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Each of our presenters are respected and experienced lecturers, with many years experience in health and safety.

Find out more about them below:

Martin Barnard


Martin is widely recognised as a leading figure in the world of health and safety with over 36 years’ experience.  He worked as a Principal Specialist Inspector for the UK Health & Safety Executive for over 12 years and regularly acts as an expert witness in legal cases in both the UK and Ireland.  He has acted in numerous successful defences of organisations and individuals charged with manslaughter in the UK and Dubai and has been involved in the first three cases in England under the UK Corporate Manslaughter Act 2007.

Martin’s extensive experience has included work in the Republic of Ireland for organisations such as Irish Rail, Intel and Pfizer, for Johnson Matthey in the USA, for Gammon Construction in Hong Kong and for BAA in Budapest.  He is particularly active in developing health and safety strategies for major organisations, has lectured worldwide and regularly contributes to the growing debate on future safety requirements.

Tricia Dair

TRICIA DAIR   BA (Hons) Social Science, DipOSH; GradIOSH, AROSPA

Tricia has recently retired after 32 years with the Health and Safety Executive.  She was a Principal Inspector for 22 years being responsible for the regulation of a wide range of industries.  The last decade has been spent specialising in the construction industry in London and East Anglia including involvement in the Olympic site at Stratford.  Latterly she was part of a special project responsible for the training and development of construction inspectors new to HSE.  She has extensive experience of the enforcement of health and safety legislation having conducted many of her own cases in Court

Nigel Daly


Director in the Department of Health and Safety at Capita and a specialist in providing strategic health and safety advice.

Nigel commenced his career in the construction industry where he worked as a designer and project manager. For the past 17 years he has specialised in health and safety providing advice and training. He has devised and delivered health and safety training to a number of clients including Aviva Investors, Tesco, Hampshire County Council, Kames Capital and to Capita Symonds own staff.

Nigel has extensive experience of working with the MOD having been involved in commissions at RAF Wattisham, HMNB Portsmouth, MOD Main Building, the Falkland Islands and several facilities along the east coast of England.

Nigel is a visiting lecturer in health and safety at Kings College London.

Andrew East


Andrew East is a chartered civil engineer and chartered member of IOSH. He has recently retired from the HSE where he worked for over 22 years as a specialist construction inspector. During this time Andrew carried out technical investigations in construction accidents and structural collapses. He also acted as an expert witness to assist court proceedings. Andrew has extensive experience of CDM and was responsible for developing the operational guidance and inspector training for CDM 2007. He represented the UK in developing EU wide guidance for the European Directive 92/57 from which CDM has been developed. Andrew has also spent time in Malta prior to them joining the EU advising them on how the UK implemented the Directive in the UK.

Hedley Horsler

Hedley Horsler


Hedley is a mining engineer and started his working life underground with the National Coal Board.

He joined HM Factory Inspectorate in 1969 and until he recently retired he specialised in heavy engineering, printing, plastics, wood, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, textiles and offshore oil and gas exploration and production.

Health and Safety Training It was during this latter period that Hedley was involved in the investigation of the Piper Alpha disaster. For the last 12 years Hedley has been the HSE’s principal inspector in charge of its Glasgow construction and asbestos group where he has gained wide experience of the application of the CDM Regulations.

Jonathan Hudson

Jon Hudson

BSc Civil Engineering, CMIOSH

Jonathan has had over 25 years' experience in the construction industry and has been a Health and Safety Adviser since 1982.

He started his career as a chemist for Eastern Gas Board and on leaving college began working for a variety of building and civil engineering contractors on projects throughout the East of England. Since becoming a Safety Adviser he has gained a wealth of practical experience at Divisional, Regional and National levels for both Anglian Water and the National Rivers Authority.

He has gained this experience by working for contractors and consultants in the private sector and Local Authority clients in the public sector. Jon now spends much of his time lecturing on construction safety issues. He has also become a CITB registered trainer and assessor for their five day Site Safety Management training course.

Jonathan Hughes


Jonathan is an experienced health and safety professional and manager. He designs and delivers a range of training and consultancy services to the highest standard, and to a broad range of organisations in a range of sectors throughout the UK. These include Automotive, Care, Commerce, Construction, Engineering, Leisure, Manufacturing, Real Estate, and Retail.

Jonathan has an excellent commercial awareness and understanding of the pressures that organisations face, and he has extensive experience in managing, influencing and communicating risk management to individuals throughout an organisation, and is just as comfortable delivering a tool box talk in a site cabin or shop floor, or addressing the senior executives of an organisation in their board room.

James Skilling


Jim retired in 2009 after 32 years with the Health and Safety Executive. He was a principal inspector for the last 10 years, firstly as Head of HSE’s Asbestos Licensing Unit for Great Britain and then latterly as Construction Principal Inspector in Edinburgh covering from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Isles.  He has considerable enforcement experience both in terms of site enforcement notices and major prosecutions. Throughout his career he has worked with major contractors, local authorities and various health and safety forums across Scotland to develop improvements both internally and industry wide. A major part of Jim’s work has been in the development and training of inspectors across Great Britain and beyond. Since 2009 he has undertaken health and safety consultancy work, including assisting in the investigation of fatal accidents both in the UK and abroad as well as acting as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases.

Peter Wormald

Peter Wormald


Peter is an extremely practical person who has been in and around health and safety for most of his career.

Having started off in industry for three years on the shop floor he then spent 16 years in the Health and Safety Executive. His HSE experience as Principal Inspector covered all types of factories, major utilities, Crown premises, local authorities, health services, construction and fairgrounds. After HSE, Peter worked in a senior airport safety role for 15 years culminating in multinational Group Safety until 2005.

During this time he developed health safety and fire training courses, management systems and group standards, delivered manual handling training, risk assessment, IOSH Managing Safely and presentation skills courses, undertook extensive auditing on a multi-national basis and managed all forms of assessments.