Appointing a Competent Person

As an employer, you must appoint a competent person or people to help you meet your health and safety legal duties.  Specifically, regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires employers to appoint one or more competent persons to assist on health and safety measures required to comply with statutory duties. In this article we look at the things to consider before appointing a Competent Person.

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Keeping it Legal

In this article, Keeping it legal, we consider the expanding burdens on business from legislation. The legal burden on business continues to increase each year with the introduction of new rules, European legislation and domestic laws.  Legal compliance is seen as a significant risk by many business leaders such that a recent MORI poll identified the worst aspect of being a business leader was keeping up to date with legislation.  Legislation governs all of our lives and the business world is no different. 

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