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Fundamentals of Attribute 4 Health Safety and Welfare: working at height

Event organised by ICE

21 February 2024

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The first in this series of 3 events will focus on working at height and will be presented by HSENI who are the regulatory body for health and safety in a range of work sectors across Northern Ireland.

HSENI will provide an introduction to working at height, the risks and accidents that can occur.

Northern Ireland Water (NIW) is a government owned company providing water and sewerage services in Northern Ireland - they will undertake the role of client.  

NIW will present on working at height from their client’s perspective and their aims of buildability, operability and maintainability.

AECOM is a worldwide infrastructure consulting firm; Doran Consulting are independent consulting engineers based in Belfast, both of which will undertake the role of designer. 

AECOM & Doran Consulting will present on the designers role in working at height and how designers can make a difference to eliminate and reduce the associated risks.

Babcock Rail are a leading rail systems company who undertake the role of principal contractor on railway infrastructure in Northern Ireland.

Babcock Rail will detail examples of working at height that they encounter whilst working on rail systems and how they implement safe systems of work to manage the risks involved.


This session is part of a series of discussions which you need to register for individually. 

Coming soon:


Christine Edwards

Christine Edwards


Health & Safety Inspector

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Christine Edwards

Christine graduated with a BEng (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University in 1988 and subsequently worked for Taylor Woodrow a large construction company based in London. In 1997 she joined HSE, London and obtained a post-graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. She joined HSENI in 2000 and worked as a health and safety inspector in construction, mines & quarries and was deputy head of HSENI’s Information and Advisory Service. She is currently working as part of the Construction Group.

Karen Dolan

Karen Dolan

Doran Consulting

technical director

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Karen Dolan

Karen Dolan is a chartered civil engineer and a technical director in Doran Consulting.  Karen works closely with Clients, Contractors and Designers to ensure that projects are delivered via best practice in Health and Safety and to the highest possible standard of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.  

Karen has extensive experience in providing principal designer and PSDP services for civil, structural, marine, public health, infrastructure sectors working via direct appointments, D&B projects and Frameworks. 

Recent high profile projects were Karen has provided principal designer services include the new Causeway Distillery for Old Bushmills Distillery, Project Curium London Luton Airport comprising new departures pier and terminal extension, City Quays 1 & 2 Office Developments, City Quays Hotel and the new Belfast Grand Central Station.

Prior to working in the CDM / principal designer role, Karen has civil engineering design and project management experience ranging from project design of water treatment schemes, to design, contract documentation and administration of water supply, sewerage, wastewater treatment schemes, harbour refurbishment and leisure projects. 

David Agnew

David Agnew


safety health and environment director

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David Agnew

David is the safety, health and environment director for AECOM’s water, business in UK & Ireland, with 29-years’ experience in the industry.

David is a chartered civil engineer, Institution of Civil Engineers (Health and Safety Registered) and incorporated member of the Association of Project Safety.

As part of the AECOM’s Water team, David has delivered principal designer, CDM Adviser, project management, design and supervision services for a variety of civil engineering schemes, including

  • wastewater
  • water treatment
  • wastewater
  • water infrastructure
  • landfill
  • windfarm
  • sports pitch and
  • building projects.

David drives a positive SH&E culture and provides task planning, design risk management, incident investigation, training, advice, and audit support to AECOM Water business throughout UK&I. David is committed to improving Health and Safety in the construction industry. He is a member of the Environment Agency SHEW Designers Forum and the Institution of Civil Engineers (Northern Ireland) Health and Safety Group and regularly contributes to their seminars. 

Trevor Hutchinson

Trevor Hutchinson

Northern Ireland Water

head of health and safety

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Trevor Hutchinson

Trevor started his career as an environmental health officer working for Kirklees Metropolitan Council in England in 1993. After specialising in Health and Safety he moved on working for various Health and Safety consultancies before moving back to Northern Ireland and joining Farrans Construction in 2001.

In 2008 an opportunity took him to the middle east, Abu Dhabi, where he was involved in many amazing major projects, including Aldar HQ and the Abu Dhabi World Trade Centre.  

After returning to Northern Ireland in 2014, he held Health and Safety Roles in Harland and Wolff, BE Aerospace, and Glen Dimplex before joining Northern Ireland Water in 2022.

Trevor is a Fellow of IIRSM and a Chartered Member of IOSH.

Bernard Grainger

Bernard Grainger



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Bernard Grainger

Bernard Grainger is SQE manager with Babcock Rail.

He has been in Construction Safety for 23 years most of that with Babcock in track renewals and civil engineering in GB and he was the Babcock representative on the Track Safety Alliance Work at Height Group or a number of years.

Bernard has been the Babcock Rail Safety lead in Northern Ireland on Translink Frameworks and Projects since 2019.

For more information please contact:

Maeve Currie