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Poseidon Offshore Safety & Health Ltd offers Health & Safety consultancy to the oil and gas exploration and shipping industry.

Captain Paul Burridge Master Mariner, IDip NEBOSH, AVI, GradIOSH.

Managing Director


Master Mariner by profession and background with nearly 40 years of seagoing experience in a variety of vessel types the world over. The past 20 years of experience working in seismic and other offshore exploration projects.

Qualifications & Experience

Qualified and certified safety professional holding a NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Health and safety, with Graduate Membership of IOSH. (Working towards chartered status – CMIOSH).

Qualified auditor for ISO 9001 and 45001, as well as recognised by the International Institute of Marine Surveyors and International Marine Contractors Association as an Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI). My OCIMF OVID accreditation requires renewal this year 2019, which is in hand.

Operated as on board HSEQC and onboard HSE Advisor on a multitude of projects throughout the world, as well as taking various roles in the planning and provisioning of many expeditions with responsibility for Maritime and Health and Safety concerns.

Project Managed numerous projects for POSH over the years, some deploying up to 10 consultants at a time. Handling immigrations, tax situations, working visas and statuses and travel arrangements as well as liaising with the clients to deliver the required HSE oversight and reporting.

Developed and oversaw the production and operation of the QCA HSE reporting and management software package for use by HSE QCs to monitor operator activity. The software is used to assist the QC in reporting, managing, controlling and interpreting the wealth of HSE data on complex projects. Providing easy to use and intuitive analysis tools to develop clear lessons from the data thus underpinning and enhancing the continuous improvement programme. Useful on projects. but also useful across industries and to support whole companies with their HSE responsibilities. At POSH, QCA was used for many years to support our own ISO certifications.

Achieved ISO 9001 and OSHAS 18001 certification for POSH in 2010, maintaining and improving upon it since that date. Training and guiding the current office staff to take over the system and continue its improvement.

Qualified teacher and NEBOSH Lecturer showing an exemplary student pass rate leading to an emerging track record of excellence.