How do I get my new to industry people skilled, safe and effective?

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In this episode, Consultant Shane Bonser has a conversation with Andrew about the challenge he hears from clients around the country. 

Shane shifted from being a butcher to building a career underground in the mines, swinging a spanner and driving trucks. He became a leader in Training and Competency and is a trusted expert in keeping people safe, skilled and effective, particularly in remote, high-risk environments. 

Shane is hearing a lot of clients talk about the current influx of workers who are new to industry, particularly in mining and from varied backgrounds. Their challenge is how to manage these new people successfully through this career change, so they are inducted well and get to site knowing what to expect and with sufficient skills to be safe and effective.

We talk about:

  • The potential of people succeeding in a career shift into high-risk industries like mining or oil and gas.
  • Shane’s personal experience of starting in mining in the 90s vs the training offered today.
  • The positive impact of the focus on Occupational Health and Safety on Training and Competency.
  • The biggest challenges new to industry people face.
  • A compelling conversation around Competency and Currency when it comes to training – especially in high-risk workplaces.

Solving the problems that hold organisations and their people back

Be better.

You know your organisation can be.  Better at knowing your people and getting the best from them – making you more capable, more profitable and more responsible.

The Deering Group opened in 2016 to help organisations to better understand what their people do and how they can help them improve their work and their roles.

We help make businesses better through their people.  We get the job done with expertise in Executive Leadership, Learning and Development, Training and Competency, Operations Management, Technical Writing, Quality Control and Governance.

We have decades of collective experience across the resource sectors, defence, healthcare and hospitality.  We have offices in Brisbane and Perth – and team members across metropolitan and rural Australia.  We work flexibly – on-site or virtually to make it easier for you to be better.