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Competent Advisor Certificate
(MHSWR 1999 Reg 7)

Does your business have a competent Health & Safety person?

Once appointed they should have the skills, knowledge, and experience to be able to recognise hazards in your workplace and able to put sensible controls in place to protect workers and others from harm.


The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires all employers to appoint a competent person or organisation.


We offer immediate competent advisor cover with our certificate service.

Questions we are often asked

What is a competent person?

A competent person is someone who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities that allow them to assist you properly. The level of competence required will depend on the complexity of the situation and the help you need.

What is a competent advisor certificate?

The competent advisor certificate is a certificate that demonstrates that you have access to competent health and safety advice.

This certificate can only be gained when signing up as a retained client.

Why does my business need a competent person or organisation? 

To help you meet your health and safety legal duties. It is a legal requirement under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to appoint a competent person or organisation.

How will my business benefit from a Competent Advisor Certificate? 

Satisfaction knowing you have met your legal obligation to nominate a competent person or organisation and your Health and Safety processes are legally compliant.

Evidence during tenders that your organisation has access to competent advice

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