Health and Safety Competent Person Course

Accredited Health and Safety Competent Person Course

  • For anyone responsible for managing Health and Safety
  • Helps employers meet the health and safety requirement to appoint a Competent Person.
  • Provides you with essential information, documentation and checklists

Duration:  6 hours


  • Our open course (Teams)
  • Remote (Teams or Zoom)
  • At your place of work

Accreditation: CPD


  • Worksafe UK Certificate of Course Completion
  • CPD Certificate and 6 CPD hours.
Rated 5 Stars

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

British Academy, Oldham Council
Rated 5 Stars

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

MD, Street League
Rated 5 Stars

“An excellent course very professionally presented.”

Rated 5 Stars

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

ZC, Ingenious Media

About This Course

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 Health and Safety Competent Person training course will provide you with the training and knowledge needed to be a competent person at your place of work.

Course Aims

  • 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 your team.
  • To provide basic knowledge, understanding and guidance to operate as a ‘Competent Person’ within the company. This will enable you to identify and deal with basic Health & Safety issues in the workplace.

Course Content

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

  • Health & Safety Law: The Health & Safety At Work Act and the role of the HSE
  • Health and Safety policy
  • Workplace risk assessment and control measures
  • RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)
  • Fire safety, fire wardens, evacuation planning, Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs)
  • DSE (Display Screen Equipment) regulations
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations and risk assessments
  • Working at height
  • Slips and trips
  • COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • First aid
  • Electrical safety
  • Staff considerations: expectant mothers, lone workers and homeworkers
  • Staff induction

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.

Benefits to you

Confidently recognise risk and hazards, thus reducing the safety risk in your organisation.

Ensure you comply with the legal requirements to have appointed staff in key health and safety roles.

Reduce the need and cost of bringing in external competent persons.

CPD Certified

Book Open Course

Our open courses are live, instructor-led and fully interactive courses delivered via Teams. An excellent choice where you have one or two delegates to train.

As well as being cost-effective, it allows delegates to meet, network and share knowledge with people from other organisations.

Arrange a Course

A private course, delivered on a date of your choice, is an excellent choice where you have a number of people to train. We can even customise the content for you.

Delivered onsite at your place of work or, where possible, via Teams.

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