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Lawrence - CDMC - London, UK

Ken Lawrence

London, UK


fire safety advisor and programme manager, fire risk assessor, cdmc




fire safety advisor and programme manager, fire risk assessor,

Work History

Fire Risk Assessor

From June 2014

at Family Mosaic (contract)

Raw Cut Television

July 2013 - May 2014

Developing Fire Safety Strategy for Raw Cut Television. Client consultancy

Fire Safety Project Manager - Contract

Hunter and Partners

September 2011 - June 2013

to manage outcomes from Lambeth Livings' Fire Risk Assessments ('embedded' at client premises).
Project comprised:
• Close liaison with Borough Fire Safety Advisor and Risk Assessors
• Identifying and developing capital programmes of work
• Allocating recommendations to ALMO housing and property management teams - monitoring and managing outcomes and preformance
• Raising repairs on client system (Annite SX3)
• Liaising with client repairs contractors and sub-contactors
• Site surveying and liaison with Estate Housing Officers
• Post work inspection and quality control
• Supplying property details for Fire Safety related capital workstreams
• Assisting in the client's resident liaison procedures, setting up and attending residents' meetings
• Working with Tenants and Residents Associations and Tenant Management Organisations


Health & Safety and Fire Safety

From August 2010

for private & business clients including YMCA and Ducane Housing Association

Compliance Manager, DigiGroup

Security and M&E

December 2008 - August 2010

contractor to Social Housing sector)
Member of the Management Team appointed to introduce comprehensive set of business systems, including project management discipline, across all operational areas. Specific roles included Health & Safety manager, and Fire Risk Assessor. My achievements included securing the following accreditations:
• ISO 9001
• ISO 14001
• Exxor

Wrote and put in place plans for:
• business continuity
• disaster recovery

Company Health & Safety Manager: my specific task set was
• Maintain and evolve the company H&S Policy (as originated by RBS Mentor)
• Keep abreast of changes to legislation and circumstance
• Provide documentation and KPIs required by clients, and Company management meetings
• Expand & implement employee H&S induction package
• Give H&S inductions for office and field -based staff
• Introduce company H&S policy to sub-contractors, liaise with their representatives and ensure their compliance with standards required by ourselves and our clients
• Implement a full testing regime for all key tools and equipment
• Revise and expand a comprehensive number of 'toolbox talks' to cover all working practices
• Schedule and deliver toolbox talks to Operations in a rolling programme
• Maintain a record of employee interaction with H&S for audit purposes
• Investigate any incidents and liaise with the H&S Executive where relevant (RIDDOR)
• Carry out Risk Assessments in the planning stage of any major projects, including site visits and liaison with other Site regimes
• Develop the capability and capacity of operational managers for H&S management, including commissioning outsourced training and qualification
• Undertake Fire Risk Assessments for Social Housing clients

Resources Manager

Film VFX

Up to November 2008

Managed (with Technical HOD's) day to day technical running of artist operations from a start size of 60, rising to 450 individuals. Planned and supervised hardware and software allocations and optimisation. Production Managed Motion Capture and live-action shoots. Supervised on-set photography. Managed Company H&S Risk Assessment for studio & location productions

Co-Author of Industry Commercials' Agreement

Blonde Films

Guest lecturer - National Film and Television School
BBC Creative Services (now Red Bee)
• Development of Commercials' Production and Producer of first ads shot for commercial clients
• Undertook BBC Health & Safety Producer training.

Production Manager

The Moving Picture Company

• Managing Production Office (Two permanent P.A.s plus freelancers)
• Overall financial management of productions
• Promotion and Management of the MPC film studio
• Took part in Film Industry Health & Safety development & training
Represented MPC on AFVPA (now APA) and elected member of the Industrial Relations Group (from 1996), sitting on Dispute Panels.


Corporate films for British Telecom

Assignments included:
• Corporate films for British Telecom
• Training films for The European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD).
• Commercials for The Leisure Process
Producer/Production Manager:
• Television commercials at Filmfair in Soho and The Image Factory
• Pop Videos at Still Moving Films and Radar Films in London and Los Angeles
• Channel 4 pilot of 'The Last Resort' with Jonathon Ross
• Documentaries and promotions - The Really Useful Picture Company
• drama documentary 'Via Namibia' on location in South West Africa
• 6 months on animation production 'The Thief and the Cobbler' for Morgan Creek/Warner Bros. (dir. Richard Williams)

Founder and partner/manager

The Standard Picture Company

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