Meet the Expert: David Brown

What is your role in the 3M Personal Safety Team?
I am a PPE Sales Specialist helping customers with training, support and safety solutions.

Which areas of the UK or Ireland do you cover?
I cover the North East of England and Cumbria.

How long have you been at 3M?
4 years.

Do you hold any professional qualifications?
Yes, I hold the NEBOSH General Certificate.

Which segments and/or applications do you work with most often?
I work with a mixture of industries including food and beverage, pharmaceutical, metal fabrication, construction and general manufacturing companies.

What is the most unusual or interesting health and safety hazard you’ve helped to resolve?
In this role I come across a wide range of weird and wonderful hazards. Some of the strangest would have to be monkey hair and pigeon poo!

What is your favourite part of your role?
Providing PPE solutions that help the wearer to be safe, more comfortable and more productive. It’s especially satisfying when the user has felt for some time that they have to put up with what they currently use as they believe the right product just isn’t out there.

What are your hobbies/interests in your spare time?
Football, Running and Squash. I have just completed the Tough Mudder Yorkshire course which was a great achievement.

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