Following the acquisition of HFL Consulting, 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, productivity and profitability.

With over 20 years’ experience working within the COMAH regulatory regime, we provide essential process safety management and regulatory compliance support. We provide practical solutions to promote safety and efficiency in design, operation, maintenance, modification, and decommissioning of complex hazardous facilities.

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

SLR provides services to help our clients comply with a complex array of national and international health, safety and environmental legislation. Our team understands current regulation, codes, standards and Accepted Good Practice across a range of industries and our experience in developing and implementing management systems within businesses means we can offer effective solutions for maintaining compliance.

Our safety advisory services include:

  • COMAH and DSEAR compliance
  • Risk assessments (HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, SIL, HRA, QRA and OBRA)
  • Process safety management
  • Design safety engineering
  • Asset integrity management
  • Reliability and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Competence management systems
  • Workforce development

Our team

  • 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 Training 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.

  • Susie Pearson Principal
    Susie Pearson

    Susie Pearson has over 18 year’s experience in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)  and a background in business management. She has a passion for combining her EHS  and business experience to achieve organisational objectives such as increased  productivity, efficiency and profits through effective and pragmatic EHS management.  Susie is one of the few practitioners in Australia to hold the highest-level Exemplar Global WHS Management Systems Auditing certification. As a WHS Master Auditor, Susie is able to combine WHS and commercial objectives to support better business outcomes.