Competent Person Scheme

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A Competent person scheme

UK legislation states that an adequate number of ‘competent persons’ need to be appointed to provide assistance in all health and safety matters.

Our certified Competent Person Training course will provide you with the training and knowledge needed to be a competent person at your place of work. By taking into account the specific features of your premises, we can customise your learning to suit your needs.

Who Should Attend?

This Competent Person course is ideally created for all higher level managers including Directors, Facilities Managers, Estates Managers, Office Managers, HR Personnel, Project Managers, Line Managers and Supervisors.

Furthermore, It is also suitable for any persons holding any form of responsibility for devising policy or contractor procedures and/or for the day-to-day control of a contractor’s activity at their place of business.

A Guide to Competent Person

What is the competent person scheme?

Competent Person Schemes (CPS) were introduced by the UK Government to allow individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the Building Regulations as an alternative to submitting a building notice or using an approved inspector.

Does a competent person need certification?

The concept of a “competent person” is confusing to many. Many people believe that to become a “competent person” they have to complete a specific course or certification. While training is part of what makes a competent person, it is not just the result of completing a course.

Who can designate a competent person?

competent person is an employee who is able to recognize hazards associated with a particular task, and has the ability to mitigate those hazards. Many OSHA construction standards require someone onsite – such as a foreman, supervisor or other employee – to be designated as a competent person.

What does it mean when a person is competent?

To say someone is competent means, in general, to say the person can handle a job or situation, and do it reasonably well

Why choose GR Safety Solutions for your competent person training?

  • Our professional health & safety consultants are available 24/7 to advise and support you on any health & safety issues.
  • We’re highly qualified to carry out your risk assessments for you
  • We can act as your competent person
  • We create health & safety policies, procedures and management systems bespoke to your business
  • We can help you achieve and promote a positive health & safety culture
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