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EPA offers advice on keeping records on staff training

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is advising bodyshops to keep up to date records on staff training in order to facilitate inspections for compliance with the paints regulations.

The approved assessors who carry out the inspections of bodyshops for compliance with the paints regulations have reported back to the EPA on the initial findings of their first inspections, and this has provided useful information on common issues which arise during the assessment.

In some cases no records are available to demonstrate staff are adequately trained. When training is provided to your staff (e.g. by a contractor or by a paint company), complete a brief training sheet indicating who was present at the training, who provided the training, the date provided and the content of the training. Get the trainer and trainees to sign the record.