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Stories | 01 March 2021

Bennetts’ employee becomes Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner – the IOSH Gold Standard

Bennetts Cranes’ employee Sue Chamberlain has reached the ‘gold standard’ within the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) by becoming a Chartered Member.

Sue already brought a huge amount of health and safety expertise to the Bennetts team, as the QEHS Manager, but for over three years she has been working towards becoming a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner through rigorous study and assessment.

In 2017 Sue applied to be a graduate member of IOSH, after achieving a degree-level qualification in health and safety. This allowed her to enter the Initial Professional Development stage, which required study and essay assessments. The final stage was a rigorous peer review interview with a panel of four IOSH peers.

This was an intense interview covering background experience, qualifications, progression history, challenges, numerous areas of health and safety knowledge and demonstrating implementation and testing knowledge on the IOSH Code of Conduct.

Edward Seager, Managing Director of Bennetts Cranes, said: “Chartered membership of IOSH is recognised across our industry as the gold standard in health and safety. There is no better qualification or recognition within the industry in the area of Safety and Health.

“We are delighted that Sue has achieved this status, and it will be of great benefit to our business and our employees in terms of ensuring we always meet and exceed health and safety standards. Sue has worked extremely hard on the assessments for this and it’s great to see her achieve the professional standard.”

Sue added: “Over the last few years I have been able to ensure a balance between focusing on health and safety in the workplace and my own personal development, but this in turn is also benefiting the workplace and the standards we uphold at Bennetts. I’m really proud to become a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner after a lot of study and hard work.”

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