David Townsend B.A.(Hons) CMIOSH

I am a Chartered Member of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

After working in Manufacturing I have 15 years of experience as a full-time health and safety consultant with one of the UK’s leading Trade Associations – Delivering training and consultancy to organisations of all sizes from small family businesses to multi-nationals.


Whether during my time in Industry or as a Consultant I have always prided myself on providing sensible and proportionate health and safety advice to assist an organisation with its legal compliance and risk management.


Consultancy and Support

  • H&S Policies and action planning.
  • Policy and procedure reviews and updating.
  • Creating and reviewing H&S Policies, ensuring they serve as a useful reference, not just a bureaucratic necessity.
  • Risk Assessments: Including General (task based) risks, Work Equipment, Occupational Road Risk, Working at Height, Manual Handling, Display Screen Equipment, Basic Fire Safety, Noise.
  • Compliance reviews, audits and inspections.
  • Reporting, with clearly and sensibly prioritised recommendations
  • Compliance advice, auditing and reporting against
    • HSE’s HSG65 Management of Health and Safety Guidance
    • BS EN ISO 45001- Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Legal register reviews and updating.
  • Accident and incident investigation.


  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • Risk Assessment Training
  • Safety awareness sessions/Tool Box Talks
  • In-house, bespoke training courses