Richard has over 20 years of experience in the field of industrial safety, with significant expertise in heavy manufacturing, power, recycling and construction industries.
Three years in the power industry with both Centrica and GE advising on safety and environmental management at several gas-fired power stations. Involved both in a day-to-day advisory capacity and power station outage works. Provided a mix of process safety (gas pipeline, pressure systems etc.) and occupational safety advice and support. Heavily involved in a culture change programme to change high-risk outage work to a more inclusive safety approach.
Six years self-employed, providing specialist advice to a wide range of companies, including RWEnPower; ThyssenKrupp; Tata Steel; DS Smith Packaging; and AAG Logistics. Provided consultancy advice as CDM co-ordinator in the coal power station industry, construction, LNG, and paper industry; HAZOP chair in the steel industry; project supervision and audit in many industries.
Six years as Divisional Safety Manager for St Regis Paper Company which incorporated circa 2000 staff and covered 6 paper mills, 19 recycled depots and 14 logistics depots.