Job Title: Technical Support Manager School of Life Sciences and Warwick Medical School joint Technical Support team
IOSH membership: IOSH as a Technical Member
In my role as a Technical Support Manager role at Warwick I am able to locally advise on H&S matters. Due to past development opportunities I possessed the necessary qualification to apply for Tech IOSH status. However, I needed to join IOSH initially as an associate member and fulfil the professional development criteria to apply for the upgrade.
My successful application to the PRF enabled me to do this. After a short period of professional development portfolio work I applied and was successful in obtaining Tech IOSH, a recognised professional registration category in the science and technical field.
Tech IOSH attainment gives others in H&S roles confidence that my knowledge and skills are of a certain defined professional standard. It also allows me to show to end users and colleagues that my H&S qualifications, experience and continuous development are professionally recognised. This increases my value to the University in this area.
I wholeheartedly encourage others to apply to the PRF as skills should be recognised. This can only improve self and end user confidence in you and your role.