Martin Stear

Martin Stear
Chartered Occupational Hygienist, Registrar
Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM)

Martin is a Chartered Occupational Hygienist, with over 30 years’ experience. He spent 10 years in consultancy, gaining extensive experience of measurement and assessment, before joining HSE in 1993.

As a Principal Specialist Inspector, he headed the Organic Chemicals and Asbestos section, developing national risk management strategies aimed at reducing risks to health in various industry sectors. With regard to asbestos, he provided technical expertise to all parts of HSE, other government departments and ministers, as well as sitting on various expert committees. He provided expertise to the development of legislation and authored various guidance documents.

Martin left HSE in 2004 to set up a small independent consultancy with another ex-HSE Specialist Inspector (Tracey Boyle), advising companies on all aspects of asbestos and occupational hygiene, and he acts as an expert with regard to criminal prosecutions, civil litigation, and personal injury claims. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene within BOHS (the British Occupational Hygiene Society) and he was Registrar to the Faculty (2011 to 2016).

He is now Registrar of the Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM).