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Health and Safety Competent Person Course

One-day Competent Person course for anyone managing office health and safety

Covers COVID-19 risk assessments and COVID-secure working

Live, trainer-led course delivered at your place of work or virtually

From £295 plus VAT

“Useful, professional training. The trainer made it enjoyable and was very knowledgeable.”

Oldham Council

CPD certification
CPD certification
competent person

Our outstanding Competent Person Course:

    • Helps managers to manage safely
    • Helps employers to meet the health and safety requirement to appoint a Competent Person.
    • Includes latest COVID-19 guidance including back to work risk assessments, advice for first aiders and for fire marshals.
    • Provides the essential information, documentation and checklists for anyone who manages health and safety in an office environment.

Duration:  6 hours

Location: The choice is yours:

  • Our open course (Teams)
  • Virtual (Zoom, Teams or Skype)
  • At your place of work

Accreditation: CPD


  • Worksafe UK Certificate of Attendance
  • CPD Certificate and 6 CPD hours.

Call 0370 118 8000 to find out more or to book your course

In House Course

Face to face training at your place of work.

Or virtual training (Zoom, Teams Skype).

Open Course

Live, trainer led open courses via Teams.

 £295 plus VAT.

“Comprehensive and straight-forward with reference to our own work environment which is great.”

MD, Street League

“An excellent course very professionally presented.”


“The training was very detailed and the trainer was very helpful with regards to any questions we had.”

ZC, Ingenious Media

Competent Person Course Overview

“A very thorough, well-constructed course” CPD

UK legislation states that an adequate number of ‘competent persons’ need to be appointed to provide assistance in managing 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.

Aims of the Course

  • To help employers to comply with Regulation 7 of The Management Of Health & Safety At Work by enabling your company to have a Competent Person on the team.
  • To provide basic knowledge, understanding and guidance to operate as a ‘Competent Person’ within the company. This will enable candidates to identify and deal with basic Health & Safety issues in the workplace.
  • In addition, the course provides the skills to underpin their ability to safely assist during any fire emergency by implementing the workplace emergency plan.

Who Should Attend?

This Competent Person course is designed for anyone managing health and safety.  For instance,  Directors, Facilities Managers, Estates Managers, Office Managers, HR Personnel, Project Managers, Line Managers and Supervisors. It is also suitable for any persons holding 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.

Course Content

The course is designed for office-based environments and cover the following:

  • Health & Safety Law: The Health & Safety At Work Act pertaining to the role and responsibility of the Competent Person
  • Risk Assessment
  • Fire Safety and Fire Wardens/Marshals
  • Evacuation Planning, Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP)
  • First Aid
  • RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations and Risk assessments
  • DSE (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations
  • Working at Height
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Legionella and Asbestos
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Slips and Trips
  • Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Expectant Mothers
  • Lone Workers and Homeworkers
  • Migrant Workers
  • Young Workers

Read more about the HSE competent person here.

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