Andy Farrall, the founder of Management & Safety Training Ltd, is a highly experienced consultant and trainer. Having obtained a wide range of formal qualifications, from health & safety and accident investigation to audit and training, he now specialises in crisis management – from both the consultancy and training perspectives.

His interest in crisis management stems from his previous 12-year career with the NHS Ambulance Service. During that time he served not only as an emergency technician but also as a control room officer – so he’s seen, and managed, real emergencies close up. Indeed, during his service he was twice commended by his Chief Officer for his work at serious road traffic accidents (one of which, sadly, involved a fatality).

This experience gained during service with the NHS Ambulance Service proved invaluable when he was commissioned by the Irish Ambulance Service College in Dublin to design, and then present, courses on critical decision making for their senior officers and paramedics. These courses were all well received.

He is now in a position both to offer an audit service for existing crisis management plans, and consultancy support in situations where an organisation is either writing a plan from scratch or updating their existing plans. For more details please feel free to get in touch with him directly via the Contact Us page for an informal initial discussion.

Andy’s interest in crisis management ranges across a number of specialist topics such as:

  • Human error
  • Risk assessment processes for complex systems
  • Communications
  • System failures
  • Etc …

Some of these topics have become the subject of presentations which he has given (by invitation) to professional groups in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. Videos of a couple of these presentations can be seen via the following links:

Closer to home, Andy was invited to join The Protect Alliance (UK) as a specialist in crisis management, and this was an invitation he was very pleased to accept. Indeed, he will be appearing on their stand as a guest at the forthcoming Fareham Business Expo in February ’24.

His professional qualifications are as follows:

  • Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (FIIRSM)
  • Chartered safety & health practitioner (CMIOSH)
  • Member of the Institute of Industrial Accident Investigators (MIIAI)
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership (MIoL)
  • Accredited member of the UK Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR)
  • Lead quality management systems auditor – ISO 9001

Other landmarks in his health & safety career include (in no particular order):