Ian Dalling


Ian is a Chartered Electrical and Mechanical Engineer and Integrated Management Practitioner. Ian’s 55 years of experience has spanned design, construction, commissioning, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants and other industry sectors.


While at CEGB/Nuclear Electric, he was a senior authorised person for nuclear, mechanical and electrical systems up to 400 kV and held posts in operations, commissioning, management services, planning and quality assurance.

From 1990, he was a quality and risk management consultant with the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. He managed the peer review of the decommissioning safety case for the UK Steam Generating Reactor, was the quality manager for a European Notified Body administering product safety regulations, and worked on a variety of safety cases and management systems for major organisations.


He served on the European Process Safety committee and the British Standards Committee that developed the occupational safety and health standard (BS 8800:1996) which preceded OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001. He was a member of an international team that reviewed the safety management arrangements of the Lithuanian Ignalina RBMK nuclear power plant following the Chernobyl accident.

He operated his own quality and risk management consultancy 'Unified Management Solutions' since 1999 with clients in the nuclear, construction, rail, oil and gas, medical devices, medical services and laboratory services sectors in the UK and overseas. He  led the team which produced the universal management system standard MSS 1000:2014 and currently chairs the CQI Integrated Management Special Interest Group.  He has served on the International Institute of Risk and safety Management (IIRSM) Technical Committee and the CQI Professional Policy Board.