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President’s Commendation Award August 2021

Colin Henery was presented with the IOSH President’s Award in August.

Colin has been an active member of the Humber Branch for some 15 years. For most of that time – a good ten years, by some estimates, he took on responsibility for arranging speakers for branch events, ensuring topical talks and discussions introduced by engaging presenters. The key to the success of these programmes was because Colin often planned a year ahead.

Adept at networking with members during events to promote IOSH, he encouraged members to devote time to improving their careers through continuing professional development.

Such is his dedication to the Branch that, even though he has retired from his job, he returns early from his family holiday to attend branch meetings and events.

Colin is the person to whom the Branch turns when the Chair and Vice-Chair are unavailable to preside over meetings – a role which he carries out with great aplomb. He has been a dedicated member of whom IOSH should be proud. So it is fitting to recognise his commitment and length of service for IOSH and particularly for the Humber Branch.

Receiving his award, Colin said: ‘I was delighted and honoured to receive The President’s Commendation Award. I must admit it came as a big surprise. That said, I am grateful that IOSH has recognised my contribution to the organisation over the years. My years on the Executive Committee on the Humber have been extremely enjoyable and it has been my pleasure to serve IOSH in the never-ending journey to improve health and working conditions within the workplace.’

Colin remains an active member of the Branch and continues to attend every meeting.

Congratulations to Colin Henery on receiving a President’s Commendation Award for his excellent contribution and dedication to the occupational safety and health profession.


Do you know someone worthy of a Presidential award? All details, including criteria and how to make a nomination, are available here.

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