Dave is a highly-qualified and experienced Environmental Health Consultant with an extensive public sector experience. His specialisms are health and safety and construction knowledge applicable to private sector housing.
Until August 2014, Dave was a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner with 30 years experience. As a Health Practitioner, he was responsible for responding to complaints, inspections and reportable accidents, as well as many complex investigations using a full range of enforcement powers and persuasion to secure compliance with Environmental Health related legislation.
Dave was a Lead Officer for receiving all asbestos related notifications, carrying out on-site inspection and service of statutory notices where applicable due to non-compliance. He completed a significant number of very complex high-profile workplace accident investigations. These include several asbestos and working at height incidents as well as a fatality.
Dave was also the national representative for Local Authorities at the Asbestos Liaison Group, contributing to improving standards within asbestos regulation.
Dave is an established trainer, having organised and provided asbestos training to a broad range of London Local Authorities as well as presenting to large groups of industry professionals.
Paul qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1979 and has worked for a number of inner London and two rural authorities, specialising in private sector housing. Paul has also worked for a Residential Social Landlord as a Maintenance Manager, dealing with routine, cyclical and project management. Since 1995, Paul has worked as a consultant in this field, carrying out, managing and quality assessing stock condition surveys, working for both public and private sector landlords on specific projects or providing staff cover. He set up his own company in 1998.
After leaving school, Paul was one of the first students to obtain a B.Sc. (Hons) in Environmental Health at the University of Greenwich, gaining further qualifications with a Diploma in Management Studies from Kingston University and in Quality Assurance Assessment.
Paul has been involved with the implementation of the Housing Health and Safety Hazard Rating System since its inception in 1999. He is a University of Warwick Trainer for the system, having helped deliver over 100 courses on its assessment and enforcement.