CMS Forum

'Innovating Competence', December 4th 2019

OPITO’s annual CMS Forum is aimed at both the existing CMS client base as well as potential customers looking to gain OPITO CMS approval. This year, the forum will focus on ‘Inspiring Competence’ – learning from other industries, and how the industry can utilise technology to further enhance competence assessment.

The forum will take place on Wednesday, December 4th 2019 at:

OPITO, Minerva House, Bruntland Road, Portlethen, Aberdeen, AB12 4QL (limited parking is available – please use the residential estate opposite Minerva House is there are no spaces in the car park)
9am – 4.30pm (lunch and refreshments will be provided – please alert the team of any dietary requirements)


09:00 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 – 09:45 Introduction, Alex Spencer, OPITO

09:45 – 10:30 OPITO Update and 2019 Audit Overview, Marc Gibson and Jodie Shepherd, OPITO

10:30 – 10:50 Break

10:50 – 11:50 Guest Speaker – Network Rail “Competence on the Railway” - including Q&A

11:50 – 12:00 Overview of Afternoon Workshops – Jodie Shepherd, OPITO

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch and Networking

12:45 – 13:30 Workshop - How will technology change the way in which OPITO approaches competence assessment? Scott Duncan and Jodie Shepherd, OPITO

13:30 – 13:45 Break

13:45 – 15:45 Workshop – What technologies are available currently and how could they be used? (Virtual Reality Headset – Survivex/AIS, Observation Headset – Petrofac)

15:45 – 16:00 Close, Marc Gibson and Jodie Shepherd, OPITO

For those unable to attend the Forum in person, a Webinar software is available which will allow you to connect to the Forum from your office – please select this option when registering your attendance, further information will be shared closer to the event.

Registration is essential. Online registration is now closed - if you are keen to attend the CMS Forum please contact the Communications Team on

If you have any further questions or queries please contact the CMS team in the UK office.

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