Rudy Smedts

Rudy Smedts

Expertise : security

Dutch, English

Who am I?

As a bio-engineer and prevention adviser level 1, I have built up my experience in a range of different organisations. I combine my knowledge of work safety with leadership and management.

I believe that you have to view the policy applied on safety as an integral part of a sound business policy. Hence my interest in the policy-related aspects of prevention, integrating aspects of wellbeing into care systems, aspects of behaviour and communication, skills development, wellbeing culture in organisations and coaching of prevention advisers. 

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling. When I’m not on the road, I like working around the house.

Safety is by people, for people and with people"


I am familiar with all aspects of work safety: organising and structuring, developing a prevention policy and safety culture, transforming unsafe behaviour into safe behaviour, conducting risk analyses and accident investigations, and so on. I also have many years of experience with the replacement, support and coaching of prevention advisers, developing a safety culture and implementing training programmes about safety.

I have developed a wide range of training courses for a very broad group of people. This is something that I do at Mensura for our external courses. I am also still a presenter of various courses, as well as an external prevention adviser on work safety.  


Competence centre external training – Mensura 
Since 2016

External prevention adviser work safety – Mensura
Since 2010

Senior consultant and trainer on safety – Amelior
2008 – 2010 

Group product specialist safety and internal prevention adviser – Imes
2005 – 2008

Prevention adviser work safety and team leader safety – Ibeve-Idewe
2000 – 2005

Technical/commercial representative and manager, industrial cleaning – ISS
1997 – 2000

Project engineers and manager sewer inspections – Studiebureau SPC 
1994 – 1997


Prevention adviser level 1


I have completed a wide range of additional courses, including on Prince2 project management (Foundation), OHSAS18001, VCA, ISO9001, 5S, risk management, train-the-trainer, work-safe behaviour coach, toolbox meetings and personal protection equipment.

I have written publications about the function of the prevention adviser, personal protection equipment and e-learning. I am also guest teacher at Odisee (Ghent), UCLL (Diepenbeek) and UAntwerpen on subjects such as prevention policy, collective and personal protection equipment, workstation analysis, working with third parties, VCA and organising first aid. Finally, I am a promoter and member of the judging panel for prevention adviser levels 1 and 2 courses.


Working safely is my mantra. Is that also the case in your organisation? If so, have your staff enrol in one of my courses, for example about ‘Safety culture and (un)safe behaviour’, ‘Safety and communication’ and ‘Safety for managers’.

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