Under Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999:
Every employer shall, appoint one or more competent persons to assist him in undertaking the measures he needs to take to comply with the requirements imposed upon him under UK health and safety legislation.
When seeking competent assistance employers should look to appoint one or more of their employees, with the necessary means, to provide the health and safety assistance required. If there is no relevant competent worker within the organisation or the level of competence is insufficient to assist the employer in complying with health and safety law, then the employer should enlist an external service or person.
How Do You Get Good Competent Advice?
Health and Safety Mentor will take the stress out of the competent advice situation. We will liaise with you to make sure that you get the best competent advice, systems and packages that suits your needs and fits your budget. We have clients of various sizes all over the UK from national retailers and call centres, through to construction, manufacturing, wholesale/distribution and utilities. We are here to help you and your organisation, whatever your size and to prevent those accidents from happening.
Benefits of Competent Advice
Aside from the legal necessity of requiring a competent advisor, there are some other key benefits of engaging a company like us to assist with this. H&S requirements in the workplace and specifically gaining new contracts – or keeping the ones you already have are growing every year. As part of our competent advice package we can do the following for your business:
Fill in any gaps to your current H&S management systems or install one from scratch;
Provide simple to follow guidance and advice from one of our experienced and qualified consultants;
Help you ensure the wellbeing and safety of your employees and others – therefore reducing and hopefully avoiding costly claims being made and (equally as important) any criminal actions against you or your company;
Assist with applications to SSIP programmes such as SMAS, CHAS, Safe Contractor, Construction Line and others; and
Help with the H&S element of tender applications for contracts.
Quite simply, competent advice helps with the prevention of accidents.
Feel free to call us now on 0844 4933062 or complete the contact form below and we will be happy to discuss how we may provide support to your company. Let HSM be your Health and Safety experts and allow you to concentrate on doing what you do best – running a business.