Working on his own or with others, Alan has experience of running training sessions on all the subjects described on this website, for HSE inspectors, for individual companies, and open public courses. These can be illustrated with many examples of real fires, explosions, or simply companies who did not understand the hazards of what they were doing.

Did anyone think about gas safety before using this cylinder as a trailer support?

Equally, did the management at Buncefield take any attention to this sign?

I found myself trying to explain to a planning inquiry how safety at a proposed gas storage site would be properly controlled, while this site was still burning.