Accredited or not accredited?

Accredited or not accredited?
Posted 04th June 2019

It is a myth that health & safety training must be accredited.

Recently, a member of one of our social media channels asked the question - 'The HSE stated at the annual conference that health and safety consultants are not required and just to use their website. So why sell courses?' 

Although we swiftly replied to this question, many people consider their Health & Safety Consultant with similar respect to an Accountant or Company Solicitor. 

It has to be said that Health & Safety could be in fact managed within the organisation. However, by definition of health & safety UK law, the organisation must appoint one or more persons to provide competent health & safety advice.

Health & safety training on the other hand does not have to be accredited or in fact delivered by a health & safety consultancy. However, most health & safety consultancies are both scrutinised and audited heavily by professional bodies. With that in mind, most organisations tend to opt for accredited health & safety training to meet both legal and contractual obligations.


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Libben Health and Safety offers consultancy services to businesses for a fraction of the cost, including Specialist ServicesRisk AssessmentHealth and Safety PolicyHealth and Safety Assistance and Fire Risk Assessment. To find out more, please call 0843 289 2201.


We also offer a number of health and safety courses, including NEBOSHIOSHCITBFirst AidELearning and Awareness courses.


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