A common sense approach to your health and safety

Competent Person Consultancy

  • Home
  • Competent Person Consultancy

We have provided Competent Person Consultancy for clients across the UK

A quick summary of how we can help

If you have no interest in health and safety and find it all a foreign language then you have come to the right place.

We can take the stress and strain off of you and your businesses health and safety compliance. If you want to worry less about if you are doing the right things and want to have the common sense put back into health & safety in your business; then contact us.

To take the worries of health and safety away from your business you need to be sure you have access to competent health and safety advice.  At MESH we only employ highly competent experienced consultants to ensure your business has access to the best help possible.

With over 100 years of combined experience there are very few businesses that we can not help to improve their health and safety performance.

We guarantee to remove your health and safety worries as we will provide expert advice and cost effective solutions that are proportionate to your business health and safety needs.

For evidence of competent person work we’ve done please see what our customers have to say and some of our case studies.

Our guarantee to you

MESH clients are happy clients and many provide testimonials to this fact.

We provide highly professional Health & Safety training & consultancy services that guarantee you will never have to worry about a visit from the HSE.

Our guarantee is that if we have provide you with Competent Persons support, in the unlikely event of any negative contact from the HSE, we will be available (free) to support you in your response. All we ask is that you have followed and implemented Health & Safety recommendations that we make as part of our work for you.


Costs of Competent Persons support can vary depending on the type and size of organisations and the range of activities we are requested to carryout for an organisation.  We work with large, medium and small size businesses and will often provide a range of options for the organisation to select from.

As a guideline, we have provided organisations with as little as two days support over a 12 month period.  On the other end of the scale, we have provided clients with a person on site for 2-3 days per week over the period of the contract agreed.  Because of this our fees have ranged from as little as £1,100 to £12,000 to provide support that meets the individual organisations needs.  In 2018 the majority of contracts were for under £2,300.

Based on our professional standing we believe that our pricing is very competitive but we guarantee never to compromise on quality. You can be assured that our consultants will add valve to your business without costing a fortune that some of our larger competitors charge.

Of course we would expect you to shop around for quotations but would encourage you to check what level of service is being provided. Ask yourself whether you getting health and safety support that will make a long-term difference to the health and safety of your staff and your business.

If in any doubt, please do contact us without obligation.

Your options

MESH can offer a range of Competent Person options to meet your organisations needs anywhere throughout the UK, we do however insist that we need to understand your business and your business goals in relation to health and safety:

  • We can undertake an audit of your organisations health and safety compliance and provide you with an action plan and consultancy support plan to implement any necessary improvements.
  • We can supply your organisation with a consultant to lead health and safety within your organisation.
  • We can support your in-house health and safety persons by undertaking scheduled routine compliance checking visits (which could be monthly to as little as 6 monthly).

What we provide is a service that can be tailored to you to enable you to meet legislative health and safety compliance, and keep the HSE inspector satisfied that you have Competent Persons advising you.

Where we work

MESH carry out consultancy for companies in a diverse range of industries throughout the UK.

Our Head Office is in Kent, with regional offices located in London, The Home Counties, The Midlands, and The North East.
Mesh Consultants are here to make health & safety easy for you. Let us know about your challenge.

About Competent Person consultancy

The law requires all employers to appoint a competent person in health and safety. More specifically it is a requirement of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. Regulation 7 requires employers to appoint one or more Competent Person(s) to assist them in meeting their legal obligations. The Regulations also require sufficient resources to be devoted to managing H&S.

So you need to ask yourself does your business have access to health and safety advice that will help to protect your employees and business? And do you feel that the advice is relevant to your business and takes a realistic look at the risks that you face?

It is clear that when it all goes wrong then it is the courts that will decide whether a business has fulfilled its duties or not.  Fines over the last 10 years have significantly risen and from 2016 penalties have become even more penal. Significantly for large organisations, the threat of a fine in the millions is a real possibility.  Added to this is the very real concern of how negative publicity will affect the business.

What is vitally important is that your business must have access to suitable competent health and safety advice; but where can you find such advice?

This was one of the issues reviewed as part of Lord Young’s Common Sense – Common Safety report. One of the recommendations was for the development of a consultants register.  The OSHCR register is now up and operational and initially at MESH we signed up.  However with limited publicity many clients still don’t know how to find the right support for their business.

We see all too often that not all consultants will have the necessary experience for your business and therefore may not provide you with sensible and proportionate advice to keep your business safe and free from prosecution. At MESH we have a team of consultants with a combined experience of over 100 years and you can be assured to receive the right advice to keep your business legal and safe.