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The vast majority of the programmes Shaun designs and delivers are in behavioural safety. His main focus is to dig behind observable acts to find out what drives them. Shaun started in the area of behavioural safety in the early 90s designing and delivering training predominantly within the oil and gas industry and has delivered training courses all over the world.
What still gets him out of bed in the morning after almost 22 years is the idea of never knowing where he will be next, from platforms to windfarms, from reservoirs to gas plants; each has its unique challenges.
One of MacNaughton McGregor's most experienced actor facilitators, Harry works with clients to design innovative training courses that use a myriad of drama techniques to explore and improve influencing, coaching and leadership skills.
He specialises in behavioural safety, customer service, managing performance and courageous conversations, particularly enjoying the challenge of responding quickly and effectively to the changing needs of a training room.
Using his early career experience as a works manager in the steel industry and an area manager in financial services, Harry delivers realistic scenarios dealing with real situations in order to bring about lasting learning.
Having qualified as a Solicitor in September 2003, Rhian has specialised throughout her career in the defence of criminal regulatory actions principally in the fields of health and safety and environmental law.
Rhian is Clyde & Co's SHE Regulatory Head of Compliance & Strategic Support. In this role she is engaged in developing and delivering bespoke discipline focussed training products for clients, together with advising them as to their regulatory impacts at a strategic level.
Rhian has been consistently recognised by leading independent legal directories as a key individual in the UK health and safety market, notably appearing in Chambers & Partners UK Wide health and safety rankings for eight successive years.
During her career, Rhian has worked with corporate and individual clients in a range of industry sectors, including construction, manufacturing, utilities, FM, nuclear, retail and waste. Notable cases include Competent Authority v TAV Engineering Limited & others (Buncefield prosecution), R v Transco Plc  EWCA Crim 838 and R (Mowlem Plc) v HM Deputy Assistant Coroner for the District of Avon ex parte Cox  EWHC 1359 (Admin).
Prof Tim Marsh, then at UMIST, was one of the team leaders of the original UK research into behavioural safety (in construction) in the early 1990s, is one of only a few Chartered Psychologists who are also Chartered Fellows of IOSH. He is considered a world authority on the subject of behavioural safety, safety leadership and organisational culture, was awarded a “President’s Commendation” in 2008 by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and was selected to be their first ever ‘Specialist Fellow’ in 2010. The British Occupational Hygiene Society asked him to give the key note opening ‘Warner Lecture’ at their annual international conference in 2013. In 2014 he gave a key note to the Faculty of Medicine and gave the closing key note at the inaugural Campbell Institute ‘thought leaders’ conference. Opening key note address at Safeguard New Zealand (May 16).
Made visiting professor at Plymouth University in 2015.
Chairman of the consultancy Ryder Marsh Sharman he has worked with more than 400 major organisations around the world, including Apple, the European Space Agency the WHO and the UN. Many clients have won both open and in-house awards. He has presented to the European Conference Board and was an expert witness at the “Safety Culture” and “Management of Change” expert forums at the Cullen Inquiry (Ladbroke Grove). As a continuation of the UMIST/HSE research he founded and ran Europe’s largest behavioural safety event for fifteen years from 1997 until 2012 (when it was handed over to LexisNexis via RoSPA).
He ran the “Behavioural Safety” and “Pro-Active Safety Culture” courses for IOSH and created the award winning “Affective Safety Management” concept for the IIRSM. The book of the same name is now one of Europe’s best ever selling safety book – as is the second of Tim’s books “Talking Safety”. A recent third, book “Total Safety Culture” has been was well received but is rather more academic! (Total book sales circa 30,000). Previously a visiting lecturer at Manchester University and Loughborough University.
He has chaired more than a two dozen conferences on Behavioural Safety in the UK and has given key note speeches at major conferences in places such as Dubai, South Africa, Malaysia, USA and India. As well as writing dozens of learned articles for magazines such as the ‘Safety and Health Practitioner (SHP)’, ‘Health and Safety at Work’, Safety Management’, ‘Construction Safety’, ‘Safety International’, The Ergonomist’, ‘Exposure’ (BOHS) ‘India Safe’ and Safeguard’ (New Zealand).
The SHP is the magazine of the world’s largest safety organisation (IOSH). Four times a year they publish a prestigious ‘CPD’ article and (when researching Total Safety Culture) Tim had 5 articles selected as the CPD article in a two year period.
He has worked with media such as the BBC (radio work and selecting and fronting a box set of their “disaster” series) and has written and produced many safety training videos such as “Drive Smarter” and the extensive “Safety Leadership” series with Baker-media as well as such as “There’s Always a Reason” (for Human Focus) and “Safety Watch” (for Outtakes). He produced and directed the ‘Crash Course’ DVD (a commercial spin off of the Staffordshire Police speed and safe driving awareness course.