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 Expert  727993

Expert in UK Health and Safety (Chartered Safety Professional), Human Factors and Ergonomics


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has applied his engineering upbringing in avionics and design engineering to practical solutions through his flying of Jaguar and Tornado aircraft in the RAF. He retired to research and man machine integration at Farnborough where he played a key role in applying practical experience to a research environment. His management of international projects in workload and fatigue enabled him to become a specialist in human factors and ergonomics within the cockpit environment. His knowledge of visual systems and in particular helmet-mounted displays enabled him to play a key role in a joint UK/US technology demonstration programme. Expert left the research environment for behavioural based safety in a US company called BST. His communication skills with the workforce are second to none and he has a unique ability to get to the real issues in a working environment. Expert has worked as a Senior Human Factors specialist in human factors engineering, human error and human performance. Expert works with many Blue chip companies integrating human factors principles into management systems and safety management systems and process safety. He is a chartered safety professional and was a chair of the IOSH offshore group. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and a member of the governing council.

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avionics engineering

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design engineering

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human error rate

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human factors

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human factors engineering

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human-factors industrial design

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man-machine interface

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration lead standard

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safety

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work load


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1995   BSc   Psychology   Open University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to 2010

 

Progress Through People Ltd

 


 

Managing Director

 

He is responsible for all consultancy activities and delivers projects to time and cost.

2003 to 2003

 

Det Norske Veritas

 

Consulting

 

Senior Human Factors Consultant

 

He played a key role in integrating human factors into various projects and coordinating the efforts of a small team in Aberdeen and Stockport offices.

1995 to 1996

 

Behavioural Science Technology

 


 

Senior Consultant

 

He was part of a small team of 3 consultants in the UK integrating Behavioural safety processes into 35 companies in UK, Europe and RSA.

1993 to 1995

 

Defence Research Agency

 

Man Machine Integration Dept

 

Senior Technical Scientific Adviser

 

He was a senior adviser to the whole department providing operational advice to research psychologists. he played a key role in the technology demonstrator programmes and was research manager for display design.

1973 to 1993

 

Royal Air Force

 


 

Squadron Leader

 

He was a fast jet pilot of Jaguar and Tornado aircraft. He was a qualified weapons instructor, electronic warfare instructor and flight safety officer. He completed four operational tours of duty before being posted to a ground tour in the Air Force department in London and then in operational requirements. he retired to Farnborough.

1965 to 1973

 

Marconi Avionics

 


 

Design Draughtsmen / Engineer

 

He served his technician apprenticeship in electronics before applying his skills to cockpit avionics and display systems for military and civil aircraft.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

FIEHF CMIOSH

Awards/Recognition

QCVSA - Queens Commendation for valuable services in the air


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1973 to 1993   Royal Air Force   GD Pilot   He was an operational pilot and spent 5 years in staff duties in Whitehall
1992 to 1995   Defence Research Agency   SSTOfficer   he spent 2 years in Man machine integration department managing two research projects

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has just completed a Control Room Assessment for Scottish and Southern Energy at Peterhead Power station
  • He is part way through a human factors GAP analysis at Coryton Refinery.
  • He is actively integrating Human Factors into Nexen Process Safety Management system.
  • He made an ergonomics assessment of the drillers "Doghouse" on the BP Bruce platform and his recommendations were acted upon.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2007   Algeria   Developed a MSc human factors module for Robert Gordon University and delivered in Algeria to two cohorts(50people)
2007 to 2007   Angola   He delivered training for BP in risk assessment and accident investigation
1996 to 1996   South Africa   He delivered a behavioural process to Polifin in Sasolberg. The committee was 25 people, 9 divisions and spoke 11 languages. Great job.

Market Research:
he regularly works in Oil & Gas both upsteam and downstream. he has aviation, railways, nuclear and conventional gas powered and windfarm experience.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He is an experienced trainer in Human Factors and runs a IOSH CPD course. he also offers Crew Resource Management training to marine sector and oil and gas sector


 

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