CoreGenic, a specialist health and safety consultancy based in Neath, has enjoyed rapid growth in the past 12 months and has continued its growth strategy by investing in expanding its team.

It welcomes Adrian Packington, newly appointed Health and Safety Advisor, following the previous recruitment effort in late 2021 that saw the CoreGenic team double in size. The recent growth has been attributed to companies making a concerted effort to address health and safety factors, accelerated by the COVID outbreak and its subsequent effects within society.

The addition of a new Health and Safety Advisor means that CoreGenic can expand its service reach with more dedicated staff members, essential to its growth strategy over the next 12 months.

The new role involves carrying out risk assessments and site inspections, as well as leading in-house training for managers and employees. Packington will also be responsible for preparing health and safety strategies, developing internal policy for Corgenic’s clients and advising on a range of specialist areas including: fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, and safeguarding machinery.

CoreGenic works closely with Managing Directors to develop its quality management system and ensure compliance through regular meetings which allow it to understand the business activities fully, as well as the targets and objectives needed to develop specific policies, procedures and operational forms.

Packington brings a wealth of skills and experience, having provided health and safety support firstly for Health and Safety department of Abertawe Bro-Morgannwg Health Board and more recently as Safety Co-Ordinator for Swansea based firm Unit Superheater Engineering.

The knowledge that he gained during this time piqued his interest in the health and safety industry, and sought to expand this knowledge through eLearning courses. Packington now possesses NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Health and Safety.

Adrian Packington, Health and Safety Advisor at CoreGenic, said: “I am thrilled to start my new position at CoreGenic at a time when Cherie and the team are focused on expanding across the UK. It is an exciting time, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Cherie Coughlan, Managing Director at CoreGenic, said: “We are very happy to welcome Adrian to our team. He brings a wealth of skills and expertise to the role and can help us with our expansion plans as we hope to help more companies implement health and safety management systems and attain the vital accreditations needed within their respective industries.”