Heightsayfe Ltd

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David Thomas, MSc, BSc(Eng), AKC, CEng, FICE, CFIOSH, MInstRE

Largely retired now, David is an experienced chartered civil engineer and chartered safety and health practitioner. 

His early career was spent at Allott and Lomax and WS Atkins.  He then spent nearly ten years at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), latterly as an HM Principal Specialist Inspector of Health and Safety (Construction) and technical advisor to their ‘falls from height’ programme. 

He was then Safety Health and Environment Director at William Hare Ltd. (a global leader in engineered steel solutions with facilities in the UK, UAE and India), before becoming Technical Director at The heightec Group Ltd. (a leading height safety specialist).

His career experience has included design, contracting, enforcement, manufacturing and training. Advice can be provided on the management of safety and health in construction (including temporary works) and manufacturing.

He was a member of BSI Technical Committee PH/5 on personal fall protection (1998; Chair, 2008 to 2022) and is an individual life member of IRATA International, awarded in recognition of services to the association and the industrial rope access industry (2007).

David was a Director and Company Secretary to the Temporary Works Forum (TWf) (2014 to 2023) (Link). He was awarded the Garth Watson Medal by the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2023.


Professional qualifications

BSc(Eng), Bachelor of Science (Engineering), King’s College, London 1983
Civil Engineering (First Class Honours)
AKC, Associate of King’s College, London, 1983
MSc, Master of Science, Salford University, 1989
CEng, Chartered Civil Engineer, 1990
FICE, Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, 2004 (Member, 1989)
CFIOSH, Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, 2005 (Member, 1999)
Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner, 2005
MInstRE, Member of the Institution of Royal Engineers, 2022

Member of the Association of Planning Supervisors, MaPS (1995 to 1997)