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Document ID (ISN)102423
CIS number 03-1251
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2227-4
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 121
Author(s) Hinde A., Ager R.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Benchmarking the competent person in manufacturing and engineering sectors
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 62p. Illus. 42 ref. Price: GBP 15.00.
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Abstract The objective of this survey was to improve the understanding of competence levels held by people acting as nominated competent persons, as per the provisions of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (see CIS 02-1507). It shows how the issue is addressed in 502 companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors. Findings indicate that the competent person is likely to be senior within the organization, and have considerable experience within that industry. The level of health and safety training was variable, ranging from 20% of persons with no training to 20% having level 3 standard qualifications or above. The level of training and resources provided does not correlate with risk level, but does with company size.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; legal aspects; civil engineering; safety and health training; role of management; responsibilities; qualifications
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; report; legislation; survey; large enterprises
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
OSH training