Competent Person 

  • Would you hire an accountant who had only five days accountancy training?

  • Do you know the difference between IOSH Managing Safely and Chartered Safety Professional?

  • Do you know your NEBOSH from your IOSH?

Health and Safety, like any other profession, has lots of unique language and words that mean very little outside of the profession.

What is a competent person?

A competent person is someone who has the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to help your business discharge the legal duties for health and safety.

Examples of competence may include:

  • Experience in operational roles of the business

  • Formal training (this can range from 1 day to 5 years or more)

  • Professional membership of a recognised organisation (IOSH, RoSPA, IIRSM, BSC)

  • Knowledge of the legal duties placed on your business for occupational health and safety

A person who has completed a “Managing Safely” course has only the most basic level of training in managing health and safety for your business.

What we offer

We provide your business with assurance that comes with highly experienced safety professionals with multiple degree-level diplomas, leadership and management and business improvement.

Our unique approach moves health and safety management from a support service to a proactive business growth generator. We help you to set your business apart from the competition by providing you with a range of additional benefits:

  • Helping you to gain industry accredited standards for your business

  • Identifying areas to improve communication and collaboration

  • Analysis, design and implementation of management systems

  • Senior leadership coaching and mentoring

  • 24 Hour support for your operation

  • Helping you to prepare for contingencies by pressure testing your procedures

Professional Membership & Competence

All of our team have a minimum of ten years experience delivering advice and guidance to businesses throughout the United Kingdom. Some of our senior team have experience of supporting multinational business operations too.

There are lots of professional membership bodies for safety professionals. We only provide consultants who are registered with the only organisation with Royal Charter: Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

We only provide consultants who have been peer reviewed and achieved chartered safety practitioner (CMIOSH) status.

You can read about the different levels of safety professionals here

How we fit in to your team

We can either become an embedded part of your management structure, complete one-off special projects with an immediate need, or provide an external audit of your safety management system. We provide bespoke group health and safety training for teams throughout the UK. It may be that you have a construction project that requires specific expertise such as providing client assurance, supporting you as principal designer or even managing construction safety on your project.


Our services as competent person can include:

  • Telephone and on-site business support

  • Operational Risk Assessment and Method Statement review

  • Representation at client meetings

  • Tendering and Procurement completion

  • Incident and Accident Investigation