British Transport Police, Interim Head of Wellbeing, Health and Safety: 20 days extended to 12 months

Wellbeing, Health and Safety Consulting and Risk Management
  • Led a major internal H&S review after discovering serious issues with risk identification and managementreduced legal risk and reputational risk by significantly improving compliance
  • Advised the ‘Health and Safety Gold Group’ which was formed to manage BTP’s highest risks
  • Restructured H&S and Occupational Health (OH) teams, resulting in better reporting and more impactful line management
  • Liaised with BTP Federation (Union) Reps, consulting on changes to members’ conditions, risks etc
  • Led a high profile relaunch of Force-wide Occupational Health provisions
  • Reduced risks faced by various teams: Counter Terrorism Support Unit, Firearms, Custody, Body Recovery, Suicide Prevention and canine units
  • Improved the competence of the H&S team, significantly reducing performance risk
  • Implemented Trauma Management training (TRiM) and support services
  • Introduced a 12 month WHS Strategy, with key responsibilities allocated to key officer and staff roles
  • Streamlined cumbersome Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), making them easily digestible, effective and impactful
  • Significantly improved quality of officer and staff training, in turn increasing the resilience of BTP’s people
  • Worked with British Transport Police Authority (controlling Authority), ensuring they met their Duty of Care
  • Supported Disaster Victim Identification team including specialist vaccinations for high risk countries
  • Improved Employee Assistance Program support and reporting


Leadership Development and Training
  • As a member of the Force Executive Board, presented current issues and required actions weekly
  • Delivered Wellbeing, Health and Safety Masterclasses to Force Executive Board and various senior officer and staff groups