MSc RN OHN Dip CMIOSH
Specialist practitioner Occupational Health and Safety
I have worked in the Occupational Health and Safety arena for the last 30 years. These years have given me a great deal of experience, in areas of risk management, health surveillance, sickness absence and rehabilitation, training and all aspects of health and safety.
It is this experience that I would like to utilise to aid your companies.
Initially completing my Registered General Nurse training in 1986, I worked as a theatre scrub nurse for a few years before moving on to work for Slough Occupational Health service (that developed the UK first Group Occupational Health service).
In 1996 I completed the Royal College of Nursing Diploma in Occupational Health; at this time I also undertook and gained an ENB research certificate. I have the status of a specialist practitioner in Occupational Health.
Having completed many Occupational Health and Safety related courses, including
- Phlebotomy course
- Vitalograph Spirometry Workshops
- SJK Scientifics Audiometry in Industry course
- SJK Scientifics Industrial noise monitoring Link SJK
- London South Bank University (LSBU) Industrial dust monitoring
Many aspects of my role in Occupational Health and Safety involved imparting knowledge on a formal or individual basis, to enhance my ability I undertook and completed a City and Guilds adult teaching course.
It was then time for a greater challenge so I undertook a master’s degree in health and safety at London South Bank University and graduated in 2003.
This gave me membership of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety.
In 2007 I completed successfully the Health and Safety Executives Hand Arm Vibration assessment course and passed the Faculty of Occupational Medicine examination.
In 2014 I undertook an update course at Buxton Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL).
In 2008 I was admitted as a chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Health and Safety.
In addition I act as a nurse mentor for students on the Occupational Health course at Brunel and Southbank universities and occasionally teach on these courses also.
I am also a mentor for Association Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners for newly qualified Occupational Health nurses.