Alan Pressley | Principal Consultant | Finch Consulting

Qualifications:

FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland) MIET

Expertise:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Hoisting and Underground Transport Systems
  • Fairgrounds & Theme Parks
  • Machinery safety Machinery Directive and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR)
  • Equipment and Protective Systems Intended For Use In Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
  • Project Management
  • Control Systems
  • Functional Safety
  • Electrical Inspection and Testing
  • Due Diligence and Auditing

Alan Pressley

Principal Consultant

Alan Pressley is an experienced Electrical Engineer, with extensive experience of testing, problem solving and investigation on complex, hazardous area and safety critical engineering systems and machinery.

Alan is a Principal Consultant with responsibility for Electrical Engineering across the consulting team. He has experience with due diligence auditing to validate the condition of complex fairground rides and renewable generation installations and infrastructures.

Alan has worked on QMS and technical compliance audits of registered inspection bodies on behalf of ADIPS. He has experience in the design review of the control and safety schemes of multi-train rollercoaster and other fairground rides required for UK safety verification. He has conducted on-site conformity, initial testing and thorough examination of the above and performed safety systems testing.

Alan has extensive experience giving advice and risk assessments of major process plants in the food industry, heavy engineering and scientific establishments for electrical equipment used in explosive atmospheres in respect of the ATEX directive under the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR).

Alan has extensive experience in hazard identification and assessment of machinery for conformity with both the European Machinery Directive, enacted in the UK by the Supply of Machinery Regulations and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

He has been involved in the safe compliance testing and front line field engineering service of multi £m winding plant with full responsibility for, and control of, equipment and staff during testing and was liaison with HM Inspectorate of Mines and Quarries for incident investigation. He provides consultation on all technical and operational aspects of winding equipment, haulage installations, underground locomotives and emergency winders.

He has undertaken the preparation of technical documents submitted in expert witness cases relating to engineering matters in respect of commercial claims.

Qualifications:

FS Eng (TÜV Rheinland) MIET

Expertise:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Hoisting and Underground Transport Systems
  • Fairgrounds & Theme Parks
  • Machinery safety Machinery Directive and Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmosphere Regulations (DSEAR)
  • Equipment and Protective Systems Intended For Use In Potentially Explosive Atmospheres Regulations
  • Project Management
  • Control Systems
  • Functional Safety
  • Electrical Inspection and Testing
  • Due Diligence and Auditing