in all areas of the UK and can source a venue to suit you! For larger organisations we can train at your venue (10-15 people). For large bookings we can also provide a discount. We also offer training at our training centres in Birmingham and Manchester. We can also organise a venue near you.
Training Validity Period
Highways England have announced that by completing the training early it will be valid for longer! This is to give you an incentive to complete the training early. Which, in turn, will ensure that the 50,000 people who need training will not all be giving us a call a week before the deadline. Details of the validity periods are in the table below:
|Date the course is completed||Certificate valid period|
|From 02nd Jan 2018 to the 31st March 2018||5 Years|
|From 01st April 2018 to 31stMarch 2019||4 Years|
|From 01st April 2019 onwards||3 Years|
Where can I complete the Highways England Common Induction Training?
We host open courses all over the UK. We can also provide the course at your site or a venue near you.
Get in touch for any further details or with any questions you may have!
Highways England Common Induction Training course overview:
- Working on the network
- Occupational health and wellbeing
- Working within temporary traffic management
- Fatal risks
- Environmental protection
- Your personal health and safety commitment