A GGR Group manager came among top of the class for his knowledge of health and safety.
Kevin Fairholm, who is the company Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager, received a National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. He was in the top 90 out of over 400 graduates, having being awarded a diploma with Credit.
The official graduation ceremony took place at Warwick University recently.
Kevin is based at GGR’s Long Crendon depot and has worked for the company since 2007. He spent 26 years in the Royal Airforce, which is where he first got involved with health and safety.
“Initially enrolled on the course in January 2013 and completed the final dissertation in August last year for marking,” said Kevin, who is originally from Rugby but now lives in Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes.
“The course is broken into four units, with an exam at the end of each unit – Managing Health and Safety, Hazardous Agents in the Workplace, Workplace and Work Equipment Safety and finally an assignment and dissertation.
“The NEBOSH diploma is seen as a benchmark qualification for health and safety professionals throughout the world. I use the knowledge gained from this qualification on a daily basis really. It has increased my overall knowledge of health and safety management considerably following on from the NEBOSH general certificate which I completed in 2006.”
Gill Riley, managing director at GGR Group, said: “This is great news. Kevin has worked really hard over the past few years and that has been rewarded with his final mark.
“We take health and safety very seriously, and this demonstrates that, in addition, we are committed to support staff in expanding their knowledge and personal development.”