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Is your competent person.......well erm competent???

A competent person is a crucial figure in ensuring the safety of a workplace. A competent person should have the necessary knowledge, experience, and skills to carry out specific safety tasks, and it is a legal obligation for companies to have a competent person on their team. In the UK, the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires that employers take measures to protect the health, safety, and welfare of their employees and others who may be affected by their work activities.

Having a competent person ensures that companies comply with the legislation, regulations, and best practices related to safety management. The competent person plays a significant role in the safety management system of an organization, and their expertise is essential to identify potential hazards and to develop risk assessments, method statements, and safety plans.

At Armadillo Safety Solutions, we specialize in corporate defensibility, and our competent person services help companies avoid potential prosecutions. In today's litigious society, it's essential that companies take proactive measures to protect themselves from prosecution. In the event of an accident or incident, companies must be able to demonstrate that they have taken reasonable measures to prevent it from occurring.

Our competent person services include a full safety management system, which helps companies to maintain a safe working environment and comply with legal requirements. We ensure that our consultants are on the OSHCR Register, which is recommended by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The OSHCR Register is a public register of qualified health and safety consultants who have met the required standards of competence and ethical behavior.

We also ensure that our consultants are accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and have experience in the field they are working in. Our consultants work closely with our clients to develop tailored safety management systems that meet their specific needs, ensuring that they have the necessary tools to maintain a safe working environment.

The consequences of not having a competent person can be severe. In the event of an accident or incident, companies may face legal action, which can result in significant financial penalties, damage to reputation, and even imprisonment for individuals. Having a competent person can help prevent accidents from occurring, which can save companies money, time, and, most importantly, lives.

In conclusion, having a competent person is not only a legal obligation but also a crucial component of ensuring workplace safety. At Armadillo Safety Solutions, we specialize in providing competent person services that help companies maintain a safe working environment, comply with legal requirements, and avoid potential prosecutions. Our consultants are on the OSHCR Register, accredited by IOSH, and have experience in their field. Contact us today to discuss how our competent person services can benefit your organization.

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