Phil Purvis is a Forensic Collision Investigator and our Senior Consultant responsible for the Central South and South West. Phil served 30 years as a Police Officer of which 28 years have been in Road Policing. He has been involved in Road Traffic Accident Investigation since 1985 and has been in private practice since 2007.
Phil’s interest in Road Traffic Accident Investigation was first pricked when he attended a collision involving serious injuries and observed the skills of an experienced collision investigator (our CEO, Len Wayman). Having been mentored by Len whilst in the Police, Phil’s decision to join Wayman was quite natural. Phil states, “Knowing Len for many years (he was at one time my Sgt) and being aware of the type of work that Wayman undertake I felt I could have a role to play in the company. I also have instructional qualifications that will offer a source of diversity.”
Phil describes himself as loyal, dependable, trustworthy, and analytical. He enjoys the opportunity of explaining what to many is unexplainable. His primary objective when conducting an investigation is to ascertain the facts of what actually happened leading up to a collision. His methodical and open-minded approach when dealing with cases allows him to achieve this to an exacting standard.
Since qualifying as a Collision Investigator Phil has achieved numerous qualifications and memberships, among them the following;
Licentiateship of the City & Guilds Institute (L.C.G.I.).
City & Guilds Forensic Road Traffic Accident Investigation
Member of the Institute of Traffic Accident Investigators (M.I.T.A.I.)
Previously registered with the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners in the specialist discipline of Road Transport (Collision Investigation) until the Register ceased in 2009, and was entitled to use the letters R.F.P. after his name.
City & Guilds Tachograph (Level III) Calibration
Tachograph Recording Equipment Systems,Tachograph
City & Guilds Chart Analysis and Enforcement Regulations at Level 2
Drivers Hours Recording Equipment, Recording Equipment
City & Guilds Systems and Calibration Techniques at Level 3
Phil lives in Dorset and spends as much of his spare time as possible on the golf course holding a handicap of 12.
You can download Phil’s CV here; Phil Purvis CV (PDF)