The competence framework was built around Network Rail's
management system for the application and assurance of asset
management. The management system sets out a staged approach for
the development and implementation of resulting plans and, in doing
so, defines the planning and decision-making levels in each stage,
and the activities associated with these.
The competence framework project sat alongside cultural
initiatives to refine behaviours and embrace new approaches to
decision-making. It recognised that the development of asset
management capabilities is a progression; building on latent
knowledge, developing specific skills and competence, but still
dependent on appropriate behaviours and interaction to produce the
overall corporate capability.
The competence framework was applied to the SBP team to identify
development and training priorities, and is being rolled out across