Why Is a Competent Person Essential for My Business?

We’re looking at what it means to be a competent person, what their role is and why they’re an essential part of any business.

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Today, we’re answering all your questions regarding the importance of hiring a competent person for your business and what benefits they can bring. We’ll also be exploring how Armadillo Safety can help you throughout the entire process. Here at Armadillo Safety, we have a fantastic range of health and safety services, including our health and safety competent person services. You can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. 

If you’re looking for competent person services in Essex, London, Kent, or East Sussex – we can help. Just get in touch with our friendly team to find out more information. 


What Is a Competent Person and What is Their Role? 

A competent person is someone who has undergone the proper training and has the right knowledge and experience, allowing them to assist you and your business correctly under the requirements of health and safety law. 

Having a competent person in place is essential for validating your business’ practices, no matter your company’s industry. Their role is to oversee, inspect, and audit the working practices of others within the company. They act independently and impartially and are set apart from their colleagues due to their specialist training. 


Which Industries Require a Competent Person? 

A competent person is vital in most industries; however, the importance of their placement is increased if your industry involves working from a height or using complicated machinery that has the potential to cause harm if misused. A few of these industries are listed below: 

  • Construction 
  • Driving
  • Electrical Handling
  • Radiation Handling

If you’re unsure whether your company falls into one of these industries or you have any other questions, please take a look at our list of health and safety competent person services 


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How Can Armadillo Safety Help You Appoint a Competent Person for Your Business? 

Hiring a competent person from Armadillo Safety will guarantee you quality care from a knowledgeable, fully trained individual. Alongside the peace of mind that you have someone working for you who understands the importance of health and safety in the workplace, we provide you with all the supporting documents that prove that your business is abiding by the law. You don’t need to worry about anything. Let’s take a look at what you get when you hire a competent person through Armadillo Safety. 

  • A fully branded health and safety management system 
  • Support and advice via telephone and email 24/7 
  • Hosting the management system on Dropbox to allow us to make live changes if and when legislation updates 
  • A Certificate of Service to prove that we have taken on the role of a competent person 
  • An annual Health & Safety audit 

Our experience is unparalleled, and because of this, we believe we’re the best choice for all your safety compliance services. For more information on any of the services we provide, including our competent person services, please explore our website. And if you’re looking for a competent person in London, Essex, Kent, or East Sussex, please get in touch and a member of our team will get back to you with their expert advice.