Instructor's Summary

Mr. John Burnip


Mr. John Burnip, MSc, BSc, is a Senior HSE Consultant with over 35 years of practical experience within Radiation Safety, NORM, Radiological Hazards, Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries.  His wide experience covers PHA, HAZOP, HAZID, Offshore Operations, Offshore Construction, Crane Inspection, Crane Operations, Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, Work Permit & First Aid, Emergency Reponse, Start-up, Commissioning, Fabrication, Pipelaying, Hook-Up and Marine Operations.  John has greatly contributed in upholding the highest possible levels of safety for numerous International Oil & Gas projects, Generation Systems & Platform Revamp, LPG & Gas Compression, Marine, Offshore and Power Plant Construction.  Presently, he is the HSE Advisor for DOT & STATOIL doing Training Audits & Inspection on their implementation of ISM system, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, IMO Regulations, HAZID/HAZOP for Hazard & Risk Management. 

With his extensive experience, John has gained expertise in the execution of Marine Safety, Risk Assessment & Evaluation, Hazardous Operation Identification & Leadership, Emergency Response, Incident Investigation, Inspection Techniques, Behavioural Based Safety & Job Safety Analysis; the development and establishment of Emergency Response Procedures and Certification of Mechanical, Electrical, Heavy Lifting operations within the oil & gas industries.

During Mr. Burnip’s long career life, he had successfully carried out numerous projects in Europe, North America, South America, Southeast Asia, Middle East and the North Sea.  He had worked for DOT, ZADCO, McDermott International (USA, Qatar, Egypt, India, Oman, Dubai and Abu Dhabi), PDO, Harland & Wolff PLC Belfast in North Ireland, Howard Doris – Kishorn in Scotland, Westinghouse Electric in Brazil and South Korea and Chevron Oil in Scotland.  He also spent over 5 years as an HSE Instructor on Mahanakorn University of Technology.   

Mr. Burnip has a Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering (UK).  He is a Certified Safety Auditor (SAC), Environmental Health and Safety Management Specialist on Fall Protection, Elevated Structures, Material Handling, Trenching & Excavations, and Welding Brazing Safety Technician, and further holds a NEBOSH Construction Certificate (UK) and a Cambridge Teaching Certificate.  He is a well-regarded member of the National Association of Safety Professionals and the Association of Cost Engineers (UK).