MARK DANIELS  -  Adviser on visitor and occupational health and safety at

historic buildings, parks, gardens, coast and countryside

 

 ©  Mark Daniels 2020  www.visitorsafety-touchofgrey.co.uk

Articles and published work

Co-author of the booklet "Managing visitor safety in the historic built environment", published in September 2015 by the Visitor Safety in The Countryside Group (VSCG), available from the VSCG via http://vscg.org/publications/.

 

Article entitled "Capacity, conservation and the safety of visitors", published in Issue 50 of the National Trust publication "Views", Autumn 2013, available on line at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/document-1355801917778/.

 

Article entitled "The safety of visitors", published in Historic House, the magazine of the Historic Houses Association, Autumn 2012.

 

Four articles on case law and legal cases published in March 2012 on the Visitor Safety in the Countryside Group's web site at www.vscg.co.uk/case-law/. The articles deal with:

  • Tree safety management - recent civil law judgements

  • HSE's successful prosecution of Tameside MBC and Clockwork Day Nursery Ltd. in 2008 following an accident to a child at Stamford Park, Ashton-under-Lyne

  • HSE's unsuccessful prosecution of North Yorkshire CC in 2010 following a fatal accident to a teenager on a supervised caving trip at Manchester Hole in Nidderdale

  • HSE's decision not to prosecute Rotherham MBC following a fatal accident to a teenager whilst sledging at Rother Valley Country Park in 2009

 

Revised and edited Chapter 8 - "The Law and Visitor Safety" in the VSCG publication "Managing Visitor Safety in the Countryside", January 2012.

 

Acknowledged as a key contributor to the National Tree Safety Group publication "Common sense risk management of trees", December 2011.

 

Article on the work of the Visitor Safety in The Countryside Group, published in Issue 48 of the National Trust publication "Views", published September 2011, available on line via www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-chl/w-places_collections/w-heritage-conservation-staff-magazine.htm.

 

Article for IOSH Rural Industries Group on tree safety management issues, including details of recent civil cases, published on line 4 August 2011 at www.iosh.co.uk/groups/rural_industries_group/group_news/tree_safety.aspx.

 

Contributed data and acknowledged in a report for the National Tree Safety Group - "Trees and the Risk of Harm", prepared by the Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management, Middlesex University and written by John Watt & David J. Ball. June 2009.

 

Chapter on "Health and safety" in the National Trust "Manual of Housekeeping - the care of collections in historic houses open to the public".  Butterworth-Heinemann. 2006.

 

Article on "Visitor safety in the countryside: guiding principles and their interpretation", published in Issue 32 of the National Trust publication "Views", Summer 2000.