Congratulations to our Health & Safety Officer Stuart Chamberlain who has successfully completed a highly respected occupational health training course and become a member of a chartered professional institution which promotes safety and sustainability in global industry.
Stuart 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).
Speaking about his recent professional development activity, 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 expert 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.
Prior to joining HPP in early 2020 Stuart spent 22 years with Rochdale-based Brian Clegg Educational Projects, which supplies art and craft products, furniture and toys to education and retail sectors in the UK and overseas.
He has a background in distribution, warehousing and production line environments including supervisory, internal auditing and health and safety roles.
Looking for a new career following his decision to take a redundancy offer in 2019, Stuart visited our HPP careers stand at Oldham Jobs Fair at Queen Elizabeth Hall and got chatting to HR manager Carole Hamnett-Sadler and Marketing and Business Director Dan Mounsey.
This ultimately led to him being offered an interview and the rest is history!