Meet The Team

As an independent health & safety practitioner, I have the benefit of working with and being supported by a team of professionals in their respective disciplines – for example, fire engineers, chartered building surveyors, structural and civil engineers, senior ecologists, geotechnical engineers, conservation experts and designers.

Duncan Arthur Ray


Consulting Health & Safety Specialist
  • Construction
  • Demolition
  • Civil Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Process Industry
  • Food Industry
  • Housing
  • Public & Private Sector
  • Transport, Warehousing & Distribution
  • Rail & Tramway
Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Dip SHEM – Professional Diploma in Safety, Health & Environmental Management
  • Grad IOSH – Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health
  • GIFireE – Graduate Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers
  • PIEMA – Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
  • MIIRSM – Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
  • BDMA Tech – British Damage Management Association Technician
  • NEBOSH – Certificate in Construction Health and Safety
  • CITB CSCS – Professionally Qualified Person
  • AP – Appointed Person Lifting Operations
  • RSPH/ATAC – Level 3 Certificate in Asbestos Surveying
  • IOSH/APS – CDM 2015:Principal Designer & Design Risk Management
  • HSE/NEBOSH – Introduction to Incident Investigation
  • CITB Temporary Works Coordinator
  • TG20:21 Scaffold Inspector
  • Member of the Heritage Railway Association
  • First Advanced Motorist Member of the IAM
  • Affiliate Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
  • Member of the Structural Timber Association
  • Member of the Fire Protection Association
  • Blackpool Tramway Track Safety Authorisation Card


Richard Bell

Consulting Railway Safety Specialist
  • Nominated SME representative for the rail supplier forum
  • Experienced operational rail safety leader with excellent knowledge of permanent way, signalling and major project engineering works and train movements
  • Safe system of works approved planner for Network Rail
  • Competencies in rail regulations and standards issued by NR, LUL, TfL and the ORR, including ROGS
  • Major input in developing the nationally recognised training and competence material used throughout the industry
  • Developed and facilitated training sessions and briefings associated with UK Rail legislation and industry standards
  • Experience and working knowledge of BS1100
  • Railway planner – authorised PPS planner, GZAC and SSOWPs planner
  • Competent trainer and assessor
Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • NEBOSH General Certificate
  • NEBOSH Construction Certificate
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • IOSH Managing Safely and IOSH Member
  • Working towards NEBOSH Diploma
  • Personal Track Safety and SSOWPs
  • NVQ City and Guilds New Roads and Streetworks – Supervisor
  • Civil Engineering Supervisory Management February 1999
  • Stonebow Group Training Certificate
  • NVQ Level 3, 7318/91 Learning and development
  • C & G L009 Create a climate that promotes learning
  • C & G L010 Enable learning through presentations
  • A1 Vocational assessor
  • V1 Internal verifier
  • Internal auditor – ISO 9001 / 14001 / 18001 Standards
  • Top-Set Lead Accident Investigator – CPD Standards Office
  • NVQ Level 1-6 Train shunting and train formation


Lyn Eccles-Sargeant

Principal Consultant Ecologist
  • Public and Private Sectors
  • Residential Developments
  • Commercial/Industrial Developments
  • Demolition
  • Infrastructure (Water/Electricity Industry)
  • Energy (Gas/fracking)
  • Landfill Sites
  • Designated Sites
  • Cycleways
  • Parks
Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Environmental Management BSC (Hons)
  • Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM)
  • NEBOSH – Occupational Health & Safety (Distinction)
  • Grad IOSH – Grad Member of the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety
  • Confined Space Trained
  • Qualified First Aider
  • Great Crested Newt (GCN) Class Licence holder
  • GCN EPS Licence holder
  • GCN Low Impacts Class Licence (LICL)
  • Badger Development Licence holder
  • Bat Class 1 Licence holder
  • Bat EPS Licence holder
  • White-clawed Crayfish Class Licence holder
  • White-clawed Crayfish (LICL)
  • Specialist Advisor to Natural England
  • Habitat Regulation Assessments
  • Environmental Impacts Assessments
  • Species Surveying (Bats/GCN/Badger/Water vole/Birds/Barn Owl/Crayfish/Otter)
  • Habitat Appraisals (PEA/RCS/NVC/BNG)


Nick Bamber

Surveying Engineer
  • Setting out
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Engineering Surveys
  • Measured Building Surveys
  • Laser Scanning
  • Drone Surveys
  • Underground/ GPR Utility Surveys
  • Precision Monitoring
  • Civil Engineering
  • Deformation analysis
  • Volumetrics
  • Cut/ fill analysis
  • Earthworks Schedules To MMHW
  • 3D modelling
  • CAD Drafting
  • Construction
  • Earthworks
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure
  • Highways
Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • Advanced GNVQ in the Built Environment and the Community
  • Member of the Chartered Institute Of Civil Engineering Surveyors Yorkshire Committee
  • CSCS Card holder
  • Previous EUSR Card Holder
  • PAS91
  • Construction Safety Awareness Certificate
  • LSS 3D Vision Certificate
  • LSS Intermediate Certificate
  • LSS Land & Engineering certificate


Phil Harris

Arboricultural Consultant
  • Trees in Relation to Development and Construction (BS5837:2012)
  • Arboricultural Project, Contract and Contractor Supervision and Management
  • Woodland Management
  • Tree Risk Assessment and Safety Management
  • Tree Planting Schemes, Plans and Specifications
  • Trees in Relation to Structural Damage
  • Strategic Tree Population Management
  • Trees and Boundary Disputes
  • Issues in Respect of the High Hedge Regulations
  • Tree Preservation Orders and Trees in Conservation Areas
  • Planning Appeals in Respect of Trees and Development
  • Trees with Regard to Mortgage/Insurance Issues
  • Tree Preservation Order Appeals and Objections
  • Woodland Management and Establishment Grants
  • Tree Health in Respect of Pests and Diseases
  • Veteran and Ancient Trees
  • Trees and Landscape Design
  • Tree Monetary Valuations
  • Forestry Commission Felling Licences
Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • MSc in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
  • BSc(Hons) in Arboriculture
  • HND in Arboriculture
  • Professional Member of the Arboricultural Association
  • Professional Member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters with Chartered Arboriculturist Status          
  • Professional Member of the Society for the Environment with Chartered Environmentalist Status
  • Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) Licenced Practitioner (Licensee no. 465) 
  • Arboricultural Mortgage & Insurance Group (AMIUG) Qualified Practitioner
  • LANTRA Awards Professional Tree Inspector
  • International Society of Arboriculture Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)