Steve Bennett is a Chartered electrical engineer with over 30 years of experience in electrical engineering, control, automation, design, machinery assessment, maintenance, inspection, safety, and management of teams of engineers and designers.
He has extensive experience in Machinery Safety Compliance CE/ UKCA, PUWER and European Harmonised Standards such as electrical, guarding, functional safety and fixed means of access with a number of blue-chip food and packaging manufacturers.
He has been involved in pre-installation assessments for Machinery Safety Compliance on a number of machines located in the UK, France, Italy and Germany at Factory Acceptance.
His past experience includes Project Management of the safety and compliance-related aspects of a cable car rope replacement in Derbyshire and has managed a multi-disciplined team of consultants to help a client in the USA who manufactures high shear mixing equipment to achieve compliance.
He has undertaken forensic investigations and authoring of expert witness reports, compliant with Part 35 of the Civil Procedures Rules. These have included a number of electrical fires in domestic and industrial premises, electric shock and loss adjustment cases. He has provided expert advice to clients on pre-litigated cases in regards to machinery guarding and functional safety.
Auditing of electrical Inspection Bodies (IB’s) in relation to fairground devices under the Amusement Devices Inspection Procedures Scheme (ADIPS).
He has experience in the authoring of pre-tender machinery safety specifications for clients purchasing new machinery; and Electrical Management of design, installation and commissioning of a number of floodlighting schemes throughout the UK, Middle East and Australia.
As Principal Duty Holder he has had considerable experience in asset management of fixed and portable wiring installations and High Voltage networks to ensure compliance with statutory safety legislation primarily in regards to the Electricity at Work Regulations and the Electrical Wiring Regulations BS7671.