Opex HSE Services

Competent Person

Competent Person


The Management of Health and safety regulations 1999 (regulation 7) explain that companies must appoint a competent person or people in order to help them meet their health and safety legal duties. This can be internally or externally. As most companies don’t has the resource to employ a full time H&S person OPEX HSE services can assist with this duty.

A competent person in health and safety is someone, either an internal employee or an external advisor, who is sufficiently trained and has the level of knowledge and experience necessary to assist you. The level of competence needed depends on the type and complexity of the help you need.

SSIP schemes such as CHAS, Safe contractor, acclaim etc require companies to have access to competent H&S resource. This resource can be undertaken as part of the competent person retainer by OPEX HSE services LTD.


The competent person scheme gives you:

  • 365 days a year H&S advice
  • Use of OPEX HSE services as your named H&S resource for tenders, PQQ’s and SSIP schemes
  • H&S policy
  • Review of current H&S systems and gap analysis


Additional services such as ISO assistance, H&S inspections, Risk assessments, H&S Training and be added as part of a bespoke service.

With our Retained Client Services, clients benefit from access to a dedicated team of health and safety professionals who provide expert advice, guidance, and assistance on an ongoing basis.

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Why Choose Opex HSE Services Ltd?

25+ Years of Experience

Since 2014, our team has been delivering world-class H&S services.

Bespoke Services

Our services are bespoke and tailored to meet your individual needs.

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Our friendly team supports you every step of the way.

Nationwide Coverage

Our wraparound services cover businesses across the UK.

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