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Disciplinary and appeals

Disciplinary and appeals

Breaches of the Code of Conduct – Publication of disciplinary decisions

Pursuant to Regulation 6, paragraph 8.1,

Unless the Relevant Committee determines otherwise, decisions made under paragraphs 5.4(c)(i), 6.6 and 7.6 shall be published in the official magazine of IOSH and/or on its website.  Unless requested in writing by the Complainant or by the witness concerned, the published decision shall not identify the Complainant, or any witnesses involved in the proceedings.

 

Christian Hill

Breach: The Subject breached the Code of Conduct as the Subject posted inappropriate remarks and comments on social media and did not have regard to the reputation and good standing of IOSH. (3.1 “Cooperate fully with IOSH and abide by its Charter, Byelaws and Regulations and 3.2 “Respect the rights and privacy of other people and organisations”)

The Subject had the following sanctions imposed by way of determination:

  1. Be reprimanded for the breaches above (COC 3.1 & 3.2)
  2. In conjunction with the reprimand, the committee recommended that the Subject undertake training/course/assessment that demonstrates an improvement in the Subject’s understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion matters.
  3. A note about the reprimand to be placed on the Subject’s membership record, to stay on record for two years

Sanctions effective from 21/12/2020 and expire 21/12/2022

 

Bipin Gautam - CMIOSH

Breach: The Subject breached the Code of Conduct as the Subject posted inappropriate remarks and comments on social media and did not have regard to the reputation and good standing of IOSH. The Subject did not have regard to respect for the rights and privacy of other people and organisations.  (3.1 “Cooperate fully with IOSH and abide by its Charter, Byelaws and Regulations and 3.2 “Respect the rights and privacy of other people and organisations”)

The Subject had the following sanctions imposed by way of determination:

  1. Guidance was provided and the Subject was warned regarding future conduct.
  2. A note about the breaches and warning to be placed on the Subject’s membership record, to stay on record for two years

Sanctions effective from 23/03/2021 and expire 23/03/2023

 

Dr Dominic Cooper – CMIOSH

Breach – The Subject breached the Code of Conduct as the Subject made inappropriate comments in a meeting attended by other IOSH members and staff. The Subject used inappropriate words and behaviour which did not respect another persons’ race. The subject failed to have regard to the reputation and good standing of IOSH and other members. (3.1 “Cooperate fully with IOSH and abide by its Charter, Byelaws and Regulations and 3.2 “Respect the rights and privacy of other people and organisations”)

The Subject had the following sanctions imposed by way of determination:

  1. Removal from Council and all volunteering roles at IOSH
  2. Expel Subject from IOSH membership.

The Subject appealed the outcome of the Disciplinary Committee.

The Appeal Committee considered the matter but did not uphold any of the grounds for appeal and confirmed the decision of the Disciplinary Committee.

 

Scott Clarke

Breach – An allegation was made against the Subject in relation to the contents of an occupational hygiene report. (1.1 Be Honest and 2.1 Ensure they are competent to undertake proposed work)

The matter was considered by the Complaints Review Committee who unanimously agreed that there was no case to answer in respect of the allegation and agreed to dismiss the matter.

 

Where the Disciplinary Committee has decided to publish details of a disciplinary case ascribed (i.e where an individual has been named), every care has been taken to identify members correctly.  Please contact the Governance Team if there is any doubt about the identity of the member who may have been the subject of Disciplinary proceedings and in relation to whom a report has been published.