For the purposes of Wst 01, criterion 1b, a ‘competent person’ for the pre-refurbishment audit is someone who has knowledge of the value and condition of materials and what can or cannot be repaired. Although the ‘relevant definition’ is missing, it is effectively provided later in the sentence as someone who ‘has appropriate knowledge of buildings, waste and options for the reuse and recycling of different waste streams.’ A demolition contractor would be ideal for the role, but could also be the main contractor. To clarify, the ‘competent person’ does not have to be independent of the project.
11.09.2017 - Clarification on the removal of the independence requirement added. This takes precedence over the technical manual, which will be updated accordingly in next reissue. 03.11.2021 Issue 2.0 of the UK RFO technical manual updated.