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High Achievements Awarded

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To recognise these high levels of achievement, representatives from NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) and RCES (UK) Ltd, the company who delivered the training, visited HWFRS Headquarters in Charles Hastings Way in Worcester yesterday (Tuesday 10 April) to formally present the certificates. HWFRS's Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates also attended the presentation ceremony.

Six members of staff who completed the training were awarded the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, an internationally recognised qualification that provides managers, supervisors and staff with a broad understanding of health and safety issues, and helps them to manage risk in the workplace more effectively.

CFO Mark Yates, who also holds the NEBOSH National General Certificate, said: "This is a highly regarded qualification and I'm proud to see our staff achieving it, all with either credits or distinctions. Health and safety in the work place is a necessity in an organisation like ours, and their learning will undoubtedly be of benefit in their day to day lives."

Risk Analyst Gordon Fuller, from the training company RCES (UK) Ltd, added: "We have worked with Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service for many years and we are always impressed with the commitment of its staff. It was a pleasure to come to Worcester and congratulate them personally as their certificates were presented."

Teresa Hawkins, Development Manager with NEBOSH, also praised Fire Service staff, saying: "This was a hard-working, high achieving group and they all deserve to be congratulated."