Bob has a background in industrial chemistry; petroleum refining, water supply, power generation. Process monitoring and analysis were key elements of these roles.
Dealing with hazardous environments and materials led to health & safety roles & responsibilities. Bob is qualified in health & safety to Masters level, specializing in Occupational Hygiene and building health. He has been a consultant in these fields since 1993.
Volunteer ambulance officer/paramedic for 37 years.
Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
Member of the New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society
Certified Corrosion Technologist
Technical Assessor in Asbestos in New Zealand & Australia.
Member of the New Zealand Association of Consulting Laboratories
Specialist analyst/consultant in:-
- asbestos (consulting & training only)
- solvents and vapours
- dusts and fumes
- noise exposure/dosimetry
- noise compliance monitoring
- heat stress
- lighting/illumination surveys
- indoor environment quality/healthy buildings/building related illness
- drug detection
- New Zealand Occupational Hygiene Society
- New Zealand Institute of Chemistry
New Zealand Association of Consulting Laboratories
Australasian Corrosion Association
International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ) Technical Expert
- Master of Management in Occupational Safety and Health
Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Administration in Occupational Safety and Health with Distinction
Diploma in Safety Management with Distinction
New Zealand Certificate in Science (Chemistry)