career development


‘I want my mentees to replicate and surpass what I’ve done’

Jessica Collings, Health and Safety Officer at Great British Communications and 2021 SHP Rising Star in Construction, shares how she has progressed so quickly during her career and the values of mentoring… Read More

Health and safety professionals urged to give mentoring a chance

Mentoring is “one of the most rewarding things you can do”, according to Grant Thompson, Global EHS lead at Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions. Read More

At the pointy end: Talking people, law, health & safety

SHP caught up with Tim Marsh and Laura Thomas, ahead of an event they are hosting in July, which will discuss the practical importance of a positive, proactive and holistic health & safety culture. Read More

3 reasons a young person should consider a career in health & safety

Melissa Mark-Joyce discusses why health and safety professionals need to play their part in encouraging young people to embark on careers. Read More

‘I like being challenged, I use it as an opportunity to learn and share my knowledge with others,’ SHP meets Shari Bowen

SHP speaks to Shari Bowen, who was named SHP’s International Rising Star in December, as part of the wider SHP Awards 2021. Read More

The importance of establishing good relationships in safety

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we speak to SHE Manager at Kier Highways, Dave McPherson and Health and Safety Officer at Great British Communications, Jessica Collings about the work they do, how they got into health & safety and their thoughts on the future of the profession. Read More

‘It doesn’t matter if you’re female or male, have one years’ experience or 10, it’s your expertise and knowledge that people are interested in,’ SHP meets Cindy Bell

SHP speaks to Cindy Bell, who was named both SHP’s Rising Star in Manufacturing and Rising Star UK in December in the SHP Awards 2021. Read More

Starting out in a career in health & safety

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from two women at the start of their careers, speaking about their journey into health & safety and the challenges they have faced along the way. Read More

One Percent Safer Bursary offers IIRSM membership to successful applicants

Multiple risk and safety practitioners from Nigeria, India, Ghana, Pakistan and Egypt are set to become IIRSM Affiliate members. Read More

‘It takes more than qualifications to progress in health and safety, a lot of women lack confidence – you have to address that first’

SHP speaks to Shurene Bishop about building a unique brand, how to best go about asking for a pay-rise and her tips for building confidence. Read More



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