About David Sutherland

Primary focus and drive is to create systems and processes that are administratively sound, functional and comprehensible to those who work with them thus ensuring the highest standards of safety, quality and environmental compliance and systems delivery. David's background includes 14 years on electrical maintenance and plant engineering in a variety of diverse industries including defence, healthcare, manufacturing (cosmetic and building products), general light and heavy industrial. In addition to this he has 6 years experience in the Royal Navy Reserve as a Weapons Engineer on shipboard systems

The Noise That Annoys or the Noise That Destroys?

By |February 17th, 2016|

It is quite incredible that after all these years that we still have issues with noise and noise exposure resulting in people losing their hearing to a greater or lesser degree. This is one of the most rigorously researched and investigated areas of Health and Safety – and also one of the easier ones to […]

ISO 9001-2015 A Standard for the Future?

By |January 4th, 2016|

The latest version of the time honoured ISO 9001 has been recently released. Whilst having very strong alignment with the previous version, there are some truly significant aspects to the new version which will undoubtedly test some ‘dyed in the wool’ QA auditors. In addition, there is now much more alignment with WHS aspects which […]

The Role of the “Risk Assessment” and Why it Goes Wrong!

By |June 25th, 2015|

Why Risk Assessment?
Assessing risks is a crucial element of Risk Management, a wide ranging concept applied in many different and varying sectors such as the occupational work arena and finance and counter terrorism.  This short discussion will focus on the occupational sector and the role it plays.   The key tool to effective risk management is […]