Safety Conscious

Many congratulations to members of staff who have recently passed the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) Managing Safely course. Staff Nurse Elaine Macdonald is pictured receiving her certificate from Medical Directorate General Manager Ian Aitken and Head of Nursing Sarah Dickie.

According to Elaine the course was not what she expected. She explained: “It has changed my perspective on how to manage health and safety and although it was hard work at times, there was lots of interaction and dare I say this …….it was fun!”

Sarah Dickie added: “Well done Elaine!  What an asset to the organisation to have operational staff trained on the practical aspects to manage health and safety at ward level.”

Also successful were John McEwan, Caroline Hogg, Christine Marshall and Sam Longstaff who are pictured at the start of their course.

Accredited by IOSH, ‘Managing Safely’ includes health and safety law, risk assessment management, accident investigation, and environmental pollution and is designed for all operational line managers, supervisors and others with health and safety duties.

The next course, which is delivered in house, is scheduled for September 2015 so to avoid disappointment enrol now via the Risk Management section of the Staff Intranet.