Alice Jones is racing ahead with her career and professional progress.
Aged 23, she is currently the youngest female Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).
Alice also holds down two day jobs – supporting clients of a health and safety consultancy throughout the UK and consulting at Formula E races all over the globe.
She puts her success down to hard work, mentoring and keeping her knowledge up to date through IOSH resources such as webinars.
“Being CMIOSH is a massive achievement. It feels surreal,” she said.
Wrexham-born Alice has wanted Chartered status since starting her occupational safety and health (OSH) career five years ago when her dad Wayne, Founder and Managing Director of Salus Services Ltd, asked if she wanted to work for him.
“I thought he had a great job travelling and meeting people. I was lucky. I started off as an office assistant, worked my way up to office manager and studied for OSH qualifications at night classes,” said Alice, who is now a Health and Safety Adviser.
She joined IOSH to become “established and respected” and it was through membership that she landed what must be the ultimate OSH job for a motor sports fan.
“My now boss Richard (Rick) Bate was doing a presentation at the North Wales Branch and shared how he worked in Formula E health and safety. I thought it sounded amazing,” she said.
“I went over and spoke to him and it just so happened that he was looking for someone in construction to come into the business.”
HSE Consultant Alice supports at 14 races in 14 different countries in a normal year, ensuring compliance with Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.
“We’re very involved in the planning stages, which is all about traffic management and crowd safety. We also have our own Covid protocols.
“I look after our global suppliers too. You’ve got branding, lighting, sound, power – a whole range of people who make the races possible.
“Obviously, there are regulation changes, so it’s about communicating with each person and company in each country.”
Although it’s not all glitz and glamour, perks include going down the pitlane and being on the grid just before the start of the race, which Alice describes as “remarkable”.
Career-wise, Alice’s ambition is to be involved in a big event such as the Olympic Games. In terms of IOSH, she has just been elected to the North Wales Branch committee and aims to be a Fellow before she’s 30. She is also keen to promote OSH to younger people.
She added: “I think by showcasing my career I can encourage others to get involved.”
Read more about how to become a Chartered Member.