Roger established the first commercial Asbestos Test House in Scotland in 1978. He has carried out research, consultancy and training in asbestos related topics and, over the last 40 years, has overseen over 100,000 commercial asbestos contracts, working throughout the UK, Canada, USA, Chile, the Falkland Islands, Europe, Turkey, Middle East, India, Nigeria, Australia and Japan.
Although the Company works in most areas of Occupational Health & Safety, Environmental and Waste Management, Roger’s academic specialisation has been in asbestos related hazards and control. His research work led to changes in UK asbestos and waste legislation. Reflecting this considerable expertise, he has acted as expert witness in excess of 600 asbestos related cases at Sheriff Court level in Scotland, at the Court of Session in Scotland, at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, at the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland and at the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. Roger has also acted as "Woolf" Court Appointed Expert (SJE) in the High Court in London.
Roger is a well respected member of the Health and Safety Community. He has been an Advisor to the Secretary of State for Scotland, ex President of IOSH in the West of Scotland and a member of the IOSH Standards’ Committee. In 2014 he was awarded the IOSH President’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his services to Health and Safety. In 2016 he was awarded the prestigious Silver Medal for Meritorious Achievement by the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. In 2018 he received the Life Time Achievement Award from the United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association for his work in the Asbestos Industry.