On a technical note I was trained in the boat industry working on both steel and GRP boat. I am a fully qualified electrician with experience of both 230v and 12v systems. I also have 20 years experience as a gas fitter working on both domestic and marine installation. To build on these experiences in the boating world in recent years I have worked as a health and safety advisor and have trained both risk identification and risk management.
Importantly, however, to build on these experiences I am a committed canal boat enthusiast fitting out my own 58ft boat whilst lived on board and spending several years on the canal.
Living on the canal has given me a unique insight into the canal world with all its complexities none more so than in the world of boat safety. My personal experience of boat life has made my approach to boat safety customer focused with the concept of working together with owners its prime focus to maintain their own and safety of others.