The BBi Group, incorporating BBi Risk Solutions, BBi Berns Brett, BBi Horsham, BBi Masaood and BBi Ireland, has been established as an Independent Insurance Broker, Financial Adviser and Risk Manager for over 40 years. Our aim is to provide service standards that are the envy of our competitors.

Whilst our clients are predominantly United Kingdom based we are also able to provide worldwide asset protection programmes from our London offices. We offer quality advice on all aspects of insurance, financial services, risk management and disaster recovery.

Our Health and Safety Director is Paul Venter. Please read his introduction and contact BBi Risk Solutions today to see how we can help.

 Paul Venter BBi Risk Solutions Director Health & Safety

A dedicated and passionate Health and Safety professional - essential to being successful in my role involves building relationships and communicating with clients in order to achieve the required results. I feel that it is important to have good working relationships with clients and finding ways for them to achieve success in a manner with suits their unique circumstances. Having buy-in from our clients is important, as I believe that this is the key to setting up health and safety management systems that facilitate legal compliance and produces a positive safety culture within their organisations.

I began my working life in the Fire and Rescue Service of the South African Air Force; in addition to duties as an operational fire fighter I was involved in Fire Prevention, Training, Quality Assurance and finally Operations. This experience set me up for all the roles I’ve undertaken since.

My first taste of Health and Safety management was 19 years ago as Operations Manager of a YMCA; this is what started my career in Health and Safety in earnest. I have taken on a number of roles over the years in order to develop my skill base. I’ve have done work for a diverse range of sectors from charities through to highly corporate environments, from very small single site organisations with basic management systems, through to some with many sites, thousands of employees across the country and significant integrated management systems. My experience from my Fire Service days through to where I am today, within a consultancy with a diverse client base, equips me well for the challenges that a varied and challenging consultancy offers.

Qualifications include: 

  • ISO 45001 Lead Auditor
  • ISO 14001 EMS Internal Auditor
  • NEBOSH Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management
  • IOSH Directing Safely
  • Advanced DSE Assessor Course
  • Professional Trainer Certificate

Professional Memberships:

Member                                           -           International Institute of Risk and Safety Management
Graduate Member                           -           Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
Affiliate Member                              -           Institute Of Fire Engineers
Accredited Associate Member        -           Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Full Member                                    -           The Institute of Industrial Accident Investigators
Individual Membership                    -           Chartered Insurance Institute
Individual Membership                    -           Fire Protection Association
Individual Membership                    -           The Institute of Food Safety Integrity & Protection