Group Health & Safety Manager, NHBC
Head of Health, Safety & Environment, CITB
Head of Construction Sector Safety Unit, HSE
Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director, Construction Products Association
Simon started his career in the building industry in 1974, initially as a quantity surveyor and later moving into a project management role. With the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations in 1995 and health and safety starting to play an increasing part of his role, Simon opted for a change in direction, embarking on a new career in health and safety. Simon current role is Group Health and Safety Manager for NHBC where he has worked for the last 22 years. During this time Simon has contributed to the wider health and safety agenda by chairing the Strategic Forum for Construction’s health and safety committee as well as Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP).
Kevin is head of health, safety and environment for the CITB. This is a key industry position and Kevin wealds significant influence regarding health and safety matters. Kevin sits on numerous industry committees including the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) a committee that works in partnership with the HSE, helping to develop health and safety strategy for the construction industry.
Ray Cooke is a principle inspector with HSE and is head of the construction sector safety team. He joined HSE in 1985 and has inspected many different industries including specialising in docks, shipbuilding and ship repair, woodworking, plastics, food, health services and fairgrounds.
Peter Caplehorn is the Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director at the Construction Products Association. He comes from an architectural background so is able to bring a health and safety in design dimension to the panel, which plays an important part in designing for safe construction. Like Kevin, Peter sits on several industry committees, several of which Kevin also sits on so they are well known to one another.