Meet the UKHSE Team

The team at UKHSE Limited call upon years of experience to provide a broad level of knowledge and skills that complement each other. The consultants are all members of professionally recognised bodies such as the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), Association of Project Safety (APS), Association of First Aid (AoFA) and the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA). Curriculum vitas for members of the team are available upon request.

Steve Gerring - Managing Director

As the Managing Director, Steve is responsible for the day-to-day management of UKHSE Limited. His past experience includes industry sectors such as warehousing & distribution, ship building & engineering and the construction industry. This provides a broad expanse of knowledge to call upon when assisting clients with their Health & Safety systems. On a regular basis he is involved in the delivery of solutions to meet clients’ needs, whether this is in ‘policy development’; CDM Co-coordinator services or the delivery of a ‘tailor-made’ training course. Meeting new and existing clients and networking with other businesses is another enjoyable aspect of the role.

Sian Betts – Consultant / Trainer

Sian is an experienced Health and Safety Professional with a proven track record of success in the public and private market sectors.

Previously Sian worked in the care sector having hands on and management experience, progressing to a lecturer in a further education college. Sian is able to train on specialized subjects such as Communication Skills including people with non-verbal needs; Adult Protection level 1- awareness and level 2- supervisor responsibilities; Conflict Management for people who work with the public and dealing with challenging behaviours from vulnerable individuals who may lack capacity; The Mental Capacity Act 2007 (level 1 awareness, level 2 for managers and level 3 the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2007).

Paul Underhill – Consultant

Paul joined UKHSE in September 2009. Over the last 30 years he has worked within various sectors of industry including Heavy Engineering, Public Transport, Warehousing and Distribution, the Business Mail Sector.
With extensive experience gathered whilst working within several industries Paul is ideally placed to provide advice and training to our many and varied clients.

Graham Windram - Consultant / Trainer

Graham joined UKHSE in June 2015. Over the last 11 years he has worked for a premier national newspaper group, rising through the ranks to become the Head of department for Health, Safety, Occupational Health, Wellbeing and Environment. He has a track record that has in the past delivered 18001 and reduced sickness absence from 5 days to 3 days per person per annum

Chris Goodman – Consultant

Chris joined UKHSE in March 2006. He has served in the Royal Navy Submarine Service for over 20 years and has travelled the world extensively. The last 10 years working in Australia, Canada and the USA in both a teaching and advisory role.
As a result of his most recent role within the Royal Navy in a ‘teaching’ capacity he has the proven ability to meet the needs of a wide range of audiences making him an ideal trainer.

Paul E Underhill – Consultant / Trainer

Paul joined UKHSE in April 2012 to assist with the delivery of food safety training and also to provide assistance with the delivery of our contract to conduct work experience risk assessments.
He has extensive experience of the hospitality and catering industry and is actively involved in the design and delivery of CIEH Food Safety training courses.
In addition he is an approved tutor for manual handling, coshh, risk assessment and HACCP.

 Don Paige – Asbestos Surveyor

 In 2012 Don took the decision to train as an  asbestos Surveyor where he worked on projects relating to everything from housing stock to  large military establishments, industrial sites and  commercial premises.

 Since then, having realised that he wished to pursue a career in Health and Safety he joined UKHSE in April 2016 gaining his FPA fire risk assessment qualification and also the CITB SMSTS Site Manager’s qualification.

 He will commence his NEBOSH General Certificate in September 2016, so that he joins the multi-disciplinary team at UKHSE.

 On a personal note, Don also spent 10 years with the RNLI as a volunteer crewman and after 5 years became a helmsman.

Nicola Sullivan – Customer Services Assistant

Nicola joined UKHSE in September 2015 and has immediately settled in to the role. She brings with her a great sense of humour and enthusiasm for the role and will be a tremendous asset to the team.
Her background has been within the education sector and most recently within the residential lettings / sales environment.
Nicola will be responding to customer enquiries and dealing with course administration whilst learning some of the back office systems.

Natasha Rickersey – Sales & Marketing Assistant

Natasha joined UKHSE in September 2009 and now balances life with her family with working part-time for UKHSE. Her role is now assisting with the medium and long term course planning and the maintenance of our web presence. In addition she assists with the development of new business and monitoring of customer enquiries using social media tools.

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