In Northern Ireland there is no black and white definition to help understand the term "competent person," and this can give rise to ambiguity; there are problems with ambiguity. Being ambiguous about important matters such as technical knowledge, experience and supervision tends to allow for variance in the interpretation of what is really expected and ultimately required. Take for instance the legal requirements for an electrician working in Northern Ireland...
Directors and Managers should take note; the first Corporate Manslaughter prosecution has been successful.
In the event of a fatal accident, could you convince a jury that you had taken all reasonable measures?
Would your Policies and Procedures stand up to scrutiny and support your defence?