The Team

Sandy Lu, Founder and Managing Director

DipNEBOSH, Grad IOSH, MA, BEd (Hons), BEng

Sandy is passionate about helping businesses to improve their health and safety and environmental performance and has over 20 years of experience in the health and safety management, both the UK and Asia, which is why in 2017 she founded Horizon Risk Consultancy Ltd.

Sandy has extensive experience in developing and implementing effective Management Systems and leading the management system auditing. She has experience in first-party and second-party auditing as well as the corporate post-acquisition audit. As a BSI Associate Consultant, Sandy has demonstrated knowledge and experience in relation to ISO certified Management Systems.

An experienced and accomplished trainer, Sandy holds a BEd (Hons) degree in Education as well as being a NEBOSH external examiner in Occupational Health and Safety. She has delivered and managed Highfield accredited courses since 2017, Sandy’s courses consistently achieved pass rates of 100%.

Active in the local community, Sandy also

  • Supports Kirklees Council’s Comoodle Project, by providing free environmental, health and safety training to empower local community organisations (e.g., the Denby Dale Centre and the Marsden Community Trust ), read more on Comoodle Stories – Sandy Lu
  • Aids international collaboration, having forged several successful UK – China partnerships

Areas of expertise:


  • Health and Safety Management System
  • Environmental Management System
  • ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 22301, PAS99, ISO 9001
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Fire safety
  • Risk management
  • Safe System of Work
  • Training
  • Auditing
  • Incident investigation
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Safety culture
  • Behaviour Based Safety
  • Environmental management
  • Continuous improvement

Main professional qualifications:


  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Credit)
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (Distinction)
  • Masters by Research degree in Business and Management Studies (research topic: Safety Culture), University of Huddersfield
  • BEd. (Hons) Education in Development, first-class degree, University of Huddersfield
  • ISO 50001 Energy Management System Internal Auditor certified by SGS
  • Laser Safety Officer (LSO) certified by the Occupational Safety Health Council Hong Kong
  • C-TPAT Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism training certified by SGS
  • IRCA approved Integrated Management System Internal Auditor certified by TÜV
  • IEMA approved ISO14001 Environmental Management System Lead Auditor certified by SGS
  • ISO9001 Quality Management System Internal Auditor certified by Lloyd’s Registered Quality Assurance (LRQA)
  • FM Global Online Client Loss Prevention training certification (Handling Flammable Liquid, Inspecting Fire Protection Valves, Managing Hot Work, Managing Impairments Using FM Global’s Red Tag Permit System, Managing Fire Risk with Sprinklers, Planning for Emergencies, Reducing the Flood Risk, Reporting Accurate Values, etc.)
  • BEng in Automation and Control

Professional Membership:

  • Graduate Member of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) since 2016
  • International Member of American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) since 2010

Allison Barnes, Approved Tutor & Internal Quality Assurance (IQA)

DipNEBOSH, Grad IOSH, MSc, B.Sc. (Hons), PGCE, Fellow of the Higher Education

Allison has over twenty years’ teaching and internal assessment experience in the education sector including over 5 years Health and Safety Management experience in higher education sector. Allison is an NEBOSH External Examiner.

Main professional qualifications:

  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
  • MSc. Biotechnology, University of Kent
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Canterbury Christ Church University
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Combined Science (Environmental Science), Anglia Ruskin University
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor
  • First Aider at work
  • City & Guilds In-Service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT)

Professional Membership:

  • Graduate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Sam Folley, E-learning Developer

Sam has a certificate of Higher Education in Computer Science and gained a first-class degree in Education and a Masters in Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Huddersfield. He is currently studying a part-time PhD in online education at the University of Huddersfield. Sam is passionate about education and online learning and is dedicated to working in the field of Learning Technologies.

Sam brings valuable knowledge, skills and experience of online learning and will play a vital role in the development and implementation of the company’s learning strategies.

Chong Wang, Fire Safety Consultant

Rush Wang has extensive experience providing fire safety consulting and site assessment/inspections service for new/renovation/expansion projects, including building construction and structure, fire protection system, utilities and facilities, process and equipment, safety programs, etc. He has good knowledge of Chinese national fire safety regulations and standards as well as international fire safety standards.

Areas of expertise:


  • Property risk control engineering and consulting
  • Loss prevention consulting services
  • Site survey
  • Loss prevention guidelines development
  • Due diligence survey
  • Loss investigation
  • Natural hazards evaluation
  • Fire protection system
  • Human element training
  • Life safety
  • Fire safety consulting based on NFPA 101 Life Safety Code

Professional Qualifications:

  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code Training in Seattle, USA, Aug 2012 ​
  • FM Global Pulp & Paper Training Course in Frankfurt, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden, Feb 2008
  • Master of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

William Wang, Process Safety Consultant

William has a proven track record of success working in a leading global chemical manufacturing plant, in new plant construction, commission, operation and maintenance. He led and integrated Process Safety Management into the overall operations and maintenance management and achieved operational and safety excellence. Sandy worked with William at the Air Products and Chemicals from 2000 to 2005. At that time, William was the plant manager for Air Products Zhuhai plants and later the Plant Maintenance Manager for Air Products China. He is now retired from Air Products and Chemicals and is passionate to share his valuable experiences and help companies to adopt and implement Process Safety best practices, and drive continuous improvement.

Prior to joining Air Products and Chemicals, William was a lecturer in a vocational college, dedicated to teaching and R&D focusing on industrial automation.

William holds a Bachelor Degree in Automation, major in Industrial Electrical and holds a certificate in teaching.

Areas of expertise:


  • Process Safety Management
  • Process Safety Leadership
  • Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR)
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Safety Work Permit
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Process Safety Audit
  • Process Safety Training
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazardous Classifications
  • Hydrogen process
  • Cryogenic Separation Unit (CSU)
  • Operations Management
  • Maintenance Management and optimization
  • Preventive Maintenance (PM)
  • Predictive Maintenance


If you’d like to join the Horizon team, you can view our current vacancies here.