Eric is the CEO of Pro-Safe Marine. Originally a Marine Engineer by trade - travelling the world on tankers, bulk carriers and container vessels - he has since spent the last 25 years as a safety professional, both as a manager and as an independent consultant. Eric has provided specialist consulting services and has conducted training workshops and seminars to a wide spectrum of Industry and Government bodies. Specialist areas targeted include Human Factors, risk and hazard management, accident investigation and safety management systems, presented to a wide spectrum of industries - ranging from Maritime, Nuclear Power and Rail, to Defence, Commercial Fishing and Mining in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada as well as South Africa and Namibia.
He is recognised as a pragmatic Human Factors specialists, in particular, focusing his attention on safety culture promotion, human error management, risk-taking behaviour and the risk/human interface.
Eric also leads an international non-profit organisation (The FISH Safety Foundation), dedicated to improving Health & Safety outcomes in Commercial Fishing - an industry recognised as the world's most hazardous. See: www.fishsafety.org