Margaret Cotgrave Occupational Health & Safety Manager

I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1982, enjoying a successful and varied career spanning a wide variety of specialities including: Cardiology, Intensive Care, Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology, Professional Development Advisor and eventually moving into Occupational Health.

I am passionate about empowering people to stay healthy and safe both in and out of the workplace, and with this in mind, I am delighted to manage the Occupational Health and Safety Team at Seva.

I am particularly interested in education, and we pride ourselves on the fact that all of our team are chosen for their appropriate qualifications and current knowledge and expertise, thus ensuring a professional, affordable and up to date service. I look forward to chatting to you about ways we can holistically and affordably keep your business fit for work.

Tony Buratti Health & Safety Manager (IOSH, NEBOSH, GIFE)

I have spent 30 years as an Operational Fire Officer for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, moving into the Health and Safety Department prior to my recent retirement. Throughout my career, I have served at many locations in the Wirral, Liverpool and Merseyside areas, and as the Officer In Charge, attended many serious fires and road traffic incidents, which required me to carry out Health and Safety Risk Assessments and emergency procedures, as well as directing my team to optimise public and team safety.

The forefront of my role at incidents was to ensure the Health and Safety of Fire Service Personnel and members of the public. It was a natural progression for me to develop these skills to teach and train non fire service personnel. Seva Occupational Health, Safety and Training Services is the type of organisation that follows all of the fundamental principles that are important to me, basically keeping people safe in a friendly and professional manner. I look forward to being part of a developing business and am proud to be part of this highly professional team.

Des McDonald Fire Safety Advisor (IOSH, NEBOSH, GIFE)

I work for Seva on a part time basis as a Trainer and Fire Consultant, providing Training on a range of subject matter, including: First Aid, Fire Awareness, Fire Marshall/Fire Warden and Health and Safety.

I enjoy, and am privileged, to be part of a dynamic, progressive and forward thinking team who can benefit your staff, by regularly delivering first rate Training in all subjects at all times.

My full time profession is as a Wirral based Operational Watch Manager within Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, with whom I am about to complete 22 years service. As a trainer I can draw on my practical experiences, acquired over the last twenty years, and use them to make my presentations and sessions educational, informative and relevant, which is of great benefit to students/clients. My working background also includes various engineering roles over the years, and my qualifications include various engineering and Health and Safety qualifications along with the mandatory Fire Service Promotional examinations.

Mark Cotgrave Health & Safety Manager (IOSH, NEBOSH, GIFE)

I have recently completed 31 years service with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. My most recent role was as an Operational Watch Manager at a busy Wirral Fire Station.

I have always been interested in Fire Prevention, leading to an interest in Health and Safety. This led to me taking IOSH and NEBOSH qualifications. I was delighted to be invited to join the Seva Team, as their philosophy of helping people achieve their goals in such an ethical manner, mirrors my own personal philosophies.

My role as a Watch manager for many years has given me experience in Risk Assessment, prevention and teaching and training.

My passion is Training persons in the legislation and processes that may not only prevent incidents and accidents, but can keep people up to date with the mandatory Health and Safety Executive requirements. I also feel training is of paramount importance in helping to keep people safe in the workplace, and is also often mandatory.

This area can present a minefield for HR managers, MDs and companies, who can get bogged down by it all, then put it to one side, often with undesirable and preventable consequences.

I am happy to chat to anyone, to help guide them through their requirements in Fire, Health and Safety services and training needs and encourage businesses to have a more pro active approach.

Kevin Kewn Physiotherapist

I have been a physiotherapist for more than 22 years. I have worked in professional football at Premier League level; I have managed private physiotherapy clinics since 1987, originally on a part-time basis whilst working in football and for the last four and a half years full time. I maintain Continuing Professional Development by attending courses, seminars and mentoring student Physiotherapists. I have maintained my first aid qualification since inception in 1979.

My background is service in the Royal Navy and Merseyside Fire Service, which I left in 1990 to take up full time physiotherapy duties in professional football. I have an interest in all sports and specialise in the rehabilitation of injured persons.


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