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Expert in UK Health and Safety (Chartered Safety Professional), Human Factors and Ergonomics

Expert ID: 727993 United Kingdom

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Expert has applied his engineering upbringing in avionics and design engineering to practical solutions through his flying of Jaguar and Tornado aircraft in the RAF. He retired to research and man machine integration at Farnborough where he played a key role in applying practical experience to a research environment. His management of international projects in workload and fatigue enabled him to become a specialist in human factors and ergonomics within the cockpit environment. His knowledge of visual systems and in particular helmet-mounted displays enabled him to play a key role in a joint UK/US technology demonstration programme. Expert left the research environment for behavioural based safety in a US company called BST. His communication skills with the workforce are second to none and he has a unique ability to get to the real issues in a working environment. Expert has worked as a Senior Human Factors specialist in human factors engineering, human error and human performance. Expert works with many Blue chip companies integrating human factors principles into management systems and safety management systems and process safety. He is a chartered safety professional and was a chair of the IOSH offshore group. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a member of the governing council.

He has just completed a Control Room Assessment for Scottish and Southern Energy at Peterhead Power stationHe is part way through a human factors GAP analysis at Coryton Refinery.He is actively integrating Human Factors into Nexen Process Safety Management system.He made an ergonomics assessment of the drillers "Doghouse" on the BP Bruce platform and his recommendations were acted upon.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1995 Degree: BSc Subject: Psychology Institution: Open University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to 2010 Employer: Progress Through People Ltd Title: Managing Director Department: Responsibilities: He is responsible for all consultancy activities and delivers projects to time and cost.
Years: 2003 to 2003 Employer: Det Norske Veritas Title: Senior Human Factors Consultant Department: Consulting Responsibilities: He played a key role in integrating human factors into various projects and coordinating the efforts of a small team in Aberdeen and Stockport offices.
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: Behavioural Science Technology Title: Senior Consultant Department: Responsibilities: He was part of a small team of 3 consultants in the UK integrating Behavioural safety processes into 35 companies in UK, Europe and RSA.
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: Defence Research Agency Title: Senior Technical Scientific Adviser Department: Man Machine Integration Dept Responsibilities: He was a senior adviser to the whole department providing operational advice to research psychologists. he played a key role in the technology demonstrator programmes and was research manager for display design.
Years: 1973 to 1993 Employer: Royal Air Force Title: Squadron Leader Department: Responsibilities: He was a fast jet pilot of Jaguar and Tornado aircraft. He was a qualified weapons instructor, electronic warfare instructor and flight safety officer. He completed four operational tours of duty before being posted to a ground tour in the Air Force department in London and then in operational requirements. he retired to Farnborough.
Years: 1965 to 1973 Employer: Marconi Avionics Title: Design Draughtsmen / Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He served his technician apprenticeship in electronics before applying his skills to cockpit avionics and display systems for military and civil aircraft.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1973 to 1993 Agency: Royal Air Force Role: GD Pilot Description: He was an operational pilot and spent 5 years in staff duties in Whitehall
Years: 1992 to 1995 Agency: Defence Research Agency Role: SSTOfficer Description: he spent 2 years in Man machine integration department managing two research projects

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2007 Country / Region: Algeria Summary: Developed a MSc human factors module for Robert Gordon University and delivered in Algeria to two cohorts(50people)
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Angola Summary: He delivered training for BP in risk assessment and accident investigation
Years: 1996 to 1996 Country / Region: South Africa Summary: He delivered a behavioural process to Polifin in Sasolberg. The committee was 25 people, 9 divisions and spoke 11 languages. Great job.

Career Accomplishments

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Awards / Recognition
QCVSA - Queens Commendation for valuable services in the air

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He is an experienced trainer in Human Factors and runs a IOSH CPD course. he also offers Crew Resource Management training to marine sector and oil and gas sector
Marketing Experience
he regularly works in Oil & Gas both upsteam and downstream. he has aviation, railways, nuclear and conventional gas powered and windfarm experience.

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