Where a business has a lack of health and safety competence onsite, appointing someone who can support the organisation meet duties under health and safety law is required by legislation.
The level of competence required will depend on the complexity of the organisation’s processes and the particular help that is needed to maintain compliance. An essential element of competence is knowing when to call upon other resources and expertise.
An appointed person can be selected internally, as long as they possess the right skills and knowledge, you can be supported by external expertise or appoint someone from an external agency to help fulfil the requirements of safety legislation.
Use our Health and Safety Health Check and Gap Analysis as this may identify any areas where there may be a risk within your organisation.