Employee Spotlight – Kelly Shiels

Kelly Shiels – Health and Safety Partner

What is your role within Havio?

I am a Health and Safety Partner, working primarily with clients who have a duty holder role under CDM Regulations. I am more focused on providing CDM advice to clients who undertake the Principal Designer, Designer or Client roles. I also take on Contractor/Principal Contractor advisory roles and provide competent advice to our clients from varied risk profiles and industries.

What makes you happiest at work?

Having variety in my day and working with a great bunch of people!
The Havio team are a lot of fun and I feel we all get along on a personal level, as well as being able to rely on and support each other professionally. We’re all on board the same “Havio journey” with similar vested interests, and this makes for a friendly working environment. I’m also fortunate to have formed good relationships with some of our long-standing client teams. I enjoy visiting their sites and offices and being exposed to their own positive company culture.

Is there a specific area of Health and Safety which interests you the most?

There are a few to be honest! I really enjoy undertaking CDM reviews of designs at masterplan level, and particularly those that are of “grand design”. I enjoy the analytical side of safety, through interpreting raw data and presenting it in a meaningful way for our clients. I find safety culture and the various  perceptions of what safety means to each individual and sub-culture, quite fascinating, and something I’d really like to explore.

If you could learn anything, what would it be?

Languages. From national languages, sign language, computer code…all of them.

Where is your favourite place to be?

With my Scottie Dog.

What’s your favourite indoor/outdoor activity?

I’m a big fan of board games and outdoor social activities (hiking, sunshine park vibes) . Being a tourist in your own city is also a lot of fun when travel is not necessarily an option.

What is your favourite music?

The non-screaming variety.


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