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Competent Person


The health and safety of workers and the general public has never been more important as it is now. Everyone has the right to go home at the end of their shift in the same condition in which they arrived.


Regulations state that all businesses must have access to a competent person to enable them to meet the requirements of health and safety law.

A competent person is someone who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities that allow them to assist you with your health and safety obligations properly.

I have twenty-five years’ experience in the health and safety field. Voted SHP IOSH Consultant of the Year in 2009, I am a Chartered Safety and Health Professional (CMIOSH), a Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (MIIRSM), a Practitioner of the Chartered Quality Institute (PCQI), an Associate Member of the Institute of Industrial Accident Investigators (AMIIAI), a Member of the Fire Protection Association, and, via the business, a member of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the British Safety Council (BSC).


I hold a postgraduate Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management from Nottingham Trent University, and a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Environmental Studies through the University of Sunderland. I am also an Associate Member of the Institute of Industrial Accident Investigators. I also hold an ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Lead Auditor training course certificate and am an IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditors)

Associate Auditor (OHS). 

As well as working through a continuous professional development for IOSH, I also hold:

  • PTLLS Level 3 (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

  • HABC Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering

  • INLPTA Neuro-linguistic Programming diploma

  • Open College Network Mediation Practitioner's Certificate

  • NEBOSH National Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health

  • NVQ Level 3 Customer Service

  • IOSH Legionella Management

  • SFEDI Level 1 Award in Understanding Enterprise

With experience in the public, voluntary and private sectors, in service and manufacturing, I have the competence to provide your business with the professional service you would expect.

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