John Raper is an accomplished Health and Safety professional holding a NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, alongside being a Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH). He further bolsters his expertise with a NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Risk Management, as well as NEBOSH and FPA qualifications in Fire Safety Risk Management. Additionally, John is recognised as an Associate Member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (AIFSM).

John’s career commenced in the Textiles industry, where he served as a manager for nearly two decades, notably spending 12 years in South Africa. During this tenure, he assumed responsibility for planned preventative maintenance and oversaw capital projects. His experience in Cotton textiles highlighted the critical issue of fire hazards stemming from dust accumulation within the process, compounded by the potential ignition from sparks generated by the carding process. This ignited John’s fervour for adeptly managing fire safety measures, prioritising the protection of both individuals and machinery.

In 2008, John transitioned into environmental risk management, initially embarking on an energy-from-waste project in Uganda. Subsequently, he lent his expertise to a prominent NorthAmerican firm in Libya, specialising in waste oil reclamation. John’s return to the UK in 2012marked a full-time commitment to his homeland.

Renowned for his personable demeanour and dependable advisory skills, John excels in translating client requirements into tangible actions. His tenure within the NHS spans over three years, where he serves as a Fire Safety Support consultant. In this capacity, he conducts AE Fire audits, performs comprehensive fire risk assessments, delivers fire safety training, and  meticulously reviews fire safety management systems and policies.