In a nutshell, FCS is a fully integrated occupational health and
safety consultancy and training provider based in Rugby, Warwickshire.

FCS Safety Rugby Team

Who would you prefer to be advising you – a person who’s only ever seen the inside of a classroom, or someone with genuine experience of working in companies at different levels, dealing with real people and coming up against the challenges business owners, managers and workers face on a daily basis?

At FCS, we’re a consultancy run by people with real world experience. We’ve studied for our qualifications and accreditations, so we can claim to be experts in our field – but our feet remain very much on the ground.


We are accredited and approved by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and and the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR). We’re also registered with OSHCR, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and Highfield ABC.



Managing Director Ian Cook has been involved in health and safety since the mid-1990s, when he trained to become a forklift instructor. Ian then developed his skills as a trainer further by studying for an attaining PTLLS qualifications.

Ian became more and more interested in health and safety and studied for his Diploma to achieve CMISOH chartered status, meaning he could become a registered health and safety consultant. In 2009 he established First Class Safety as an independent business.

He’s a strong believer that good health and safety practices, applied sensibly, don’t have to be a burden to business and actually bring real benefits by safeguarding everyone, reducing the chances of accidents and time lost due to illness and protecting companies from litigation.

“Ian does it in a way where everybody gets it – he helps them understand the importance of doing things the right way”

“Once you go to Ian, you never want to go to anyone else”

How well is your business complying with best practice and legal obligations? Are your staff being trained in a cost-effective and productive way?

Talk to us, visit the FCS Centre and find out more about the training and consultancy we can offer you.