Stuart Chamberlain, health & safety officer at furniture components supplier Hill’s Panel Products (HPP), has completed an occupational health course and become a member of a professional institution.
He has gained the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) and has since joined The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Chamberlain joined HPP in 2020, before the pandemic, and has a background in distribution, warehousing and production line environments.
His job functions have included supervisory, internal auditing and health and safety roles.
Speaking about his recent professional development, he said: “I carried out the NEBOSH training late last year though the autumn then sat the exam in the winter.
“I received notification earlier this year that I’d successfully passed the exam which I was pleased about.
“NEBOSH is an independent examination board which provides vocational qualifications in health, safety and environmental practice and management.
“Following that, I then joined The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) as an affiliate member.
“But because I now have the NEBOSH qualification and experience gained from health and safety work over the past few years, this summer IOSH transferred me to the level of technical member.”
IOSH is the chartered institution and largest membership organisation for health and safety professionals globally.
It provides training and resources for making workplaces safer, healthier and more sustainable.
Its activities for members include professional development, events, helplines and the latest technical advice.
In addition, IOSH also collaborates with governments, commissions industrial health and safety research, sets standards and runs campaigns to promote awareness of issues affecting workplace safety, health and wellbeing.