The Hydrosafe team have extensive experience over range of Engineering Design and Health & Safety roles in many industry types. Our main business is the Offshore Engineering sector but we also support other areas such as chemicals, electronics, health, medical and food and beverage, offices and SME’s. The core Hydrosafe team are given below:

Eddie Scott is the director and principal Health and Safety consultant at Hydrosafe.

He is an Environment, Health and Safety specialist in all aspects of onshore and offshore construction safety, from safety in design, manufacture, construction, commissioning to operation and decommissioning.

 Eddie was marine Health and Safety advisor for Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors on the Queensferry Crossing Project.

 He is a member of IIRSM and has held senior HSE management positions in marine renewable energy development companies, defence, chemical, electronics and semiconductor manufacturing industries.

 Prior to his career in HSE, Eddie also held project engineering positions in offshore engineering and shipbuilding companies.

He is USA patentee for a safety device, used in technical diving equipment and also worked as an HSE approved media diver, contracted to various film and TV companies requiring the services of underwater operatives, cameramen, riggers, safety and rescue personnel.

(Associate) Jon holds a PhD from Imperial College London and is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years total experience in broad range of disciplines in the construction industry.

Jon was the Lead Structural Engineer at Aquamarine Power where he was responsible for the structural aspects of Oyster 800 WEC (full scale 26m width 800kW rated) from the concept design through detailed design, on-site fabrication, operation & maintenance and decommissioning planning.

Prior to joining Aquamarine Power, Jon’s career includes dynamic structural analysis and design of offshore riser systems with responsibilities on major international contracts for 2H Offshore Engineering including secondments to Paris and Houston.

Jon worked as a Civil and Structural Engineer for Technip in Athens designing structures and foundations for components in Oil refineries, many in seismically active areas. This included new build structures and the more challenging renovation projects where solutions needed to fit within the tight space constraints of the existing structure.

Jon also worked as a Structural Engineer for Atkins in London where he completed design work and led design teams on a range of projects. These included high rise apartments, office block, hotel, shopping mall as well as various nuclear related structures.

(Associate) Paul Hopkins is a Chartered Engineer with more than 16 years specialist engineering experience in the design and analysis of subsea components and systems for the oil and gas industry. Paul has worked for a range of established engineering consultancies including INTECSEA, Genesis Oil & Gas and 2H Offshore Engineering

Paul has gained extensive project engineering experience on large scale projects across all project phases from concept through FEED, Detailed Design and into execute. Paul has held technical lead roles and been involved in the development of engineering practises for new technologies. This is complemented by practical experience, most recently on the RWE Breagh Alpha development as a member of the pipelay project management team installing a new trunk line to shore.

In the past few years, Paul has gained further experience in business development, marketing, high level subsea cost estimating, technical due diligence and advisory roles for clients looking to develop offshore discoveries.

Alan has 25 years working in Health and Safety, after a former career in Human Factors research in Aviation.  He spent 6 years as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Health and Safety, based in the Northampton office, before moving on to work as a Health and Safety Manager in Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport.  From there, he moved to Scottish Water, spending 6 years managing the health and safety team there.  During this time he served on an HSE Working Group that rewrote the national Health and Safety guidance for working with sewage.

In 2005 he joined BSkyB Ltd as a Health and Safety Adviser supporting the field engineers, and was responsible for designing a ladder safety system that allows Sky engineers to work safely on ladders. This system was subsequently adopted by the Confederation of Aerial Installers and published as a guidance document, and acknowledged by the HSE as a national standard.

Since January 2012 Alan has worked as an independent consultant and trainer, providing support to local companies on Health and Safety management.  He has taught IOSH Managing Safely, Working Safely, Directing Safely and Safety for Senior Executives to such organisations as the NHS, and the Aircraft Carrier Alliance at Rosyth.  In addition, he has taught NEBOSH Certificate and Diploma classes to various organisations, including Diageo and Babcocks; and the International Diploma to the oil and gas industry in the Russian Federation and in Aberdeen. Alan is also a Private Pilot with Restricted Instrument Rating, Aerobatic rating and is a British Parachute Association Approved pilot.