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Competent Person Training & Certification

competent person training course

Our outstanding 1 to 3 day Competent Person Training course has been designed to allow employers in office-based environments to meet legal requirements. The course also includes Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 detail what employers must do in order to manage health and safety under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. The law states that an adequate number of ‘competent persons’ need to be appointed in order to provide assistance in all health and safety matters. Our course covers all the elements of health and safety that are common in an office-based workplace.

Duration: Usually one to three days depending on delegate numbers and experience.

Location: Delivered at your place of work 

We also offer Competent Person Training for retail premises. Call us  for more information.

Our courses are highly customisable.

Call us to discuss your requirements on 0370 118 8000.

Excellent training. Very informative training. Enjoyable day with an enormous amount of knowledge learnt.

Millward Brown

Competent Person training

Call us now on 0370 118 8000 for more information on Competent Person training

Competent Person Training : Benefits To Your Organisation

Comply with legislation including Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005, RIDDOR and COSHH, thus help avoid future legal challenges.

Identify causes of potential accidents therefore preventing the chances of occurrence.

Ensure you have the relevant ‘appointed persons’ and that they receive the appropriate training.

Understand  the correct reporting of accidents thus keeping the necessary audit trail.

Bring positive changes to the working environment by investing in staff welfare and development.

Maximise value by training up to 8 staff at once.

Competent Person Course Overview

A competent person is someone who has the skills and the knowledge to manage health and safety and ensure compliance.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, Regulation 7 requires any company with more than 5 employees is required to appoint one or more competent person(s) in health and safety.

Our Competent Person Training course will provide you with the training and knowledge that is necessary in order to be a competent person at your place of work.

Our Competent Person Training course can be customised to suit your needs. We can take into account specific features of your premises and we can integrate a copy of your existing emergency plan into the course materials.

Who Should Attend a Competent Person Course?

This Competent Person course is designed for 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 day-to-day control of a contractor’s activity at their place of business.


To help employers to comply with the Regulation 7 of The Management Of Health & Safety At Work by enabling your company to have a Competent Person on the team.

To provide a 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.


Our Competent Person course covers the following:

  • The Health & Safety At Work Act pertaining to the role and responsibility of the Competent Person.
  • Appointing Responsible Persons (Fire Wardens, Evacuation  Coordinator, First Aiders  etc).
  • Annual safety checks: what and when.
  • Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005, Fire Safety and emergency procedures.
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH).
  • How to complete a basic risk assessment.
  • Reporting of accident (RIDDOR)
  • Home Worker policy
  • Lone Worker policy
  • Identifying hazards and risks in the workplace such as:



DSE (workstation)


Emergency Exits



Manual Handling


Slips, trips and falls




We can deliver this training at your premises. If you would like us to arrange a venue for you, please call us on 0370 118 8000.

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