“Today my world, and Hundred Acre’s world, has changed dramatically.” Explains Bridget Gilmour, Hundred Acre’s founder and director. “I’m delighted to tell you that I have been accepted into the Fellowship of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and have therefore become a Fellow.
“Being granted fellowship status really does mean the world to me. Chartered Fellowship is the pinnacle of the health and safety profession and therefore it’s not something that’s given lightly by our peers.
“To be considered for the interview stage, you must have completed an application that demonstrates an outstanding contribution to health and safety with plenty of proof of your involvement in practices, including active roles in professional bodies, consultative committees or working parties, the IOSH positions you have held and any voluntary practices you’ve carried out.
“The panel also look for your dedication and desire to teach, mentor, promote, support and contribute to the Institution. Never a day goes by that I don’t embody health and safety, so spreading the importance of best practices is a natural instinct for me and something I wholeheartedly believe in.
“Not everyone becomes a Fellow. To reach fellowship status, the board looks for passion and involvement in health and safety practices both at work and outside your normal job, and anyone who knows me, knows that’s me. As a second generation safety engineer, I really do live and breathe health and safety; it’s practically in my DNA.
“I can’t thank my references enough, especially my named referees, Nattasha Freeman CFIOSH RMaPS LL.B (Hons) and Kathy A. Seabrook, CFIOSH, CSP, EurOSHM. To have their support and belief that I was fellowship-ready from these inspirational practitioners means the world to me. A very heartfelt thank you goes out to both of you.
“Without a doubt, this is the proudest moment of my professional life. Progressing to the highest level of membership is a natural step for my career and acknowledges my dedication to what I do and how I do it.
“Many people I meet tell me the way I explain safety is refreshing and they like my approach. The more people I meet the more that message can spread and as a Fellow of IOSH the weight of that message will become even more powerful.
“Thank you to the panel for realising my passion of making sure everyone gets home safely and in the same physical and mental state as they arrived to work in.”
Bridget E. Gilmour BEng (Hons) CFIOSH
Founder and director of Hundred Acre (GB) Ltd
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