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John Raper

BSc (Hons) MSc Tech IOSH

Consultant Forensic Scientist

Principal industry experience:

Foundries, construction, engineering, manufacturing

I have been directly involved in the assessment and control of asbestos-related disease, asthma, dermatitis and other occupational health hazards for some 25 years, both in industry and as a consultant. I now use my experience to provide the courts with the advice they need to understand the detail of occupational disease claims.

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John has prepared expert reports on occupational exposure for 20 years. His career started in manufacturing and petrochemical industries before moving into occupational and environmental consultancy in 1996.

Having accepted instructions in more than 800 cases, in claims involving asbestos and substances hazardous to health and accepts instructions from claimants, defendants and on a joint basis.

John has been instructed in claims relating to work with asbestos-containing materials within  the majority of industry sectors since he became an expert witness.  He has particular first-hand expertise of work in foundries, construction, contaminated land, waste management, power generation, pharmaceutical manufacture, general manufacturing, mineral extraction, offices and public-sector buildings.

The experience John has gained in industry and as an expert witness is supported by his academic and professional qualifications.  John has an MSc in Occupational Hygiene and a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural and Environmental Science and holds a National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.  He is also a long-standing member of the British Occupational Hygiene Society and a Technician Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

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

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

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