Getting to know the HSE People Panel: Part Two – Kevin Robins

What did you want to grow up to be when you were a child?

I wanted to be a Criminal Psychologist, but settled for the closest next thing, H&S!

How do you think the Coronavirus pandemic has impacted on people’s perception of health and safety?

I think it has shifted people’s thinking to be more tuned into looking after our health, definitely. Still a lot more work to do on the safety perception though.

Who would you like to play you in a film of your life?

Gary Oldman.

What is your greatest career strength?

Adaptability, to both situations and in how to effectively build relationships with everyone I meet.

What is your favourite tipple (alcoholic/non-alcoholic drink)?

Coke and Cognac.

Where do you see the industry going in the future?

I see a huge Digital Transformation. The use of AI, 4D marketing and training tools to help create bespoke and true to life and hard-hitting scenarios to educate people on workplace hazards.

What is the worst part of your job?


Do you reply to work emails over the weekend and/or holidays?

Holidays: A big no-no.
Weekends: Only if it suits and something is playing on my mind. I don’t expect replies or feel the need to caveat out of hours messages, we all work to our own schedules and do what suits us.

Thanks Kevin, great to find out more about you!

Kevin Robins is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, A Fellow Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and an accredited European Occupational Safety Manager.

Kevin is currently the HSQE Director for T Vaughan Ltd, a specialist Reinforced Concrete frame, Groundworks, Civil engineering, and Basements contractor in the construction industry. Here he sits on the Board of Directors and has overall responsibility for strategic HSQE, plant/fleet compliance, wellbeing, and all other legislative and compliance matters. 

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