Gary is a safety specialist with particular expertise in the Education sector, Outdoor Safety, Travel risk, and Duty of Care. Gary spent 35 years in the fire service, with experience of operational command at all levels as well as operating as a fire safety officer and fire investigation officer. During his fire service career, he undertook a law degree as a result of the Bradford Fire Disaster and thereafter continued to study employment law. Gary undertook a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and moved to the education sector where he operate for 15 years as an Outdoor Education Adviser at a Local Authority, with a brief for health and safety, fire safety and all outdoor education for students going on placements or trips overseas.
Certified Educational Visits Co ordinator instructor, Gary is also a certified Duty of Care Practitioner with a particular interest in Duty of Care for organisations deploying staff overseas. He has delivered training in this regard in the UK and overseas.
Gary is a member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers, a registered trainer for IOSH and CIEH and a member of the Institute for Leadership and Management.