Health & Safety Manager – Who is Graham Hendry?

Department: Operations
clip_image002How long have you been with Kingdom: 1 year (TUPE over to Kingdom)
What do you do for Kingdom: Operations Manager (Central Scotland and North East England) and Health & Safety Manager (UK)
Experience: I hold 14 years operational experience, I commenced in the industry as a Security Officer progressing through Mobile Response, Supervision, Duty Controller and Senior Controller. I then moved into management as a Contract Manager and Security Trainer becoming an SIA Approved Trainer in 2006
Key Industry Qualifications: I am a member of the Security Institute, I hold a diploma in Security Management Level 5, City & Guilds: 1886 Level 3 Certificate in Delivering Conflict Management Training, NEBOSH: National General Certificate in Health & Safety Management, and Skills for Security: Security Screening Trainer compliant with BS7858:2012.
Most memorable Kingdom moment: Involvement in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Favourite film: Blazing Saddles, Bourne Identity or Nottinghill (depends on my mood and company)
Favourite food: Fish and Chips
Favourite activity: Ballroom Dancing (still learning), gardening and spending time with our grandchildren
Favourite holiday: Cyprus (foreign) or Boating on Norfolk Broads (UK)
Who would you like to sit down with and have a coffee / beer with (alive or dead) and why: Johann Strauss II, to discuss the inspiration that led him to compose The Blue Danube


Health & Safety Alerts


The most common Health & Safety accident and near miss reports received at Kingdom still remain ‘Slips, Trips and Falls’.

A lot of these are the result of taking unnecessary risks, sometimes with the best of intentions but, none the less, unnecessary.

Don’t take those risks; Think Safe, Work Safe, Home Safe.

Complete your Shield Training (revisit these modules as often as you feel necessary)


Legislation Updates


No legislation updates applicable to Kingdom’s industry sectors this month.

Previous updates
The recent update of RIDDOR, the ‘Common Sense – Common Safety’ report by Lord Young of Graffham, can be found at

A recent review of the Health & Safety at work Act 1974 was completed by Professor Löfstedt entitled ‘Reclaiming health and safety for all’ can be found at


Dispel the myth (Health & Safety getting wrongly blamed again)

clip_image008No mirror in disabled toilet

Issue: - Enquirer’s mum is registered disabled and whilst in their village pub her mum needed to use the disabled toilet. When she came out, she asked the landlady why there wasn't a mirror in the toilet. The landlady stated that it was for health and safety reasons.

Panel decision: - It is ridiculous to suggest that a mirror cannot be provided in a disabled toilet for “health and safety” reasons. This is clearly not the case given that British Standards even specify how mirrors should be positioned to meet the needs of disabled people. The contractor who refurbished the toilet clearly used “health and safety” as an excuse to cut costs and the landlady appears to be happy to pass on this feeble excuse to customers.

View more myths at


clip_image010[1]clip_image010Short Quiz

Which of the following is an Occupational Hazard?
a) Dust
b) Heart attack
c) Safety Boots

What year was the Health & Safety at Work Act enabled?
a) 1954
b) 1964
c) 1974

An HSE Inspector can issue one of the following
a) Prohibition notice
b) PPE notice
c) Start Work Now notice