Tony Boyle


Chartered Psychologist, Registered Occupational Psychologist, Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

After completing a psychology degree Tony Boyle worked at the National Institute of Industrial Psychology (NIIP) where, inter alia, he studied accidents involving high voltage switchgear.  He left the NIIP to complete a PhD in the statistical theory of accident causation.

Following a period of teaching health and safety and doing research, including research into road accident blackspots in London, he set up his own software company and later incorporated this into the health, safety and environmental consultancy, Hastam, set up principally by Aston University Health and Safety Personnel.  Tony was Hastam's Managing Director and later Chairman and although he has retired from this role he is still a non-executive director.

He has published around 50 papers, articles and book chapters and he is the author of the 'standard' text on health and safety risk management, published by Routledge.

His current areas of interest are mentoring safety professionals, developing health and safety uses of information technology, writing management system documentation for clients and providing training on a range of safety management topics.

Tony has also worked on a number of expert witness reports, including the explosion of Blast Furnace No 5 at Port Talbot, the Buncefield explosion and the Potters Bar derailment.