Practices for structuring, conducting and documenting training to assure biotech manufacturing operator competence.
The term ‘paradigm shift’ has become something of a cliché in recent years, but the work of the BioPhorum Operator Competence team genuinely deserves that description. For decades, the biopharmaceutical industry has trained its workforce with a ‘read and understand’ approach. Overcoming the years of inertia to create a new model for training is a primary focus of the Operator Competence workstream, this is a critical challenge for the team: achieving a state in which training develops and delivers operators who do more than the minimum; developing valued members of the organisation who can contribute beyond their role.
The ‘Training for competence’ guidance helps biopharmaceutical companies move the industry towards the goal of training beyond the ‘read and understand’ paradigm. This publication enables companies to understand how their organisation compares to their peers, and to identify what ‘best in class’ looks like for operator training, and will help to identify how to implement this approach across their networks