Griffin Safety Training provides high quality, excellent value Health & Safety training to engineering and manufacturing companies throughout the UK.
“Our primary focus is to equip companies with the tools to manage all aspects of their employees’ health and safety.”
We take our name from a wise and trusted mythological creature, the Griffin – said to spend its time seeking out and guarding gold and treasures. Griffin Safety Training is trusted by businesses worldwide to share our wisdom and protect their treasures – their employees, property and capital – by building a sound, working health and safety culture.
Health and safety training from the heart of England to the heart of your business
We are passionate about providing your people with an exceptional, interactive training experience, delivered at one of our carefully selected training venues or at your workplace.
With over 23 years’ experience of health and safety practice, training and consultancy, Griffin Safety Training has much wisdom to share. We are proud of our reputation for:
- delivering fundamental health and safety messages in an engaging and enjoyable way
- producing real results
- providing great benefits to all attendees
Stand-alone or bespoke – the choice is yours
Whether you require a stand-alone training course, such as the ever-popular IOSH Managing Safely , or you need a bespoke package designed for your specific organisation, you can trust Griffin Safety Training.
“When you empower your employees with a better understanding of health and safety issues, you can reduce wastage and losses through sensible risk management, leading to a sound, working health and safety culture that adds value to your business.”
Our training professionals
You can be assured that Griffin Safety trainers have a high standard of professional health and safety qualification, along with many years’ experience of health and safety management across a range of working environments. We ensure that all our trainers are well-versed in the commercial aspects and implications of day-to-day health and safety management, because we believe that it is vital to not only be an expert at the theory, but to have practical experience in order to be a truly effective trainer.
A sensible and common sense approach
We know that in the real world it’s simply not realistic to ban ladders or hot drinks, or encase workers in bubble wrap for fear of them being hurt! We pride ourselves on our straightforward, common sense approach to health and safety, sharing our experiences and encouraging delegates to share theirs too – creating a more meaningful and engaging learning environment.
Griffin has provided high-quality training of this type to a wide range of organisations in both the public and the private sectors, including:
• The British Army
• The London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games (LOCOG),
• The Marine Management Organisation
• Hill & Smith Ltd
• North Yorkshire Police
• Swiss Post Solutions (SPS UK)
• Camden London Borough Council
• London Borough of Walthamstow
• Royal Borough of Greenwich
Visit Our Courses to see our range of popular training options. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for there, please get in touch and give us the opportunity to design a bespoke course for your organisation. Click here to get in touch.
The face behind the Griffin
Griffin Safety Training was founded by Andrew Ashford, a former Serviceman with 16 year’s service, much of which was in front-line operational roles where the safety of personnel was a key priority.
Leaving the Service behind, Andrew qualified for a NEBOSH Diploma in 1998 and held a number of high-proﬁle posts in health and safety management, including that of Global HS&E Advisor for News Digital Systems, a division of News Corporation.
Andrew has always been passionate about representing those who have been unfortunate enough to sustain a workplace injury, or who may have been made ill by their work. To that end, he embarked on the path to becoming a barrister and was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. He then obtained pupillage and practised in general common law at chambers in London where he gained significant experience in personal injury matters.
Grifﬁn Safety Training was born out of Andrew’s passion for health and safety practice. Since setting up Grifﬁn in 2011, Andrew has found himself in high demand to teach around the world and at all levels up to and including MSc.
As well as being a highly-regarded trainer and seminar speaker, Andrew is also Principal Examiner for two NEBOSH qualifications – the practical unit of the NEBOSH National Diploma (the ‘Gold standard’ qualification for health and safety professionals), and the Law module of the NEBOSH Diploma in Regulatory Occupational Health and Safety (the professional qualification for HSE Inspectors). Andrew is also one of the judges for the annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.
We look forward to working with you.