Dr Bill Robb


Dr Bill Robb is a leading North Sea safety specialist, who has worked as a consultant for the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen for 25 years.

Since starting in health and safety in 1995, Dr Robb’s work has included producing safety briefings and contributing to accident investigations, working onshore and offshore across 23 countries. His main passion is carrying out talks and workshops on health and safety; however, following a recent diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) this is no longer possible.

MND is a progressive disease that stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. It has no cure and affects people in different ways, but can cause inability to walk, eat, drink or breathe unaided. Dr Robb praised the excellent work of the NHS, and hopes to raise awareness of the terminal illness. Supported by his wife and daughter, he is always hopeful of continuing his work, saying: “As long as I can type, I will continue.”

As a specialist in behavioural safety, one of the achievements he’s most proud of are the strides made in North Sea safety culture since the 1990s, with the industry very focused on the human and cost benefits of health and safety. One of his biggest professional concerns is that the value gained over the last 25 years may be lost, and he is therefore releasing some of his research via Linkedin.

Dr Robb’s crowdfunding page can be found at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bill-robb.

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