Ken Maddox C.Eng MIET, DPGS (Uni B.ham)
Accredited Tripod BETA practitioner / trainer/ assessor
Profile: Ken Maddox has over 30 years experience in upstream oil and gas: construction, operation, and maintenance.
He joined Shell International Exploration and Production in 1971 and worked for 28 years in many locations around the world. Following the Piper Alpha incident he led Shell’s two year, £10M, major overhaul of their permit to work system. He first made use of the Tripod Beta principles during this period.
Since starting his own consultancy in 1999 he has worked with some of the leading oil and gas exploration and productions companies in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, and Russia delivering more than 100 Tripod Beta courses in more than 25 locations around the world. He also has current hands-on incident investigation experience.
Ken is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and holds a postgraduate diploma from the University of Birmingham (UK). He is also one of a handful of accredited Tripod Beta Assessors. The grade Assessor is by invitation only and is awarded to those who use Tripod Beta in a competent manner and who contribute to its further development.