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  • Demystifying our company, showing the world that we’re real and approachable
  • Helping clients put names to faces and know who they’re really talking to!
  • Adding a personal as well as a human touch, helps our clients identify with us and get to know us better!
  • Communicating who does what and who you’ll need to talk to in certain circumstances
  • Sharing our backgrounds demonstrating why we are a successful Team
BILL MACKNESS “It’s important in today’s climate that we offer value for money products and courses without compromising the quality of the product or the standard of the courses”

Position – Owner/Manager

Duties – Bill not only manages the day to day running of BHB but also is an instructor and consultant on all Working at Height issues. He also services and repairs all equipment used in Confined Space Entry and Working at Height.

Track Record – Bill joined BHB in 2006 as Service Manager and took ownership of the company in 2011.

Bill started working life serving his time as a Motor Mechanic attaining City & Guilds 381 before joining Bombardier where he worked his way up to Lead-Hand Fitter.

During his time with BHB Bill has attended many training courses certifying him to work on both Working at Height and Confined Space Entry equipment. Bill has recently been awarded a NEBOSH General Certficate after studying at Northern Regional College, Newtownabbey.


RACHEL SCOTT “Customers must receive an excellent service whether its booking a course or having their inquiries effectively handled”

Postion – Office Administrator/Course Facilatator

Duties - Rachel carries out all the administration duties including answering queries, invoicing, bank reconciliations, VAT returns, e-marketing, course administration etc.

Track Record – Rachel joined BHB after leaving school in 2005. During her time at BHB Rachel has successfully studied Business Administration up to NVQ Level 3.


RICKY DUNLOP “ Both Confined Space Entry and Working at Height can be dangerous tasks so therefore equipment must be maintained to a high standard”


Position – Service Technician

Duties- Servicing, calibrating, inspecting and repairing all equipment used in Confined Space Entry and Working at Height.

Track Record – Ricky joined BHB in 2008 having previously worked in several Engineering companies having attained a NVQ Level 3 in Manufacturing Engineering.  Ricky is our Breathing Apparatus expert having worked for several years in Safety Service Agency, Larne. During his time with BHB Ricky has attended several training courses to become qualified in working on the equipment serviced, calibrated, inspected and repaired by BHB.


BILLY FERGUSON “Training courses cost clients time and money so they must be effective. Some attendees aren’t so enthusiastic in being there so the courses must be made interesting and interactive with everyone feeling welcomed and involved”

Position – Instructor/Assessor/Consultant

Duties – Billy is the lead instructor, assessor and consultant in all Confined Space training and other issues.

Track Record - Billy has an HND in Mech. Eng. ONC in Elect. Eng,, NEBOSH General Certificate. He started out his working life in the Belfast City Council Gas Department as a District Technician and then as the Process Engineer at the Gas Reforming Plant at Sydenham. After 10 years he moved to NIE where he worked for 10 years as a Shift Engineer at Power Station West and a further 7 years as the Stations Health and Safety Officer. During this time Billy was seconded to work for 18 months in Power Stations and a deep coalmine in Hungary. On the closure of the Power Station Billy was then appointed Group Health and Safety Manager for the W&R Barnett group of companies.

Billy joined BHB in 2004 and with his previous industrial experience insures his courses are effective, interesting and interactive.