Steve Thompson has been a safety professional for nearly 30 years. Working as a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Inspector for 6 years, he then joined the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) as a Senior Consultant before starting his own Health & Safety Consultancy in 2000.
As an independent Consultant, Steve works for companies in a wide range of industry sectors, and of vastly different sizes . This includes firms with just a few employees, to being the Health and Safety Advisor for a large Agricultural and Food Processing company employing over 6000 people.
Steve retains strong links with the HSE, and was a member of the HSE’s Food Forum for many years (http://www.hse.gov.uk/food/forum.htm). He was the Chairman of the H&S Committee of a large industry trade body for many years, and has made significant contributions to industry specific HSE guidance via various HSE/Industry working groups.
Steve has a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health, and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). He also has an Institute of Acoustics accredited Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement from the University of the West of England.
Prior to working in safety, Steve was a Senior Quality Engineer and Systems Auditor/ISO 9000 Lead Assessor in the automotive industry.