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Fulcrum, the UK’s leading multi-utility infrastructure and services provider, has announced the appointment of Andy Shaw as its new Head of Business Assurance.

Andy joins Fulcrum with more than 30 years’ experience as a risk and safety practitioner gained across the construction, rail, highways, utilities, mining and aviation sectors.  

As Head of Business Assurance, Andy is responsible for the continual development and implementation of Fulcrum’s stringent and effective health and safety policies and procedures.

Safety is at the forefront of Fulcrum’s values and includes its SAFE programme, where the company’s workforce is encouraged to Speak up and challenge, Assess risks, Follow procedures and know that safety is Everyone’s priority.

After starting his working life in the mining industry aged 16, Andy went on to complete a master’s degree in Risk Management and Behavioural Science before embarking on a career in health and safety, which began in the aviation sector. 

He worked for BMI, EasyJet and First Choice Airways in roles including Director of Risk and Safety before moving to Peel Airports as Head of Behavioural Safety and Risk Management.

After a period in the rail and highways sectors, Andy entered the utilities sector as Head of Health and Safety with Amey before, most recently, returning to aviation as Head of Risk and Safety at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Andy Shaw, Head of Business Assurance, said: “Fulcrum has an embedded and demonstratable safety culture, which is upheld by each individual within the business.  Even in this challenging period working through the Coronavirus pandemic the company proved its adaptability and foresight to ensure that its workforce, customers, and the public remained safe.  I am very proud to be joining an organisation with this level of commitment to safety and play my part in its ongoing success.”

Terry Dugdale, Group Chief Operating Officer at Fulcrum, said: “Andy’s expertise is second to none and he is a welcome addition to our operations team as we constantly evolve our safety and wellbeing culture.  His experience across multiple safety-critical sectors will be of real value to Fulcrum and provide new insight into ways in which we can maintain and develop our approach to safety across our business.”

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