A physicist with 40 years experience in environment, health, and safety assessment, with an interest in societal risk and public safety. Fellow of the Institute of Physics. Member of the Society for Risk Analysis. Chartered Fellow of IOSH. Former member of the Health and Safety Executive Technical Working Group on Societal Risk, expert witness in high profile cases, and author of over 250 reports, papers and books.
Currently responsible for health and safety in the largest engineering company in Europe, Graeme is a chartered engineer with over 35 years experience in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors. He has held senior executive roles in engineering and general management, and has previosuly been Director of Health and Safety at Centrica and AstraZeneca. He obtained a PhD from Salford University for a thesis on the global variation of risk regulation.
Prior to his role at Royal Mail, where he is responsible for the safety of over 150,000 employees, Shaun worked in the construction and waste management sectors at Biffa Group, Rok plc, and Balfour Beatty, where he has led organisations to achieve significant improvements in performance. Shaun has also led culture change programmes and has achieved a variety of awards and accolades for the organisations he has worked in.
Former Head of Legal and Enforcement at the Health and Safety Executive, HM Principal Inspector of Health & Safety, and Local Authority Corporate Risk Manager. Developed and delivered national legal and enforcement training to Health and Safety Executive inspectors, advised on high profile and complex prosecution decisions, and drafted legislation.
Now the Managing Director of 1st Option Safety Group – the leading provider of safety advice, training and equipment to the media and entertainment sector, when developing the qualifications Paul was the Director of Workplace and Safety at the BBC. There he led the Workplace, Health, Safety, Environment, Security and Business Continuity teams including oversight of the BBC’s property estate and the safety, security and business continuity of all its operations. His company now advises and supports a range of media clients including TV and Film production companies, venues and events in managing the safety and security risks across their activities.
Specialises in personal injury litigation and represents both Claimants and Defendants in all areas of personal injury including highways matters, occupier’s liability, accidents at work, occupational disease including noise induced hearing loss, road traffic and fatal accidents.
Specialises in catastrophic injury claims and health and safety law. A wealth of experience advising and acting in cases involving alleged breaches of the criminal law. He is frequently instructed to appear on behalf of interested parties at Inquests. He is listed as a leading junior in the North West in both Chambers and Partners / Legal 500 legal directories, and an accredited advocacy trainer.
Several senior inspectors and specialists have been involved in all stages of the development of these qualifications, with the kind permission of the Health and Safety Executive and Office for Nuclear Regulation. The input from a regulatory perspective has ensured that the qualifications actually deliver the skills and competencies required by regulatory agencies.