About Pro Safety Management
Its founder, Alex Burbidge, places a large emphasis on coaching and educating through on-the-job application so that the benefits of taking care of the people within a business become obvious. He sees engagement as the key to a successful organisation and promotes the need to consider wellness within the wider safety solution through another company he runs, Big Smiles.
Pro Safety Management launched in September 2018, and has grown steadily to include clients ranging from insurance and colleges to construction companies. Based in Yorkshire, the company works with organisations across the UK.
With a focus on bespoke and accredited health and safety training, Pro Safety Management is one of the fastest-growing health and safety companies in the UK.
About Alex Burbidge
Alex was inspired to enter the world of health and safety after his own workplace accident, aged just 17, when a van fell from workshop ramp crushing his left hand. In the months after the incident he watched as lawyers, health and safety experts and insurance companies picked over the cause of the accident. During his long recovery, Alex opted to learn more about the causes of incidents and human behaviour.
After making a full recovery Alex decided to study health and safety management at university. He soon developed an insatiable appetite for learning, hard work and a passion for the sense of community, which continue to this day.
Alex chose to work in high risk industries like oil and gas, construction, civil engineering, defence, film, telecommunications and insurance.
He has been involved in many different projects from building new schools, film production, training design, funding health research projects, lobbying the European Union, international standards and managing security projects. Alex was Group Head of Health and Safety at Telefonica O2 and has held a variety of senior management positions.
The limitations and obstacles Alex encountered when delivering health and safety management solutions, became the birthplace of the idea for Pro Safety Management.
Also a talented speaker, Alex’s expertise in training, coaching and teaching has given him the opportunity to present at events in front of companies including HSBC, Phil Morris International and Tata Steel.
Alex’s mission for Pro Safety Management extends to supporting the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. Alex is also passionate about youth employment and takes an active role in Career Ready Mentorships for children in his local community.
Goal 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 14 – Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.