Vicki Cutler

Committee role

Member

Qualifications

As well as the NVQ Level 4 in Occupational Safety & Health Practice along with the General NEBOSH Certificate and the NEBOSH Fire Safety & Risk Management Certificate, Vicki also holds a Diploma in Management Studies and an NVQ Level 4 in Advice and Guidance. She is also a qualified NVQ assessor and verifier in a range of subjects.

Vicki is currently a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and Member of the Chartered Management Institute.

Background

After moving into a role incorporating health and safety within the Education sector back in 2001, Vicki progressed her role and moved into the social housing sector a couple of years later. She established her own consultancy in 2008, Grange Safety Solutions Ltd, and now works with a number of housing providers across the UK to support improvements within the sector and establish good practice.

Areas of specialism and interest

Vicki specialises in health and safety within the social housing sector and is currently the Lead Associate for SAFETYnet, the Excellence in Health & Safety Network for the housing sector, developing best practice and sharing case studies and ‘lessons learned’. Some of the specific areas of specialism within the sector include;

  • Gas Safety
  • Fire Safety

  • Legionella Management

  • Passenger Lifts

  • Electronic Gates & Barriers 

In addition, following the Lakanal House tragedy, she has worked with fire safety specialists to develop an approved fire risk assessor training course, specifically for the housing sector, to take account of the resulting enquiry and recommendations. Vicki also currently supports the delivery throughout England.