About Houghton Safety Services

Houghton Safety Services Ltd is an independent Health and Safety Consultancy based on the borders of Essex and Hertfordshire. We aim to provide affordable advice and practical health and safety assistance to all types of business, throughout the UK.

Good safety management is essential for any company. Accidents cost money! Poor performance may lead to prosecution, claims in the civil court by injured employees and adverse media coverage. An unsafe workplace can prove fatal, not only to the worker, but also to the business.

Small and medium-sized companies are particularly catered for by Houghton Safety Services Ltd. Most companies of this size require help in meeting their obligations under health and safety legislation, but many do not know where to find assistance. A small investment in health and safety can be repaid many times over in reduced accident costs, and reduces the risk from prosecution and litigation.

Please look at our services or training pages to see what Houghton Safety Services Ltd can offer your business. Or try our health and safety checklist: are you managing effectively? If you need advice at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Directors

Brian Houghton

Brian Houghton, Managing Director of Houghton Safety Services Ltd, worked in the UK chemical manufacturing industry for sixteen years.  Much of this time was spent in the field of health and safety. While working, he attended The Hatfield Polytechnic part-time and was awarded a first class honours degree in Applied Chemistry in 1989.  He was the Health, Safety and Environment Advisor to a major Agrochemicals manufacturer before entering the Consultancy field in 2000.
During his time working as a Health and Safety Consultant, Brian has gained great experience and has been involved in a variety of disciplines, including Health & Safety Policies, Health & Safety Reviews, Risk Assessment, Accident Investigation, Workplace Monitoring, Training, Auditing and Emergency Response Teams. 

Brian is a Chartered Chemist and a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH).  He holds professional qualifications in Occupational Safety and Health, and Environmental Protection including the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (Parts 1 and 2).


Paula Houghton

Paula Houghton has been a Director of Houghton Safety Services Ltd since January 2008. NEBOSH qualified, she also holds the CPCAB Diploma in Stress Management and is a Member of the International Stress Management Association (MISMA).

Previously a Project Manager / Business Analyst and Trainer for an International Bank, she brings a wealth of experience and abilities to Houghton Safety Services Ltd, which are invaluable when implementing Health and Safety projects / programmes into companies.

Paula specialises in several of our business areas, including Stress Management, DSE Assessments, Health and Safety Policies & Reviews and New & Expectant Mother Risk Assessments. She is also a highly experienced trainer.


Company name & registered office:

SG12 9EE
Company No. 06459799

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