health and safety

Every employer in the UK must legally appoint one or more persons to assist them in undertaking their legal duties with regards to health and safety.

Why do employers need access to a competent advice?

Employers in the UK require access to a competent health & safety advisor for several critical reasons. First and foremost it is a legal requirement in Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to appoint one or more competent persons to assist them in the undertaking of their duties in relation to health and safety. Ensuring a safe and healthy work environment is a legal obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Failure to comply can result in legal repercussions, including fines and even imprisonment. Competent advice helps businesses navigate complex regulations and standards, ensuring compliance with the law.

the legal stuff

In the UK, businesses are required to comply with various laws concerning health and safety. The key pieces of legislation include;

Health and Safety at Work act 1974

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 

We don’t expect the average employer to be understand the technical wording of the law but, don’t worry we will provide jargon free advice whenever you need it.

Benefits of a competent health and safety advisor

Legal protection

It is a legal requirement to appoint somebody competent to assist you in your health and safety undertakings. Failing to do so could result in enforcement action, legal repercussions with heavy financial penalties, and even custodial sentences.

reduced cost

You can benefit from reduced costs against employing a full time health and safety advisor. Also Having competent advice will help prevent accidents and incidents reducing further costs in the long run.


Risk Management

A competent advisor will help you identify potential hazards, assess risks, and develop strategies to minimise to a level as low as reasonably practicable or eliminate them, thereby reducing the likelihood of accidents or injuries.



PROFESSIONALLY QUAlified & experienced

To compliment a wrath of experience all of our advisors hold the NEBOSH Diploma as a minimum which is the highest level of health and safety management qualification in the world. To contribute to their continuous professional development they are members of the Chartered Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. All of the qualifications and memberships can be validated to clients on request.

always on hand

Our advisors are available to contact 24hrs a day, and will endeavour to answer your requests as quickly as possible. Ensuring that the advice given is jargon free and well understood.

Certificate of appointment

You will receive a certificate of appointment of a Competent Health and Safety Advisor from Safety Assistance Limited which can be showcased in your documentation which assures current and potential clients of your company’s commitment to maintaining high standards of health and safety.

Time & Cost efficiency

By outsourcing health and safety advisory services to us, businesses save time and resources that would otherwise be spent on navigating complex legal requirements. Our services streamline compliance with legislation, allowing businesses to focus on their core operations.

Regular updates on law changes

All of our partners receive a monthly briefing call which includes relevant updates on law changes and potential up and coming ones which may affect your business operations allowing for timely adjustment.

our experts are ready

To help

Contact Us

Helping Business from all angles.

One of the best things about appointing an expert from Safety Assistance as our competent person was the ability to spread the cost monthly which provided a boost to our cashflow.
David Phillips
local builder

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be unnecessarily exposing your employees to risks and breaking the law. Also in the event of a HSE or local authority intervention you may be liable for prosecution.

All of our consultants hold professional qualifications and they are also members of industry chartered bodies. All certifications and can be provided for verification on request of the client.

Yes! Appointing a competent person and having access to competent advice is a requirement within the core criteria of many accreditation bodies.

Yes! Direct-debit contracts are available on a monthly payment basis on all of our packages.

We can visit your premises as an when required for an agreed call out fee. 

We give an explanation over the phone, and also via email in jargon free terms ensuring you understand the specific details relating to your request. Where applicable diagrams and pictograms will be provided.

Discover our Services

Competent Person

A professionally qualified person who is appointed to help you comply with the requirements placed upon you. Learn More.


All types of health & safety documentation such as policies, risk assessments (RAMS), procedures, briefings etc. Learn More.

H&S Management

Outsource the management of health and safety in your business to us so you can focus on running your business. Learn More.


Need an SSIP accreditation such as CHAS, SMAS, PQS? Maybe RISQS or even an ISO Accreditation. Learn More.

Construction Safety

A service from the ground up so you can focus on building. CDM can be difficult to navigate without our help. Learn More.


We offer many different types of services so if you don’t see it here visit our consultancy page to learn more about our services.

Safety Assistance Limited is proud to operate nationally with offices in Liverpool and London.
Office Hours

Monday 08.00 – 17.30

Tuesday 08.00 – 17.30

Wednesday 08.00 – 17.30

Thursday 08.00 – 17.30

Friday 08.00 – 17.30

Saturday – 10.00 – 16.00

Sunday – Closed

Contact us

Please use the contact form to send an enquiry or alternatively you can call our head office on 0333 335 5187.

Or you can email us at

Scroll to Top

Need more help?

Call us on 0333 335 5187 or send us a message and an we will get back to you.

Get a free Quote

Fill in the form below to get a free bespoke quote for any of our services.

We endeavour to supply you with a quote within 4 hours.