Clarke Energy employee Kirsty Leatherbarrow has reached the ‘gold standard’ within the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) by becoming the 44th female to reach Chartered status.
Kirsty has already brought a huge amount of health and safety expertise to the Clarke Energy team, as the QUENSH Officer but for over the last year she has been working towards becoming a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner through rigorous study and assessment.
In March 2021 Kirsty applied to be a graduate member of IOSH, after achieving a Level 6 degree-level qualification in health and safety. This has then allowed her to enter the Initial Professional Development stage, which required study and essay assessments. The final stage was a rigorous peer review interview with a panel of four IOSH peers.
This was an intense interview covering background experience, qualifications, progression history, challenges, numerous areas of health and safety knowledge and demonstrating implementation and testing knowledge on the IOSH Code of Conduct. Through this Kirsty has now reached level 7 which is equivalent to an Integrated Master’s degree level.
Ben Wilson, Managing Director of Clarke Energy, commented:
“Chartered membership of IOSH is recognised across our industry as the gold standard in health and safety. There is no better qualification or recognition within the industry surrounding Safety and Health. We are delighted that Kirsty has achieved this status, and it’s great to see her achieve this professional standard. It will be of great benefit to our business and our employees in terms of ensuring we always meet and exceed health and safety standards”