SLR can provide a unique blend of leadership, management, consulting, engineering and training services, that makes us the natural partner of choice for businesses of all sizes across the process industries.

We’re capable of understanding complex legislation and supply chain interactions, stakeholder interests and business processes, so you can be sure of the necessary expertise to help deliver sustainable long-term improvements.

How can we help?

Our comprehensive range of services has been designed to help businesses get the most from their assets by developing people, plant, and management processes to drive sustainable improvements in safety and environmental performance.

With over 20 years’ experience working within the DSEAR and COMAH regulatory regimes, we provide essential process safety engineering and consultancy support. We help our clients to comply with a complex array of national and international health, safety and environmental legislation, codes, standards and accepted good practice guidance. In doing so, we provide practical solutions to promote safety in design, operation, maintenance, modification, and decommissioning of hazardous facilities.

We are also actively engaged with the wider business community, through industry trade bodies and cluster groups, providing training and seminars to share knowledge and best practice.

Our safety advisory services cover:


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Our team includes

  • Julian Hought Director UK Process Industries Sector
    Julian Hought

    Julian  is a chartered engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the chemical industry. He has an established track record covering research and management of engineering and regulatory compliance functions on high hazard manufacturing sites. Much of his experience spans safety in design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of process plant within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, energy and general manufacturing industries.

  • Sarah Grindrod Technical Director
    Sarah Grindrod

    Sarah’s main focus is on the development of people within the workplace, managing our Safety Advisory training division and ensuring we both deliver our existing qualifications and courses effectively, and continually strive to develop new relevant material and programmes. She is a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, with over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, from Aerospace through to Upper Tier COMAH sites.

  • Ian Walker Principal Consultant
    Ian Walker

    Ian is a Principal Consultant responsible for shaping and delivering services related to Regulatory Compliance and Risk Assessment. He has overseen the delivery of COMAH Safety Reports and associated studies for major blue chip clients across all sectors. Ian is an accomplished auditor for Safety, Environmental and Quality Management Systems (18001; 14001; 9001) as well as providing interim health and safety management support to COMAH Establishments.

  • John Hanna Technical Director
    John Hanna

    John is an experienced engineer within the Safety Advisory team and has over 28 years’ experience within Process Safety. John has a broad background as a Chemical Engineer in Design and as a Project Manager and the majority of his experience is in primary and secondary pharmaceuticals, with expertise in managing compliance in DSEAR (ATEX 153 or equivalent local standards) and risk consultancy.