So if you know me, or are connected with me on LinkedIn, you will have heard me talk repeatedly about the power and importance of personal branding in the Safety industry.
Unfortunately the answer is no....read on to find out why!
Event safety has always fascinated me. As an aspiring rock n roller (surely there is still time for me to become a famous rock god at 35?) I grew up attending ear shattering gigs and festivals where I was probably lucky to escape relatively unscathed. However watching the recent Netflix documentary “Train wreck: Woodstock 99” I was still amazed at some of the flagrant safety and infrastructure issues shown during the three-episode arc. (Warning spoilers ahead).
This week I am delighted to celebrate my 12th anniversary with HSE Recruitment and our parent company Executive Network Group. When I first joined HSE Recruitment with no experience in recruitment or in Health and Safety – I could never have imagined that 12 years later here I would be; as Associate Director, with an amazing and talented team, and a passion for Health and Safety (and a qualification in the subject!).
I don’t know if any of my connections are particularly F1 fans (and let’s be honest I know very little about the sport, I am just coerced to watch it by my Lewis Hamilton obsessed husband) but last weekend’s race seemed to me the perfect display of how valuable Health and Safety really can be in genuine life or death situations – and really showed how interesting the dichotomy is between public perception of safety issues and the reality.