FCS is a fully integrated Occupational Health & Safety Consultancy and Training Provider based in the heart of Rugby, Warwickshire.

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 First Class Safety, we are 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), an approved training provider for National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) and the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR). We’re also registered with OSHCR, the UK Warehouse Association (UKWA) and Highfield ABC.

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

The Founder

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 Ltd as an independent business.

He’s a strong believer that good health and safety practices, applied sensibly, do not 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”

Training and Office Co-Ordinator

Bethan Finney joined First Class Safety in February 2022 as one of the Office Administrators. Bethan came to the company with no knowledge of the training industry and has come a long way from when she first started.
Bethan has now become the Training and Office Co-Ordinator for First Class Safety alongside studying for a Level 3 Buisness Administration Qualification. She is a company First Aider and is responsible for the run of the office. 

Bethan has two dogs, a Beagle called Bonnie and a Show Cocker Spaniel called Nancy who she attempts to keep in line at home!

“Bethan has always been so friendly and is always happy to help”

“She goes the extra mile to help with all enquiries”

“Bethan gave great guidance as to what course would suit our business best”

Training Administrator

Holly joined the First Class Safety team in July 2021 working part time as an Office Administrator. Holly works alongside Bethan and Gaynor and is responsible for the social media posts that appear for First Class Safety. Holly has passed her college course studying Business and works three days a week in the office here at First Class Safety.

In Hollys spare time she enjoys going to watch Coventry City play football as well as spending time with her friends and family.

“Holly is extremly polite and very helpful,she is always happy to answer any questions i have”

“Holly is conscientious and always positive”

Training Administrator

Gaynor joined the First Class Safety team in August 2023 working as an Office Administrator. Gaynor works alongside Bethan and Holly 3 days a week here at First Class Safety. Gaynor is currently learning the business and will eventually be dealing with enquiries and the general running of the office.

In Gaynors spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends, dining out and watching live bands.

“Gaynor does everything with detail and ensures tasks are completed to the highest standard”

“its a pleasure to work with Gaynor and she is always happy to help”

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

MHE Instructor

Ben joined the First Class Safety team in July 2022 as an MHE Instructor. Ben also helps around the office as well as helping with any consultancy work and documents. Ben enjoys training candidates and ensuring that they know the correct methods to operate the trucks. Ben is currentl studying his PTLLS to become a Health and Safety Tutor.

In Bens spare time he works alongside Rugby Town with coaching football.

“Ben was very helpful and answered all my questions thoroughly”

“He made the course very relaxed and was very informative when teaching the course”

“Instructor Mr. Ben is very professional and friendly nature. He explained each and everything very precisely and always cheered me up. I must recommend FCS.”

“Very good company. Ben was a very nice person and fills you with confidence. Very happy with the course and the staff!”