Press release

 

Arriva appoints new group health and safety manager

14 July 2009

Arriva plc, one of Europe’s largest transport services organisations, has appointed Jeremy Corfield as its new group health and safety manager.

Based at Arriva’s head office in Sunderland, the 41-year-old takes on responsibility for developing the group’s strategic health and safety policies and procedures across 12 European countries.

Jeremy, from Gateshead, will oversee compliance with Arriva’s safety certification system and will support Arriva’s bus and rail businesses in maintaining an environment in which the safety of employees and customers comes first.

A widely experienced health and safety professional, his previous roles span the public and private sectors.  He has been an environmental health specialist for the MOD, and worked for Sunderland City Council, CSC, and the Department of Health.  Most recently he worked for global engineering, construction and services company Kellogg Brown and Root on logistics, construction and facilities management projects in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jeremy said: “Although working in the harshest and most hostile environments is challenging, working to maintain health and safety standards at Arriva has just as wide a range of challenges; with 44,000 employees, in 12 countries and 3 million passenger journeys every day, nothing can be taken for granted.

“Good health and safety management is simply good business.  Focusing on real risks and streamlining processes is crucial for any progressive organisation.  That’s why I am excited to be at Arriva where the safety of customers and employees is the primary concern.  We recognise that moving people safely isn’t just a responsibility, it’s our business.”
Jeremy is a Chartered Safety Practitioner and registered member of the Association of Project Safety.

Courtesy of Arriva Plc

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