RRC Trainer/Consultant Team


RRC Trainer/Consultant Team

At RRC we are not solely interested in teaching to pass tests. We also aim to provide the deeper knowledge and understanding required to work better and more safely. 

Our team trains and supports thousands of students each year, with over 98% rating their experience with our trainer team as 'good' or 'excellent'. The happy by-product is our above-average exam pass rates. 

  • 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.

Team Leader - Middle East

Hasan Alaradi, Managing Director/Lead HSE Tutor/Consultant CMIOSH, MSc, RMST

Hasan has nearly 35 years of safety management experience in the aluminium and petroleum industries. Along with the Aston University MSc in Safety Technology and Risk Management he is also qualified in fire safety management, oil-incident management, accident investigation and radiological safety.

As well as leading RRC’s Middle East operation, Hasan ensures the quality of RRC’s courses and their delivery.  Fluent in Arabic and English he has led the translation and subsequent delivery of NEBOSH Courses in Arabic.

Team Leader - North East UK

Zoe Neasham BSc (Hons), Dip2.OSH, CMIOSH

Zoe has been involved in health, safety and the environment for almost 20 years, having completed the NEBOSH Certificate before progressing to the Diploma - where she received the best candidate award for both Diploma Part 1 and Part 2. Today, she is a Consultant, a trainer and has been a NEBOSH examiner. Her real interest lies in human factors because she believes 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 and is an unashamed safety nerd.

Based in Newcastle, Zoe leads the RRC North East team which she combines with looking after her two children and training for her passion for triathlon, having completed her first ironman distance event in 2015.

RRC'S Consultant Trainers

Eva Ainscough Env(NEBOSH)Dip, GradIOSH, CBIFM, M Phil, MEd, BA, RSA(Dip)

Eva has spent most of her working life in the education sector both as a Teacher and as an Estates/Facilities Manager and Director in a large further education college. Since leaving her post of Director of Facilities she has been involved in tutoring health and safety courses both in the UK and abroad, and marks practical work for most Certificate courses on behalf of RRC. She is also a NEBOSH examination marker for the National and International Certificate Courses, usually marking GC2 papers.

Eva enjoys walking both in the UK and abroad and is attempting to conquer all the Wainwrights (the mountains in the Lake District). She also enjoys keeping fit, reading (detective type novels) and spending time with her grandchildren.

Andrew Ashford BSc (Hons), GDL, Cert Ed., CMIOSH

Andrew’s career started in the Royal Navy Submarine Service. After leaving, he moved into Health and Safety, successfully completing his NEBOSH Diploma in 1998. Having qualified as a Safety Advisor, he moved into Safety Management, culminating in his appointment as the global HS&E Advisor for a division of News Corp. Andrew has a strong interest in the law and qualified as a Barrister in 2007, successfully completing pupillage at chambers in Central London, where he gained significant experience of claimant and defendant work in tort and contract law.

Andrew is now in high demand to teach at all levels and to appear as a guest conference speaker around the world.  As a consultant, he specialises in the development of Safety Management Systems and is a judge for the annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards. In his spare time he enjoys international travel, especially long distance treks in the Alps, Andes and Himalayas.

Jonathan Backhouse CertEd BA(Hons) MA MRes DipNEBOSH EnvDipNEBOSH MIFireE CFIOSH

Jonathan is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner.  He has over 18 years of experience working consultant, fire risk assessor, author, and qualified teacher. He has gained a vast amount of experience consulting for local and national organisations and teaching, worldwide, a wide range of NEBOSH, non-accredited, and bespoke courses.

Kim Batten BSc, MBA, MSc, CEng, MICE, Dip2.OSH, CMIOSH
Kim has worked in the construction industry for nearly 40 years. Initially he worked as a contractor’s site engineer, but subsequently spent most of his working life with a telecommunications company where he took on a leading specialist safety role. He's been a NEBOSH examiner on a variety of courses for over 20 years. Outside work he's interested in running, cycling, cryptic crosswords, photography, DIY and making things, archaeology and historic architecture, and supporting Southampton Football Club.
John Binns BSc (Hons), MSc, MSc, GradIOSH, MIEMA, CEnv.

With nearly 20 years' experience working in Environmental Management, John is an experienced environmental tutor. A regular course writer for RRC, 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 road cyclist and enjoys watching football and rugby.

Peter Brookbank MSc, Dip2OSH, CMIOSH

Peter is an independent Health and Safety consultant who advises clients in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Oil and Gas sectors. Currently Peter is involved in teaching many of the Awards and qualifications offered by IOSH and NEBOSH worldwide. He specialises in the successful delivery of the NEBOSH Technical Certificate in Oil and Gas and all Units of the National and International Diploma in countries such as Ghana, Tunisia, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Steve Burke BA, TechIOSH
Steve has worked in HSE around the world (primarily in the high risk sectors of Oil and Gas, Construction and Nuclear), for more than 20 years. Prior to this he was a Production Manager for a major construction company.  Steve enjoys outdoor pursuits - hopefully, doing dangerous things safely. Over the years this has included climbing Mont Blanc, Kayaking across Scotland, Mountain biking from North to South Wales and participating in the Fastnet Yacht Race.
Kevin Coley MSc, BA(Hons), Dip Nebosh, Dip ENV Nebosh, CMIOSH

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 has a keen interest 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.

Craig Davies DipNebosh, CMIOSH, PIEMA, TechIFE, CertEd, MinstL&M. IRCA Lead auditor
Craig has been a Health and Safety professional for over 18 years, with experience in contractor management, fire safety, culture change, behavioural-based safety management systems and Top Tier COMAH chemical process safety. He has been involved with various industry sectors including engineering, mechanical, government, local authority, transport, speciality chemical, retail, logistics and manufacturing. He’s worked at Senior Management level, both strategic and operational, and is an experienced ISO Lead Auditor to various standards including British Safety Council 5* Audit, ISO14001, ISO9001, ISO25999 and ISO18001. He is also a qualified PTTLS adult trainer specialising in behavioural safety.

Jon Dawson IEng, MIET, DipNEBOSH, GradIOSH
With over 22 years' experience in Health and Safety, mainly in the construction and manufacturing sectors, 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.
Daniel Espley MSc, CMIOSH

Daniel has worked for over 15 years in the Maritime and Offshore sector as a MN Officer, DPO and Safety Officer.  His specialist interests include Renewable Energy (Wind Turbine, Met Mast and Offshore Substation Installation / Decommissioning); Oil and Gas (Dive Support, ROV and Well Intervention) and communications (Deep Sea ROV, Fibre Optic Cable Lay and Repair).  He is an Examiner for NEBOSH and also had a brief interim training period with Government Inspectors.

Allan Ferguson BA(Hons), DipNEBOSH
Allan trained originally as a Barrister before going into industry, where he gained more than 30 years' experience in managing statutory compliance in industries such as engineering, manufacturing, printing, retail and information technology. He has been tutoring and consulting in Health and Safety at all levels for over 10 years, both in the UK and overseas. His interests include sailing, golf, music and languages.
Honey Foskett CMIOSH
Honey completed the NEBOSH Diploma with RRC in 2002 and went on to undertake a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education at Plymouth University in 2003 and the BSI OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor course in 2008.  She worked full time in Local Authority Health and Safety Enforcement for 8 years and then for 4 years in Health and Safety Management steering the Council towards OHSAS 18001 compliance standard.  In 2016 Honey moved across from Environmental Health to Environmental Services and is now managing a team engaged in service delivery.
Rodger Hope CMIOSH, PgDip

Rodger has been involved in Health and Safety for over 20 years, the majority spent in Construction Health and Safety, and some time with a local authority.  He really enjoys tutoring because of the opportunity it provides to influence people’s attitude towards health and safety. In his spare time, Rodger enjoys scuba diving and playing tennis.

Chris Jones BSc (Hons) Dip2.OSH CMIOSH
As a qualified ergonomist, Chris has been actively involved in a Health and Safety professional role since 1993.  His training role has been continuous since 1999 during which time he has been actively involved in the NEBOSH Diploma course management and delivery.  Chris’s consultancy skills include musculoskeletal evaluations and noise surveys (occupational and environmental).  Away from his professional H&S work, Chris is a musician and songwriter, keen photographer and loves to travel. He keeps fit by going to the gym and completing the Guardian crossword.  He admits to being a Wolverhampton Wanderers season ticket holder.
Lizzie Kenyon TechIOSH
Lizzie has worked in further education for thirteen years, in both the public and private sectors. Started working life as an electrician, and then moved into training, firstly electrical installation, then moving on to most aspects of Health and safety. When not training, she provides consultancy to small businesses, and conducts competency assessments both on and offshore. Lizzie is very passionate about health and safety, and loves passing on her passion in her training.

She loves reading, music, travelling, studying, and spending time with her kids.
Alex has over 30 years of hands-on experience in senior HSEQ roles in both the public and private sectors. He has a proven track record of leading working groups in the implementation and monitoring of an organisation's Occupational Health & Safety Management System, for which he holds Chartered status with IOSH and is a registered H&S Consultant.
Geoffrey Littley CMIOSH, NEBOSH DIP
Geoff has worked as a consultant for more than 30 years. He has worked with a wide range of clients in the UK and abroad. He has experience of working in manufacturing, local authority, construction, power generation and health care. He is acknowledged as a contributor the RMS series of study books.

Brian's interest in health and safety arose from his involvement in the safety issues associated with deep mining in the UK 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 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!

Kate has been involved in Health & Safety for over 15 years, offering advice and support mainly in the construction and manufacturing sectors. She is experienced at delivering training, auditing processes, contractor management and working to improve safety culture. In her spare time Kate enjoys spending time with her family, walking and photography.
Bill is a qualified electrical engineer who has been in the Health and Safety industry for over 30 years.He enjoys solving Health and Safety problems in a practical and pragmatic way. He has worked all over the world and has experienced many cultures and work locations. What he enjoys most about being a tutor is the interaction with the students and being able to make a difference.   In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and riding/restoring his collection of motorcycles.
Dr Jim Phelpstead BSc, PhD, CMIOSH
Jim has been working in Health and Safety for over 20 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. He is the proud possessor of a range of anoraks.
Dave Robertson MInstLM, CMIOSH, MIIRSM

Dave is enthusiastic about all areas of Health and Safety and has been working in the field for over 20 years. He is a NEBOSH Examiner - Certificate and Diploma - and has been tutoring for over 15 years. His favourite thing about tutoring is the ability to change behaviour by ensuring understanding. Dave's hobbies include clay-pigeon shooting for which he is an internationally qualified referee.

Alan Springhall MSc, DipNEBOSH, GradIOSH

Alan followed his grandfather's advice and left school at 16, subsequently completing a traditional mechanical-engineering apprenticeship. He has since notched up 30 years' experience of practical Health and Safety application in a range of manufacturing environments, including: glass, plastic moulding & extrusion, aerospace, paper and solvent adhesive processing. Alan is now an accredited tutor for the NEBOSH Diploma and most of the certificate courses.

He specialises in classroom delivery, which allows him to share his practical experience and enthusiasm for bringing the syllabus to life. He is also proud to have tutored, on three separate occasions, the best performing National Diploma candidates and likes to think that he played a small part in the performance of these top students! Alan is a keen motorcyclist; he is a volunteer motorbike rider for Northumbria Blood Bikes. In his spare time, Alan likes to keep fit by circuit training, running and competing in triathlons.

Vincent Theobald-Vega FIIRSM, FRSPH, CMIOSH, MISTR, EurOSHM, BSc, MSc, PgDip, Cert Ed (LLS)

Vincent is a very experienced expert Health and Safety Professional, highly committed to the development of quality Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental cultures with a proven track record of creating good safety cultures and reducing business costs whilst improving safety compliance.

David Whitelegg BSc (Hons), CEnv, MCIWM, MIEMA, GradIOSH

David's interest in the environment was piqued 30 years ago, when he was running overland expeditions through Africa. Since then, he has spent some 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.

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