Derek Purchase, Safety Consultant, CDM Principal Design Consultant

Derek has worked for a number of large contractors on some very high profile and high value projects.  With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry he has the skills and experience to assist major contractors at the highest level providing services, including Principal Design Consultant (CDM), on large projects in excess of £500m.

BSc (Hons), DipNEBOSH, SpDipEM, CMIOSH, MIIRSM, RMaPS, Construction Safety Specialist, Principal Design Consultant (CDM), OSHCR Registered Consultant

Derek has worked for a number of large contractors on some very high profile and high value projects.  With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry he has the skills and experience to assist major contractors at the highest level providing services, including Principal Design Consultant (CDM), on large projects in excess of £500m.  He has a degree in civil engineering from Loughborough University plus many years involved specifically in construction site safety. He is a hands on practical safety professional with excellent inter personal skills.

Key competencies: Construction specific safety management systems and reporting to OHSAS 18000.  Mixed retail developments in high profile locations up to £500m.  Interim and outsourced safety management support.  Expert site audit and staff development.  Principal Design Consultant (CDM) services and development of specific RAMS and construction phase safety plans. Demolition of various structures plus dismantling.  Assistance US business and US and UK defence projects including experience of US Department of Defence EM385.

Sector experience: House building and major developments including mixed retail and commercial.  Defence including US DoD EM385.  Utility groups and networks including water. Retail and shop fitting.  Renewables including PV/Solar farms.