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10 QUESTIONS


10 QUESTIONS WITH... STEVE HOGAN


Every issue, we ask a health and safety professional the Tomorrow’s Health & Safety 10 Questions. This issue, we chatted to Steve Hogan, Managing Director of Denios Ltd.


employee in mind, and that’s reflected in the businesses he has started. He’s also done it in more than one industry.


Q4. Q5.


Q6. Q7.


Q1. Q2.


WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? Mechanical Engineer.


HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE HEALTH AND


SAFETY INDUSTRY? I fancied the challenge and Denios provided the platform for me to help companies adopt a safer environment – there is so much scope to change and make operations safer. Companies need to think long and hard about safety. I worry that the UK is seriously falling behind its efforts on safe environments. We should not wait for a major disaster to make changes but unfortunately that’s what will happen.


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WHO, IN ANY OTHER INDUSTRY, DO YOU


MOST ADMIRE? Richard Branson – he has the customer experience and the


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IF MONEY WAS NO OBJECT, WHAT CAR


WOULD YOU BUY? An Aston Martin One-77.


HOW WOULD YOU IMPROVE THE HEALTH


AND SAFETY INDUSTRY? Revise legislation and tighten controls. There would be less on advice and recommendation and more on legal compliance.


WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE?


I vaguely remember wanting to be a footballer, but didn’t we all?


WHAT DO YOU DO TO UNWIND?


I like to take my dog for a walk, except for on the occasions when he runs off after other dogs, then I need a glass of red wine.


Q8. Q9.


IF YOU COULD HAVE A DINNER PARTY WITH ANY


THREE PEOPLE, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD THEY BE? Steven Fry, Albert Einstein and Eddie Izzard.


WHAT, DO YOU THINK, IS THE FUTURE OF THE HEALTH


AND SAFETY INDUSTRY? I expect things to very much stay the same, unless major reforms and changes are encouraged by strong governmental support.


Peter James from Plexus Law asks... Q10.


WHICH AREA OF HEALTH AND SAFETY


REGULATION DO YOU FEEL MOST REQUIRES SIMPLIFICATION AND CLARIFICATION FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND THE HSE? Hazardous substances during transport and transition are a disaster waiting to happen…


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