Director of Training
Specialist areas: Work at Height, Technical Rescue and Confined Space
Phil has over 30 years’ experience in instructional and managerial roles specialising in height safety and rescue. 16 years service as a Royal Marine Mountain Leader, teaching mountaineering and industrial climbing, provided Phil with a solid base on which to build his course development and instruction skills, put to good use once he retired from service life.
Several years as a freelance instructor, delivering height safety and confined space courses, as well as work as a rope access technician, allowed Phil to gain experience across many different industries. Full time employment followed, with 4 years as a lead trainer for height safety and rescue in the UK followed by a spell as European Training Manager, working with many training companies across Europe.
Phil specialises in work at height as well as technical rescue and confined space access and rescue. Along with the instructional side, Phil can support with consultancy work in these areas.
Specialist areas: Technical Work at Height and Confined Space
Barry has worked at height for many years across different job roles and industries, including with time served in the Royal Marines. After leaving the military, Barry became a rope access technician and moved up to become a Technical Manager in rope access and height safety systems. Barry also has a lot of experience in confined space work, often combined with rope access in extreme environments. Barry also has the role of Head Team Leader of Guardian’s on-call Rescue Team and provides consultancy and advice for general work at height, rescue, rope access and confined space work.
Specialist areas: Work at Height and Rescue
Andy made the switch to industrial work at height training after many years’ experience of climbing and working in the outdoor education industry as an instructor and training coordinator. Since joining Guardian, Andy has gained experience in industrial work at height across different industries like construction, utilities, offshore wind energy and as part of Guardian’s on-call Rescue Team.