Electrician becomes teacher after job threat
AN electrician responded to fears of redundancy by setting up his own business to educate other people with vocational skills.
Paul Underwood, from Yaxley, started as an electrician with the London Brick Company in 1973.
He set up PKU Safety Services after his job became under threat last December and is now giving health and safety advice to everyone from hairdressers to vehicle repair specialists.
Paul said: “During my time with the brick making firm I became passionate about health and safety.
“I worked with senior and lo- cal management and employees to ensure that we were all aware of our own safety.
“Unfortunately, fast forward to December 2011 and I faced redundancy.
“This came as a real blow and upon reviewing my options I decided to explore the idea of setting up my own business.
“I now hold short sessions with apprentices, from hairdressing to vehicle repair workshops, covering Legalities and the journey through induction and what to expect.”
For more details or to book on a course you should visit www. pkusafetyservices.co.uk.