Boys don't cry - They smile! - Robert Smith Awarded fellowship of IOSH


Quattro Group’s Health and Safety and Environmental Manager, Robert Smith, has today been awarded the highest possible accolade in Health and Safety: a Fellowship of the IOSH.

Robert, who has been with Quattro for six years, says he ‘Hasn’t been able to stop smiling’ since he got the email and has been busy celebrating with his wife and family over champagne, wine, and the ‘daddy of all steaks.’

Robert has been a Chartered member of IOSH for over eight years, but in order to win the Fellowship he had to apply himself to a rigorous and thorough process involving keeping extensive records, submission of a portfolio and a description of how as a member he goes above and beyond the health and safety remit to promote H&S in the community.

After an in depth presentation to peers and an interview with the other Fellows including the Chairman, Robert felt sure it wasn’t to be.

‘It was traumatic! I felt questioned to death!’ said Robert, ‘I thought, there’s no way I’ve got this. Then when I got the email that began: ‘We are delighted to tell you…’ I was ecstatic,

I couldn’t stop smiling!’ Robert’s email detailed how he had been awarded the Chartered Fellowship, the most prestigious achievement in his field, of which there are only a few in the country.

Chairman of the IOSH Fellowship Panel, Gary Smith who lead the interview was impressed with Robert’s commitment: ‘Robert is clearly an exemplary health and safety practitioner. He was able to to articulate a high level of expertise on how he directs Quattro in managing risk effectively. The Fellowship review is a demanding process and he more than demonstrated he’s at the pinnacle of his field.’

Quattro Group Managing Director, John Murphy added: ‘For the Quattro Group, Robert’s achievement means complete confidence and proven competence in Health and Safety. Robert deserves this award, and we are immensely proud. What a Fellow!’

Robert laughed, ‘People do usually fall asleep when I talk’, he said, ‘But it’s been a passion of mine for 36 years. I simply can’t be complacent about what I do.’

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