- MSc Occupational Health & Safety Management.
- BSc Hons.
- NEBOSH Specialist Diploma in the Environment.
- Diploma in Health & Safety Management.
- NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.
- City & Guilds Instructional Techniques Course 733101.
- Chartered Membership of Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (CMIOSH).
- Member of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (MIIRSM).
- Associate Membership of IEMA (AIEMA).
Jim has been involved in main stream health and safety for the last 21 years. As Senior Safety Officer for the Ministry of Defence, Jim worked in Nuclear, Explosive, Engineering, Transport and Water Front environments. Working closely with the management board, Jim helped achieve Government environmental targets by providing advice on environmental policy, implementing Environmental Management Systems, and undertaking audits and EIA’s, providing support and necessary corrective actions thereafter.
During his time at the MOD, Jim also formed part of a 24/7 support team, dealing with environmental incidents such as duel spills to sea, liaising with SEPA, the enforcing authority, as well as providing onsite advice to prevent major pollution.
On leaving the Ministry of Defence, Jim provided safety consultancy support to a small animal pharmaceutical company, ensuring compliance with Health and Safety legislation and helping to resolve issues that were raised by the Health and Safety Executive and their Insurance company Risk Manager. Jim currently acts as a Principle Consultant and Trainer based in Glasgow, providing innovative ideas to ensure Health & Safety and Environmental compliance and good practice throughout the Scottish regions.
Areas of Expertise
Jim has worked as a Health & Safety and Environment trainer and consultant for over 13 years, delivering NEBOSH Diploma and NEBOSH National/International General courses to consistently high pass rates of 97%, as well as IOSH and CIEH courses and specialist Health & Safety courses including Asbestos Awareness Management, Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations and Fire Awareness.
Jim is particularly experienced in delivering Environmental training, having delivered accredited IEMA, CIEH and Environmental awareness courses in both the UK and across the seas in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cairo, Kuwait and New Zealand, with a particular on environmental management, EMS implementation and environmental auditing. Jim has devised and delivered a number of bespoke environmental courses such as EIA, Spill Prevention and Environmental Legal Updates to afloat and shore based staff for both small and medium sized businesses including the HM Naval Base.