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We have a highly educated and experienced team of Health & Safety  experts who are qualified to the highest levels in NEBOSH - Fire, Environmental, Construction & NEBOSH Diploma.

 

We are all Chartered members of IOSH and with extensive careers in Health & Safety and risk management. We have come together under JRZ Health & Safety Consultants to use this experience to help others not only achieve legal compliance, but excel in Health & Safety excellence.

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What is a Competent Person?

A Competent Person helps your business to comply with its health and safety responsibilities, taking all the reasonable steps to keep your team safe.

A Competent Person has the skills, knowledge and experience to spot safety hazards in your business, identify solutions and put in place measures to protect workers from harm.

Do I need a Competent Person?

Every business in the UK must have access to one or more Competent Person to meet their health and safety requirements, if you employ 5 or more persons within your business. It doesn’t matter if you are a high or low risk business, you still need to appoint a Competent Person.

How do I Appoint a Competent Person

Usually managing basic health and safety requirements is relatively straight-forward and you can appoint yourself or one (or more) of your workers. As mentioned above though, they do need to have the right skills and be able put those skills and experience into practice.

There are some key things to consider if you do decide to undertake this, 

Do you have the relevant knowledge training?

Do you have experience in the particular field?

Are you a member of a professional body?

If you don’t feel confident managing your own health and safety, you can appoint someone from outside your business such as a safety consultant or external safety professional to support you. If you cannot be certain that someone within your business is able to fulfil this role, it’ is always best to be cautious and appoint an expert to ensure that you meet all your legal requirements.

We provide a Competent Health and Safety Consultancy service package provided by our dedicated Chartered Health and Safety Professional, Chartered with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

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