Our Experts

We have a great team who are passionate about customer care and quality of what we deliver. With a range of cross-industry experience, we apply a team mindset, So our customers are surrounded with the right advice.

Big isn’t always beautiful. As a boutique risk management consultancy, we like to retain our personal relationship with our clients. A range of specialist safety consultants, with regional UK coverage, supports our core team.

Meet the team


Ian Hutchings

Managing Director

Ian Hutchings


Ian formed Vita Safety in early 2006 when he left DuPont Safety Resources. Prior to working as a safety consultant for DuPont, Ian was a senior consultant at Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and a safety engineer and advisor in the rail industry, engineering and manufacturing.
Ian’s specialisms include insurance surveys and projects, health and safety performance improvement (behavioural safety and culture), supply chain risk management, health and safety leadership and audit. Ian is a chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH), a member of the Institute of Directors (MIoD), a member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) and a member of the Institute of Consulting (MIC).
Ian is registered with the HSE’s Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR)


Debbie O’Mara

Senior Consultant

Debbie O’Mara


Debbie has 17 years’ experience working in health and safety, predominantly as a senior health and safety manager in the food and drink industry. Debbie was a behavioural safety lead trainer before taking up key management roles in three manufacturing sites working in logistics, manufacturing and engineering environments.
Before moving to consultancy in 2012, Debbie coordinated two major demolition and refurbishment projects in a lead safety role.

Since joining Vita Safety, Debbie has delivered audits across a number of client locations, provided training for managers and team leaders and advisory support for medium to large clients. Sector clients have included; social housing, engineering, food manufacturing, warehousing, insurance, education and charities.


Peter Sinnott


Peter Sinnott


Peter’s introduction into safety started during a 14 year service in HMF Royal Engineers. Professional responsibilities included reconnaissance, planning, site control, construction of camp structures, roads, tracks and helicopter sites.

Peter joined Vita Safety Ltd in 2014; prior to this he worked as a safety manager in two large FE colleges in the North West before moving into consultancy, now having 17 years experience in full time employment as a health and safety professional. He has experience in a number of differing fields, including; engineering, retail, education and manufacturing.

Peter is a Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner, CMIOSH and is registered on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR).

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