Photojournalist and communications specialist

Peter Rimmer MA is a photographer and writer, and works as a communications and media specialist in safety and health at work.

Peter was Director of Information with the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for 16 years to the end of 2003 with responsibility for media, publishing, publicity and a wide range of information services including the HSE website, HSE Infoline and HSE Books.

He was awarded a Masters Degree in Photography by the University of Bolton in 2013, and has self-published a Photo Book The tide's the very devil about Morecambe Bay and its shrimp fishermen, and regularly gives illustrated talks about his book.

As a photographer, Peter specialises in Para-Sports, disability sport and documentary photography.

Peter was Campaign Manager for the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) in Bilbao, Spain for the European campaigns: Safe start in 2006 and Lighten the load in 2007. 

He has moderated workshops for EU-OSHA on Psychosocial Risks, Violence and Harassment, Dangerous Substances and Future Research, and led workshops on 'Successful campaign management' for EU-OSHA, and contributed to workshops in Bulgaria, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Singapore, Bilbao and London. 

He is a member of the Healthy Workplaces Jury at DOK Leipzig, the annual documentary film festival, and is chair of the International Media Festival of the ISSA/ILO World Congress which is held every three years.

He is an Assessor for the Corporate Health Standard with A2Consulting on behalf of Welsh Government; helped to develop the London Workplace Wellbeing Charter; and was a member of the MEPMIS Project Board on drugs and alcohol at work.

Peter is a co-founder of the Napo Consortium which produces animated films about health and safety at work, and he manages the project on behalf of the Consortium including the Napo website: