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 of Scotland.

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 (unlike the real love of my life, my beloeved cokapoo Jessie) who a drag along for the ride. When I can fit it in I also like a game of golf with my 2 boys.

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

Graham Kelman – Senior QHSE Consultant

I have spent the past 21 years in health & safety roles, as H&S Adviser at ACC, HSEQ Adviser at a machine and pipe workshop and been a QHSE Manager for the last 10 years at an Electrical, Mechanical & Electronic Engineering company. With Safetynet I am now in a role where I can take these years of experience and help out clients over broad spectrum of industries.

I have achieved NEBOSH qualifications as well as Occupational Vibration Assessor, Workplace Noise assessor, Fire Risk Assessor and Manual Handling Trainer. I am a trained ISO 9001:2015 lead auditor and EMS ISO 14001:2015 internal auditor and have previously implemented many ISO 9001, 14001 & 45001 systems. I am a Technical Member of IOSH and continue to develop my health and safety knowledge and skills and like to keep abreast with health and safety legislative changes and requirements.

In my spare time I play golf at a local golf club and am an avid Aberdeen FC fan. Family is important and we spend quality time together. I enjoy travel and holidays abroad.

Julie Hammond – Senior QHSE Consultant

A practical and proactive HSEQ professional with a range of academic qualifications; over 15 years varied experience from oil & gas, local authority, fabrication and construction environments together with practical safety related skills such as vibration assessment, fire risk assessment, training and audit. 10 years of management and leadership roles undertaken in both multi-site international business, SME and consultancy environments.

Graduate Member of IOSH with supporting Professional Qualifications including: NEBOSH Diploma; IRCA Internal Auditor; SVQ Management and Leadership; Environmental Management Level 3; Kelvin Top Set Incident Investigation and Fire Risk Assessor.

Other training includes: Counter Terrorism Awareness; Occupational Vibration Assessor; Competency Assessor; Train the Trainer; Scaffold Inspection and H2S Awareness

Academic Qualification Bachelor Degree in Law, which led me to be interested in ensuring legal compliance and safe guarding of businesses and individuals against prosecution or litigation. Working in Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental management allows me to apply this in a proactive and practical manner.

Track history in developing integrated management systems and leading businesses through certification process for ISO 9001; ISO 14001; 45001. This includes small companies and international Groups with multiple business units. Experience in developing of in-house competency management systems and provision of health and safety related training, Keen interest in hands-on safety within manufacturing, processing and material handling environments.

Generally partial to an adventure, I can often be found pursuing some kind of challenge, varying from competing horses, social running, triathlon training or competitive badminton, mostly identifiable by a crazy colourful pair of shorts! I like to give something back so have held various roles volunteering, organising competitions and serving on committees.