Matt Dawes -Training Associate & Consultant
CoC Asbestos, AIFSM
We are delighted to have Matt on board as one of our training associates; Matt’s initial interest in H&S started some 20+ years ago when he was appointed as a H&S representative for his then employer.
The early part of Matt’s career saw him operating as an environmental consultant for a small, West Midlands based asbestos consultancy, learning and undertaking the responsibilities that came with analytical monitoring (air testing) during and following asbestos remedial works. He was one of the first in the company to undertake the new BOHS Proficiency modules for air sampling (now mandatory for those carrying out air monitoring). He progressed quickly to develop his asbestos surveying skills and was also given key client management responsibilities.
Matt then joined a social housing provider, as their Technical Officer (asbestos) which saw him overseeing the asbestos management provision. Alongside the organisation’s H&S Advisor (Our Director Vicki) Matt created and delivered an asbestos awareness course to the Direct Labour Organisation (DLO).
Since then, Matt has undertaken survey work, analytical management and oversight of removal contractors, gaining his Certificate in Operational Competence in Asbestos (CoC Asbestos) and other qualifications from the BOHS. Matt also 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 asbestos-related training for a number of our clients and 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.
Vicki has known Matt for around 14 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.