Kevin Guest, head of quality, health and safety and environmental management at Alloy Wire International has worked for the company for 22 years. Throughout that time the company has made quality, health and safety, and environmental issues a priority.
The business supplies 60 countries with nickel alloy wire, bars, and wire rope, employing 33 workers. Out of those 33, Alloy Wire has 11 first aiders and 12 fire marshals, plus three other members of staff have also been awarded the IOSH Managing Safely certification.
IOSH technical membership supports both the qualifications and experience needed by professionals working in a range of operational health and safety roles. Skills and knowledge need to be updated regularly and experience must be continuous to retain membership. Kevin has been a health and safety officer since 2015, moving up the ladder three times to his current position as a consultant.
Tony Ginda, IOSH interim head of membership engagement and development, said: “IOSH membership is acknowledged across the world as the benchmark for safety and health excellence. Technical membership is one of seven categories designed to suit different stages of career progression and all levels of IOSH membership show our members’ commitment to achieving the highest levels of knowledge and skill in their field.
“By securing IOSH technical membership, Kevin has shown he is dedicated to these high levels of professionalism, backed up by the qualifications and experience needed across a range of operational health and safety roles. As a TechIOSH, Kevin will be required to follow our continuous professionalism development (CPD) programme to keep his skills and experience up to date.