Meet the Team

Lee Smith - Health Life and SafetyManaging Director – Lee incorporated HLS in 2009 and has a very practical attitude to health & safety compliance. If its training, consultancy or acting as a CDM Co-ordinator the project is managed with a common sense approach.

After serving over 24 years in the Royal Engineers and working on construction projects worldwide Lee has the ability to provide businesses with quality bespoke safety advice guidance and training.

Lee is currently engaged in improving his portfolio by completing the NVQ Level 7 in Occupational Health & Safety.

John - Health Life and Safety Training ManagerTraining Manager – John has over 25 years experience in the construction field, having lead projects worldwide during his time serving with the Royal Engineers. The last 12 of those years he has concentrated his skills on training development & validation and Health & Safety management.

John is a consummate professional with a proven talent for engaging students of all backgrounds and abilities to maximise their potential in their chosen field or on course. His professionalism and resourcefulness in training development is an excellent tool companies can utilize to adapt and tailor training and Health & Safety development to enable a more bespoke product to those individual organisations.

John is improving his personal development portfolio by studying toward NEBOSH level 6 Diploma in Environmental Management which enables him to branch out further to companies requiring environmental compliance training and advice to meet legislative requirements.

Richard Oldcorn - Commercial ManagerCommercial Manager – Richard Oldcorn completed 26 years military engineering and construction service in 2007, having initially serving two years at the Army’s Apprentices College Chepstow as a Carpenter & Joiner apprentice and ending his service as a Commissioned Officer.

During that time he has worked across the world on numerous military projects in challenging environments and numerous guises, as a tradesman, team leader, planning and design manager, project manager, change manager, logistics, safety professional and operational manager/director.

Having held positions as a project construction manager for MITIE. Running his own successful pallet racking and shelving installation company for four years before moving into Health and Safety full time as a Health & Safety Officer (HSO) for Bureau Veritas overseeing safety during the construction of onshore wind farm projects across the UK as well as working as an external auditor with Bureau Veritas.

Richard more recently has been involved in teaching a variety of safety courses for HLS Ltd, it is his boundless enthusiasm, professional experience and positive approach to training, that allows him to develop his students to achieve their full potential and reach their aspirations within the Health and Safety environment.

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