Competent Person Services

Overview

Did you know that if you have 5 or more employees in your business you are legally required to have a “Health and Safety Competent Person” within your business?

Managing health and safety requirements within a business can be time and resource intensive. Yet it is crucial that no matter how many employees there are within an organisation, an employer does not overlook the policies and processes that are designed to keep staff safe.

If you wish to ensure that your business is taking the necessary health and safety steps without draining resources or employing new in-house personnel, Exoro Consulting offers affordable, tailored competent person services for you.

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Why do I need a competent person?

The Management of Health and Safety at Work regulation (Reg 7) was put in place to ensure that at least one person within a business of 5 or more employees was able to offer advice and guidance on matters relating to health and safety. This role can require the competent person to create or develop a Health and Safety policy, audit standards within a business, implement new processes and provide training for employees where appropriate.

Competent person services

  • Risk assessments
  • Development of health and safety policies
  • Review of existing health and safety policies
  • Audit of existing health and safety processes
  • On-call professional advice
  • Accident investigation
  • Procedure development

Why outsource competent person services and how does it work?

Failure to seek competent advice puts an enterprise at risk of prosecution. Yet many small and medium-sized businesses do not have the resources for a full-time, in-house competent person. At Exoro Consulting, we offer a flexible and reliable alternative, providing the necessary experience and expertise to organisations of any size or sector.

By appointing Exoro Consulting as an external competent person, your business is able to comply with the statutory provision at just a fraction of the cost of hiring an in-house safety advisor.

Typically, a member of our team requires just three days within your business each year to review the relevant risk assessments, develop health and safety policies and work with you on procedure development. After this period and once a member of our team has ensured that your company is compliant in all areas, we will remain “on-call” for the next 12 months. This enables a client to access our expertise as and when issues arise that may require technical support or changes to policies and procedures.

Why choose Exoro Consulting for competent person services?

Health and Safety matters can often fill business owners and in-house managers with dread. But at Exoro Consulting we are committed to taking a practical and pragmatic approach to keeping a business and its employees safe. We work collaboratively with clients to help facilitate positive change and safeguard against issues that might put people at risk.

We have a proven track record in competent person services, having worked around the world for clients of all sizes. Our team has managed world-class HSE projects for multi-national corporations such as ExxonMobil, Shell, Pfizer and Rio Tinto. This depth of experience shows that we are comfortable working alongside world-leading businesses at executive board level.

Our consultants are OHSCR registered and carry all appropriate training and professional indemnity cover.

If your business is looking to work towards legal compliance, we can also offer internal auditing and training services, in addition to the advice and support we provide as a competent person within your organisation.

Find out more about our health and safety training services and our auditing service.

If you have need for a competent person within your business, why not get in touch with us today

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