Our Team

Our team has been put together not only for their substantial knowledge but also for their approachability, commercial sense and their ability to find solutions that "fit in" with your business.

Craig Cooper - DipNEBOSH  (Managing Director)

I spent many years in business development, sales and sales management to the business community. It was whilst dealing with large organisations, helping them keep up to date with H&S legislation & guidance, that I wondered what small and medium sized companies were doing to manage their safety obligations. After a considerable bit of research, talking to various business owners from across various industries, I discovered they were all pretty much in the same boat, generally agreeing they were not doing as much as they should. This was because they did not know where to start or have the time or the expertise in-house to get things up and running, or if they did have things in place, they fell down with the management of safety, because they did not have a system in place to keep it all running smoothly and up to date.....from this Safetynet was born.

Quite simply we wanted to build a system that helped companies comply with the law, at a cost effective price, that would free them up to concentrate on their core activities and provide them with peace of mind.

After many years in business, I am very proud of the products, services and advice we deliver to our clients, however this can only be delivered by having a great team on board, these are the people that have allowed us to build such a great reputation in the North East.

Jackie Cooper  (Director and Company Secretary)

I am responsible for the day to day running of the office, things like dealing with the accounts and invoices through to the more fun aspects of the job such as organising the training courses and dealing with customer requests and ensuring they are happy with our service.

In my spare time I am a bit of a fitness freak and love nothing more than entering races, such as the Baker Hughes 10K, tough mudder etc. When I can fit it in I also like a game of golf with my 2 boys.

Alan Gothard - CMIOSH, MSc, MIIRSM  (Senior H&S Consultant)

My background within the field of Health and Safety spans over twenty years. During which time I have worked in a diverse range of industries including, steel fabrication workshops, engineering machine shops, construction companies, garages and fish producers.

My professional qualifications within the discipline of H&S are that I am NEBOSH diploma qualified and I have an MSc in Risk Management. These qualifications are further reinforced with a range of certificates which include ROSPA, QSA, ISO 9001, and OHSAS 18001 auditor accreditation. My professional status is that I have been a Chartered member of IOSH for over 10 years, a member of IIRSM for over 12 year and I am member of the OHSCR.

The career paths that I have followed over the past 40 years range for the construction industry as an engineer, senior facilities manager within the civil service and an H&S consultant.

In my spare time I like to do a bit of gardening but my main hobby is cartography.

Ian Donaldson - GI Fire E, Tech IOSH (H&S, Fire Safety Consultant)

With a career spanning 31 years with the Fire & Rescue Service I have a strong background in fire safety fire prevention strategies, during my time within the fire service i progressed through the rank structure to a substantive posting of Station Manager.

As Station Manager at the Learning and Development Centre, Portlethen, i enjoyed the challenge of creating and putting in place a development programme for all officers within the Fire Service in Grampian.

I was lead Fire Officer for the Aberdeen City Strategic Partnership for producing the Strategic Assessment 2010-2013, where the focus was Community Fire Safety.

While progressing through the promotion process, I gain NEBOSH & IOSH qualifications as well as A1 Assessor, I.L.M and HNC in Management. Recently I have completed the OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditors course.

My professional status is that I have been a Technical Member of IOSH for the past two years and am very keen on developing my safety skills and knowledge and like to keep up to date with the ever changing world of safety and legislative requirements.

In my spare time I like to golf and walk my two dogs on the beach at Stonehaven

Thomas Lee (Quality Management Consultant)

As a Recognised LRQA Consultant and Approved DNV Consultant, I provide QHSE support to a variety of clients in the Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and across the northeast, covering industries such as International freight, Engineering & Construction

With extensive knowledge of the quality management process I have developed many Quality Management Systems to the ISO 9001 Standard, supporting clients to achieve certification with, Lloyds, DNV, BSI, NQA, BVQI.

In addition to this, Health and Safety and Environmental Management Systems to OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 have also been developed and achieved certification.

Using training skills, developed while working in Pharmaceuticals, Dyestuffs, Detergents, Heavy Engineering, Malt Whisky Distilling and as an independent consultant, I also prepare and deliver workshops designed to embed the newly developed systems within the client organisation.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my grandchildren and enjoy travelling, with my favourite spots being Vietnam & Thailand.