MPQC introduction to Site Safety Awareness e-learning module is now live
The current Covid-19 pandemic has thrown us all into a period of uncertainty but the team at MP Skills have been following the Government guidelines to the letter, and have designed the MPQC Introduction to Site Safety Awareness e-learning module to support the sector, ensuring drivers and employers, who are an integral part of the industry ,have access to a temporary solution, allowing for the smooth continuation of operations.
The online e-learning module which has the full backing of the Mineral Products Association and its members, has been created to address the skills gap and as a temporary solution, to ensure that drivers within the extractives industry can still operate and access sites, under the circumstances.
The e-learning has been designed to cover key health and safety topics with an online assessment comprising of 15 randomised questions, which must be completed and passed with an 80% pass mark. Upon successful completion, the driver will receive a temporary Driver Skills Card, valid for 6 months during which time the driver must attend the face to face course and pass the assessment to upgrade to the full MPQC Driver Skills Card.
All new drivers or drivers whose card expired prior to 13 March who require the temporary MPQC Driver Skills Card to work, should click here for e-learning.
More information about the temporary card can be found here.
Any driver, either new driver or those whose card expired prior to 13 March who was booked on to one of the MP Skills Site Safety Awareness Courses that has been postponed as a result of Covid-19, will automatically receive a link to the e-learning, as appropriate. Once the business is in a position to run the actual courses, a member of the MP Skills Team will be in touch to get you booked on to the next available course in your area.
The cost of the e-learning is £75 + VAT and this will be credited against the full cost of the face to face course therefore, no extra cost in doing the e-learning, will be incurred, providing the course is taken within the timeframe on the card.
Please note the e-learning is only available for new drivers or drivers whose card has expired prior to 13 March 2020, those who already hold a card whose expiry date is after 13 March 2020 will have cards recognised for a period of time, during Covid-19 pandemic.