Lantra has announced the development of national occupational standards for equine dental technicians and is inviting all areas of the equine and veterinary sectors to participate in an online consultation.
Lantra has announced the development of national occupational standards for equine dental technicians and is inviting participation from all areas of the equine and veterinary sector.
National occupational standards (NOS) describe what workers need to do, know and understand in order to carry out their job in a consistent and competent way and promote equine health and welfare.
According to Lantra, input from individuals and organisations representing equine welfare, veterinary and equine dental care—as well as equine dental technicians (EDTs) themselves—is vital to the accuracy of the NOS to ensure they reflect today’s working practices.
The project to develop the NOS will include working meetings and an online consultation to allow open access to interested parties no matter where they are located in the UK.
Ben Mayes, president of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) said: “BEVA welcomes this opportunity for dental procedures carried out by equine dental technicians in the UK to be formalised as NOS.
“These procedures have already been agreed between BEVA, the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. It is important that the Veterinary Surgeons Act and any exemption orders within it, past or future, are respected.
“Confirmation of these procedures as NOS will allow EDTs to develop their status and training and ensure the boundaries agreed with the veterinary profession are respected. We look forward to working with LANTRA and the EDTs during the consultation period and beyond.”
- To register your interest in being involved in these NOS email firstname.lastname@example.org with Equine Technicians NOS in the subject line.