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 Expert  728596

Expert in Commercial Diving Operations, Military and Recreational Diving and Confined Space Access Operations


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has twenty five years continuous experience in the inshore and offshore commercial diving and confined space access industries. He has gained considerable practical and technical experience during this time a both a military and commercial diver as well as a diving contractor and consultant. As Managing Director of a successful diving contracting company he has vast experience of completing large construction and NDT inspection projects for some of the largest oil companies in the world. He has had a direct role for implementing QHSE Procedures and Safety Management Systems for his own company and for other clients in the capacity of Consultant.

Expert has also been heavily involved for the past fifteen years in the provision of confined space access activities. These have predominantly been undertaken in the energy producing and petrochemical industries in underground cooling water systems, cooling ponds, tanks, silos etc.

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diving

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diving accident investigation

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commercial diving

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commercial scuba diving

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diving injury

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hyperbaric chamber standard

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hyperbaric chamber

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underwater pipeline

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underwater nondestructive testing

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underwater accident investigation

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confined space safety

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accident causation

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accident investigation

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contractor safety

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contractor safety management

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employee protection

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excavation safety

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fire safety

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industrial safety

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safety management


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2009   Expert Witness Foundation Course   Expert Witness Services   The Academy of Experts   Pass
2003   Inshore Diving Supervisor   Commercial Diving   Association of Diving Contractors, Aberdeen, UK   Pass
1998   Simple Traverse Confined Space Access   Confined Space Access   Phoenix Safety Training, Warrington, UK   Pass
1994   CSWIP 3.1U and 3.2U Underwater Inspector   Underwater Non Destructive Testing   TWI, Middlesborough, UK   Pass
1990   UK HSE Parts 1,2,3 and 4   Commercial Diving   Prodive, Falmouth, UK   Pass

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to 2010

 

Maritime and Underwater Security Consultants

 

Project Management

 

Consultant Project Manager

 

He project managed a US$ 75 million subsea unexploded ordnance mitigation contract in Southern Iraq. Initially hired on a contract basis to prepare the bid for the job. He was responsible for the implementation of all QHSE procedures as well as the procurement and logistics of all plant, vessels, equipment and sub-contract labour.

2009 to 2009

 

Worley Parsons Qatar

 

Engineering

 

Consultant

 

He provided technical advisory services on a short term basis in relation to a FEED Contract held by the client. Commercial diving procedural advice was given in respect of the construction of new subsea pipelines and the removal of one existing pipeline.

2008 to 2009

 

Cape PLC

 

Marine Services

 

Middle East Regional Manager

 

He was retained as a Regional Manager - Marine Services Division following the sale of his Diving and Marine Services contracting company. He was responsible for implementing all the QHSE procedures into the newly formed Marine Services Division as well as managing existing and new contracts he was also responsible for business development and marketing activities.

2004 to 2008

 

Visionary Underwater Inspection Limited

 

Management

 

Managing Director

 

He managed his own contracting company in the Middle East. From the regional office in Bahrain the company carried out NDT inspection activities using commercial diving, rope access (abseiling) and confined space access techniques in all of the GCC countries. The company was sold to a UK based PLC in 2008.

1997 to 2004

 

Deeside Diving Contractors Limited

 

Management

 

Managing Director

 

He started an inshore diving contracting company in the UK and worked extensively in the marine, civil engineering, utilities and energy producing industries.

1990 to 1997

 

Various Diving Contractors

 

Diving

 

Diver

 

Worked as a diver on many construction and inspection projects in the UK, Middle East, West Africa and South East Asia sectors. Most of the work was undertaken offshore but several inshore projects were also undertaken in the UK, Qatar and Germany.

1985 to 1989

 

Government Service (Royal Navy)

 

Operations

 

Able Seaman Diver

 

He served as a diver in the Royal Navy for four and a half years before leaving to pursue a career in oilfield diving.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Academy of Experts


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2004   Environment Agency   Diving Contractor   He was responsble for carrying out diving operations for the UK Government Environment Agency North West Region.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has just completed a 10 month consultancy contract for a client working in Southern Iraq. The client required the implementation of all QHSE procedures, the production of manuals and safety systems and the methodology was devised for the initial bid along with all scheduling and project management.
  • Technical advice was given for a project in Qatar. The specification for the commercial diving workscope was written and included in an Invitation to Tender that was subsequently sent to local diving contractors.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has spent the last year attending courses at the Academy of Experts, Grays Inn, London. He is still awaiting his first instruction.
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
2009 to 2010   Iraq   Project Managing subsea UXO mitigation project and the clearance of a beach and intertidal zone on Al Faw Peninsula, Southern Iraq.
2004 to 2009   Bahrain   Worked in the Middle East region as both a diving contractor prior to the sale of company to PLC, then for a further one year in the role of Regional Manager. Work was carried out in all the GCC Region countries.
2008 to 2008   Philippines   Worked in Cape PLC offices in Alabang near Manilla conducting business development activities in South East Asia region
1990 to 1997   Various   Worked as a diver in the UK, Europe, MIddle East, West Africa and South East Asia regions

Market Research:
The qualifications that he has gained are normally the minimum required to work for any major and/or other reputable company.

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

His consultancy company has tailored a range of training courses aimed at middle management and engineers who might require to use the services of a diving company but are unsure of their statutory duties and other compliance.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has vast experience in sourcing vendors/suppliers and sub-contract labour. This is always done with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9000 Quality Assurance in mind.

Other Skills and Services

His skills and the consultancy services provided are very much focused on ensuring client compliance to all relevant statutory and other industry/trade association best practice.


 

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