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If you are an employer, it’s highly likely that you have come across the term ‘competent person’ but why it is important and why do you need one? Basically, a competent person is a person within an organisation that is appointed to help the business comply with the latest health and safety legislations and therefore help to take all reasonable steps to keep employees and workforces from harm.
Choosing the most appropriate competent person should be carefully considered and not rushed. Every organisation must appoint a competent person and failure to do could result in prosecutions and fines. Here at Business Safety Solutions, we offer the latest health and safety training and can help to appoint a competent person within your organisation based on the following;-
-Skills and technical ability.
-Familiarity with organisation.
-Authority of individual.
Choosing a competent person for your organisation is far more than just ticking a box. To ensure that you have got this role covered, experience, training and applicable knowledge may have to be gained beforehand to ensure a quality appointment.
It is a legal requirement for employers to comply with all latest and relevant health and safety laws. The role of a competent person is to utilise their knowledge, experience and skills to help you comply with all relevant regulations and to ultimately ensure that all workers, visitors and customers are safe as a result of workplace activities that happens on-site or in the office. The appointed competent person must be able to identify existing and predictable hazards in the workplace environment and have the authorisation to implement health and safety procedures to keep all stakeholders in the business.
If you are unsure about the appointment of an in-house health and safety person, you may want to consider appointing external health and safety professionals such as Business Safety Solutions. We are able to provide tailored health and safety guidance and support as your competent advisors. We truly provide a flexible approach to modern health and safety requirements for your business and we will ensure that you have the correct systems and standards in place to best look after all stakeholders and avoid potential legal pitfalls. We will first to get to know the ins and out of your business before providing a bespoke competent person package that you’re satisfied with. For Business Safety Solutions to be named the health and safety advisor for your company, we offer an annual retainer service. For more information or to get in touch with us today, call us now on 01244 455277 or use our online contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.