Competency Assessments

Embark can assess the competence of any suppliers, contractors, or designers prior to appointment to give you peace of mind that you have met your legal duties.

Our competency assessment service covers a thorough health and safety assessment of an organisation, contractor, or individuals based on UK legislative requirements and various leading UK industry standards, such as British Standards Institute (BSI), Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP), and UKAS, amongst others. Embark Consulting would assist you in completing the assessment and obtaining the relevant certification to show your commitment and compliance within the industry. 

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Are your suppliers, contractors, or designers competent?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is a competency assessment?

Acquiring the services of a competent individual or organisation, with relevant professional qualifications and a proven health and safety record, is fundamental to any safe workplace environment. This type of assessment will involve asking potential organisations, contractors, or self-employed individuals to provide evidence of their competence prior to employment to ensure their suitability for the works to be undertaken.

Why do I need to carry out competency assessment? 

Organisations have legal obligations under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974,

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to check that the supplier of services is competent in health and safety.

When do I need to carry out competency assessments?

A competency assessment can be carried out at any time prior to them commencing works. There are several advantages in gathering all relevant documentation from prospective organisations, contractors or self-employed. Not only you will be reassured that safe practices will be followed during the works, but you will also be able to streamline the bidding process of future works and obtain faster approvals.

How will my business benefit by conducting competency assessment? 

Conducting competency assessments will enable you to fulfil your legal duties and demonstrate that the organisation, contractor, or individual has adequate H&S systems and procedures in place for the works to be undertaken.

How can Embark help?

Embark Consulting can carry out competency assessments on any prospective suppliers, designer and contractors to save you time and give you peace of mind that the assessment has been carried out thoroughly and effectively.

Our service will cover a thorough health and safety assessment of an organisation, supplier, designer or contractor based on UK legislative requirements and various leading UK industry standards.

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