As an OHS Online user, I need to make legal appointments. Can I make legal appointments in health and safety verbally?
Unfortunately, no! You cannot simply appoint some verbally. When a legal appointment is made, it has to be made in writing with both the appointer and appointee signing confirmation and acknowledgement of the fact.
Something else which is also very important to note about legal appointments, is the fact that you cannot simply appoint anyone as a legal appointment. It is very important that those who you appoint are competent to take on the responsibilities of the function appointed to them. If you do appoint someone, who is not fully competent, it is important that you place them on training first, before you appoint them.