30th May 2003




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Safety was paramount for staff at the University of Lincoln who recently completed a health and safety programme.


Members of the Charted Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) joined Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Mike Saks to present certificates to the 11 successful members of staff who completed their one-day Working Safely course.


The first course for working safely was over subscribed, so weve already had a great response, said Sarah Tennant, Health and Safety Officer.


The course is used to generally revitalise health and safety and raise awareness.


Its an on-going process. Weve always delivered an in-house safety course but this is the first time it has been properly accredited and a certificate presented.


Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Mike Saks was pleased to present the certificates and enforce the importance of healthy and safety awareness.


It is a very important occasion because such staff development is critical to rolling out health and safety policy at the university, said Professor Saks.


Id like to say congratulations to all those who have been through the first course and encourage others to go through future development programmes.


IOSH have also started running another course. Managing Safely is an in-depth four-day course giving information on how to manage health and safety effectively.


For more information on these courses contact Sarah Tennant on 01522 895426.


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Caption: The first group being presented with their certificates Back row L - R: Chris Robinson, Colin Staniforth (Health and Safety Officer), Linsey Woodcock, Jon Audis, Ola Ogunyemi, Sharron Bates, Carole Bee and Sarah Tennant (Health and Safety Officer). Front row: Laura Wright and Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Mike Saks.