Stuart Armstrong is a Specialist Fellow of IIRSM, a guest lecturer for Leeds Beckett University and has been invited to become an external examiner on their BSc (Hons) Safety Health and Environmental Management Course. He is on the speakers’ panel of the Chartered Institution of Occupational Safety & Health and in 2012 he was awarded the IOSH President’s Distinguished Service Award for services to health and safety.
The range of our health & safety, environmental and trading regulatory work includes work in the following sectors:
Assisted preferred bidder in negotiated tender process;
Reviewed operating site licence;
Lectured on nuclear health & safety, and environmental issues on nuclear law course in Portsmouth
Industrial injuries; engineering safety issues and associated noise nuisance; warehouse fatal accidents (FLT; falls from height); non fatal process incidents.
Pollution Incidents, Producer responsibility (Packaging Waste Compliance) and nuisance issues.
Chemicals, Oil & Gas
Prohibition notice challenges (COMAH Sites); Improvement notice discussions and challenge re: safety system compliance (COMAH sites);
Advice on appeal of Notice issued at Upstream manufacturing site;
Defence of prosecutions for alleged chemical & distribution issues;
Managing product recall and REACH registration issues; and Pressure Systems advice.
Construction and Demolition
Fatal accidents including falls, vehicle related fatalities and non-fatal incidents, mobile crane collapse; trench incidents, confined spaces incidents; non-fatal accidents;
Pollution Incidents; Appeals of enforcement notices; Advice following investigations for alleged wildlife and countryside incidents.
Advice and representation re: track worker fatalities;
Rail vehicle incident;
Rail vehicle manufacturing incidents;
Tunnel construction safety advice on management issues;
Policy advice on safety case amendment.
Hotels, Retail & Distribution
Vehicle-related fatal accidents (road and site); other distribution and warehousing fatalities, non-fatal incidents, Pollution incidents and employee representation during interviews with Regulators.
Defence of Local Authority prosecutions; Environmental Health, Noise, Smells or other Nuisance, Abatement Notices, Appeals;
Advice on restaurant and store operations; Supermarket construction safety & environmental issues;
Trading law issues; Product safety and recall; contamination and product safety standards; Fire risk assessments, defence of prosecutions.
Mining and Quarries
Fatalities, vehicle safety, major injuries, enforcement disputes and health risks issues.
Surface incidents involving overturning vehicles, explosives, mobile and fixed plant, crush injuries, falls, and conveyor issues;
Environmental pollution and nuisance issues arising from dam burst and environmental clean up.
Licensing and Professional Compliance
Advice on retaining accreditation with various bodies. Representations to licensing authorities and professional bodies.
Defence of prosecutions; Successful challenge and cancellation of inappropriate enforcement notices, appeals against unfair removal of licenses and retention of registration.
Fatalities at water treatment works; Individual and organizational defence in fatal accident cases;
Electrocution, drowning, renewal of capital assets, network assets and decommissioning incidents (including emergency services workers);
Drafted health & safety schedules for capital works and network replacement programme;
Advice on gas safety prosecution.
Health & safety due diligence on sale and purchase of companies;
Review of contractual health & safety schedules in construction agreements, contracts, sub-contracts; apportionment of liabilities under tenancies; devising safety KPIs; amendments to standard form contracts (accepted by ICE and OGC).
Offshore, Operational Safety and Training
Advice on operating licenses; Review of Marine Safety and Offshore Power Generation safety procedures;
Risk assessment review; RIDDOR Reportability; Fee for Intervention enquiries/appeals.
Site Response to Regulators,
Safety Leadership and Safety for Directors;
Safety Management Systems;
Emergency Response and Accident Investigation;
Managing Legal Privilege;
Asbestos Management and others.
Auditing and Review
Safety Management Systems; Integrated Management Systems; Safety Auditing; Audit Committee Advice and Group Company advice on integration of differing operational safety, quality and environmental management systems.