What is a Competent Person?

In terms of Health and Safety, it is someone who has been trained to undertake a specific task.

What? No Safety Inspections?!For example, a machine operator is considered a Competent Person when they have been trained to use their machine and supervised until a time that they can undertake the task on their own.

The term Competent Person is a legal term used throughout health and safety legislation. (Stick with me…don’t swtich off at the mention of legislation!)

When filling in a health and safety questionnaire or tender one of the questions will undoubtedly be

“Who is Your Competent Person To Advise your Company on Health and Safety Matters?”

It is a legal requirement under Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations that every company has a person they can turn to who is qualified to answer health and safety questions.

Most people think this is a sneaky sales pitch – it isn’t – it is in fact a legal requirement.  Click on the link above to read the exact detail.

We do provide Competent Person Service at the incredibly low cost of just £1.00+VAT per day for those paying in annually and £1.25+VAT per day for those paying monthly.

The service includes:

  • Weekly Ezine
  • Weekly Toolbox Talk Download
  • Flash updates as necessary when issues may affect your business
  • Telephone Helpline 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
  • The use of Infinite Safety Ltd’s name as your competent person (Reg 7)

Or with our Reactive Retained Service you will receive:

  • A bespoke Health and Safety Policy with Supporting forms and a guidance file of how to use them
  • Generic Risk Assessments and Method Statements for you to tailor to your business
  • Coshh Assessments
  • Manual Handling Assessments
  • Working at Height Risk Assessments
  • Personal Protective Equipment Risk Assessments
  • Weekly Ezine
  • Weekly Toolbox Talk Download
  • Flash updates as necessary when issues may affect your business
  • Telephone Helpline 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
  • The use of Infinite Safety Ltd’s name as your competent person (Reg 7)

The Reactive service costs £1000+VAT or £100+VAT payable one month ahead.

Get in touch if we can help or if this post doesn’t fully answer your question.  Our number is 01253 843006 or request a callback.