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Competence in health and safety

As an employer, you must ensure that any individual performing a task on your behalf has the competence to do so without putting the health and safety of themselves or others at significant risk.

What is competence in health and safety?

Accreditation schemes

Using accreditation schemes

Industry-specific competence

Find out more about competencies required to work safely in specific industries or work environments.

Industry-specific competence

Health and safety passports

Health and safety passports can help you assess the competence of an individual.

Health and safety passports

Updated: 2019-10-03