Heriot-Watt College’s not too long ago promoted SafeGuarding & Resilience Supervisor, Hannah Sales space, has gained the 2021 annual OSPA awards with the title ‘Excellent Younger Safety Skilled of the Yr’.
That is the primary time this ‘rising star’ class has been included within the awards and it was a hotly contested discipline with a last shortlist of ten younger safety professionals from a number of the sector’s main employers.
The award comes scorching on the heels of Hannah’s promotion to the place of operational head of safety, in recognition of the lead position she performed within the introduction of SafeZone expertise at Heriot-Watt and her work innovating with the service and selling its advantages amongst college students, lecturers and wider stakeholders.
“I’m completely thrilled to obtain such a prestigious award, particularly at such an early level in my profession,” mentioned Hannah. “I’m very grateful for this and for all of the help I’ve obtained and I’m trying ahead to the brand new and thrilling challenges we’ll all face sooner or later.”
At 26 Hannah is the youngest head of safety within the UK increased training sector and her current promotion and this award are testimony to her professionalism and her promise as a future strategic chief, mentioned Les Allan, Director of SafeGuarding Providers.
He added that it was important that the OSPAs’ first ever excellent younger skilled award had been gained within the increased training sector, which has been pioneering new approaches to service supply and the usage of superior expertise.
“Hannah’s achievement is a recognition of her personal excellent qualities and it additionally demonstrates a dedication to range in our sector and a recognition that younger professionals add worth and innovation as our future government leaders.”