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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


Nicola Lonie

Office Manager


Andy Goodridge

Senior Lifting Specialist


Dale Lawrence

Graphics Designer

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Conor Higgins

VR Developer