About Effective Health & Safety Management Limited

Set up by Neil Molyneux in 2004, we provide experienced, professional support to clients in managing health & safety. Before this, Neil had a variety of roles in the private and public sectors and worked as an HSE Inspector.

With wide ranging, in-depth practical experience and strong strategic skills built up over 30 years, Neil can do both detail and the bigger picture in equal measure. Neil has a long standing interest in health & safety leadership, and over recent years has specialised in ‘good governance in health & safety.’

Effective Health & Safety Management Limited has worked across the UK often with organisations looking for some independent expertise or a critical friend. Our services have included strategic assistance eg providing constructive challenge and support on the organisation’s overall safety management system; bespoke audits and reviews eg to provide independent assurance and feedback after serious incidents or an annual ‘state of the nation’ review; briefings and training eg on aspects of H&S leadership and good governance; and projects ranging from assistance with implementing new H&S regulations through to H&S issues associated with the commissioning stages of a multi-million pound power station.

Clients and organisations we have worked with include EDF Energy, T-Mobile, Somerfield Ltd, UK Power Networks, Hill & Smith Plc, Central Networks, the Shropshire Group, Nottinghamshire County Council, Sheffield City Council, Eggborough Power Ltd, the Western Gas Alliance, Salford University, Oldham College, the Association of Colleges, the Centre for Excellence in Leadership, the Learning & Skills Council, CIPFA’s Better Governance Forum and the Learning & Skills Improvement Service.

In recent years, Neil has had two senior roles with the MOD; one as independent member of MOD’s Defence Environment & Safety Board and the other as independent member of the Military Aviation Authority’s Safety Advisory Committee. In addition, Neil was part of the MOD’s recent Defence Safety Regulatory Review. Neil has also been a Trustee of IOSH (the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health), which now has over 44,000 members.

Neil has developed a specialism in ‘good governance in health & safety’ which he sees as a powerful, positive way of helping boards and other governing bodies pull together, in a more holistic way, the key OSH issues they now face – for example, the importance of leadership and employee engagement; organisational culture; risk management; organisational accountability; compliance and assurance; sustainability and resilience.

Assistance in this area can range from high level health-checks eg as part of a board evaluating its OSH capability and overall approach, through to sessions on good governance in health & safety for boards, other governing bodies and also OSH professionals.

Recently Neil has been working with IOSH to develop a board level product in Corporate Governance in OSH, as well as running related IOSH CPD courses for OSH professionals to help strengthen strategic skills in this area.