On the job NEBOSH training secures distinction for Oakland International manager

Oakland International health and safety manager at Redditch based warehousing and distribution company, Michelle Higgitt, has not only passed her National General certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH) but is amongst only 19% nationally to achieve a distinction grade. Working for Oakland since 2005, Michelle has previously held the positions of quality assurance supervisor, executive assistant to the managing director, before progressing in 2012 to her current role of health and safety manager, taking on full responsibility for all aspects of safety within their warehousing and distribution operation. Said Michelle: “I was delighted to have passed, but realising I was amongst 19% nationally to attain a distinction in the qualification, I couldn’t stop smiling.” The National General Certificate is the most commonly held health and safety qualification in the UK and is a highly regarded qualification for managers and supervisors responsible for effective management of health and safety risks in the workplace. Studying via day release, Michele completed the course in just over three months, finishing the two modules and separate workplace assignment, on which Michelle achieved a 93% pass grade; with all three-parts required to achieve overall NEBOSH qualification. “Having started with IOSH working safely, I then progressed on to the IOSH managing safely course before taking on the NEBOSH General Certificate as it’s a lot more in-depth and intensive.” Said Michelle. “Completing the course not only significantly enhanced my overall knowledge of workplace health and safety, it has in addition taught me so much more about the risks relating to legislation, work equipment, noise and occupational diseases!”