" I look to bring a whole solution to Health and Safety Management ."
I am an experienced EHS Consultant and Principal Designer / CDM Advisor with a successful track record in CDM compliance and providing technical environmental, health and safety support to clients in the preparation and training of clear and robust procedures and documentation.
I have over 42 years’ experience in the construction industry, starting out as a young structural engineer, before moving into construction project management and then 20 years ago I was asked to ‘get into safety’ by my employer. My first contract was just a little one; Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport. I was fortunate to be part of a team at the beginning of the project, who were supported by the client and given almost free reign to come up with solutions in how we could make CDM work better on a project of that size and complexity. The advent of risk registers with red risk items (for which we won the 2004 Building Magazine award for health and safety innovation) and embedding CDM specialists into each design team, ensured the project was recognised by the HSE for its excellence in CDM compliance. I was fortunate to be able to lead the team of Planning Supervisors after a couple of years and spent over 5½ years in total at Heathrow.
I have strived to take these high standards into the projects that I have supported as CDM Coordinator, Principal Designer or CDM Advisor over the years. For me, a small project is just as important as a large airport terminal, it involves design, people to build it and people to operate and maintain it. It is my belief that all work undertaken by contractors or individuals in construction or operational activities should be run and managed in a safe way, and any person involved has the right to work in a safe way.
I am a Certified Member of the Association of Project Safety (CMaPS), Technician Member of IOSH and hold the NEBOSH General Certificate. My skills include, onsite health and safety inspections, compliance audits, development and training of health and safety systems and of course specialising in CDM
Recent Key Experience:
In the last few years I have started offering general health and safety support to clients outside of construction, particularly supporting a number of global companies in developing bespoke health and safety standards, in such subjects as contractor management, confined space entry and working with hazardous energies. Not bad for a lad who failed his English O level.