Consultation opens on proposed PIPR improvements

A two-month consultation has been launched to consider industry-led improvements to the Pig Industry Professional Register (PIPR).

Previous concerns over an observed “standstill” in PIPR’s ability to attract new members led to an industry review process being started in January 2015. This resulted in a number of both positive and negative “feedback points” being made in relation to the register’s relevance, value and structure.

From the suggestions gathered during 2015, a series of proposals have been drawn up on which the whole industry is now invited to comment via the newly launched consultation.

Key suggestions include taking a look at the training record, registration of events, capturing points for events that are not PIPR registered and consolidated invoicing for firms signing up a large number of members.

“The consultation is laid out in a very logical way which should encourage many people to take part,” said AHDB’s skills development co-ordinator, Sam Bowsher (pictured above), who organised the 2015 review.

The consultation will stay open until April 1, 2016.

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