Over thirty years of experience in workplace compliance
Recognised expert witness. Committee member and survey lead of the IWFM Sustainability Special Interest Group
Chair of CIBSE TM13 “Minimising the risk of Legionnaires’ disease” publication
Regular industry speaker and contributor to the industry press
Specialist Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
Author of the original IWFM Risk Management Good Practice Guide (2010)
Risk and safety management are fundamental to the success of any organisation and should be seen as investments, not spends. With increasing scrutiny on not just the legal and financial, but moral and reputational aspects of business performance, knowing who to engage for accurate, verifiable independent and trustworthy advice is crucial. It is this advice we strive to deliver.
Good health and safety management doesn’t happen by accident
He is a recognised expert and as a result has been asked for support in a range of investigations, including, most notably, the Legionella outbreak in Barrow-in-Furness in August 2002. He has been involved in investigations carried out by the local authorities, HSE and ORR.
With his extensive working knowledge, Greg is a regular presenter and has spoken at events run by, amongst others CIBSE, IWFM, IIRSM, BISRA, the Health Protection Agency, The British Safety Council, RICS, and IOSH. He is also a regular contributor to the industry press with well over 200 articles published to date. He was the author of the original IWFM good practise guide to risk management, published in 2010, chairing the CIBSE review of TM 13 “Minimising the risk of Legionnaires’ disease” and been involved in discussions with various Government departments and others (DECC, Defra, the EA and CCC) on compliance and sustainability.
Using this combined experience Greg is increasingly being used by customers to brief and update their boards of directors and governors on health, safety and environmental compliance.
Insights by Greg
New coronavirus causing concerns
22nd January 2020
What looks like an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus, believed to have started around Wuhan in China, has seen cases rise and spread over recent days. So far 9 people have died and over 470 people have been infected with the virus across various parts of China, according to press reports, and new cases have been reported in Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.Read more
Increases in Legionella cases another climate change outcome?
17th January 2020
The average number of reported/notified cases of Legionnaires’ disease in England and Wales over the last 15 years is approximately 350. Results year on year have been variable however, with 2011 recording the lowest incidence (235 cases) and 2018 the highest (814 reported/notified cases) according to Public Health England figures. But why such differences?Read more
Senior management health and safety training on the up!
10th January 2020
The year is not two weeks old and already we’ve planned and delivered three sessions of Director/senior management health and safety training and have a number more in process.Read more
Another year, another decade and more change
3rd January 2020
For me, it doesn’t feel that long since the start of the new millennium and yet this week it was 20 years ago. Conversely, it also feels that considerable and significant change has been packed into these last two decades from a health, safety and environmental perspective.Read more
Another fine MEES (Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards) you’ve got me into…
5th September 2019
Introduced to support energy efficiency and our carbon reduction targets, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) - through the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 – targeted our existing commercial building stock.Read more
Still more to learn for asbestos management in schools
2nd September 2019
As reported in Health and Safety at Work (September 2019) many of our schools are still struggling with managing asbestos.Read more
Legionella in the news - It’s that time of year again
12th August 2019
In the UK, cases of Legionnaires’ disease tend to be a thing of the Summer with approximately 60% of the annual number of reported incidents of the disease occurring between July and October according to Public Health England (PHE) figures.Read more