Richard joined Southalls following a varied career in Health and Safety spanning over 10 years. Working within industries such as Food Manufacturing, The Police Force, Haulage and a number of others has given Richard the ability to understand and meet the health and safety needs of both private and public businesses and organisations and help them adapt to the challenges that they can often face.
Since beginning his working life in the legal sector, a natural progression into health and safety followed. Richard then undertook both his NEBOSH General Certificate and NVQ5 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. This has enabled Richard to be involved in all aspects of health and safety throughout his career to date. This includes giving bespoke advice, policy writing, audits, risk assessments, health and safety claims management, major accident investigations and liaison with the HSE.
This experience, coupled with his membership to the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (GradIOSH) gives Richard a good grounding and understanding of what any individual business may require. A friendly, helpful and pragmatic approach allows him to provide realistic, safe and legally compliant advice which fits with the commercial needs of clients.
Outside of work, Richard is a keen golfer and guitarist, though both need much, MUCH more practice! However, as a father of two very lively boys, practice can often take the back seat.
Like others within the Southalls Team, Richard’s other passion is Aston Villa. Sadly, there is a lot more pain than passion these days, however he is looking forward to cheaper tickets in the coming seasons!