Throughout the year, Bridget Gilmour, Hundred Acre’s founder and director, gets asked to attend a number of events and formal meetings in her role as a Vice President of IOSH. Every so often, they all fall together and last week was one of those weeks.
After the fun of celebrating the winners of the Safety Group UK Alan Butler Awards at the House of Lords at the end of January, last week was more work-focused. On Tuesday 6th February, Bridget and four other members of the presidential team met at IOSH headquarters, The Grange, for media training.
“Two journalists led the training, initially talking through media request, journalists and different types of interviews,” explains Bridget. “Then it was our turn and we were put to the test with different styles of interviews. I’d never done anything like that before, so I was wary at first, though thankfully I felt a lot more settled by the last attempt at a radio interview. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to hearing myself back, though!”
Now we’re waiting to see what opportunities present themselves for Bridget to be interviewed. As you’ll no doubt guess, we’ll be telling you all about them in our blog!
The following day, Wednesday 7th, was an IOSH council meeting. Council is IOSH’s representative body, providing advice and guidance on strategic, professional and policy issues for the institution. It represents the views of members to the Board of Trustees and has the key responsibility for choosing who will represent the institution as president.
There were a number of key items to discuss and vote on during the day, and every member of the council had their say on each issue. While opinions differed, everyone had the membership and future of the profession at heart. It’s been great to hear the word “passion” being spoken about a lot in relation to the day from colleagues who were there.
Bridget’s last day of meetings last week was in London, representing IOSH on RoSPA’s National Occupational Safety and Health Committee (NOSHC). NOSHC brings together industry peers from a number of organisations where they can collaborate on all things health and safety related.
Bridget says: ”It’s an honour to have the opportunity to do what I do and last week was very much one where I felt part of a team. It’s an extremely exciting time to be a part of IOSH and council and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”
For more information about IOSH, NOSHC or Hundred Acre, please contact us today via our contact page or call us on +44 (0)1933 201103. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our Hundred Acre world.
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