About the Author

Gerard Hand

Gerard Hand

Gerard Hand started his career in retail sector safety as retail field health, safety, and fire manager with Sainsbury’s. Hand now runs GPH Safety Limited and has forged a successful career in working with a number of blue-chip organizations and is a regular speaker at events worldwide. He can be contacted at enquiries (at) gphsafety (dot) co (dot) uk.

Articles by Gerard Hand

Workplace Health and Safety: Dispelling the Myths

Workplace Safety

Workplace Health and Safety: Dispelling the Myths

As a young boy, my dreams didn’t include wanting to be a workplace health and safety professional. In fact, I probably wasn’t alone in that—few people decide on this profession as a first career of choice. President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in 2013, speaking and training