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About Us

Safe lifting operations can be achieved when the following four elements… 

• People
• Plant
• Process and
• Performance…

…along with their component parts, are properly developed, implemented and work together as a single entity. 

First Competence has been established to provide effective and efficient interdependent lifting products and services.

We can provide one element, such as a lifting operations review or multiple elements and components, for example a lifting procedure review, update, implementation process, training, interim competent personnel, safety awareness handbooks, etc. 


Our Key Staff


Paul Thomson

Managing Director


Martin Waite

Technical Director


Andy Goodridge

Senior Lifting Specialist

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Conor Higgins

Media Technology Manager

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Vincent O'Reilly

VR and Animation Designer

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