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About me & my Journey 

I am an independent Health and Safety consultant (IOSH Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner) based in Edinburgh, Scotland, providing a friendly but professional approach to all Health and Safety issues within various SME and start up businesses in Scotland and Cumbria.


I have a health and safety management, training and advisory background, gained within the private sector in; wholesale food supplies, warehousing and logistics. 

I was born and educated in Essex, I later moved and lived in the Lake District, Cumbria for an enjoyable number of years, before relocating to Edinburgh, Scotland, where I changed career direction into Health and Safety, which is a move I have not regretted - When setting up my own practice, the aim was to be able to serve clients in both Scotland and Cumbria. 


I am passionate about Health and Safety, I believe that businesses no matter the size, should have access to affordable support, guidance and advice, delivered in a friendly, understandable and timely manner, in a way that is relevant to your organisation.:

Professional Qualifications

  • IOSH Health and Safety Management

  • NCRQ Diploma with Merit: Applied Health and Safety

  • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate with Merit: Applied Health and Safety Management

  • NCRQ Level 6 Certificate with Merit: Personal Injury Liability and Absence Reduction

  • CIPD Approved DSE Assessor 

Health and Safety Postnominal Initials (accreditation):



  • Dip NCRQ ​


​Human Resource Management Postnominal (accreditation):

  • Assoc CIPD

[Proof of qualifications and accreditation's can be presented at initial meeting/consultation if requested]

I provide a highly personal and professional approach to my service with:

  • Commitment to my clients, continually striving to improve? be and do better

  • Priding myself on listening to what clients actually require and delivering precisely what we agree

  • Aiming to add value to your business and to help raise the profile of Health and Safety within your company

  • Practical and value-driven solutions to your compliance issues

  • Appropriate qualifications in Health and Safety

  • Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), which is the body responsible for monitoring standards in the profession.

Within my career in Health and Safety, I have built up a wealth of working experience in providing sound and practical guidance and advice to; directors, managers and employers in line with current Health and Safety legislation. 

Over time I have built up knowledge and experience in, for example:

  • Carrying out workplace and DSE assessments

  • Performing accident, dangerous and significant occurrence investigations (including RIDDOR's)

  • Risk Assessment Management and Safe Systems of Work (SSOW)

  • Compliance with mandatory employee and public notices 

  • COSHH assessments (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002)

  • Performing sub-contractor compliance checks

  • Health and Safety policy and procedure writing

  • Performing site/workplace health, Safety and Welfare inspections

  • Liability analysis

  • Phased return to work assessment and approved plan after injury or illness

  • Staff training requirements

  • Health and Safety induction training for new employees

I believe Health and Safety advice and support should be affordably accessible to all businesses, no matter if you are a new start-up, or an established SME - I am happy to work closely with you, and provide you and your business with an affordable Health and Safety consultancy service.


Please contact me for an informal chat to see how I can help you with your Health and Safety requirements on 07425 142 821


Ian Read - CMISOH, Dip NCRQ

Principal Consultant

My service to you







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