December 2017

CIWM recognises O’Donovan Waste MD with Ben Heath Certificate for Contribution to members’ learning

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has awarded Jacqueline O’Donovan the Ben Heath Certificate for Outstanding Presentations.

The certificate, named in honour of past CIWM member Ben Heath, was given in appreciation of a presentation Jacqueline made to CIWM members earlier this year as part of their ‘Danger – Waste at Work’ conference.

The award recognises the importance of preparing clear, informative and interesting presentations, and the CIWM London & Southern Counties Centre Council deemed Jacqueline’s to have made a particular impact and contribution to members’ knowledge.

Mike Bland MPhil FCIWM MIEMA CEnv and Honorary Secretary of CIWM said:

“Jacqueline provided an extremely innovative and thought-provoking insight into Health & Safety from the perspective of an operating company in the waste and recycling industry at our open meeting in London earlier this year.  The London & Southern Counties Centre of the CIWM is delighted that she has been recognised for her contribution with the prestigious Ben Heath Certificate.”

The certificate was presented by CIWM President Professor David Wilson MBE FCIWM, in front of more than 1100 guests at their 60th Annual Luncheon.

“I am passionate about embedding an ethos of excellence and continuous improvement within O’Donovan and believe education is a vital part of this,” said Jacqueline. “It is only by collaborating with other organisations and sharing our knowledge and expertise that we can encourage best practice to be adopted throughout the industry and support the professionalisation of all its workers.”

Last month, O’Donovan Waste Disposal also received CIWM’s Roger Hewitt Learning and Development Award for the company’s outstanding achievements in the sustainability, resource and waste industry.

Speaking after the awards ceremony, CIWM deputy chief executive Chris Murphy said: “Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of resource and waste management and CIWM seeks to promote and reward best practice and the highest standards across the sector. O’Donovan’s HGV safety training initiative is exemplary and they are worthy winners of the award.”

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