H&S Appointed Competent Persons

Published on 17 September 2021 at 22:08
Any business with five or more employees in the UK is legally required to have:
  • A health and safety policy
  • A risk assessment which covers all significant workplace hazards
  • An appointed competent H&S person to provide health & safety advice, either internally or through an external consultant
  • A health and safety manual or set of processes which details the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all health and safety arrangements in the workplace
  • Sufficient training for all employees
Some businesses can appoint a competent person internally (who has sufficient H&S training and experience), although there are many smaller businesses out there who cannot.
There are numerous penalties for failing to comply with the law including unlimited fines, director disqualifications and HSE fees for intervention, which can send a small business under.
HSE Advice UK provides this externally appointed service. We provide health and safety consultancy solutions which can be bespoke to any UK business from start ups to established companies. We offer professional and practical advice and look to improve the safety standards and culture within any organisation operating in many different sectors.
Not only complying with the law, our bespoke competent person packages can support you and result in: 
  • A reduction in the number of working days lost due to illness and injury
  • Improved staff retention
  • Protect the reputation of your company
  • Shield yourself from potential legal action and reduce your insurance premiums
  • Improved motivation of your workers, boost productivity and safety culture.


Please call us for a non-obligated quote for our Health and Safety appointed person packages on 07976416947 or hello@hseadviceuk.co.uk

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