Competent Person for Health & Safety: Simplifying Your Legal Duties

Meet Your Health & Safety A-Team: The Competent Person Requirement Simplified

The Competent Person Requirement Simplified

What Does Being “Competently Safe” Mean for Your business?

In the realm of health and safety, one term you’ll frequently encounter is “competent person”, or Regulation 7. But what does it really mean? Simply put, as an employer, UK law requires you to have a competent individual or team to handle your health and safety obligations​​.

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Who is a Competent Person?

This isn't about having a stack of qualifications; it’s about having the right skills, knowledge, and experience. A competent person should be able to identify hazards and implement practical controls to keep everyone safe. Think of them as your safety superheroes, minus the capes .

Who Can Be This Hero?

Here’s where it gets interesting. You could appoint:

  • Yourself (if you’re up for the challenge)
  • One or more of your workers (if they have the chops)
  • A specialist from outside your business (like us!)​​

So long as… They have the right training, experience and knowledge in Health & Safety.

When Outside Help Makes Perfect Sense

Sometimes, the complexity or risk level of your business means it’s smart to seek external expertise. This is where Safety Inspectors UK Ltd shines. Our retained service isn’t just about ticking a legal box; it’s about giving you peace of mind and a safer workplace. And remember, while you can outsource the work, the responsibility remains yours​​.

Why Safety Inspectors UK Ltd?

Choosing us as your competent person comes with perks:

  • Expertise at Your Fingertips: Our team lives and breathes health and safety. We’re like your personal safety Google.
  • Tailored to Your Needs: We don’t do one-size-fits-all solutions. Your business is unique, and so is our approach.
  • Keeping It Simple: We believe safety shouldn’t be complicated. Our advice is always clear, practical, and jargon-free.
Comical illustration of a health and safety professional in superhero pose at a construction site, wearing a hard hat and high visibility vest, holding a magnifying glass and clipboard, humorously embodying the essence of a vigilant safety hero without a cape

CHAS Accreditation? Consider It Done

With our support, meeting the CHAS requirement for a competent person in health and safety becomes a breeze. We’ll guide you through the process, ensuring your business not only complies with CHAS standards but also stands out for its commitment to safety.

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Don’t just meet legal requirements; exceed them. Partner with Safety Inspectors UK Ltd and turn health and safety from a box-ticking exercise into a business asset. Contact us to start your journey to a safer, compliant, and more efficient workplace.
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