To help drive continuous improvement throughout our business
and to invest in the people within, numerous individuals are undertaking the
NEBOSH General Certificate course.
Anyone who has or is currently taking the course will fully
understand the work and commitment needed to pass. Many hours are filled with
reading, note-taking, and revising, not to mention the redecorating of rooms
and offices with sticky notes!
In total, eleven O.C.O employees are currently working on
their NEBOSH, and it is with great pleasure that we can announce the first two
employees to pass; Lee Cheetham (Assistant Manager, Leeds) and Jack Wiechnicki
(Shift Supervisor, Leeds).
Both say they are looking forward to putting their learning into
practice in their respective job roles and to help drive the business forward.
When asked about their experiences of the course and how
they believed it had benefited them, Jack said “The course was a challenge but
has already proven to be very beneficial and an asset to my personal
development within the business. With the new knowledge I have acquired this
will help me encourage and promote Health and Safety in professional manner”. While Lee commented “I found the course very
enjoyable and have already started implementing some of my newfound knowledge in
a positive manor within the business, futhermore I am looking forward to continuing
my development in the future.”
Our proud HSEQ Manager (Lee Thompson) was delighted to hear both Lee and Jack had completed the course successfully. He remembers undertaking the NEBOSH General Certificate many years ago and fully appreciates the work and dedication needed to complete it.
When asked about the initiative to put selected individuals
through their NEBOSH General Certificate he replied, “It’s great that the
business is fully behind developing individuals especially in Health and
Safety. Not only will this assist the business in its continuous improvement, but
it also gives the individuals a really good understanding of why we do things
the way we do and helps them grow professionally. Although these are the first
two individuals to pass, I don’t imagine it will be long before more join them
and we have more good news to share”.