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IWA’s work of advocating restoration, conservation, good maintenance, and sensitive development of the inland waterways of England and Wales, includes restoring and looking after structures and buildings of the waterways that are an integral part of the waterway environment. IWA’s Honorary Health and Safety Consultant assist IWA’s restoration work and any other organisations requiring advice on health and safety matters. This advice is provided free of charge, but reasonable travel and subsistence expenses are expected to be reimbursed. Individual tasks usually involve a few hours effort with a maximum of a few days.

The main purpose of providing advice is to assist organisations to plan and carry out restoration or other work safely and in compliance with health and safety legislation.  In addition, the Honorary Health and Safety Consultant undertakes limited reviews of procedures and health and safety documents in conjunction with that organisation’s health and safety representative.  It is not the intention for the Honorary Health and Safety Consultant to prepare or approve the documentation, but to provide advice and training.  Their time is likely to be used to best advantage if they are contacted as soon as proposals for projects are formulated, often linking in with our Honorary Consulting Engineers.


For restoration or other work being carried out the Honorary Health and Safety Consultant can provide independent health, safety and environment inspections and the provision of a compliance report.

The Honorary Health and Safety Consultant operates within the strict ethical standards that apply to health and safety matters.  Reference will be made to the Health and Safety Executive and the guidance it provides. IWA’s website includes information in the Practical Restoration Handbook.

Professional indemnity insurance for the work of the Honorary Health and Safety Consultant is included within IWA’s insurance policy.  Advice offered is the professional advice of the Honorary Health and Safety Consultant, given on behalf of IWA, but it does not necessarily represent the corporate view of IWA.

IWA’s Honorary Health and Safety Consultant is Mikk Bradley BSc MICE.  His professional qualifications include: Project Manager level CSCS card, Construction Site Manager’s Safety Certificate, Construction Site Supervisor’s Safety Certificate, CITB Temporary Works Supervisor, CITB Temporary Works Coordinator and NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety

He is a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Chartered Civil Engineer

He can be contacted via IWA Head Office – Call 01494 783453 or email: [email protected] 

[Photo: Towpath Work on the Wendover Arm  –  by Mikk Bradley]

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