MARK DANIELS - Adviser on visitor and occupational health and safety at historic buildings, parks, gardens, coast and countryside

Recent visits

29 Oct The Hill House, Dunbarton (NTS)
Dunbarton Castle, Dunbarton (HES)
30 Oct Drummond Castle Gardens, Perthshire
31 Oct Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian

22 Nov Westminster (meeting with HHA)
24 Nov Auckland Castle, Durham

07 Dec Whitlingham Country Park, Norfolk (VSCG mtg)
31 Dec RHS Wisley, Surrey

05 Jan Landmark Trust HO, Shottesbrooke, Berkshire
09 Jan Hever Castle, Kent
10 Jan Hever Castle, Kent
11 Jan Rye Castle Museum, East Sussex
16 Jan Hever Castle, Kent
17 Jan Hever Castle, Ken
19 Jan Auckland Castle, Durham
24 Jan Carisbrooke Castle, IoW (VSCG meeting)

I work as an independent safety adviser specialising in visitor safety management in countryside and coastal environments and at parks, gardens, historic buildings and structures. I also cover occupational safety and health in these settings, and in the rural, conservation and charitable sectors. Complying with your legal duties under health and safety legislation whilst at the same time ensuring that the historic or special qualities of your land and buildings are not adversely affected by safety measures is not easy - it requires careful consideration and judgements to find the right balance. I can draw on over 25 years' experience as a qualified safety practitioner and manager, most of which was spent leading the health and safety function in the National Trust, one of the country’s largest conservation charities. I hope I can work with you to find practical solutions and help give you the confidence to make the right decisions.  

Please explore the links on this page to see different sections of this website, and get in touch if you think my expertise could be of help or interest to you - please e-mail me at:

Latest visitor and rural safety news

VSCG launches new publication - "Managing visitor safety in the historic built environment" - more details here ...

Major fire at National Trust stately home - more detail here ...

Chessington World of Adventures prosecuted following serious accident to young girl - read more here ...

Yorkshire Mining Museum and two contractors fined after fatal accident underground in 2011 - more details here ...

Inquest held into fatality when visitor killed by falling branch at Kew Gardens in 2012 - more information here ...

Recent places


Hever Castle, Kent, 17 January 2017


Ypres Tower at Rye Castle, East Sussex, 11 January 2017

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Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, 31 October 2016

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"Pelvis" by Not Vital, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire, 26 November 2016

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