MEL Health and Safety Consultants

Director Profile - Dean Sykes

Name : Dean Sykes


  • Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
  • Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Associate
  • Member of the Institute of the Association of Project Safety
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management


  • 1996 - NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) General Certificate
  • 1997 - NEBOSH Construction Certificate
  • 1998 - NEBOSH Diploma
  • 1998 - NEBOSH Specialist Diploma in Environmental Management
  • 2003 - Awarded a postgraduate Diploma by Aston University in Risk Management and Safety Technology
  • 2004 - Became a Registered Safety Practitioner
  • 2005 - Awarded Chartered Member status by IOSH
  • 3rd year of Health and Safety MSc at Ashton University on a block release basis

Courses Attended:

  • Scaffolding Safety Inspection
  • Accident loss investigation and evidence gathering
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Basic & Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificates
  • Principles of Auditing for Health and Safety Professionals
  • BSI Implementation of 18001
  • BSI Internal Auditor
  • First Aider

Summary of Role:

Working within the Construction industry since the early 1980s, Dean developed an awareness of the health and safety issues involved in working in the construction industry. As a result, he decided to personally involve himself in the prevention of workplace hazards, developing policies to help reduce the risk of accidents.

In the late 90s Dean formalised the knowledge that he had acquired on site by attaining industry accredited qualifications in the practical application of health and safety. Dean is now involved in all areas of occupational Health and Safety, applying his knowledge in the Untied Kingdom and overseas.

An Example of Relevant Experience includes:

The Wembley National Stadium
During the construction of the new 92,000 seat Stadium at Wembley, Dean leads a team of Safety Advisers that have been involved in the planning of the Safety procedures throughout the duration of this very high profile project.

Dean was seconded to the project managing the risks associated with the glazing of the structure and the safety of third parties at ground level.
Intel Plant, Reading – £70 million
Dean was head of the Safety Team for this multi million pound project.

Field Street Offices – £10 million
Dean was the Safety Manager for this 14-storey new build extension project.

Dean was the Safety Manager for this 14-storey new build extension project. Dean was seconded to the project for eighteen months.
Working with Brookfield to construct a 43 storey commercial structure Dean was seconded to the project for one year.

Dean has also overseen the Auditing, inspection and development of international projects in Abu Dhabi, Holland, Spain, France and Germany.