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Gene Hydes, Head of Inspections

Gene Hydes

Head of Inspections

Mr. Gene Hydes was appointed to the post of Head of Inspections on January 1, 2015.

He is a long-serving member of the Department of Labour and Pensions, prior to which he was with the Department of Employment Relations (DER). Mr. Hydes was a Senior Labour Officer and was appointed as Head of Inspection following performing the duties in an Acting position for the past four months.

Mr. Hydes holds an impressive host of professional certifications and designations in various aspects of occupational safety and health. In November 2014, he obtained a series of certificates from the OSHA 9 Occupational Health & Safety Administration) Academy in: Occupational Safety and Health Supervision, Specialist, Management, and Professionalism, as well as Safety & Health Committee Team Member and Leader. He has supported and served the Department, clients and community partners with leadership and training, and is a highly respected industry professional.

Mr. Hydes was the first recipient of the Director’s “Employee of the Month/Quarter” in 2013. There is evidence of his influence and achievement throughout the DLP office, and his Email sign-off highlights his commitment to Safety, Training and Inspections.

Mr. Hydes has continually sought to upskill himself in specialist subject areas and has received certifications as a HAZMAT Emergency Response Incident Commander and a Confined Space Entry-Specialist-Construction. In addition, he has achieved certifications in Risk Management, Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, Human Resources Management, Principles of Occupational Safety and Health Management and is also trained in CPR/First Aid as well as being a Mental Health First Aider. He has also completed the ILM Level 3 Training. Mr. Hydes also holds membership with the International Association of Safety Professionals. In addition to his own learning, he constantly supports his team with attending training in order that they can also upskill themselves.

Last Updated 2021-05-21