Do you own or manage historic buildings, parks, gardens or countryside sites open to the public?
Are you confident that you have adequately assessed the risks to your staff and your visitors and have safety measures in place that are reasonable and proportionate?
Do you have the right balance between safety and other objectives, e.g. conservation, public access or the visitor experience?
Do you have the right balance between the responsibility of the land owner/manager and the personal responsibility of the visitor?
Are all your assessments and safety arrangements in place for 2022/3?
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 30 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 help you to find practical solutions and 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:
25-26 Feb National Coal Mining Museum, West Yorkshire
18 May Crow's Hall, Suffolk
19 May Castle Rising, Norfolk
20 May Sandringham Castle, Norfolk
21 May RSPB Titchwell, Norfolk
22 May Holkham Hall, Norfolk
23 May Lyveden New Bield, Northamptonshire
24 May Hagley Park, Worcestershire
20 Jul RHS Show Tatton Park, Cheshire
30 July Carolside, Berwickshire
26 Aug Floors Castle, Roxburghshire
6-7 Sep Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare
10 Sep Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh
29 Sep Malleny Garden, Edinburgh
01 Oct Flanders Moss NNR, Perthshire
01 Oct Doune Castle, Perthshire
03 Oct Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire
04 Oct City Art Gallery, Aberdeen
05 Oct Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire
17 Nov Blackwell, Cumbria
Doune Castle, Perthshire
Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare
Malleny Garden, Edinburgh
Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh
Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare
MARK DANIELS - Adviser on visitor and occupational health and safety at
historic buildings, parks, gardens, coast and countryside
Welcome to this
website on visitor
and occupational safety issues in the historic built environment and countryside
Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire
5th October 2022