About RAH Consultancy

Richard Hurst (Director)

richard hurstRichard founded RAH Consultancy over 13 years ago. He is highly knowledgeable and respected in the water industry, Richard has over 27 years experience in all aspects of Water Regulations and Building Regulations compliance. He started in the late 80s working with the team of the Water Research Centre where he advised the Water Undertaker's inspectors with regard to Water Regulations and their predecessor, Water Byelaws. He works both in the UK and abroad. He has the honour of being a fellow of CIPHE, and is an Incorporated Engineer. He is also an incorporated marine engineer which provides him with additional skills relevant to water engineering.

Richard’s specific core skills include:
  • The design of water fittings and systems.
  • Advising on water fittings and system failures.
  • Development and implementation of British, European and Industry Standards for water systems and fittings.
  • Development of test equipment for the testing of water systems and fittings, to assess their performance and fitness for service.                       

For more info please email Richard at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

ian rhys lewisIan Rhys Lewis MNI (Associate)

Ian was employed by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency as a Nautical Surveyor between August 2003 and July 2008 and between July 2011 and July 2015. Between 2008 and 2011 Ian was served as a Vetting Superintendent with Rightship UK.

His role with the MCA entailed the survey and inspection of UK vessels, Port State Control, ISPS surveys, and MLC inspections. Ian was also a Lead Auditor for the ISM Code, an Examiner of Masters & Mates and has been involved with the flag-in of vessels to the UK Register.

Prior to working ashore Ian had been at sea since 1970 gaining experience on Product tankers, Dry Cargo, Reefer, Container, Ro-Ro, Cable and Drill ships as well as small craft such as an Inshore Fishery Patrol Boats and a small passenger carrying Hovercraft. Ian has also served as Master on Product Tankers.

 

Ian’s specific core skills include:
  • The ability to undertake ISM and ISPS Audits and MLC 2006 Inspections

For more info please email Ian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

owen rhodri jonesOwen Rhodri Jones

Owen has been working at RAH Consultancy for a number of years. Owen passed the Water Regulations Course with flying colours back in November 2014, furthering both his knowledge and understanding of the subject.

 

His interests include computing, wildlife and nature conservation.

 

Owen’s specific core skills include:
  • Water Regulations Advice
  • Site Inspections

Owen has recently been heavily involved in an ongoing project regarding a significant legionella incident.

For more info please email Owen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

Dan CookeDan Cooke

Dan Cooke is presently studying Government, Management and Law at Plymouth University. Alongside his studies Dan continues to work with RAH Consultancy specialising in client liaison.

 

Dan was involved in inspecting water systems for the new South Bank Tower in London and he has recently been supporting RAH in client visits to Sweden and the Netherlands.

 

Dan's specific core skills include:
  • Site inspections
  • Client Liaison

For more info please email Dan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

ben thomasBen Thomas

Ben has recently joined RAH Consultancy.

Ben has gained a BA Honours after studying at Brighton to add to his BTEC in ICT.

 

Ben is involved in assisting in the use of REVIT and SOLIDWORKS.

 

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All RAH staff members have undergone testing to CSCS standards and are registered under the UK Plumbing, Heating and Mechanical Engineering Services Registration Scheme.