Richard joined BSG Ecology as Director of Health and Safety in February 2018.
Between 2005 and 2017 Richard provided health and safety support to BSG while working as a Principal Consultant for Abco Safety Logistics (now part of the Bell Group). His role at BSG is to provide board-level strategic input to complement the operational health and safety support and training provided by him and his team at Bell Safety Services. He remains Group Director for Health and Safety for the Bell Group, a large contracting company with over 1500 direct employees working out of 24 regional branches.
Richard has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, and a background in design management. He is both a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and a Chartered Building Engineer. In 2014 Richard became the National President of the Association for Project Safety (APS), helping steer the organisation through the new CDM 15 Regulations. Richard’s positions and representation include: The Construction Industry Council (CIC) Health and Safety Committee, the Construction Health Leadership Group, the Design for Health Task Group, HSE’s Asbestos Liaison Group, ICE Health & Safety Experts Panel and The Painting and Decorating Association Health and Safety Committee.