Sheila Pantry Associates Ltd is a long established provider of health, safety, environment and fire information. The Managing Director is Sheila Pantry, OBE who works internationally and in the UK in information provision, and is strongly committed to the use of computers in information management and associated training. Her role in the company includes hands-on design, information sourcing and editorial activities.
She has worked in a variety of major industries but the major focus in recent years has been the development of electronic products in health, safety, fire and chemical engineering. She developed and managed the world renowned “UK Health and Safety Executive Information Service”, and has over many years developed a number of computerised services, pioneering health and safety, environmental and fire information via the Internet and compact disc technology.
Sheila works closely with the International Labour Office Health and Safety Centre (ILO/CIS), and has worked with the European Commission programs in telematics and living/working conditions, and was instrumental in the development of a Masters Syllabus in Information Engineering.
She writes and edits extensively for the health, safety, fire and environment press as well as for the information industry. She has given many talks/seminars in the UK and internationally on all aspects of information management, staff training and development, and the use of health, safety, fire, chemical and environment information. She was a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield for many years. She also runs seminars and conferences on all aspects of health, safety and fire. Sheila is an active member of the UK Fire Information Group, the UK Fire and Rescue Statistics User Group and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) National Occupational Health and Safety Committee (NOSHC).
Sheila was awarded the OBE by HM The Queen in 1993 for services to the health and safety information industry.
In 2000 the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents awarded Sheila their Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of her personal contributions in the field of occupational safety and health.
In 2004 a Certificate of Appreciation was awarded to Sheila for twenty-five years of untiring support of the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) as National Counterpart (set-up the UK National Centre in 1979), she initiated, edited and hosted the CIS Newsletter for the CIS Centres www.sheilapantry.com/cis from 1989–2011. Sheila is a constant advocate of the importance of information in making workplaces of the world ever safer and healthier.