Greg Davies, Director of Market Development

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Over thirty years of experience in workplace compliance

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Recognised expert witness. Committee member and survey lead of the IWFM Sustainability Special Interest Group

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Chair of CIBSE TM13 “Minimising the risk of Legionnaires’ disease” publication

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Regular industry speaker and contributor to the industry press

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Specialist Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)

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Author of the original IWFM Risk Management Good Practice Guide (2010)

Risk and safety management are fundamental to the success of any organisation and should be seen as investments, not spends. With increasing scrutiny on not just the legal and financial, but moral and reputational aspects of business performance, knowing who to engage for accurate, verifiable independent and trustworthy advice is crucial. It is this advice we strive to deliver.

Good health and safety management doesn’t happen by accident


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He is a recognised expert and as a result has been asked for support in a range of investigations, including, most notably, the Legionella outbreak in Barrow-in-Furness in August 2002. He has been involved in investigations carried out by the local authorities, HSE and ORR.

With his extensive working knowledge, Greg is a regular presenter and has spoken at events run by, amongst others CIBSE, IWFM, IIRSM, BISRA, the Health Protection Agency, The British Safety Council, RICS, and IOSH. He is also a regular contributor to the industry press with well over 200 articles published to date. He was the author of the original IWFM good practise guide to risk management, published in 2010, chairing the CIBSE review of TM 13 “Minimising the risk of Legionnaires’ disease” and been involved in discussions with various Government departments and others (DECC, Defra, the EA and CCC) on compliance and sustainability.

Using this combined experience Greg is increasingly being used by customers to brief and update their boards of directors and governors on health, safety and environmental compliance. 

 

Insights by Greg

The HSE are out and about checking COVID-19 Secure

It has been well publicised that Health and Safety Executive (HSE) (including by them too now) are “carrying out spot checks and inspections on all types of businesses in all areas” focussed on being COVID-19 Secure.

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Tiered COVID-19 restrictions come into place in England

On Monday 12th October 2020 the Prime Minister set out the means by which the government will “further simplify and standardise local rules” for COVID-19. This will be through the introduction of a three-tiered system of local COVID Alert Levels in England, which are set at medium, high, and very high.

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COVID-19 - Supporting vulnerable groups - further information available

The Health and Safety Executive has provided a recent update to its COVID-19 suite of information with “Protect vulnerable workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic”.

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Insurance warning over Legionnaires’ disease

There have been recent articles published highlighting a potential risk with public liability policies where in an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, such an event could be subject to an exclusion clause in the policy.

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SARS-CoV-2 and food safety, the current thinking…

The International Commission for Microbiological Specifications of Foods (ICMSF) in its ‘opinion on SARS-CoV-2 and its relationship to food safety’ document published on the 3rd September 2020 has commented.

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New guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Standard Operating Procedure for workplaces

With more people returning to or intending to return to the workplace in the coming weeks, the possibility of a staff member displaying symptoms, coming into contact with someone who has the disease or developing the disease themselves, cannot be discounted.

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Keeping your building, coronavirus safe, as well as safe

“COVID-19 secure” and “COVID risk assessments” are two of the most popular phrases in the facilities/health and safety lexicon currently, and for obvious and pressing reasons as we start or continue – depending on where your organisation is – to remobilise.

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Tenants returning to the office – new times, new considerations and old risks?’

As we are seeing increasing numbers of organisations go back to work, so also increasing for us is the numbers of questions and queries we are receiving from tenants as they return to their workplace, now little or unused for possibly four months.

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