How to choose a competent person for Health & Safety

25 October 2017

About the speaker…

Lee Mockridge joined Citation in 2007. With a NEBOSH General Certificate, NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health & Safety and Fire Risk Assessment and HACCP qualifications to his name, his experience and expertise of Health & Safety requirements is far-reaching.

Our advice

There are three key skills you need to consider when selecting your competent person for Health & Safety, and these are:

1. Experience

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?

2. Competence

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.

3. Attitude

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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