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Young people and those new to the profession, who have demonstrated excellence in their roles were celebrated at the Rising Star in Health and Safety Awards at the Safety & Health Expo, last week. Presented by Lawrence Waterman OBE, Director of Health and Safety at Battersea Power Station, the ceremony commended many workers who are showing drive, determination and professionalism while finding their feet in Health and Safety.
This year’s winner was James Eastham from Eric Wright Group.
James has been described by the judges as proactive and hard-working, and a role model to others.
Described as a great ambassador for the company and showing great adversity and courage, he has made a huge contribution to his company since taking on the health and safety role.
Over 140 individuals were nominated for the awards, with a very high calibre of entry. Highly commended awards went to Iona Mowat, 3M and Michael Coates, Geotechnics Limited.
Three colleges were presented with awards by John Cairns, Chairman of SGUK, to celebrate their contribution for conducting pilot projects for the new LOcHER campaign.
The colleges were:
Presentations were also made to the apprentice from each college who produced the most innovative poster that conveyed the key elements to raise awareness of the dangers of long latency disease over their working lives.
The winning posters are shown below:
John Cairns commented “The quality of poster submission from the apprentices was outstanding and a very high level of interest was expressed by visitors to the Safety and Health Expo in the utilisation of these posters throughout the UK. The contribution of the college staff and apprentices, as well as the LOcHER project team, has been exceptional and I’m positive that the LOcHER project will be adopted by colleges nationwide to the future benefit of apprentices health throughout their working lives”
Winner of the Rising Star in Health and Safety Award 2016:
James Eastham from Eric Wright Group
Commended by the judges (in no particular order):
Shortlisted (in no particular order):