Liz is passionate about empowering others by simplifying the complex and signposting to answers that will help practical delivery of effective health and safety.
In her professional career Liz is most proud of the following:
Being the first Group Safety Manager for Atkins through rapid expansion and flotation where she developed safety management systems and training across the businesses and supported acquisition due diligence and project delivery across the Group;
Leading on the establishment, with AA, RAC, the Police and the then Highways Agency, of www.survivegroup.co.uk which achieved a change in public behaviour on the fast road network within three years of initiation, making these roads safer and helping to reduce congestion; · Establishing with senior colleagues from industry www.safetyindesign.org.uk and taking responsibility for maintenance of the free Design Guides, produced by industry leaders from an HSE led initiative to help small design practices;
Being Interim Head of Health and safety for LOCOG, London 2012 organising committee to facilitate building the necessary capability across the Games and Paralympic Games and devising means of training a highly diverse community of staff and volunteers from nations across the globe. Working with Regulators and delivery teams to enable and empower a successful series of high-profile events and associated transport solutions across the country;
Leading the Design for Health Task Group. A current pan industry group working on effective interventions by clients and designers to improve health outcomes for all affected by construction work for the lifetime of any asset;
Development and delivery of a range of training courses in the UK and overseas on CDM 2015 for IStructE, ICE, APS, Synergie Training and for Safety in Design;
Conducting or supporting various pieces of research for HSE, EPSRC, B&CE Trust
As Business Operations Manager at Bridgwater & Taunton College, Hannah Ranby is at the forefront of skills training for major infrastructure projects, most notably Hinkley Point C and its supply chain. Heading up the College’s EDF Energy-funded Construction Skills and Innovation Centre in Cannington, just five miles from the site of the UK’s first new nuclear power station in 20 years, Hannah is uniquely placed to identify, understand and respond to the workforce development needs of businesses large and small.
A business development and marketing specialist with many years’ experience, Hannah’s superb communication skills, ‘can do’ approach and sheer professionalism have enabled her to create bespoke, formally-recognised training programmes to upskill or re-train entire workforces in response to emerging opportunities. Her excellent industry links, coupled with the College’s superb facilities and consistently strong performance, are creating a blueprint for job-related skills training throughout the South West and beyond.