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Health and Safety Competent Person Course

One-day Health and Safety Competent Person training designed for anyone responsible for office-based health and safety.

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

Oldham Council

competent person

Our outstanding Competent Person Course:

  • Helps employers meet health and safety requirement to appoint a Competent Person.
  • Provides the essential information, documentation and checklists for anyone who manages health and safety in an office environment.
  • Is highly customisable and can be tailored to meet your needs.

Duration:  One day

Location: Your place of work

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

“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

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

“someone who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities that allow them to assist you properly.”

Our Competent Person Training course will provide you with the training and knowledge needed to be a competent person at your place of work. We can 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 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
  • Lone Workers and Home Workers
  • Expectant Mothers

Read more about the HSE competent person here.

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