David has worked in the fields of Health and Safety Management, Personnel Management and General Management since 1976. Initially he was responsible for providing authoritative advice on all aspects of Health, Safety, Law and Safe Working Practice within a multi-national company comprising nine UK locations and four overseas subsidiary companies. His work involved establishing a uniform Health and Safety Management System, which took account of local, regional and national differences and then developing this into a comprehensive and pragmatic management culture.

David’s work within Severn Trent Plc involved applying much of the above to develop and implement pro-active and effective systems for the management of Health Safety and Risk throughout the Severn Trent Group worldwide including work within Severn Trent Water and Biffa Waste Services.

His career within the consultancy arena comprised General Management and Consultant roles running companies that provided Health, Safety and Environmental advice to both industry and commerce. This work included liaising with all levels of management from CEOs to first line supervisors. Projects covered ranged from Policy Definition, Health, Safety and Environmental Auditing and the Implementation of Systems for the Pro-active Management of Health, Safety, Fire Security and Risk Management, to specific issues such as the utilisation of Hazard and Operability Study techniques for the identification and control of chemical hazards. Much of this work involved convincing management of the business benefits associated with this work and then with integrating H&S Management into the General Business Management framework of the organisations concerned.
Recent commissions include undertaking work for ConocoPhillips, the Ministry of Defence, Irwell Valley Housing Association , Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Hydra Valve and Abbey Metal Finishing.

Currently David is Operations Director, SDL Health and Safety Services Ltd.


General H&S Support & Advice, Risk Assessment, Behavioural Safety, Chemical Safety, Construction Safety
Training/Personnel Development, Loss Control and Risk Management, Industrial & Manufacturing Processes Corporate Risk Managementl


  • HSE Group of Companies

    - Current
    HSE Group of Companies


Diploma in Risk and Safety Management Diploma in Loss Control Graduate of the Institute of Personnel Management ILCI Safety Rating System – Accredited Auditor

Clubs and Associations

Registered Consultant – Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register
Registered Safety Practitioner
Fellow – International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
Member – International Loss Control Institute (ILCI)
Chartered Fellow – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Interests and Hobbies

Riding Motorcycle Trials

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