Honory Members: Alan Sant, Alan Pojur, Chris Purnell,

 

Paul Grimes
Chair

Paul is the current Chair of our safety group, prior to this Paul has been the General Secretary, and an Executive Committee Member on the group for a number of years. Paul has worked in the construction industry in excess of 20 years, and completed the NEBOSH Diploma and a degree in Environmental Management. The Group SHE Manager for the Cara Group of companies for 15 years, Paul is a Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH), a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), and a Certified Member of APS (CMaPS). In his spare time Paul enjoys spending time with his family, socialising with friends, and trying to keep fit!

Kenny Humphreys
Vice Chair

Darren Saffill
Treasurer

Darren started his construction life as a site operative at Pochin Construction and during his time there, he went on to complete a Construction Management Degree and took a role as a Trainee Engineer, before moving into a site management role and then into Health and Safety, where he’s been for the past five years or so, now working as she Manager for a Crewe-based construction firm. Darren has been an NWCSG Executive Committee member for the past 12 months and carries the mantle of Group Treasurer, where he guards every single penny as if it were a prisoner! Outside of work, Darren is a keen rugby player and spends his spare time helping out with coaching in the Juniors section, where his son plays.

Dave Burrows
Secretary

Claire Oakes
Executive

Claire is a stalwart of the group and has served in many key roles since she joined. She has over twenty years’ experience in construction Health & Safety management and is currently SHEQ Director at Create Construction. A thoroughbred ‘Oldham lass’, Claire spends any spare time she has looking after Waterhead Rugby League Club where she is one of the club’s junior Team Managers. She hates traffic jams and whiles away the motorway hours dreaming of sipping porn star Martinis on a Mediterranean beach.

Dave Randles
Web & Social Media Officer

Dave has spent a lifetime in the construction industry and is the group’s resident scaffolding safety expert. Having progressed from a trade background as a an Advanced Scaffolder, he’s spent the past 23 years or so in health and safety, initially as a an employed Health and Safety Manager for a large UK independent scaffolding business and since 2010 as a Shareholder/Director of Simian, scaffolding safety and training experts. Dave’s position on the Committee is that of social media guru, webmaster and auditor and his spare time is spent playing golf and watching his son playing football. If you see him grimacing, please remember, Dave is a long-standing season ticket holder at Everton!

Marcus J Hall
Minutes Secretary

Phillip N Grundy
PR Officer

Phil earns his living as an independent Health & Safety Advisor and is the group’s ‘go to’ guy for any matters related to gas safety, after having started his career with the then publicly owned British Gas. He is a Chartered member of IOSH and has been so for over twenty years. He is also a stalwart of NWCSG’s Executive Committee and is currently our longest-serving member. He is Chair of the IOSH Public Service Section and is a Management Committee Member of Safety Groups UK. When he’s not helping out with committee matters, Phil is likely to be found walking the fells of Northern England or busying himself as Trustee of his local Community Centre.

Working under the umbrella of the North West Safety Initiative the Group’s objective is to promote reduction in the risk of accident and personal injury.