The Brown Book products improve company safety compliance by verifying training, experience and work history. This also helps the employee as the records prove they have the training and skills to carry out work tasks safely.
When it comes to operating plant and machinery, experience and competency is everything. But how do employees prove how much they have? And how do employers gauge competency in an increasingly strict regulatory environment? That’s why Michael Brown a plant and machinery operator of some 20 years’ experience created the Brown Book two years ago to fill this gap.
The Brown Book gives trainees and operators an easy effective way to maintain a record of their competency, certificates, skills and experience throughout their entire career. It captures all the information in one place and gives the user a formal reference for future employment.
The Brown Book was developed in consultation with OH&S managers and key industry stakeholders within mining construction and training schools, using Michael’s experience in the building and construction industry as the core element of the book.
At a time when harmonisation laws across Australia may reduce the number of tickets required for plant operators a logbook becomes an essential part of any potential employee’s CV. Not only will it validate their credentials and work history it will be an important tool for increasing their long-term employment prospects.
CFMEU National Training Officer, Lindsay Fraser and NSW Crane sector organiser Tony Papas both see the Brown Book as an important step in achieving a complete picture of an operator’s qualifications, experience and competence. Where operators have multiple tickets, they would be able to maintain accurate records of what plant they operated and when. The log book would work right across Australia or internationally and could be valuable when looking for new work”, says Lindsay.
Give them a head start in the workplace. We believe The Brown Book will revolutionise the way plant and machinery operators and skilled workers are graded and employed, Already some section of the mining and construction industry have adopted the Brown Book as part of their OH&S strategy.