Captain Paul Burridge (Plod)


Available for




    • Onboard HSE advisor/HSE QC representative

    • Inspection of ships' safety systems and equipment

    • Advice on HSE Management and work procedures

    • Advice on crew management and operating systems

    • Advice on seismic source and Back Deck safety.

    • Advice on the use of Mechanical Handling Systems, High Pressure Air Systems and Cranes.

    • IMCA, OVID and other marine audits and inspections

    • Auditing Marine Seismic Operations

    • Auditing Marine Contractor HSE Management systems (ISO or ISM)


  • Sea Experience: Service world-wide on board Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Royal Navy ships.  Captain and Chief Officer on board ships carrying out a variety of scientific investigations including seismic and environmental projects.

  • Shore Experience: 6 months secondment to the Operations Office acting as Operations Officer for fleet of three scientific vessels operating world-wide.

  • Safety surveying, on board training, personnel assessment, certification checks, surveying navigational capabilities (charts, manuals, electronic equipment, etc.), and safety checks on ships’ lifting gear.

  • Use of power boats under all sea-going conditions.

  • Since late 2007 employed by POSH as both an IMCA auditor and as an HSE Client representative or crew HSE Advisor. More details are listed in experience.


  • Master’s Certificate of Competency Foreign-Going (requires revalidation)
  • HND in Nautical Studies
  • ISO/ISM Lead Auditor Certificate
  • Topset black box Accident investigators course
  • NEBOSH International Diploma
  • NEBOSH International Certificate
  • HUET
  • Advanced fire fighting 3 courses attended at Royal Naval Fire fighting school.
  • Ships masters first aid
  • GMDSS Certificate


Please contact the office for a copy of the consultants latest CV.

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