Managing Director, Daniel Pitcher said “The Water Hygiene Centre has just entered our eighth year of trading and as we continue to grow, our selection process ensures only those with appropriate skills, competency and importantly, real-time honoured experience are welcomed to the team. The arrival of Paul has taken several months to come to fruition and his arrival is certainly well worth waiting for. As a microbiologist with practical experience of water systems and waterborne pathogens Paul brings yet more depth of knowledge to the team”.
Initially, Paul will be working with existing clients in the South of England in the capacity of Authorising Engineer (Water). Paul also has experience with decontamination of medical devices and in the future, will look to support clients with this additional service offering.
Paul is a Microbiologist who has diversified over his career into supporting clients with an understanding of water control strategies, water sampling strategies along with consultancy support of specialist advisory services. These services have included membership of Water Safety Groups, shaping water safety plans [policy and operational control plans]. All of which reflect the offering of our Authorising Engineer (Water).
Paul’s previous experience includes:
Expert Consultancy support: assessing risk and the safe management of water distribution systems, in accordance with ACoP L8, HSG 274 & HTM 04-01;
Independent Review: assisting clients with appraisals of various control strategies given unique circumstances with their water systems;
Training a wide range of audience types including directors, all levels of management, competent persons and other personnel.
Paul studied at the University of Exeter and received BA (Hons) in Applied Physiology & Exercise Science, followed by a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Medical Microbiology at the University of West of England.