Industry expert Louise Hosking keen to embrace opportunities presented by the three-year VP term
Following a successful first year in office, Louise Hosking, Chartered safety and health practitioner and managing director of Hosking Associates, has been re-elected Vice President (VP) of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The appointment marks the start of a voluntary three-year term, effective from September 2018.
“It is an honour to have been elected to a three-year term, which will give me the opportunity to promote action and positive change within the profession. I look forward to working alongside new President Vincent Ho who is based in Hong Kong, newly elected President-Elect Andrew Sharman and working alongside my fellow Vice Presidents.”
VPs support the work of the elected President. Their ambassadorial role is geared around promoting IOSH campaigns and strategic activities, as well as representing and speaking on behalf of the organisation to the media and at key events.
During her first year in office, Louise Hosking has worked to promote the message around workplace health and wellbeing. In particular, this has involved promoting inclusion, equality and diversity work within the Institution visiting branches across the UK and Ireland and hosting conferences.
Louise continues to chair the IOSH Chiltern Branch where, along with a team of dedicated members, regular events are hosted to support local safety and health practitioners and also local businesses. Louise is also a member of the IOSH Consultancy Group Committee, which supports and provides resources for members who work as consultants. Louise said:
“I enjoy being able to support the work of the world’s largest health & safety membership organisation. We are constantly aiming to enhance the perception of the sector and the important role of health and safety in the workplace. In my VP presentation to council, I promoted “POSH IDEAs” Positive Occupational Safety & Health delivered in Inclusive teams with Diverse, Equal voices resulting in lasting Action.”
About Hosking Associates
Established in 2005, Hosking Associates focuses on health and safety and the environment. Its consultants help companies and schools create a healthy and safe environment for their workforce and anyone who comes to the premises. The company works with organisations as the health, safety and/or environmental manager – either within organisations that prefer to outsource, or where an internal resource is not necessary. Hosking Associates saves organisations money by helping them comply with the law. The team works in partnership with clients and doesn’t just run risk or impact assessments. Instead, they guide them through the process – giving them the tools, training and confidence to manage all aspects of health, safety and sustainability on their own.
The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health is the world’s leading professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace. We act as a champion, adviser, advocate and trainer for safety and health professionals working in organisations of all sizes. Our focus is to support our members in their efforts to create workplaces that are safer, healthier and more sustainable. We support members through forums, events and helplines, sharing information, advice and best practice. We work with governments, advise policy-makers, commission research and set standards. We run high-profile campaigns to promote awareness of issues affecting workplace safety, health and wellbeing. Our accredited training courses provide valuable knowledge, skills and qualifications for members and their colleagues. Chartered Membership of IOSH is recognised worldwide as the hallmark of professional excellence in workplace safety and health. Our shared objective is a world where work is safe and healthy for every working person, every day.