Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) has appointed a new health and safety lead to look after the portfolio of leisure and entertainment in the borough.
Shane Berry, from Rotherham, joins DCLT from Peel Airports where he worked as Health and Safety Manager for both Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport for five years.
Jon Whiteley, deputy chief executive of DCLT said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Shane to the Trust.
“He has a wealth of knowledge gained from running his own Health and Safety consultancy and from roles at HMP Wakefield and Manchester and more recently the airport.
“Shane is already bringing ideas and building new systems to compliment the existing company policies, matching our continuous improvement ethos.
“As a customer focused organisation, the health and safety of our staff, as our internal customers, and our visiting customers at the top of our agenda.”
In 2017 Shane won the first award of its type for the delivery of a safety week and single best activity as part of the Airport Operators Association (AOA) annual awards. He then went to receive an Unsung Hero award in 2019 voted by other industry professionals for his efforts in changing behaviours, attitudes and the overall culture at the two international airports.
Shane said: “I’ve been lucky in my career to have seen the world and have worked in a number of very different industries from the prison service to airports.
“DCLT is a fantastic new role for me, and I am looking forward to working in the leisure and entertainment sector. Safety is key for any business success and I see this role as clear evidence of the Trust’s commitment to staff and visitors to our facilities.”
Prior to working in Health and Safety, Shane had a 23-year career in the RAF, retiring in 2009 as Flight Sergeant.
For further information about DCLT visit www.dclt.co.uk