Nick Bell


Being a lone wolf during lockdown – Implications of the coronavirus for the self-employed

Everyone has their own unique stories of coronavirus and lockdown. In the latest of his series of ‘lone wolf’ articles, Dr Nick Bell reflects on six implications of the crisis for the self-employed. Read More

Health and safety when ‘dragonhunting’

'Long before I facilitated health, safety and wellbeing training, I helped groups of friends to plunder lost tombs and avert Orc invasions. My name’s Nick and I play Dungeons and Dragons'. What could health and safety trainers could learn from a dungeon master? Read More

Horizon scanning: Questions about the ‘new normal’

Regardless of the UK’s approach for lifting lockdown, we will be living in what is euphemistically called a ‘new normal’. This creates new challenges and opportunities for the health and safety and allied professions. Read More

A tangled path into health and safety

Dr Nick Bell explains how the foundations of his path into health and safety were laid as a teenager. Read More

Learning mental health

Building on a recent article on suicides in construction Dr Nick Bell examines some common themes and lessons that can be applied by any organisation. Read More

Lone Wolf – 5 years and counting

Over the past few years, Dr Nick Bell has given previous accounts of life as a self-employed health and safety consultant. September 1 marks his fifth year ‘out on his own’. Read More

Using BIM to support healthy and safe construction

What is BIM? This article explains all and sets out how and why BIM can improve health and safety in construction. Read More

Changing behaviours: New Year’s safety resolutions

The start of a new year is often a time to reflect on ambitions for the year ahead. These typically revolve around, or depend upon, changing behaviours, such as going to the gym more often, living a ‘greener’ lifestyle and so on. Sometimes new behaviours fall by the wayside, as Dr Nick Bell, Dr Colin Powell and Dr Peter Sykes discuss... Read More

Masters of the (health and safety) universe

Nick Bell discusses the relevance of a Master’s Degree for other health and safety professionals. Read More

BIM: Designing for safe and smart maintenance

Nick Bell and Mike Ford use a case study to offer ideas about how and why BIM is being used to support smart and safe maintenance. Read More



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A guide to COSHH management

Benchmarking contractor management

A guide to vulnerable workers

COVID-19 construction site risk assessment template

How to reduce noise in the workplace