Golf-lover Mark SHEQs in!

A fully-qualified health and safety expert has already got into full swing at Finley Structures!

Sports lover Mark Stones has been appointed as our new Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) Manager.

The 43-year-old, a long-time member of Bishop Auckland Golf Club who also played Under-19s county level cricket for Durham in his pomp, has joined the highly-skilled workforce at our Aycliffe Business Park premises.

Mark, married to wife Melanie since 1997, was previously SHEQ Manager with Seaham-based aluminium fabricators Fortress Facades for two years and before that he spent just over a year as Health and Safety Director for construction firm Indbuild in Richmond.

A Chartered Member of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Mark is also a FULL Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), with association of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) in-line with the requirements of the environmental management.

He said: “I am already enjoying my time with Finley Structures. I believe I can contribute much to the internal and external direction of the company with employees and clients alike.

“I have been charged with maintaining and upgrading the Achilles certification as well as working towards and achieving ISO9001 Quality and ISO14001 Environmental management systems.

“I have already located all relevant risk assessments to the machinery and work procedures as well as daily inspection sheets across the spectrum of activities with task-specific RA’s being rolled out to all staff – from the office, to fabrication on the shop floor as well as on-site.

“I like a laugh and a joke as much as anyone but when it comes to work I am serious when the situation demands and to the point – I do not suffer fools or improper behaviour.”

Finley’s managing director Julie Finley added: “We’re delighted to bring someone like Mark on board, he brings with him not just a raft of qualifications, but also a wealth of knowledge and invaluable health and safety experience.

“Zero Harm is absolutely paramount in the construction industry and hopefully Mark will enable us to build on the good reputation we already have for creating a safe environment within the workplace.”

As well as his love for sport, Mark enjoys holidays walking pet dog ‘Oliver’, and over the years he has been involved with a number of fundraising events for charitable organisations, such as walks, fancy dress parties, sportsman evenings and golf days.


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