About Us

Competent Professional Assessed and Certified by external bodies.

Chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.

Member of international institute of risk and safety managers.

Associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment 




Qualified and Experienced

Highly qualified and experienced

Experienced in health, safety, quality and environmental processes and management from many industries and sectors.

  • Manufacturing
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Railway
  • Offices
  • Churches and Charities

Welcome to Safe 365 UK! My name is Richard Pickles, and I am the founder and lead consultant here at Safe 365 UK, your trusted partner in health, safety, environment, and quality (HSEQ) consulting. With over 18 years of comprehensive experience in the manufacturing, service, pressure, and railway sectors, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help your business thrive in a safe and compliant environment.

Professional Journey

HSEQ Consultant and Auditor at Safe 365 UK

  • June 2024 – Present
  • I currently offer specialized HSEQ consultancy and auditing services, including support in health, safety, quality, environment, BRCGS, and Chain of Custody. I also collaborate with certification bodies and provide diploma marking services for NEBOSH.

Group Health and Safety Manager at Paper Manufacturing Company

  • January 2015 – June 2024
  • During my tenure, I developed and implemented robust H&S systems, achieving ISO45001 certification across multiple sites. I spearheaded the deployment of BRCGS Consumer Products standards, FSC/PEFC, ISO9001, and ISO14001 systems, significantly enhancing occupational health and safety across the organisation.

ESH Manager at Pressure Systems Design and Manufacture Company

  • August 2010 – January 2015
  • I achieved OHSAS 18001 certification and implemented significant improvements in business continuity, security, and manufacturing processes. My efforts resulted in a 90% increase in near-miss reporting and a 0.00 injury severity rate over 700 days.

Safety and Compliance Manager at Railway Infrastructure Company

  • August 2006 – August 2010
  • I developed and achieved Railway Infrastructure and ISO9001 certification, enabling the company to operate safely and efficiently across the UK’s railway infrastructure.

Professional Memberships and Qualifications

  • Chartered Member of the Insitute of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH)
  • Member of International Institute of Risk Safety Managers (MIIRSM)
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (AIEMA)
  • Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers

Key Achievements

  • Achieved and maintained ISO45001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO14001 certifications across various organizations.
  • Developed and implemented comprehensive H&S strategies, resulting in significant improvements in workplace safety and compliance.
  • Managed large-scale projects, including the refurbishment of facilities, implementation of HSEQ software solutions, and integration of new production lines.
  • Delivered effective health and safety training programs, including IOSH Managing Safely® and IOSH Working Safely®.

About Safe 365 UK

At Safe 365 UK, we are dedicated to providing top-tier HSEQ consultancy and auditing services tailored to meet the unique needs of your business. Our mission is to ensure that your operations are not only compliant with regulatory standards but also optimized for safety, efficiency, and sustainability.

WordPress Cookie Notice by Real Cookie Banner