Professor Richard T Booth

Areas of Expertise and Relevant Industries

Hazardous events

Falls, notably from heights; Plant & machinery accidents; Explosions, Structural and component failures (eg, cranes, MEWPs, pressure vessels); incidents in confined spaces; (Legislation re all above) – more could have been added

Tools and techniques

Risk Assessments; Incident investigations (including analytical techniques and human failure analyses); Safe operating procedures; Audits; Resilience evaluation; Measurement of safety performance (including health and safety culture); Promotion of continual improvement; (Legislation re above where applicable) – more could have been added

Industries

Construction, Chemical Processes, Manufacturing; Paper; Education; Events (eg, music festivals, motor sports; Conventional & Nuclear energy; Transport; (Legislation re all above) – more could have been added

Dr Tony Boyle

Areas of Expertise and Relevant Industries

Hazardous events

Falls, notably from heights; Plant and machinery accidents; Explosions, Poorly designed buildings, Hazardous events arising from human error

Tools and techniques

Risk Assessment; Incident investigation (including analytical techniques such as ECFA); Analysis of all types of documented information; Audits; Measurement of safety performance (including health and safety culture); Promotion of continual improvement; see Boyle Health and safety: Risk management for full range of techniques. Detailed knowledge of general health and safety legislation

Industries

Construction, Manufacturing; Events; Electricity generation and supply; Road and rail transport

Dr Mark Cooper

Areas of Expertise and Relevant Industries

Hazardous events

Machinery accidents especially off-road mobile plant; inc 360 excavators, agricultural tractors (various); telescopic materials handlers, lift trucks more generally; vehicle stability on slopes; serious and fatal accidents; appealing Prohibition and Improvement Notices

Tools and techniques

Analytical investigation methods applied to serious and fatal accidents; reviewing the adequacy of investigations by regulators (HSE/LA); reviewing proper application of Enforcement Management Model;Events and Conditional Factors Analysis; General workplace risk assessments and practical interpretations of ‘suitable and sufficient’; training requirements for use of specific types of work equipment; clients’ and contractors’ duties under construction legislation

Industries

Agriculture, construction, aviation

Dr David Wenham

Areas of Expertise and Relevant Industries

Hazardous events

Falls from height; Exposure to hazardous agents, including noise and hazardous substances

Tools and techniques

Risk assessments – adequacy and methodologies including noise and hazardous substances, safe systems of work; competence; instruction, information and supervision; vulnerable employees and others

Industries

Construction, Retail, Chemical Processes, Manufacturing; Education; Transport