Life after lockdown — Virtual Training Event

Expert tips and advice to help restore employee and customer confidence, ensure that you meet your legal duties, and return to profitability safely.

The pandemic has changed the way of working for many. But remote working shouldn’t prevent you from keeping your knowledge on health and safety matters up to date and getting tips and advice on managing your business safely while still making a profit.

The Finch Community would like to invite you to its first virtual surgery day on 19th August 2020.

The event will be live-streamed so that you can watch it on your iPad, laptop, or phone in the comfort of your office or home (or wherever you may be).

As part of this event:

  • You can attend presentations from a selection of our consultants on a variety of topics relating to risk assessments, legal issues, and electrical and machinery safety
  • You will be able to book a consultation with a consultant of your choice from a list of up to 40 minutes.


The presentations will start at 10.00am and run through to 13.30pm with a break for lunch. Consultation slots are available from 13.35pm to 15.00pm on the day of the event and can also be booked at a pre-arranged time in the two weeks following the event up to and including 2nd September 2020.

 Finch Virtual Surgery Day 2020 Timetable

How to purchase tickets

  • £85.00 per person for the whole event
  • £55.00 per person for a consultation and a copy of the slides from the presentation
  • £45.00 for a consultation only

For group bookings from the same organisation of three people or more, a 10% discount will be offered.

Tickets can be booked by clicking here.


Stephen Bennett 

A highly experienced Chartered Electrical Engineer with a 30 year career in industry, consulting and as an expert witness. Known for straight talking and being a rigorous problem solver, Steve’s practical approach to electrical safety, machinery safety management, project management, and asset procurement, brings pragmatism and reality to light.

[email protected] +44 (0) 7808 975 117

Susan Dearden

A tenacious and experienced health and safety solicitor with a reputation of leaving no stone unturned in defending the clients she represents, whether an SME or a PLC. Utilising her skills from the cases she has defended, Sue is ideally positioned to advise clients on how to avoid the pitfalls and keep them out of Court.

[email protected] +44 (0) 7909 682 688

Clare Fowell

Having spent significant time as a regulator and within industry leading projects and research, few understand the challenges of environmental management to Clare’s depth and breadth. With her LLM in Environmental Law, Chartered Environmentalist Clare understands first hand the balances that commercial organisations must make to achieve legal compliance, but also keep pushing towards best practice.

[email protected] +44 (0) 7936 342 483

Trevor Howard

With more than 40 years experience at the coalface, Chartered Mechanical Engineer Trevor’s knowledge and pragmatic approach to maintaining and modifying aged assets in the food, energy, waste and leisure sectors is almost unparalleled. A respected trainer and consultant within many small and large clients, Trevor’s specialisms include DSEAR, PUWER and PSSR, to name a few.

[email protected] +44 (0) 7970 870 029

Richard Hoyle

Known for his diligence and forensic approach to problem solving, Richard brings many years of hands on inspection and engineering management to his consulting clients. As an expert witness, his many years of forensic investigation have provided solid evidence in lifting, machinery and pressure systems related cases, bringing clarity and understanding to complex issues.

[email protected] +44 (0) 7912 270 654

Alan Pressley

With a lifetime of testing and consulting experience, electrical engineer Alan has seen and helped solve an enormous range of problems with safety control systems, lifting equipment, machinery safety and asset life extension projects, across a very wide range of sectors from coal and salt mining, to food and drink production.

[email protected] +44 (0) 7710 008 594

Tristan Pulford

A Chartered Mechanical Engineer specialising in process safety and asset management, and with industry experience in engineering health and safety, including specialist auditing, Tristan is known for his tenacity and intellect. More than once he has acted as “the moral compass” and “critical friend” in successful high-profile client change projects.

[email protected] +44 (0) 7710 700 777

Melvin Sandell

With front line regulatory experience and having seen most things over his long career, former HSE Principal Inspector Melvin brings a touch of reality to his assignments. Now working within organisations and knowing how the real world works, he is often asked by TV, radio and the wider press to comment on high profile issues. Melvin spends his time as a consultant and expert witness helping to wrestle and tackle difficult health, safety and compliance issues.

[email protected] +44 (0) 7527 002 689

Julia Thomas

Former HSE prosecutor so knows how a Regulator thinks. Julia uses her vast experience working both within HSE and in private practice prosecuting health and safety offences as well as defending other criminal offences, to advise clients on what they must focus on both pre and post incident to help achieve the best possible results.

[email protected] +44 (0) 7719 542 480

Martin White

Being both a highly experienced electrical and automation engineer and accomplished trainer makes Martin an incredibly collaborative and knowledgeable person in any machinery or process safety team. Martin is known by his clients for helping them embrace new technology and keeping them abreast of new techniques. His layman’s approach has helped many organisations understand and adopt new profitable production and manufacturing processes.

[email protected] +44 (0) 776 152 5654