Mr Stephen Walsh  

Mr Stephen Walsh

C.Eng, MSc, MCIBSE, FCIPHE, MSoPHE, CMIOSH, Gas Safe, FCIWEM, CUBS, MAE, MEWI, MNEWA, MSocEW, BSRIA

Consulting Engineer & Expert Witness

Engineering
S.A.WALSH Ltd
27 Passey Place
2nd Floor Offices
Eltham
LONDON
SE9 5ZH
DX 32515 Eltham
I entered the profession as a 5 years indentured Domestic and Commercial Plumbing, Drainage, Water, Gas, Oil, Public Health Engineering, Building Services Engineering indentured student apprentice during August 1964 and qualified as an Engineer in 1969. I continued my academic and practical training to complete my professional qualification when I was awarded my Council of Engineering Institutions (CEI) Chartered Engineer (CEng.) status in 1983. I became an Expert Witness in 1984.

I became registered CORGI gas engineer (now Gas Safe Register) in 1998 in compliance with the then new Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (Health and Safety Executive register of competent persons). I studied MSc Occupational Safety and Health at Greenwich University and after graduating became Chartered Occupational Safety and Health Practitioner in 2000.

During 1989 I re-qualified by examination my electrical NEI CEI qualifications for Domestic and Testing Electrical Installations.

Since 1984 to the present date I have produced Expert Reports and attended Court to give oral evidence. I have been instructed as an Expert Witness in The Royal Courts of Justice, Technology and Construction Courts together with regional County Courts. I have also attended The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales (known as the Old Bailey) for gross negligence and manslaughter cases and attended regional Crown Courts for Health and Safety Executive, Gas Providers and Police prosecutions. I have attended High Court in England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Channel Islands and Isle of Man all with their own judicial systems.

Areas also covered:

Drainage / plumbing.
Rainwater systems / storm water.
Flooding / water services.
Gas and LPG / oil heating systems.
Public health engineering.
Building services engineering.
Gas safe registered.
Occupational safety and health.
Falling down stairs.
Out of windows from ladders and scaffolding.
Working at height investigations.
Scalding under showers, in baths and sanitary fittings.
Carbon monoxide poisoning from gas burning appliances.
Gas heating systems.
Ingress of water in buildings.
Flooding from sewers.
Gas boiler flue investigations.
Gas safe registered / public health engineer.
Water and environmental engineer / occupational safety and health.
Carbon monoxide poisoning / Hydrogen sulfide poisoning.
Building services engineering.
Soil and waste systems / underground drainage.
Sewer failures / L.P.G. appliances.
Oil appliances and gas appliances.
Non-domestic gas systems and domestic gas systems.
Gross negligence / gas manslaughter / gas boiler flue failures.
Flues in voids / gas meter fraud.
Gas leaks and gas explosions.
UK holiday homes CO poisoning.
Overseas holiday homes CO poisoning.
Failures annual gas certificates.
Personal accidents to gas personnel.
Fires caused by gas fitters / fires caused by plumbers.
CO spillages in hotels.
Health and safety workplace inhalation of gases.
Health and safety workplace accidents.
Injuries falling from working at height.
Injuries falling from ladders.
Disabled person accident collapse sanitary fittings.
Disabled person fatality defective sanitary fittings.
Residents in homes falling from windows.
Personal injuries at care homes customer and contractor disputes.
Underfloor heating and central heating.
Air conditioning and water mains failure.
Water ingress into buildings and commercial kitchen gas incidents.
Compressed air defects and commercial grease trap failures.
Commercial kitchen drainage issues.
Defective water pipe joints.
Scalding due to hot water systems.
Scalding from sanitary fittings.
Freezing / flooding water services/water hammer.
Hydraulic surge hydraulic / water pumped systems.
Fire sprinkler systems and district heating systems.
Facilities for the disabled.
Compressed air for commercial and industrial purposes.
Drains surcharging and flooding of neighbours properties.
Surface water flooding and flood barriers.
Ground water ingress.
Collapsing property due to sewage washouts.
Small sewage works and septic tanks.
Cess pool drainage and sewer gas inhalation.
Plumbing components failures.
Water leaks in properties.
Personal injury as a result of plumbing failure sewer gas emissions.
Drainage CCTV and sports underground services.
Water undertaking pumping station fatalities.
Commercial drainage.
Industrial drainage TB008/TB200.

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Additional Information:

Regional Limits:

UK & Europe
No

Expert Witness Work:

Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes

 

Expert Witness Activity:

40%
40%
20%
10

102

Lawyer Consultation:

Yes