About Us

Chris Hardy’s (MIET) career began in the mid 1980’s with an apprenticeship at Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough. Chris gained valuable experience in all aspects of electrical engineering, from domestic, electrical installations, control system maintenance and design and airfield electrics amongst other areas.

After Chris’ apprenticeship he worked as an airfield electrician before being promoted to a technical grade, looking after the high voltage network (33kV and 11Kv) at the National Gas Turbine Establishment Pyestock.

Nearly 8 years later, Chris Hardy joined SSE Enterprise Contracting as a High Voltage Electrical Engineer, becoming a DNO and private network SAP and gaining experience in project management and protection commissioning (Primary and Secondary). Chris also got involved with telecommunications and some design work. Chris stayed with SSE Contracting for 20 years as part of the Major Projects Team delivering projects such as new primary substation builds. cable diversions, fault locations and repairs before leaving and setting up Gecko High Voltage Specialists Ltd. in 2018.

As a Senior Authorised Person, Chris’ authorisations go up to 132kV (underground and overhead). Gecko High Voltage Specialists Ltd’s skills are in high demand with clients in the Electricity Supply Industry. As a commissioning engineer, Chris can commission a wide variety of distribution / transmission equipment.

Gecko High Voltage Specialists Ltd work to high standards and values, we place importance on safety, integrity and customer service. We work nationwide.

Gecko Health and Safety is a division of Gecko High Voltage Specialists Ltd, we pride ourselves on an impeccable safety record and have expanded our business to promote positive health and safety. We have the benefit of over 20 years of health and safety experience in the Electricity Supply Industry and are expanding to offer our services across all industries and businesses of all sizes.

If you have fewer than 5 employees, you do not need to have a written health and safety policy, however, as a small business wishing to become an accredited contractor / supplier with a large organisation, or local government and you may be required to produce health and safety documentation. You may want to work towards ISO accreditation and have all your policies in order. We can work with you to achieve this.

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Gecko Health and Safety work predominantly in the South of England, however we have a network of consultants across the UK whom we work closely with. Gecko High Voltage Specialists Ltd began in August of 2018 and has gone from strength to strength. We have been able to invest in high quality equipment and promote continual improvement and development for our employees. Gecko Health and Safety Division was created in its own right in August 2020, after identifying a growing need to separate the two areas of expertise, High Voltage Electrical Engineering and Health and Safety.

Certificates & Accreditations

Managing Director, Chris Hardy MIET Tech IOSH has the following qualifications in Health and Safety:

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

Chris is also a qualified first aider and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Chris holds a professionally qualified person CSCS card.

Commercial Director and Head of Gecko Health and Safety, Kate Hardy AIIRSM TMIFPO Tech IOSH has the following qualifications in Health and Safety:

National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management

National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Process Safety Management

NEBOSH HSE Certificate in Environmental Management

Award for NEBOSH HSE Introduction to Incident Investigation

Kate is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider, First Aider, Qualified Trainer Accredited Drug and Alcohol Tester and holds a professionally qualified person CSCS card. Gaining NEBOSH qualifications through BV Associates, Chris and Kate actively promote a positive safety culture within GHVS Ltd and promote this ethos to every company and site we work with.

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