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In Conversation with David Spurgeon Tec IOSH,Dipsm,MIIRSM

David SpurgeonEach month we are In Conversation with one of our teams members so that you can get to know us a little better, this month we are ‘In Conversation’ with David Spurgeon, one of our team of Health and Safety Consultants.

As a qualified health and safety professional, David has over 20 years practical health and safety experience entailing 10 years as a Regional Manager for Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd involving development of national health and safety policies and managing all aspects of health and safety for 90 operational retail and logistics sites.

In this role he also provided day to day health and safety advice to local managers and conducted audits, accident investigations, operational risk assessments and fire risk assessments as a fully trained Fire Risk assessor as well as managing health and safety committees and liaising with trade union safety representatives and HSE, local EHO and Fire Authority enforcing officers when required.

1. What is your role at Park City?
HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSULTANT

2. What would you say is your best attribute? What do you bring to Park City?
25 YEARS OF HEALTH AND SAFETY EXPERIENCE BOTH AS AN H&S MANAGER IN A LARGE NATIONAL COMPANY AND AS A CONSULTANT COVERING DIVERSE BUSINESS OPERATIONS. I LIKE TO FEEL I HAVE A VERY PRACTICAL AND PRAGMATIC APPROACH TO HEALTH AND SAFETY.

3. Tell us an unusual fact about yourself
I HAVE MET AND SHAKEN HANDS WITH 10 OF THE 11 ENGLAND 1966WORLD CUP WINNING TEAM (SIR BOBBY CHARLTON THE MISSING ONE) AND MET AND SHOOK HANDS WITH PRESIDENT MITTERAND OF FRANCE WHEN CAPTAINING THE ROYAL NAVY DARTMOUTH TRAINING COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAM IN 1984 PLAYING AGAINST A FRENCH NAVY TEAM.

4. What is the most extravagant thing you have ever bought?
TWO WEST HAM FOOTBALL JERSEYS WORN BY THE LATE GREAT BOBBY MOORE (AND MY WIFE’S ENGAGEMENT RING WAS THE MOST EXPENSIVE SINGLE ITEM EVER PURCHASED BY ME….I GAVE IT TO HER 34 YEARS AFTER I PROPOSED!! WORTH WAITING FOR!

5. What is your favourite pizza?
I LOVE PIZZA WITH LOTS OF MOZZARELLA CHEESE ON IT!

6. What book are you reading now or have just finished reading?
A CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD, A COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR 1 POEMS

7. Even though you shouldn’t, what can’t you help doing?
I CANNOT EAT A SANDWICH WITH OUT A BAG OF CHEESE AND ONION CRISPS!

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