Bob Forster – BSc CFIOSH MInstLM

Bob Forster – BSc CFIOSH MInstLM

Executive Chairman

Bob is the Executive Chairman of 1st Option Safety Group. Bob is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. A risk management professional with over 20 years’ experience of providing consultancy and operational and strategic support to complex, multi-site operations including broadcasting, television and film, commercial activities, mechanical and electrical engineering, public events, production process, construction, aviation, facilities and premises management.

Prior to establishing 1st Option Safety Group, Bob was Head of Health and Safety at the BBC leading a multi-disciplined team of Safety Advisers, Occupational Health Physicians, Nurses and Physiotherapists and specialist security advisers.

He has represented the Health and Safety Executive on various industry working groups including the chairmanship of committees responsible for drafting health and safety guidance for the broadcasting and entertainment industry.