Health and Safety

Tim Bates Plant Hire Limited have appointed Derwent Safety Centre Limited as their source of competent advice, as required under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, in which the Approved Code of Practices, states:

“Employers must have access to competent help in applying the provisions of Health and Safety Law… In particular they need competent help in devising and applying protective measures,…”

Derwent Safety Centre Limited is a private limited company registered at Companies House, Cardiff, number 4658400, initially established in 1991 as DSC & Associates, health and safety consultants providing safety training and consultancy to a wide range of businesses involved mainly within the building and construction industry.

Derwent Safety Centre Limited provide a wide range of services for us, including the writing of a Health and Safety Policy (reviewed annually) and Plans, Method Statements, Risk and COSHH Assessments. In addition we receive regular health and safety updates, news and views.

We follow HSE advice to small business in selecting Competent H&S Consultants, Tim Bates Plant Hire Ltd have ensured their advisor is not only chartered, but also registered with the new HSE driven OSHCR (occupational safety and health consultants register)

Robert Skinner, the Managing Director of Derwent Safety Centre Ltd, is a member of a number of organisations/professional bodies, including the following:

Personal qualifications:

  • City & Guilds 7303 Award – Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector 2010
  • NVQ Level 4 Business Planning Units A13 and B12 1998
  • Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health 1996
  • National Certificate in Construction Safety & Health (Number CC154) 1995
  • C.I.T.B. CPCS Registered Instructor/Assessor (Number 3174322I) 1993
  • National General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health (Number 4267) 1992
  • City & Guilds Electricians Certificate 1979
  • EMEU – Electrical Theory/Practical 235A, 235B 1976/7

Formal courses/training attended:

  • UKATA Asbestos awareness Lincsafe .5 Day 2010
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector HZL Training Derby 5 Days 2010
  • Professional training in procedure & best practice Bond Solon Training 1 Day 2009
  • Sustainability Improving environmental performance IOSH group 1 Day 2009
  • Emergency First Aid Derwent Training ltd 1 Day 2008
  • Giving evidence Bond Solon Training 1 Day 2007
  • PASMA Erection of Mobile Alloy Towers Safety and Access Ltd 1 Day 2006
  • A level Law. p/t Burton College < 1 yr 1998
  • Participative training techniques update ATBlandbase 2 Days 1997
  • Manual Handling Instructors update RoSPA 2 Days 1997
  • BSC in Construction Management. p/t Derby University > 2 yrs 1996/7
  • Participative training techniques ATB Landbase 5 Days 1994
  • Manual Handling – Instructor (MH1/112/226) RoSPA 5 Days 1994
  • CAT & Genny instructor training (8285) Radiodetection 1 Day 1992
  • Portable Appliance Testing D L Electrotechnology 1 Day 1991
  • Instructor training ATB Landbase 5 Days 1991
  • Excavator/loader operator JCB training Centre 10 Days 1978


  • Continual attendance to maintain professional standing at various CPD events arranged by APS, IOSH, BOHS together with regular attendance at HVCA, IOSH and MCSA meetings

Membership of professional associations, safety committees and charitable bodies

  • Registered Competent Consultant with the HSE OSHC Register 2011
  • Registered member – the Association for Project Safety (011600) 2010
  • Member – the Association for Project Safety (011600) 2006
  • Chartered member – Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (020438) 2005
  • Member – British Occupational Hygiene Society 2004
  • Registered Safety Practitioner – Institution of Occupational Safety & Health
  • (020438) 2001
  • Registered Instructor – Lantra (SKIA01) 2000
  • Chair of the IOSH Consultancy Group 2008 to date
  • Past Chair and current committee member of Midland Construction SafetyAssociation. 1993 to date
  • Vice Chair of the HVCA Midland Safety Group 2008 to date
  • Member of The Federation of Small Businesses,
  • National Health and Safety Policy and Risk Management Committee 2007 to date
  • Events Organiser/Social Secretary of the Construction Industry Charity the Lighthouse Club (Nottingham Branch) 1995 to date

Further information and contact details can be obtained from their website

Health and Safety