Time & Location

Thursday: 12.00 to 13.00, Stage 4

Bill AtkinsonChief Scientific Advisor - Adler and Allan

Speaker Bio:

Bill Atkinson is the Chief Scientific Advisor at Adler and Allan, leaking a team of Incident Advisors providing the 24-7 Emergency Advice service, providing chemical incident advice by telephone to callers ranging from the public to the emergency services, world-wide and in multiple languages, for over 200 clients. He supports the chemical incident response service provided by Adler and Allan across the UK, providing on and off-scene advice.

After obtaining a degree in Chemistry from the University of Bristol and spending time working in the chemical industry, he has over 25 years of experience in providing advice on the hazards, properties and reactions of chemicals. He is a safety trainer and safety data sheet (SDS) author and a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) by road.

Bill is also employed as a Scientific Advisor to West Midlands Fire Service, providing advice and attending hazardous material and CBRNe incidents across six counties in the Midlands. He has helped author a number of policy documents to update and inform policy within the UK fire services in respect of hazardous materials.