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Fundamentals of Attribute 4 Health Safety and Welfare: workplace transport

Event organised by ICE

28 February 2024

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

Translink are the public transport provider for bus and rail in Northern Ireland and undertake the role of client, principal designer, and principal contractor for upgrade and maintenance projects on the bus and railway infrastructure.

Doran Consulting are independent consulting engineers based in Belfast who undertake the role of designer.

Graham who specialise in building, civil engineering, interior fit-out, facilities management and investments across the UK and Ireland who undertake the role of principal contractor.

HSENI will provide an introduction to workplace transport, why this topic forms part of their current corporate plan with examples of improvements that have arisen from their current initiative.

Translink will present on workplace transport from their client’s perspective and the challenges they are addressing.

Doran Consulting will present on the designers role and how designers can make a difference to eliminate and reduce the associated risks surrounding workplace transport.

Graham will present on aspects to be addressed during construction to manage traffic routes, vehicles, pedestrians, deliveries etc to provide safe systems of work.


This session is part of a series of discussions:


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. 

Louis Burns

Louis Burns


deputy chief executive

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Louis Burns

Having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast, Louis obtained a MA in Industrial Psychology (First Class) in 1992 from University College Dublin. Following this he trained and worked as a health and safety consultant and then took up a position of safety manager with Guinness Northern Ireland Limited. Louis then became the business risk manager with Guinness Limited (formerly Guinness Brewing Worldwide) until he joined the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI).

On joining HSENI, Louis has been an inspector in the disciplined services sector. During this period he developed and reviewed HSENI’s policies and procedures on investigation and prosecutions. In 2005 he became a principal inspector and in 2007 he set up HSENI’s Major Investigation Team where he was responsible for the management and oversight of investigations and prosecutions arising out of fatalities and the most serious accidents at work in Northern Ireland.

David C. Lowry

David C. Lowry


head of infrastructure and projects sh&e

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David C. Lowry

David started his career as a construction site engineer, then a site manager for a multi-national construction company, on several high-profile projects in Northern Ireland before moving into SH&E within construction, working on multi-million-pound projects across the UK and Ireland.

After a decade working for a principal contractor, David moved to Translink (Northern Ireland Railways) and become responsible for the Rail Infrastructure Manager Safety Management System with a keen focus on track worker safety, culture and assurance.

David, now head of infrastructure & projects SH&E for Translink, is responsible for leading rail infrastructure and construction safety, health and environment. David leads a highly driven team of SH&E professionals focussed on ensuring passenger, staff, infrastructure and environmental safety whilst Translink maintain operational facilities and approx. £280M worth of annual capital investment in construction projects.

Andrew Cooke

Andrew Cooke


safety, health and environmental sustainability director

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Andrew Cooke

Andrew is the safety, health, and environmental sustainability director of GRAHAM, who specialise in building, civil engineering, interior fit-out, facilities management and investments across the UK and Ireland.

He has worked with GRAHAM since 1991, and has held a various engineering, project management and central management roles in the company before taking up his current position in 2007. Andrew leads the Safety Culture and Climate Programme and is a behavioural safety coach & mental health first aider.

Andrew holds degrees in both law and civil engineering and has been a guest speaker at numerous seminars on both construction safety and behavioural safety culture.

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ICE Northern Ireland