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David Paveley


Chartered Health & Safety Practitioner

Principal industry experience:

Armed forces, parachuting, sport/facilities management

I have been involved in Health and Safety for almost 20 years. My career has been very varied with spells in industry, supporting the sports leisure and hospitality sectors and as a consultant supporting a wide range of other activities. However, the one thing my experience has taught me is that developing and improving a safer working culture is important not just to keep people safe, but to also improve the overall performance of a business.

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Dave’s safety career began whilst employed as a Parachute Jump Instructor in the RAF, acting as a Drop Zone Safety Officer, managing a parachute centre and providing specialist training and advice.  After leaving the RAF, Dave moved into Health and Safety supporting a local authority Leisure Trust after which he then moving to become responsible for Health and Safety within a Premier League Football Club.  This experience enabled him to become a qualified Football Safety Officer and eventually become something of a leisure sector specialist having advised, amongst others, Liverpool FC and Bolton Wanderers FC on a wide range of health and safety management issues.

Dave has also gained a broad wealth of experience in supporting clients across a number of sectors as a result holding senior positions at a number of the UK’s best regarded Health and Safety consultancies including Pennington Choices and Ellis Whittam.  In these roles he provided Health and Safety support to a range of key clients across the leisure, education, housing, hotel, retail, ecclesiastical and manufacturing sectors.

In addition to his experience gained in the field, Dave also holds a number of professional qualifications including Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, a Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, IOSH Safety for Senior Executives and NVQs in Operational Management, Occupational Health & Safety, and Spectator Safety Management, (Requirement for Event Safety Officers).  Dave is also accredited to deliver IOSH training for Leading Safety, Managing Safety and Working Safety.

In addition to his Health and Safety consultancy work, Dave also accepts expert witness instructions in relation to parachuting accidents and accidents at work.

If you would like to find out more about Dave’s expertise, please download a copy of his CV.

If you would like to speak to Dave you can call him on 01302 499050 or email him at davidpaveley@pragmaandassociates.co.uk.

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