Helen Powell BA(Hons) TechIOSH

I began my Health and Safety career working for the Ministry of Defence. I was the Health and Safety Advisor for an army barracks with responsibility for “Force Protection” – the safety of several hundred soldiers plus their families, visitors and contractors.

Queens’ Birthday Honours

In 2015 I was awarded the Chief of Defence Staff’s Commendation for my work – the only civilian to receive this award. In particular I was commended for creating the Explosive Protection documentation to assess and control flammable chemicals.

Rare and varied skill set

Everything in the community was on-site and so my experience includes risk assessments and inspections of a wide variety of hazards and premises including children’s nursery/pre-school & play parks, vehicle repair and servicing, gym & pool, restaurants & kitchens, fuel pumps, storage & warehousing/fork-lift-trucks, road safety, sleeping accommodation, public events, retail, offices, contractor management, and many more.

I believe that everyone should be able to go home in one piece at the end of the working day

I decided to share my knowledge and experience with people outside the military world and I left the MOD in 2016 to begin health and safety consultancy work.

My mission is Sensible Safety

The usual image of health and safety is grey, boring and bureaucratic.

My approach is risk-based. I give practical advice which is appropriate to the hazards, activities and requirements of my clients. I explain everything clearly (no jargon and I don’t quote the Acts and Regulations at you) and I provide you with a report and action plan which you can easily follow to control risks in your business.


I’m on the committee of the IOSH MidShires branch; my role is Speaker and Programme coordinator, liaising with specific industry experts who give presentations at our branch meetings.

Great run through this morning with Taruan @tchauhan01 and Helen @august_safety in preparation for our webinar next week - have you booked your place? It's not to be missed!
P.S. Its FREE!!!
#Health #SocialCare #HealthAndSafety #HR #OptHR

"Corrosive Attacks by Michael Poole MD DipHex Limited" https://t.co/MyRmXzcYXS by @DipHex_Ltd on @LinkedIn

Organisations manufacturing or using corrosive and/or irritant chemicals have been able to dramatically reduce the severity of workplace injuries by means of the products supplied by DipHex Ltd. Meet DipHex Ltd at the SHE Show North East. @DipHex_Ltd #ad #SHEshowNE

Our #ff goes to the latest exhibitor @H_S_E #MSDSummit @dorsavi wearable sensor technology specialists and to summit partners @WeAreARMA Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Alliance. Come and meet them March 21st in London https://t.co/kS4JWmmzD7

Are you doing your regular fire safety checks?not sure what they are? I can help with that just call Alan on 07746519588,alan@asafiresafety.co.uk

Health and Safety lessons from #Carillion

The Carillion story does offer important lessons about health and safety in the workplace for every business.



Fatal injuries arising from accidents at work in Great Britain

137 Workers killed at work in 2016/17...still 137 too many!


Heads-up: Substances hazardous to health can be chemicals, products containing chemicals, fumes, dusts, vapours, mists, nanotechnology, gases and asphyxiating gases, biological agents and germs that cause diseases.

I am sure we all insure cars, business, homes but do you ensure your business is safe from fire need help alan@asafiresafety.co.uk #firesafe#loveleam

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