Becoming a Chartered Fellow has given Worrell Richards a real sense of achievement. An IOSH member for almost 20 years, Worrell had personal and professional reasons for wanting Fellowship status.
He said: 'This prestigious membership grade confirms that I am at the pinnacle of my career.
'It provides an avenue to support IOSH at a respected level, as well as providing a platform to help me persuade and influence boardroom and senior managers.
'It also helps me to get tasks completed in my volunteering role in the community.'
Worrell describes his journey to Chartered Fellowship as both challenging and rewarding.
'This prestigious membership grade confirms that I am at the pinnacle of my career'
'I believe there is no obstacle too difficult or task too great,' he said. 'Gaining qualifications, knowledge and experience as well as balancing work and family life helped to make me the person I am today.
'On reflection, having a plan with a realistic timescale played a pivotal role.'
Worrell’s involvement in occupational safety and health (OSH) dates to 2002, when he became a volunteer health and safety adviser for a charity organisation. Now a senior health, safety and fire advisor with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, he also volunteers with IOSH to help fellow members realise their ambitions.
He added: 'I am a member of the Professional Review Interview panel, which helps to gauge whether candidates are suitably rounded OSH professionals as part of the verification process for Chartered Membership. In addition, I am involved in mentoring IOSH members who would like to attain Chartered status.'