About Us

Practical Waste Solutions incorporates a knowledge base of people who have extensive knowledge of Environmental, Health & Safety and Transport legislation and managing and offering assistance in these areas from a PRACTICAL perspective. It is our detailed knowledge of resource control and our straightforward thinking that has been widely accepted as one of the best representations of quality assurance associated with our work.

Meet the Team

  • Tom Shearer Director & Principle

    Leading a company that offers clients a way forward for a range of training, waste, environmental and safety matters means that I can give clients a ‘one stop shop’ solution, developing working relationships built on trust and confidence.

  • Madelene Rainey Principle Trainer/Assessor

    At Practical Waste Solutions Ltd we deliver training throughout the UK and Ireland working in both the private and public sector and developing bespoke courses tailoring them to our customers’ requirements.

  • Cyril Davidson Occupational Health & Safety Consultant

    I provide Health and Safety Consultancy to a wide range of organisations. I am a Technical Expert/Lead Auditor with the British Standards Institute and IRCA.

  • David Graham Project Director

    Previously from a commercial and construction background, I have been involved in the contaminated land industry for the last 8 years and secured and managed some of the largest remediation projects in the UK & Ireland.

  • Danielle McAllister Assessor/Consultant

    Having many years of experience in managing hazardous waste operations and providing clients with compliance assurance services I now provide assessment of various WAMITAB awards, particularly those within the hazardous waste field.

  • Practical Waste Solutions listen to the customers’ needs and tailor their approach.  PWS have delivered accredited qualifications to front line healthcare staff that both minimises the impact on service delivery and in a manner that is thorough. Their approach has eased anxieties of staff that may not possess any other formal qualifications. Staff have then used their transferable qualification to advance their careers and it has also provided assurance that staff are competent and skilled in their roles

    Jeff Thompson South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust - Assistant Director Patient Experience
  • Practical Waste Solutions Ltd has been instrumental in recognizing cost-effective techniques in managing the timely transport and disposal of waste from our construction projects. They have shown a professional approach in managing the works and ensuring the compliance of Lagan Construction with all relevant legislation.

    Dean Gordon Lagan Construction - Contracts Manager
  • The services provided by Practical Waste Solutions Ltd have given a pragmatic common sense approach to developing our integrated management system, offering a user friendly design that is also used for developing staff skills. Additionally, Practical Waste Solutions Ltd have provided waste and environmental expertise, complementing our marine engineering, salvage and ship repair business

    Alan Haley Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd - Project Director
  • Practical Waste Solutions have recently supplied WAMITAB training to AES Kilroot.  I’m pleased to say that as their name suggests a “Practical” yet professional approach was taken from the onset.  The course was tailored with flexible dates scheduled to suit our needs

    Mark Heron AES Kilroot - Materials Handling
  • RiverRidge Recycling, Northern Ireland’s largest independent waste management company, has benefited greatly from the services of Practical Waste Solutions Ltd across several business sectors. It’s highly important that we provide our customers with an efficient, consistent and valuable service and their expertise in developing our integrated ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 management system has had a positive impact. Their advice on operational techniques, including management of our Craigmore landfill site, has been invaluable and supports our longer term business agenda.

    Peter Crossey Health & Safety Officer
  • We have been a client of Practical Waste Solutions Ltd for a number of years, benefiting from extensive expertise in waste and safety management including their in-depth knowledge of legislation and compliance mechanisms. Being registered waste material brokers in both the UK and Republic of Ireland, their management of trans-frontier shipments of waste and duty of care compliance has been invaluable to my company

    Michael McCuskey Growmoor Horticulture - Managing Director