Health & Safety

Intelect have always put the health and safety of their staff at the forefront of their business goals and have regularly received awards and accreditations from the British Safety Council, Safecontractor and JN Bentley for their performance with regards to Health & Safety.

Intelect have had a group wide approach to health and safety, with Director John Thompson and other key members of staff making sure safe practices and new legislations were strictly adhered to.

As Intelect continues to grow, with premises in Teesside, Humberside and The Midlands, it was decided that a dedicated role of Health & Safety Manager should be created.

Dave Ritchie Health & Safety Intelect

Dave Ritchie Health & Safety Manager Intelect

Intelect were fortunate enough to employ Dave Ritchie for this role, who alongside his BSc in Safety and Environmental management qualification, has spent the last 24 years working for the McCain Foods group, a major player in the food manufacturing industry, a sector which Intelect has extensive experience in, designing, fabricating, installing and commissioning plants and equipment.

Dave served with the British Army throughout the 1980s in the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.  On leaving the army Dave was employed by McCain, gaining a wealth of experience in food processing, procurement, start-up management for new installations, before being appointed the site health and safety officer.

Dave is passionate about health and safety, and holds a genuine belief that no one needs to be injured in the workplace, this includes both physical injuries and mental illness.

Dave will be travelling around Intelect's own facilities, as well as conducting regular visits to our clients sites to ensure standards are continuously maintained and improved upon. If any of our staff or customers would like to speak to Dave or arrange a meeting he can be contacted via email using or by phone on 01642 87 87 84 or 07702 91 32 52.

This proactive approach, and the continued investment in health and safety will ensure Intelect are well placed to achieve the new international standard for occupational safety and health, ISO 45001 which is hoped to be published later this year or early next year, and is a priority for the company.

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