About Colin Morrish
Mining Engineer – Safety Specialist
A highly motivated Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner with over 30 years experience in the mining, exploration and construction industries. A methodical and systematic worker who is an excellent communicator. An experienced provider of reports and requirements which positively influence all levels within organisations providing desired outcomes, effective solutions and improvements.
Works closely with management and staff to fully integrate safety management capabilities. This involves liaising and building effective working relationships with all stakeholders including company personnel, government authorities and contractors to ensure an effective safety culture is fully implemented.
Colin Morrish CEng MIMMM is a Professional Member
of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Key Personal & Leadership Strengths
- Expertise in identifying and evaluating hazards and risks, assessing impacts associated with each activity and developing various control techniques and procedures.
- Provide guidance and support in establishing a risk based culture that manages safety.
- Investigation of incidents to establish root cause, suggest remedy, follow-up compliance & generate statistical reports to line management and advising management on safety matters.
- Work with all levels of management promoting a safe and excellent working environment that is aligned to working practices.
- Driven cultural improvements across all workers that have ensured commitments to safe work practices. Focussed top down or at the worker level depending on the most appropriate levels of engagement to suit the organisation and environment. Ensured that the focus remains on attaining support for safe work practices.
- M.Eng – Master of Engineering (Mining), McGill University, Canada
- B.Eng – Bachelor of Engineering (Mining), McGill University, Canada
- CEng – Chartered Engineer – Engineering Council CMIOSH – Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
- CRSP – Canadian Registered Safety Professional – Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
- CSCS Professionally Qualified Person – White Yellow Card – UKB.
Memberships / Affiliation & Education
PEng – Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS ID 09585)
Member – Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (Member No. 95772)
Chartered Engineer – Engineering Council (Registration No. 629539)
MIMMM – Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining(Membership No. 466336)
CRSP – Canadian Registered Safety Professional – Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (Certification No. 14-5344)
CMIOSH – Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Member No. 174627)
M.Eng – Master of Engineering (Mining), McGill University, Canada
B.Eng – Bachelor of Engineering (Mining), McGill University, Canada
CSCS Professionally Qualified Person – White Yellow Card – CITB – UK
Site Management Safety Training Scheme – CITB -UK
OHSAS 18001 – Lead Auditor Training
ISO 45001 – Auditor Migration Training
- Buoyant aircraft for mineral exploration drilling projects, Flights of Fact and Fantasy (The Airship Association). Co-authored with Professor Barry Prentice (University of Manitoba). 2018
- Incident prevention tools – incident investigations and pre-job safety analyses, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology (China University of Mining & Technology). 2017
- Avoiding workplace accidents – the importance of pre-job safety analyses 3rd International Symposium of Mine Safety, Science and Engineering (McGill University). 2016
April, 2020 -Present
4dCoders/Resources Computing International (RCI)
- Researching logistics to develop ‘Resilient Bio-inspired Modular Robotic Miners’
- These miners are projected to mine smaller deposits with a high intrinsic value
- 4dCoders/RCI are working on the Robominers project
- This project is funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest European Research and Innovation programme ever
Mine Safety Specialist (Freelance)
- Analyse and impart concepts to help make work safer
- Inspect heavy industry sites
- Assist in occupational safety and health management at worksites and with various stakeholders
- Reviewed occupational safety and health management at a mine in Azerbaijan
February-March, 2018 Contract, Anglo Asian Mining PLC – Azerbaijan International Mining Company (AIMC):
- Commissioned to inspect the Gǝdabǝk mines and mineral processing facilities.
- Presented incident investigation procedures to AIMC’s Health, Safety, Environment and Community Department.
- Summarised visit in a comprehensive report which included occupational health and safety management modification suggestions.
2015 – 2018
NEBOSH Examiner – UK
- corrected scripts for challengers of NEBOSH examinations from outside the United Kingdom
1996 – 2014 (Canada)
Saskatchewan Ministry of Labour Relations & Workplace Safety – Occupational Health and Safety Division
Occupational Health Officer – Mines Inspector
- Promoted the development and implementation of operations and strategy to improve OHS performance at minesites more than 1200 times that would include legislative compliance and best industry practice.
- Participated and actively contributed to the development and maintenance of policies, documents, organisational procedures, operational goals and targets related to health and safety programs.
- Conducted and monitored periodic audits to ensure that standards and legal requirements are consistent with the provincial legislation using analysis methodologies and raise non-compliance issues during meetings with stakeholders.
- Took appropriate and robust action for any failings and non-compliance with Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
- Monitored, assessed and reviewed the Health and Safety training requirements to ensure competency levels are achieved.
- Collaborated with colleagues in different technical disciplines to investigate unsafe hygiene, radiation and ergonomic concerns.