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Mr Richard Hoyle

Professional Description:

Senior Consultant


BEng(Hons) IEng

Ivanhoe Office Park
Ashby de la Zouch
LE65 2AB
Area of work:

Nationwide and International


Richard was a Consultant Forensic Engineer for an independent forensic science and engineering consultancy for thirteen years. During that time he gained a variety of experience in mechanical/materials failure investigation, incident analysis and product liability. He was instructed by both criminal and civil legal services and gave evidence in all levels of Court throughout the UK, ROI, Northern Ireland and Bermuda.

For eight years Richard worked for the engineering inspection industry within the LOLER, PUWER and PSSR framework. He worked for both a major insurance company and for a dedicated engineering inspection and consultancy business in that time. He has experience in inspection planning and preparation, audit of plant schedules and record keeping, as well as conducting ‘Thorough Examinations’ of plant and machinery. Examples of examinations he conducted are wind turbines, high lift capacity cranes, passenger/goods lifts, lifting accessories, PPE, forklift trucks, vehicle lifting equipment, Mobile Elevating Work Platforms(MEWPs) and minor pressure vessels.

Richard has been a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Engineers (Army Reserves) for over twenty years including service on overseas operations, the delivery of Phase 1/3 training to a variety of cap badges (OFSTED accredited and audited), and commanding a combat engineering Squadron(civil engineering – mobility, counter mobility and survivability functions including combat/general/force/air support).

Expertise includes;

Mechanical Engineering & Machines Design/Suitability/Failure
Materials Engineering & Failure

Machinery Safety
Requirements of Thorough Inspections under PUWER, LOLER and PSSR

PUWER Assessment
Work at Height
Forensic Incident Investigation
Delivery of training and assessment/audit of safety and management systems.
Engineering Inspection
Wind Turbines
Lifts -Passenger/Goods  
Cranes – Mobile/Gantry/Overhead/Pillar/Goliath/Straddle

Earth Moving Plant Machinery
Forklift Trucks

Telescopic Handlers

Patient Hoists
MEWPs, Small Lifting Machines, Lifting Attachments, Motor Vehicle Lifting Tables, Lifting Tackle/Accessories
Pressure Systems & Equipment Change Management
Machinery Directive


Member of the Society of Operations Engineers and Bureau of Engineer Surveyors.

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