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Competent Person Scheme

Purpose of Competent Person Scheme

Every employer or business is required under law to appoint a Competent Person (or Persons) to assist them meet their legal health and safety obligations. This means an employer must appoint someone competent to provide sound advice on all matters of health and safety.

 

As professional health and safety consultants we can provide a competent person through a structured scheme so that you are able to meet this most fundamental obligation.

 

Active Safety Associates Competent Persons Schemes are specifically designed to assist businesses have a qualified professional OSHCR Registered and Chartered MIOSH acting as their Competent Person for a fraction of the cost of employing a qualified person directly. 

 

Competent Person Scheme Appointment Most Effective Step

Joining one of Active Safety Associates Competent Persons Schemes is probably the most significant step that an employer or business can take when it comes to managing health and safety effectively.

 

You have immediate access to a trained and qualified health and safety professional who can guide you through the pitfalls and requirements of health and safety legislation.

 

Active Safety Associates Competent Persons Scheme

If you run a business or are a director or senior manager and have not appointed a competent person then you and your business are at risk of accidents and prosecution. If you are not sure what to do or need assistance we can help. We can act as your Competent Person.

 

Our scheme provides you with a cost effective solution to managing your health and safety. It saves you a significant overhead as you get the services of a qualified competent health and safety professional at a fraction of the cost of employing someone directly.  It is effectively an investment in your business and personnel.

 

See details, content and options of Active Safety Associates Competent Persons Schemes. Click here.

 

Competent Person Scheme Content

Depending on the components chosen by the client the scheme may include

  • Initial Status Review (ISR - its like an Health and Safety MOT) and Action Plan
  • Health and Safety Advice by OSHCR registered and CMIOSH chartered professional consultants
  • Assistance and advice on health and safety issues,
  • H&S Policy Preparation / Management System Preparation
  • Risk Assessment, Safe Operating Procedures etc. Preparation
  • Assistance with accreditation and tender enquiries
  • Audits & Inspections
  • Training & Training needs assessment
  • Business Change management
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    Benefits of Competent Persons Schemes

    The overall Benefits to the business of the scheme include :

  • Immedate access to OSHCR registered and CMIOSH chartered professional consultants
  • Professional competent advice at a fraction of cost of employing someone direct.
  • Systematic Control of Hazards and risks - no “fire fighting”
  • Systematic Accident prevention
  • Minimised exposure to financial fines and prosecution
  • Increased profit margins by managing health and safety cost effectively
  • improved communications
  • engendering goodwill in employees
  • establishing your business as employer of choice
  • reduced employee turnover
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    THere are two main variants of the Active Safety Associates scheme. This will depend on how much support you require

     

    ASA Competent Person Scheme

    In this scheme the employer (business) appoints Active Safety Associates health and safety consultants to act as their competent person and to fulfil the competent person role.  This may be a very suitable option for small businesses who do not have the resources, or who do not have someone sufficient competent in health and safety, to make an internal appointment .  Active Safety Associates will then liaise with the employer and provide competent health and safety advice on an ongoing basis. It is important that the employer keeps Active Safety Associates regularly updated and informed on company activities and changes so that the appointed competent person can appropriately assist them. Active Safety Associates will provide guidance on all aspects of the scheme.

    It is essential that the employer keeps Active Safety Associates informed of all aspects of companies activities. Please see guidance on When to Inform the Competent Person

    ASA Competent Person Support Scheme

    In this scheme the employer (business) makes an appointment of one of their own employees who has suitable competence in health and safety management. The employer identifies the areas where their internal appointee requires specific support in the competent person role with respect to health and safety matters such as health and safety advice on a specific topic such as management systems, asbestos, construction work, etc .  The employer’s competent person then liaises with Active Safety Associates health and safety consultants who provide competent advice on specific topics on an as required basis.

    It is essential that the employer keeps Active Safety Associates informed of all aspects of companies activities. Please see guidance on When to Inform the Competent Person

    The main differences between the schemes are outlined below. 

     

     

    Competent Person Scheme    Versus

  • Active Safety Associates appointed as competent person and carries out the Competent Person role
  • Client advises Active Safety Associates of company activities and changes as they occur. When to Contact the Competent Person
  • Active Safety Associates advises and assists the client on ongoing basis.
     
  • Competent Person Support Scheme

  • Company employee appointed as the competent person and fulfils the Competent Person Role
  • Appointed competent person liaises with and requests assistance from Active Safety Associates on an as required basis  When to Contact the Competent Person
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    Join our Competent Person Scheme and get competent health and safety advice. Find out more call us now!

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