May 2016

Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training Course including EBS Training (OPITO Approved).  Also, Minimum Industry Safety Training Standard (MIST)

Completed at Fleetwood Training Centre

The standard course for anyone working offshore.  Included helicopter emergency, fire fighting, basic first aid and use of rebreathers.

Completed 1996

Edinburgh University - Chemical Engineering Department

Thesis titled 'Sources of Data for use in human factors studies in the process industry.'

Based on extensive analysis of literature, industrial visits and data analysis, the content of the thesis included

  • Human factors
  • Risk management
  • Accident reporting
  • Near miss reporting
  • Incident analysis
  • Log books as a source of data
  • Conclusions

January 2007

National Examination Board of Occupational Safety and Health - General Certificate

Andy self-studied for this qualification using his general experience of health and safety; and researching key topics on the internet and publications.  He blogged his notes, which have since evolved into a website and ebook .


Chemical Engineering - Upper Second (2:1)

Loughborough University