Jim Tinsdeall

Jim Tindeall
IHEEM AE(D) Decontamination adviser and auditor at Healthcare Estates Consultant Services Ltd


Joined the health service as a maintenance craftsman in 1988 as a job to fill in for a couple of months, however finding the job had a purpose and gave a sense of satisfaction stayed in direct employment of the NHS until April 2019. During this time he progressed through the ranks to senior roles within Estates in Oxfordshire until 2011 then moving to Cornwall as Head of Estates. Having recently completed The Authorizing Engineer Decontamination competency framework and subsequently registered as an AE(D) is now working for a number of NHS Trusts and Private Hospitals as AE(D). Throughout every post the issue of critical infrastructure has been a key priority

Session Overview: Critical Infrastructure and the role of the AE

 Understanding the risk process within the health sector and the need for the AE to support their clients in raising awareness of the risks detailing the consequences and mitigations possible 

Learning Points:

  • If the risk is unknown it will definitely not get resolved 
  • Trusts all follow a similar risk process which we need to understand it to be able to influence 
  • What constitutes a critical infrastructure risk 

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