- Certification scheme
I am a Chartered health and safety practitioner who has chosen to specialise in fire safety in Residential Social Housing. Such is my passion for person centred fire safety I recently received a Master’s Degree in health and safety choosing fire safety and safety culture in sheltered housing as my main research.
I began my career in health and fire safety 20 years ago. Having served as a Fire Fighter with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, and the London Fire Brigade I moved into fire safety enforcement as in inspecting officer where I also served 2 years as a Primary Authority Fire Safety Inspector advising a variety of organisations at strategic level ensuring they achieved compliance across their portfolio without compromising other key business areas.
I left the fire brigade to join the housing sector and am proud to say I have a great understanding of the challenges faced by the Responsible Person of general needs and all types of specialised housing. I believe undertaking fire risk assessments is about not only identifying fire safety issues but it is equally important to provide practical and manageable solutions to achieve compliance.
I am a Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (MIFSM), Associate of the Institution of Fire Engineers (AIFireE) and a Chartered Member with the Institute of Safety and Health (CMIOSH).