Our Associates

Vicki Cutler – Director

Vicki Cutler  

CFIOSH, MIIRSM, MIFSM, C Mgr MCMI

Health, Safety & Compliance Consultant

Vicki is a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers and Member of the Chartered Management Institute; as well as the NVQ Level 4 in Occupational Safety & Health Practice, General NEBOSH Certificate and the NEBOSH Fire Safety & Risk Management Certificate, Vicki also holds a Diploma in Management Studies and an NVQ Level 4 in Advice and Guidance. She is also a professional trainer, a qualified NVQ assessor and verifier in a range of subjects and holds the PTLLS and CTLLS qualifications.

After moving into a role incorporating health and safety within the Education sector back in 2001, Vicki progressed her role and moved into the social housing sector a couple of years later. She established her own consultancy in 2008, Grange Safety Solutions Ltd, and has worked with many social landlords across the UK; she has just been appointed to the Management Committee of a local housing association.

Vicki specialises in health, safety and compliance within the social housing sector and has, for over 10 years, been the Lead Associate for SAFETYnet, the Excellence in Housing Health & Safety Network and an Associate of the Housing Quality Network. She has a wealth of knowledge in the sector and was awarded her Chartered Fellowship based on the contribution made to the sector over the years, as one of only around 40 women worldwide to be awarded the prestigious title.

Undertaking compliance audits of the main subject areas of gas, fire, asbestos, water hygiene, electrical and lifts for many social landlords has been one of her key roles over the last 6 or so years, as well as supporting the development of social housing events and training. She understands the key issues that are specific to the sector; working with fellow professionals her aim is to make a difference and improve safety and compliance in the sector across the UK.

Working with another of our associate trainers, she supported the development and accreditation by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, of the 3 day fire risk assessor training courses, specifically to take account of high rise & low rise flat blocks, sheltered and extra care housing as well as general needs housing.

Matt Dawes – Asbestos

Matt Dawes, CoC Asbestos, AIFSM, TechIOSH

Training Associate & Consultant

We are delighted to have Matt on board as one of our training associates; Matt started in the asbestos industry in 2003 as a Trainee Consultant where he spent part of his time learning the responsibilities that came with analytical monitoring (air testing) during and following asbestos remedial works, he undertook the BOHS Proficiency modules for air sampling (now mandatory for those carrying out air monitoring) and progressed quickly to develop his asbestos surveying skills, being given key client management responsibilities.

The opportunity arose in 2006 to join a social housing provider, initially as Technical Officer (asbestos), which was a new role within the client's organisation and involved overseeing the incumbent service providers for asbestos and ensuring the asbestos policies and processes within the organisation were compliant.  Alongside the organisation's H&S Advisor (Vicki) Matt created and delivered asbestos awareness courses for the in-house Direct Labour Organisation (DLO).

In 2009 he returned to the consultancy field and, as Senior Consultant, was tasked with establishing a presence in the North Wales area for the business. He relocated to the area and over 3 years Matt grew the staff and client base to the point the office was able to function independently; he was involved in a major project with a value exceeding £6 million. The project involved the surveying work initially, followed by 16 weeks of full site attendance and analytical management.  The works had to be completed within a prescribed timescale due to the demolition contractor starting on site immediately following asbestos removal completion and it was during this time that Matt gained his Certificate in Operational Competence in Asbestos (CoC Asbestos) and other qualifications from the BOHS.

Upon returning to the West Midlands, Matt became more involved in training and found that the satisfaction he felt for informing others about the subject he was passionate about was rewarding for all involved. Matt has worked closely with a number of organisations and has been a keynote speaker for regional events hosted by IOSH and RICS.

Matt has created bespoke training for a number of clients for areas surrounding asbestos and continues to do so; his approachable nature and desire to ensure the information has been understood means that delegates leave his courses feeling confident in their understanding of the subject matter, and he is always accessible following courses to answer questions that may occur.

Vicki has known Matt for over 12 years, working together at the social landlord in the early 2000’s and working together to deliver training. Latterly Vicki has worked with Matt at seminars and supported the development of specific asbestos training for the social housing sector.

Matt will be delivering Non-Licensed Asbestos (CAT B) and Asbestos Awareness (CAT A) training as well as bespoke training to include Duty to Manage responsibilities for social housing clients.

Bob Evans - Fire

Bob Evans GIFireE

Training Associate & Consultant

We are delighted to have Bob on board, as a professionally qualified fire safety consultant with more than 40 years’ experience both in the private and public sectors he is a real expert in his field. He is a specialist in the preparation of fire risk assessment reports, planning applications, fire safety training and presentations.

Having spent over 30 years the Fire & Rescue Service, Bob served in both Staffordshire and West Midlands before establishing his own consultancy almost 20 years ago. An accomplished professional in all areas pertaining to the disciplines required by the Fire Safety Acts and Legislation he has an exceptional wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly in the social housing sector where he has worked with many organisations.

He is proud to have developed an independent fire safety consultancy that has grown to be recognised by many large organisations as the first stop contact for fire safety services. A fantastic trainer, delivering courses in a personable style, sharing the many hands-on experiences that he has come across over the years, his courses are extremely popular.

Vicki has known Bob for over 18 years, working together when Vicki was employed within a local Housing Association, they have since worked together on many projects and developed a wide range of training specifically for the social housing sector as well as speaking at seminars across the country.

Chris Brown – Water Hygiene

Chris Brown

Training Associate & Consultant

We are delighted that Chris Brown is part of our associate consultancy team, with 30 years’ experience within the water treatment and water hygiene industry; he really is an expert in his field.

In the early days of his career, Chris spent ten years as a Technical Consultant in the Industrial Water Treatment market and in 1989 he formed Brocol Consultants Limited, which was acquired as an extremely successful business,by SSPLc (South Staffs Water).

From 2006 Chris was the Managing Director of IWS – Water Hygiene with £20m turnover and 400 staff.

Chris is a chemist by qualification and is Elected Fellow of the Water Management Society. He also served a four year term as an independent committee member of the Legionella Control Association (LCA) during the period of the re-write of L8 and the publication of HSG274 and was a Member of the LCA technical team established to contribute to HSG274 Part 1 (cooling systems).

Chris has had involvement in a number of Legionella cases, working with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) providing expert advice and guidance and he is a contributor to Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) Legionella Risk Assessment Guide and as part of the LCA technical team for HSG 274 Part 1.

Vicki has known Chris for a number of years, working with him at seminars and events to raise awareness of legionellosis and sharing his knowledge with others around the specific elements of water hygiene management.

Chris will be delivering the HABC Level 2 (Legionella Awareness) and Level 3 (Responsible Person) qualifications for us.

Spencer Henry - Electrical

Spencer Henry MICWCI EngTech TMIET

Spencer Henry MICWCI EngTech TMIET

Training Associate & Consultant 

We are delighted to have Spencer working with us an Associate Consultant & Trainer; with over 15 years ‘hands-on’ experience as an electrical engineer he has exceptional technical ability and expert knowledge working across a broad range of systems and facility types as well as a vast knowledge of wiring requirements, testing equipment, circuits, meters, power distribution, inspection and testing & electrical design.

Spencer has recently been working with social landlords and the private rented sector and has a detailed understanding of how organisations can implement fixed electrical programmes to meet requirements and ensure the safety of the properties and the tenants who reside in them.

Spencer is a corporate member of the Institute for Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate, I represent them as a UK expert upon the Joint IET/BSI Technical Committee JPEL/64 and JPEL/64 Panel/subcommittee A, for BS7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations.

Vicki has worked with Spencer on a series of compliance events, providing advice and guidance to over 220 people; the ability to provide detailed knowledge and answer specific questions from delegates ensured that the events were a great success.

Paul Williams - Mental Health First Aid Trainer

Paul Williams

Training Associate (Mental Health First Aid) & Health & Safety Consultant

Paul Williams is an experienced health and safety professional; a Chartered Member of IOSH who has worked extensively in the Local Government and Housing sectors. He has experience of the practical application of CDM, understanding of gas networks and health and safety management systems.

Paul successfully completed his Mental Health First Aid instructor training through MHFA England passing a rigorous licenced training programme accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health and delivers our 2 day Mental Health First Aid training.

Vicki has known Paul for a number of years and is delighted to welcome him on board as one of Housing H&S Compliance UK Ltd's associates.

 

Jack Kernohan - Fire

Jack Kernohan, 

B.Eng (Hons),Fire Eng, MIFSM, MIFire E, Dip.IM.

Training Associate & Fire Risk Assessor

Jack retired as Head of Legislative Fire Safety in 2009 from the West Midlands Fire Service, a role in which he was responsible for the implementation of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

He is well versed in the RRFSO and its application within the social housing sector; he is an experienced Fire Risk Assessor, utilising the PAS79 standard and trainer in a range of fire safety related subjects.

Vicki has known Jack for many years and is delighted to have him on board; Jack is a tutor for our IFSM accredited courses.

Raymond Bone - CDM

 

Raymond Bone

Training Associate & Consultant

Raymond has a wealth of knowledge and experience, holding a Master’s Degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management from the University of Hull.

He specialises in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and lectures on the BSc Degree at the University of Hull.

A Chartered Fellow of IOSH (The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), Ray actively promotes Health and Safety and is Chair of the Association for Project Safety (APS) Yorkshire Region, and has recently been invited and joined the Board of Directors for the APS.

Vicki has known Raymond for a number of years as part of the IOSH Consultancy Group Committee and has worked with him to deliver CDM training for the social housing sector.

He has been hand picked to join Housing H&S Compliance UK Ltd for his extensive wealth of knowledge in construction, design and management and to deliver a range of CDM training courses.