At RRC we are not solely interested in teaching to pass tests. We also aim to provide the deeper knowledge and understanding required in order to work better and more safely.
Our team trains and supports thousands of students each year, with just under 100% rating their experience with our trainer team as 'good' or 'excellent'. The happy by-product is our above-average exam pass rates.
The RRC Trainer/Consultant Team
- Key Skills – the ability to get the very best out of our students.
- Role – delivering training and consultancy throughout the world, working with RRC’s Development team to develop and maintain courses, supporting students and customers to ensure they get the best from RRC’s courses and services.
Dr David Towlson (AKA Dr T), RRC’s Director of Training and Quality
BSc, PhD, CMIOSH, AIEMA, Cert Ed (PCET), MIfL
- Key Skills – bit of an all-round clever-clogs, with safety, environmental, quality and educational expertise (plus a working knowledge of ancient Greek and robotics). NEBOSH Chief Examiner, Associate Tutor on the Loughborough MSc and international ambassador for RRC.
- Role – to ensure excellence in RRC’s courses and services.
Andrew Ashford BSc (Hons), GDL, Cert Ed., CMIOSH
Andrew completed his NEBOSH Diploma in 1997 and subsequently pursued the interest in legislation which he developed during the course, becoming a lawyer and practising barrister. Today he still enjoys tutoring on health and safety courses and finds it particularly rewarding when students start off with very little knowledge and suddenly understand something. He is a NEBOSH Examiner on many different units, including both Certificate and Diploma. Andrew's hobbies include Judo and he even ran his own Judo club for many years. He also likes to cook and enjoys walking in the French Alps.
Roger Bentley BSc, PhD, DipSM, CFIOSH
Roger has been involved in health and safety for over 20 years and, having originally trained as a chemist, he is particularly interested in chemical safety and the health effects of hazardous chemicals. He is a NEBOSH Examiner, Diploma and Certificate, and his favourite thing about being a tutor is hearing from a student who has been successful in their exams. Outside of work Roger enjoys playing golf.
John Binns BSc (Hons), MSc, AIEMA
With over 13 years' experience working in environment management, John is an experienced environmental tutor and more recently also began broadening his expertise to cover health and safety too. He is a regular course writer for RRC and a real favourite in the RRC Course Development Department. John enjoys the diversity of environmental management because it covers many different disciplines and requires a knowledge of science, policy and legislation (which is sometimes quite complex). He takes a real satisfaction from helping students achieve qualifications, improve their work prospects and increase their confidence. In his spare time John is a keen runner, having completed several marathons, and enjoys mountain biking and watching football and rugby.
Bob Bowman MSc, MEd, CMIOSH, MCIEH, SpDipEM
Bob has nearly 30 years' experience in health and safety and food safety. He tutors on a number of different courses but as a keen musician, one of his areas of particular interest is noise. An experienced tutor, Bob really enjoys helping students get the most out of their courses and values the opportunity to instil a positive view of health and safety. In his spare time Bob is a keen cyclist and enjoys speaking French and cooking.
Kevin Coley CMIIOSH, Dip2.OSH, EnvDipNEBOSH
Kevin has spent his entire working career involved in health and safety - although under many different guises. In particular, he enjoys construction health and safety because of the dynamic and complex nature of construction sites and the fact that hazards and risks change on a daily basis. He also holds an MSc in Work Psychology and is really interested in behavioural safety. Kevin is a NEBOSH Examiner and as a tutor he enjoys being able to simplify complex situations in order to explain how legislation is applied. In his spare time, Kevin reads novels and historical texts and also plays war-games based on the American Civil War.
Jon Dawson IEng, MIET, GradIOSH
With over 18 years' experience in health and safety, Jon is particularly interested in behavioural safety - if you can get people to "think safety" then you can achieve anything! As a tutor, Jon particularly enjoys marking assignments and being able to encourage students to achieve better results, especially those that had grave doubts when they started. In his spare time Jon enjoys cycling, the theatre and music.
Mark Dennis Dip2.OSH, CIMIOSH, MRSH, MCIT
Mark has been involved in health and safety for more than 20 years and is particularly fascinated by the legal aspects. He is currently an Examiner for the NEBOSH Certificate practical assessments and has been a tutor for many years. His favourite thing about the job is the wide range of people he gets to interact with and the satisfaction of helping students achieve their desired qualifications. When he's not tutoring Mark does a lot of walking, recently completing a 150 mile walk around Greater London.
Jerry Diplock BSc (Hons), MSc, MCIEH, CMIOSH, NDIP, MIFST
Jerry has been in the H&S business for 24 years and loves solving health and safety problems in a pragmatic way. What he enjoys most about being a tutor is the interaction with the students. In his spare time he goes walking and rides his motorcycle!
Allan Ferguson BA, DipNEBOSH, CIEH Professional
Allan trained originally as a barrister before going into industry where he gained over 30 years' experience in managing health and safety and statutory compliance in industries including engineering, manufacturing, printing, retail and information technology. His interests include sailing, golf, music and languages.
Richard Griffiths PhD, MSc (Env Man), MEd, Cert Ed, GRSC (1st), CMIOSH, AIEMA, FIIRSM, FRSPH, Env Lead Auditor
After leaving University with a first class degree in Chemistry, Richard subsequently achieved a PhD and went on to complete an MSc and an MEd via distance learning. Richard has been working in health and safety since 1980 and is a firm believer in the importance of all aspects of risk management. He is a NEBOSH Examiner and a tutor on several different environmental and health and safety courses. Richard enjoys tutoring because he gets to learn something new every day. In his spare time Richard enjoys watching sport, particularly rugby union.
Peter Harvey Dip2.OSH, CMIOSH
Peter has had a wide exposure to health and safety, having worked with a Local Authority enforcement team and also working in the RAF, before going into health and safety full time. In particular, he is a firm believer in the importance of machinery guarding, an area he feels is often lacking in many workplaces. Peter is a NEBOSH Examiner and experienced tutor, mentoring students on several different courses. He really enjoys helping students through the NEBOSH Diploma Unit D process - working with a student from the initial planning stage through to submission allows him to see an assignment develop, give guidance, and hopefully see a successful outcome. Other than tutoring, Peter also enjoys running and skiing.
Rodger Hope CMIOSH, IIRSM
Rodger has been involved in health and safety for over 15 years and has been particularly involved in construction health and safety for over 10 years. He really enjoys tutoring because of the opportunity it provides to influence peoples' attitude towards health and safety. In his spare time Rodger enjoys sailing and boat maintenance.
Rowena Jackson BSc (Hons), CMIOSH, OSHRC
Rowena has a background in Chemistry but has been involved in health and safety for 20 years. Her particular area of specialty is occupational health related topics because of her interest in the way that peoples' health can be affected by poor health and safety management. Rowena is a Principal Examiner for Unit B of the NEBOSH National Diploma and has been a tutor for over 8 years. She particularly loves tutoring because of the opportunity it presents to encourage students to apply their knowledge in their own workplace and make a real difference. Outside of work Rowena enjoys keeping fit by dancing - and also relaxing by watching Strictly Come Dancing on television!
Stan Jones CMIOSH, M.I.Fire.E
Stan has always been interested in safety, beginning his career in the Fire Brigade and subsequently moving into health and safety. Two of the main topics he is interested in, for fairly obvious reasons, are fire and communication. Stan is a NEBOSH Examiner and has been a tutor for over 10 years - he really enjoys finding different ways to generate understanding among students. In his spare time Stan enjoys golf, travel, and drinking the occasional pint of beer.
Brian Marcon CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMS, Cert-Ed OSHCR
Brian's interest in health and safety arose from his involvement in the safety issues associated with deep mining in the UK, way back in the 1970s. Today his favourite topic is the interpretation of health and safety legislation - knowing what organisations need to do to meet the requirements of different regulations. Brian has been a tutor for many years and is really passionate about his role in mentoring students and really values the good feedback he receives at the end of each course. His hobbies include motorcycling and his current bike can reach speeds of up to 186mph - which might seem to contradict his keen interest in safety!
Zoe Neasham BSc (Hons), CMIOSH, Dip2.OSH
Zoe has been involved in health, safety and the environment for over 13 years, having completed her Diploma with RRC. Today she is a NEBOSH Examiner and a favourite writer amongst RRC's Course Development team after working with them on many successful projects. Zoe's real passion is human factors because she thinks people can be an organisation's greatest asset - but also their greatest challenge. She is also fascinated by the meticulous detail of health and safety law. Zoe really enjoys tutoring because it allows her to help students who are struggling with difficult concepts - and getting emails from students whooping with joy at their results makes all of the hard work worthwhile. In her private life Zoe is a mum of two, but also manages to find the time to take part in long distance running - and has even completed several half marathons and marathons.
Roger Passey Dip2.OSH, CMIOSH, MIIRSM
Roger has a background in engineering but has been working in health and safety since the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) were first introduced - that's over 20 years. It's no wonder that hazardous substances are his main area of interest! Today Roger works closely with the RRC Course Development team and is one of their most trusted writers. He is also an Examiner for NEBOSH and in his spare time he likes to venture down to Cornwall and go for walks along the coastal paths.
Jim Phelpstead BSc, PhD, CMIOSH
Jim has been working in health and safety for 16 years. He started as a safety officer in the food industry and then moved on through management positions into consultancy and training. His favourite topics include occupational health and hygiene as he has a background in biological sciences. For fun he loves walking in the great outdoors with his family on holidays and sailing.
Gordon Pimperton BSc (Hons), DipOSH, CFIOSH
Gordon has over 30 years’ experience in health and safety and is particularly interested in occupational health and hygiene; safety culture; and health and safety law. Until recently he was the Principal Examiner for NEBOSH on the National Diploma Unit A and has been a tutor and NEBOSH examiner for 20 years. He enjoys explaining things to students and seeing the satisfaction that they get as their learning and understanding develops. In his personal life Gordon’s hobbies include tennis, badminton, skiing, walking, motorcycling and DIY.
Dawn Pope PhD, MIEMA, CENV, CMIOSH
Dawn has been working in health, safety and the environment for over 20 years. One of her preferred topics is occupational hygiene and, as an environmental scientist, she also enjoys all aspects of environmental management. Her favourite thing about being a tutor is the interaction with students and the fact that each one brings a different range of knowledge and experience to the course. Aside from tutoring Dawn also enjoys travelling and is a keen lover of wildlife.
Dave Robertson MinstLM, CMIOSH, MIIRSM, MaPS
Dave is enthusiastic about all areas of health and safety and has been working in health and safety for over 15 years. He is a NEBOSH Examiner, Certificate and Diploma, and has been tutoring for over 10 years. His favourite thing about tutoring is the ability to change behaviour by ensuring understanding. Dave's hobbies include clay shooting and refereeing.
Terry Robson BSc (Hons), PhD, CFIOSH, MRSC, CChem
Terry moved into health and safety after working as a Development Chemist for British Nuclear Fuels. Perhaps unsurprisingly, his favourite topics include chemical safety and radiation protection, although his expertise is wide-ranging. Terry has been a NEBOSH Examiner and is Chair of the NEBOSH Diploma panel. He is passionate about tutoring and enjoys helping students achieve their ambitions. Terry is also a favourite writer amongst RRC's Course Development department and has worked on many development projects with them. In his spare time Terry enjoys running to keep physically fit, playing chess to keep mentally fit and listening to jazz to keep sane.
Maureen Simpson GRADIOSH
Maureen has been working in health and safety for over 15 years and her favourite topics include manual handling, health and safety management and law. She really values the opportunity to help students get through challenging courses and the opportunity to pass on her expertise. In her spare time Maureen enjoys reading, keeping fit and learning Spanish.
Martin Speirs CMIOSH, AIEMA, CChem, MRSC, Dip2.OSH, SpDipEM
Martin has worked in health, safety and the environment for many years and, in particular, specialises in environmental management. He is an experienced tutor and really enjoys interacting with students and helping them to achieve their goals. Outside of work Martin enjoys walking and sport.
Lee Stampton CMIOSH, CERT ED (FE)
Lee is an experienced tutor and a NEBOSH Diploma Examiner, having worked in health and safety for over 20 years. He enjoys tutoring because it gives him the opportunity to interact with a wide range of people and share ideas about new ways to improve the management of environmental health and safety risk. Outside of work Lee is a keen sportsman and enjoys rowing, cycling and running.
Dr David Wenham BSc, MSc, PhD, DipSH, DipLaw, AdvDipEd, MRSC, CChem, CFIOSH
David has had a long and varied career in health and safety, spanning over 30 years. His favourite topic is case law because it is always evolving and causing interesting arguments and debates. A NEBOSH Examiner on the Diploma Unit A, David has also been a tutor for over 10 years and really enjoys interacting with students via email, face-to-face or on the phone. David has also worked with RRC's Course Development Department on several projects and in his spare time enjoys photography as well as theatre, travel and dog-walking.
David Whitelegg BSc (Hons), CEnv, MCIWM, MIEMA, Dip2.OSH
David began his interest in the environment over 30 years ago when he was running overland expeditions through Africa. Since then, he has spent over 15 years involved in health, safety and the environment, with areas of particular interest including the waste industry and heavy industry. David's favourite thing about being a tutor is being able to explain a complex subject to someone and seeing them go on to demonstrate understanding or, even better, apply the knowledge in their own workplace. Outside of work David is a Special Constable with the Hertfordshire Police and a keen motorcyclist.
RRC Middle East Team
Hasan Alaradi, Managing Director/Lead HSE Tutor/Consultant
CMIOSH, MSc, RMST
RRC Middle East is directed by Hasan Alaradi, one of a handful of Bahraini-based IOSH Chartered Safety Practitioners, with more than 25 years of safety management experience in the field of aluminum and petroleum industries.
He was awarded his MSc in Safety Technology and Risk Management and his Diploma in Safety Management from the UK's prestigious Aston University. He also holds a number of overseas qualifications in fire safety management, oil incident management, accident investigation and radiological safety.
He has an important role in giving direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organisation's vision, mission, strategy and annual goals and objectives for company development and growth.
Hassan Amrulla Jaffar, MSc
Hassan received an MSc with distinction in Environment, Health and Safety from the UK, as well as professional qualifications including the NEBOSH Diploma, HACCAP (Food Safety) and other certificates. He is also an accredited OHSAS 18001 lead auditor, ISO 14001 internal auditor and holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering.
He has experience in the field of aluminium smelting, petroleum refinining and petrochemicals, having worked for Aluminum Bahrain (ALBA) for more than 10 years.
Hassan is responsible for developing and conducting high-quality health and safety training courses and adapting courses to client needs where applicable.
Adel Ali Salman BSc, MBA, TechIOSH
Adel has a Master's in Business Administration, BSC in Mechanical Engineering and other professional qualifications including OHSAS 18001:1999 and ISO 14001 EMS Lead Auditor, NEBOSH General Certificate and Leadership of Change. He worked with Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA) for over 10 years in the health, safety and environment sector.
Adel has been appointed as HSE Tutor/Consultant and Business Development Representative for RRC ME's Dubai office, to work in cooperation with the Bahrain office to provide high-quality training and to develop new business relationships to ensure RRC ME remains proactive and responsive to prospective clients.
Mohamed Bashir, H&S Tutor/Consultant/Operations Manager - Dubai
Mohamed completed his MSc in Chemical Engineering and has wide experience in the field of oil and gas. He joined RRC Middle East as HSE Tutor/Consultant responsible for delivering HSE training courses in accordance with agreed business development plans.
Besides his tutorial service, he is also Branch Manager of the RRC ME Dubai office in the United Arab Emirates and is in charge of all administration and overall operations.
Sumaya Hassan, Operations Manager/Environmental Specialist/Tutor
Sumaya worked for Schlumberger Oilfield Services, initially as a QHSE Supervisor and later as an Environmental Specialist/Auditor, working in Sudan, Egypt, Syria and finally Bahrain.
Sumaya is now responsible for all aspects of managing and monitoring business development operations to ensure that business activities are delivered in accordance with organisational strategy and to guarantee compliance with the requirements of all internal policies, procedures and Quality Assurance (QA) programmes.