Integrated Multidisciplinary Rail Services

Tessa Bircham

HSQE & Compliance Manager

As the HSQE & Compliance Manager Tessa manages the Health Safety Environment and Quality management system and RISQS requirements ensuring Hedson Rail remain compliant and up to date with industry and legislative requirements. This includes spearheading the drive for Hedson Rail achieving accreditation to ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 and Network Rail Principle Contractor Licence in 2019.

Location - Salisbury


To provide support and information in the areas of health, safety, quality and environmental to the Hedson Rail team, ensuring we meet the expectations and requirements of our stakeholders, and ensuring continuous improvement across the business. Monitoring Hedson Rails compliance to minimise risk and to maximise efficiency in line with our values, and our commitment to sustainability.

Playing a key role in the preparation and review of safety & environmental documentation, the monitoring of site performance, and the production of KPI’s, while promoting a positive Health and Safety culture across the company.


With 4 years Rail industry experience with Hedson Rail including project specific Health and Safety duties Tessa is experienced with the requirements of the industry. A key part of this is attending industry safety events and conferences, to bring key insights and industry innovations back to be shared throughout Hedson Rail.  

With a NEBOSH general certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, face-fit testing, harness inspection, PTS, and IOSH membership, she has an adaptable skillset to meet both the office and project site Health and Safety requirements.

Key Skills

Transferable skills and analytical thinking are some of the key traits Tessa brings to Hedson Rail coming from out of industry to bring a fresh perspective and giving her a wider understanding of the functional business.

Tessa's background in science and previous experience as a general manager means she can easily meet the varied demands of working in a growing rail consultancy, where the importance of communication and collaborative working are fundamental to Hedson Rail’s success.

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