Trevor Symonds MIIRSM MIDE

I am Trevor Symonds, I am Managing Director of Northern Safety Ltd based in Stockton on Tees.  I have been working with the Demolition industry for 14 years now as a health and safety consultant involved in the day to day planning, risk management and monitoring of a wide range of demolition projects around the UK with a number of different demolition contactors.  Lately I have become more involved with qualifying the demolition workforce being a member of the National Occupational Standards committee for the qualification structures right through to delivery of the qualifications to the workforce out on site. In my past life I have been everything from a site labourer through to plant operator and onto supervisory and management levels in the construction and demolition industries.

At present I am the IDE regional coordinator for the North East region and have hosted a number of successful regional meetings over the last 3 years.  I have seen an increase in member participation and seen the events gaining momentum year on year and will continue to work towards improving this into the future.

If I was to be elected to the National Council I would like to be able to represent the North Eastern membership and increase their profile and membership numbers.  I would also work towards making the entrance requirements for the IDE more accessible in the Northern regions and being able to offer support and guidance to new members as they work towards full membership.