There are three key skills you need to consider when selecting your competent person for Health & Safety, and these are:
Has the individual been involved with a similar role before? Do they have any experience in: creating risk assessments? Implementing and monitoring safe work procedures? Or conducting accident investigations?
Is the level of qualification they have sufficient for the level of risk in your workplace? Qualification could be anything from general safety training, to an accredited qualification – like IOSH Managing Safely, for example.
Is the individual proactive? Are they willing and capable of thinking about scenarios from multiple perspectives? And are they confident and able of communicating to all levels and teams within your business?
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