Achievement for Paul

Issued: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:01:00 GMT

Paul Paterson, the Chief Technician for the Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology has recently succeeded in achieving a nationally recognised health and safety qualification after completing a course of study for the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Paul gained a distinction.

Paul told Campus e-News: "I found the training gave an excellent grounding in all aspects Health and Safety and really is applicable to any Health and Safety role within the University.  I would recommend anyone who has Health and Safety as part of their role within the university  to explore the possibility of completing the NEBOSH General Certificate."

Phil Walsh, Biological Safety Advisor with the University's Safety and Environmental Protection Service, said: "This is the result of a lot of hard work and commitment to learning about the management of health and safety at work which will help greatly in his work in safety in the University. Congratulations to Paul on his excellent achievement."

What is NEBOSH?

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) was formed in 1979 as an awarding body with charitable status. It offers offer a comprehensive range of globally-recognised, qualifications designed to meet the health, safety and environmental management needs of all places of work.

Courses leading to NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 candidates annually and are offered by over 600 course providers, with exams taken in over 120 countries around the world. In 2014, NEBOSH was awarded Britain's highest accolade for trade success, the Queen's Award for Enterprise, for "outstanding achievement" in International Trade.