Gauged Solutions was established in 2011 by Glenn Ridsdale, who had formerly worked in aeronautical, power and electrical engineering design roles, consisting of both senior engineering and HSE positions.
After 20+ years working with FTSE 100 blue chip organisations and with a real passion for risk management, Glenn decided to establish Gauged Solutions and bring his skills and experience to a wider network of people and organisations. His passion for supporting and enabling organisations of all sizes to develop, enhance and build their safety culture DNA is only exceeded by his desire to help their greatest assets - their people.
It wasn’t long before Glenn was joined by an excellent group of like-minded professionals, whose desire from the outset was to develop Gauged Solutions into the international award-winning training and consultancy business it has become.
Our vision is to leave an indelible footprint wherever we work and originates from feedback we received from a client in 2014 and has become our unique hallmark or "footprint" representing the truly first class service we aim to deliver to our valued clients.
To date we have left our footprint on five of the world’s seven continents and have met some truly amazing people along the way, making our client and partner base second to none.
Most importantly of all however, has been ensuring that we have made a real and visible difference to the hundreds of clients we have worked alongside and thousands of their workforce, many of whom have become firm friends.
For a deeper insight into the key milestones along our journey please scroll down to see our timeline.
Gauged Solutions officially incorporated at Companies House 3rd February 2011.
We win our first contract with CARES delivering root cause analysis training in Switzerland.
ConocoPhillips approach us in June to help with their behavioural-safety programme Personal Safety Involvement.
In August we helped Intergen UK revitalise their behavioural-safety programme Safety at Heart.
In September we commenced with what was to become a global safety culture analysis and behaviour programme with Deep Ocean (formerly CTC Marine).
In October we supported Babcock with a behavioural-safety related programme.
Petrofac was our last client in 2011 with the delivery of a four day leadership programme in the UAE.
Gauged Solutions launches its first website in January of 2012.
In February/March we performed a two month audit working in Dubai with Emirates Aluminium and SNC Lavelin.
In April we launched the first ever NLP Diploma in behavioural safety and safety coaching, and then a trip to Haugesund with Deep Ocean to deliver their ACT behavioural-safety programme.
In May we embarked on a 6 year cultural change programme with Suez.
In September we won another long term client with FCC Environment.
October, November and December were taken up with trips to Singapore on behalf of ConocoPhillips to help with the construction of an accommodation block for Ekofisk Oil Rig.
January and February sees Gauged Solutions engage with another oil giant National Oilwell Varco, introducing their Capture Zero programme.
February sees Gauged Solutions awarded IOSH centre status, following requests for specific training by our clients.
In March and April Gauged Solutions were engaged by the Association of Project Safety (APS) to speak at their UK regional seminars.
September and October was spent in South America with Deep Ocean, delivering leadership training to their Brazilian and Mexican operations.
Our first IOSH Managing Safely course was delivered to a new client, but old friends, Ribby Hall Village, who received their first of several of our IOSH courses this year.
In February we were commissioned to work for the former governmental body Oil & Pipeline Agency (OPA) and provide long term support in relation to on-site safety coaching support.
April and May saw us engage with another new client in the petrochemical industry, Sabic, who required support with their behavioural-safety programme.
The end of year saw Gauged Solutions relaunch their new website including a major rebranding exercise.
The first quarter of 2015 saw Gauged Solutions consolidate ongoing work with different clients and our travels took us back to the UAE, Norway, Singapore and Holland.
May introduced a new client into the business with the Multifuel Energy power plant being supported by us with risk management, safety rules and IOSH training.
In June through to December we started another new behavioural-safety programme with FCC Environment travelling the length and breadth of the UK to deliver the leadership training.
An excellent and very busy initial 6 month’s period saw us continuiting to deliver all of the projects that had been won in previous years.
Another new client saw us return to Dubai with Emirates Power where we undertook a culture analysis and delivered behavioural-safety training to the leadership teams.
In October we were appointed on an ongoing annual basis as Authorising Engineer for FCC Environment.
Yorwaste became our 5th client in the waste and recycling industry.
Puma Energy, another new client, joined us in January with a requirement for operational safety excellence training which was delivered over an 8 month period.
From March to July we undertook executive coaching work with another new client, Coventry and Solihull waste to energy plant.
5 year anniversary of Suez behavioural programme.
MGT Teesside and the newly constructed Biomass facility engaged our services in January.
Awarded Barry Holt Award from IIRSM for Outstanding Risk Management Practice with the International Institute of Risk and Performance Management.
Awarded best behavioural-safety coaching company by Corporate Vision Magazine.
Amey Environmental Services Energy From Waste acquired our services to help with electrical safety rules implementation and culture review.
ABLE UK commissioned Gauged Solutions to perform a full culture assessment of their business.
In October we were awarded NEBOSH centre status.
Delivered five NEBOSH General Certificate training courses in Occupational Health and Safety to one of our major clients.
December 2019 takes us to Vietnam working with the Ho Chi Min City University Department of Life Sciences and delivering a keynote address to future HSE professionals relating to safety culture and organisational change.
Engaged by EnviroEnergy, part of Nottingham Council, to design and deliver electrical safety rules and a new health and safety management system which satisfies ISO45001.
Gauged Solutions are awarded ISO45001 status.
Investment is made once again into Gauged Solutions' Website to now include an IIRSM approved e-learning package.
Gauged Solutions are engaged to support Exyte to role out their global behavioural-based safety programme across the EMEA Region (Europe, Middles East & Africa).
In July win new work with NCG to perform an audit of their health and safety management system.
September sees us in Europe undertaking a safety culture analysis across Bilfinger's european operations as a prelude to delivery of a senior leadership and workforce as part of the Bilfinger Enhanced Safety Training (BEST) programme.
End of Q4 sees Gauged Solutions embark on a behavioural change programme with ABLE UK, building on from the cultural analysis programme completed in 2018/19.