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11Accreditation, education and trainingS

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(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order make a scheme of accreditation as to—

(a)any manner of assessing and minimising risk (being accreditation in recognition of the effectiveness of any methods and practices which may be employed in the assessment and minimisation of risk); and

(b)persons having functions in relation to the assessment and minimisation of risk (being accreditation in recognition of education or training received, or of any expertise relevant to those functions otherwise held or acquired, by them).

[F1(1A)The order may authorise—

(a)decisions as to cases arising in relation to a scheme of accreditation to be taken by a committee; and

(b)any appeal as to such a decision to be determined by a committee,

in accordance with such procedure as may be prescribed; and without prejudice to the generality of this subsection the order may make provision as to the membership of the committees and as to any quorum.]

(2)The Risk Management Authority—

(a)is to administer any scheme of accreditation made under subsection (1) (including awarding, generally or for any particular purpose, suspending or withdrawing accreditation where it considers that to be appropriate); and

(b)may provide, or secure the provision of, education and training in relation to the assessment and minimisation of risk for any person having functions in that regard.

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