IOSH Vice President: A Reflection of Bridget’s First Year

“September marks a year since I presented to the IOSH Council” explains Bridget, Hundred Acre’s founder and director, “and much to my surprise, I was successful in being selected as one of the vice presidents of IOSH for the next three years. While it’s not quite a year since I took up the position in November 2016, it feels like a good time to reflect.

“At this council meeting, I’ll be on the other side of the process. I’ll be part of making the decision as all of council watch those who’ve put themselves forward for joining the presidential team present to us. 

“As a vice president, you’re very much an influential member of IOSH and being part of the presidential team has been the true highlight of my year. Many people focus on the individual role of president of IOSH, though this is a team of nine working together to increase awareness and improve occupational safety and health standards across the UK.

“Being part of the judging panel for the Safety Groups UK Alan Butler and Maurice Adamson Awards in December was amazing, and I really enjoyed reading through all the entries. A month later, I enjoyed one of the best days of the last year, visiting the Houses of Parliament for the presentations of the SGUK Awards. It was such an amazing day and a real honour to represent IOSH.

“This year has seen IOSH launch Work2022; a new five-year strategy to shape the future of safety and health. Alongside this strategy, we’ve also been busy working on our ongoing No Time To Lose campaign, which helps businesses understand and take action on the significant health issues facing workers in today’s world. These two initiatives really demonstrate IOSH’s commitment to a safer world of work.

“It has also been heart-warming to see the safely profession pull together after the appalling Grenfell Tower fire. IOSH has been one of a number of safety organisations asking important questions by writing to the Prime Minister, and I know the institution will continue to support in any way they can. We need to find out what happened, learn from it and prevent other events like it in the future.

“It’s been a great first year as an IOSH vice president, and while I look forward to year two, I also can’t wait to welcome the next two successful individuals who join our team.”

If you’d like to find out more about Bridget’s role as an IOSH VP, or about the services Hundred Acre offers, please don’t hesitate to call us today on +44 (0)1933 201103 or write to us via our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you and helping your employees return home in the same physical and mental state as they arrive to work in.

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