HB Safety Consultancy

HB Safety Consultancy

HBSC is a thriving safety consultancy formed by Hayley Burgess

Meet our business:


HBSC Ltd was founded in 2011 by highly experienced consultant Hayley Burgess, who was the first woman in Northern Ireland to receive third party accreditation from the IFE (Institution of Fire Engineers).


From their base in Sketrick House, the four-person team look after clients across the whole of the UK and Ireland offering health and safety risk management and training as well as fire safety.


“I did my Master’s degree part-time while also working full-time as a supermarket manager. Since then, I’ve wanted to continue to build my skills and knowledge and share them with my clients,” she said.


All the consultants are highly qualified, continually updating their skills to keep up with modern legislation. For example, Hayley is not only a Registered Fire Risk Assessor (Life Safety) with the Institution of Fire Engineers, she is also a Chartered Fellow Member of The Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and listed on the Occupational Safety & Health Consultant’s Register (OSHCR). 


What they say about Ards Business Hub:


HBSC moved into offices at Sketrick House in December 2022 as the company was growing and needed additional office space for their admin team. Hayley had been providing Health and Safety support to Ards Business Hub so she immediately knew the location would suit her and her team.


Because she travels extensively, she wanted handy road links and proximity to Belfast City Airport as well as free, convenient parking.


“It’s the professional atmosphere at Ards Business Hub that really stands out. If we have training sessions or clients visiting, we know that they will enjoy visiting us here,” she said.


What we say:


Ards Business Hub Chief Executive, Nichola Lockhart said: “This is a well-established business that delivers a first class health and safety service across the UK and Ireland. Hayley Burgess is blazing a trail for women in this most specialised of fields and provides a great example that should encourage more women to enter the health and safety and risk management profession.”


Find out more about HBSC.