Meet Adam Wade
Adam is not only our Managing Director, he is also a well established and Chartered Health & Safety professional with over 16 years experience. Adam has previously held roles as a Project HSE Manager, Supervisor and Advisor and is well versed when it comes to Health & Safety.
Adam is highly experienced in the integration of ISO:9001, ISO:14001 and ISO45001 ensuring compliance and gaining external certification. His wealth of experience has been built around a variety of projects ranging from small mobile Construction projects to multi million pound Civil Engineering and Infrastructure.
Further to this Adam holds experience within the following:
- Power Station Construction & Commission
- Nuclear Decommissioning
- Wind Farm Construction
- High Voltage Transmission Overhead Power Lines
- High Mast Broadcast Tower Aerial Projects
- Helicopter Lifting Operations
Questions & Answers With Adam Wade
Q: In 3 Words Describe What Health & Safety Means to You?
A: “Keeping People Safe”
Q: How Many Years Have You Worked in Health & Safety?
A: “Well, I had no grey hair when I first started as a H&S professional!! Over 16 years most of which in high risk environments and significant infrastructure and power projects”
Q: What is your proudest moment in a Health & Safety role?
A: “Setting up AW Safety Management and developing a brilliant team of people, and working with some great (and interesting) clients. Although sometimes have been tough (especially 2020) I wouldn’t change it for anything and I feel privileged to be surrounded by such a fantastic team.”
Q: What would you like to change in the world of Health & Safety in your career?
A: “I think more regulation for practitioners – especially in the consulting field, all too often do we find advice that has been given by other “H&S Professional(s);” that shouldn’t have been as it is not in their scope of competency.
We see management systems that really have no value to the business or its employees and to be frank I have seen some shocking risk assessments in my time!
We need a better regulator in the industry which assesses consultants continued professional development with greater scrutiny and more accountability for poor advice like we see within other professional services i.e. lawyers, medical practitioners etc.
For example if a H&S Professional is negligent they can be “struck off” and not be able to practice – were a long way from this and I doubt we will get there any time soon.”