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I am a former HM Principal Inspector with HSE. If you wish to discuss any opportunities to collaborate or for me to assist you in health and safety management, incident investigation, regulatory compliance, snapshot assessment of regulatory compliance, bespoke training or expert advice, please contact me by email at

My 13 years with the Health and Safety Executive have provided me with an in depth knowledge of the technical and statutory requirements of health and safety law and regulatory investigations. I have experience across a number of sectors and recently as a Principal Inspector my focus has heavily weighted towards enforcement. My biography provides more detail

If your organisation requires or would benefit from insight into what compliance looks like to HSE or you require an independent assessment of your health and safety management systems, please contact me on the email address above. Bespoke training can also be provided in addition to expert witness services



Waste and recycling
Logistics and warehousing

NHS Trusts and private health care providers

HSWA section 3 issues involving patient care
Violence and Aggression in the mental health sector
Ambulance Trusts

Local Authorities and County Councils
HSE Regional lead for waste and recycling

Education – primary, secondary and FE. Independent and LA

Police and Probation Service

Fire and Rescue Services
HSE Regional Lead Inspector for Fire and Rescue Services

Housing Associations

electric gates
property maintenance
gas safety

Sports Stadium Safety
HSE Advisor to Operation Resolve, the investigation into the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster.


  • DS Risk Management Ltd

    Director / Consultant
    - Current
    DS Risk Management Ltd
  • Health and Safety Executive

    HM Principal Inspector
    100+ Employees 2010 - 2015

    Management of a team of 8 Inspectors and visiting officers.

    Management of workloads, investigations including fatal accident investigations.

    Legal oversight of inspectors’ work and approval of prosecutions.

    Writing and publishing national safety alerts and briefings for board members and senior managers.

    HR functions relating to performance, discipline and team training and development, conducted recent work related stress investigation

    Management and strategic liaison and with Coroners, Crown Prosecution Service, Counsel and senior detectives in a number of work related manslaughter investigations.

    Part of a team that managed divisional restructuring of the NW division of HSE, relocated 2 field offices to Bootle HQ and managed my team through the process of the implementation of cost recovery within HSE.

    HSE Senior Investigating Officer in recent Oldham gas explosion. 

    HSE nominated advisor to the senior management team of Operation Resolve, the investigation into the Hillsborough Stadium disaster.

    Significant strategic liaison with other regulators including General Medical Council, Environment Agency, Care Quality Commission, Local Authorities in Manchester and Lancashire

  • Health and Safety Executive

    HM Inspector of Health and Safety
    100+ Employees 2001 - 2010
  • Electrium Ltd

    Stores / Warehouse Manager
    100+ Employees 2000 - 2001
  • VokesAir (formerly Interfilta UK Ltd)

    Distribution Manager
    1996 - 2000

Education History

  • Geography

    University of Durham
    1991 - 1994
  • Occupational Health and Safety

    Heriot Watt University
    2002 - 2003


Chartered Member of IOSH

Registered Consultant on Occupational Health and Safety Consultants Register (OSHCR)

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