David Mattock is a Graduate in Maritime Studies from Cardiff University. He has a background in logistics, operations management, engineering and process safety in the oil and gas sectors. David worked for Kuwait Petroleum (GB) from 1997 – 2005. In 2007 he set up his own health and safety consultancy company called Beacon Safety Consulting. Beacon specialises in health and safety consultancy in the oil and gas sectors and has worked for organisations including the Oil and Pipelines Agency, Chevron, NuStar Energy, Certas Energy, Advanced Insulation and EDF. Beacon Safety Consulting’s business is split between training and competent person work.Since 1999 David has been working in health and safety. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) and is on the UK Governments Occupational Health and Safety Consultants Register (OSHCR). David’s company runs a number of courses including the NEBOSH International General Certificate, NEBOSH Environmental Certificate, NEBOSH International Certificate in Oil and Gas Operational Safety, IOSH Managing Safely and tailored courses such as IOSH Working Safely in the Oil and Gas Industries.Competent person work carried out by David’s organisation includes the production of safety reports, carried out hazard studies (including Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPS), bow-tie’s and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). David uses a combination of theory and practical knowledge to make training as relevant as possible to his delegates. Currently David lives in Cheltenham in the UK with his wife and two teenage childen.