Independent Assessor

Person carrying out an assessment who is not the direct supervisor of the person to be assessed and who is independent of the direct work group.

Note 1 to entry: This person needs to be trained and qualified in assessment and debrief techniques and needs to have competence in the technical skills being assessed.

Note 2 to entry: Independence needs to be demonstrated to ensure that a balanced and fair assessment of a person’s competency in the subject is completed.

Source: ISO/TS 17969:2015, Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries — Guidelines on competency for personnel, First Edition, June 2015. Global Standards

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