Internationally renowned expert on stairs

Since leaving university in 1990 I worked at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in Watford, where I developed knowledge and expertise in building related hazards that could be detrimental to health. Having been involved in the 1995 Building Regulation and Safety report and the early development of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), my understanding of these building related risks has spanned many years. In 2008, I edited the Review of Health and Safety Risk Drivers report, an update to the earlier Building Regulations, Health and Safety reports. 


More recently through BRE, I was involved in developing the Cost of Poor Housing models, which has led to a number of useful publications, see useful resources or click the link. These models are now used to assess the cost benefit of removing hazards from homes. 


In 2017, I started my own company "Rise and Going Consultancy" providing my expertise where required.


My particular specialist knowledge is in the risks associated with stairs, both in domestic and non-domestic settings. If you are unsure whether a stair you are responsible for is likely to cause harm to users, or if you have a stair where unintentional injuries have already occurred, why not contact me to see if I might be able to help.


I am also available for Expert Witness work involving falls on stairs. 



My active groups:

  • UK Slip resistance group (UKSRG)
  • RoSPA National Home and Leisure Safety Committee
  • B/208 British Standards Institute (Previous Chair 2002-2021)


Contact me on 01777 706719 01777 706719 or click Contact me to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.


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