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College’s Health & Safety Advisor retires after 17 years

Monday 19 October 2020

Selby College’s Health and Safety Advisor retires after 17 years of service

Ken Sharp, Health and Safety Advisor at Selby College, has today retired after more than 17 years at the College.

Selby College staff gathered on the campus grounds to say goodbye to Ken, where a socially distanced presentation was held.

Ken was presented with a copy of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) President’s Award for outstanding health and safety performance, which Ken has played a leading role in helping the College achieve.

The Accolade is presented to organisations who have received 10 Consecutive Gold ROSPA Awards, which highlights the College’s commitment to ensuring a safe learning and working environment year on year.

Alongside the Award, Ken was also presented with a pocket watch by his fellow colleagues as a leaving gift.

Ken said: “I’ve been at the College for 17 years and I hope that I have made a difference in my time here and in keeping our staff and students safe. I wish my colleagues and the College all the best for the future.”

Since starting at the College in 2003, Ken has helped to shape and implement the College’s health and safety strategy.

Phil Sayles, Principal and Chief Executive at Selby College, said: “It’s brilliant to see so many of our colleagues join us today, albeit that at a distance, in saying thank you and fond farewell to Ken. During his time at the College, Ken has made a significant impact and has played an instrumental role in helping the College achieve 10 consecutive RoSPA Awards and as a result of this, RoSPA’s prestigious President’s Award. This is unprecedented and highlights Ken’s commitment over the years in creating a safe College environment for both our students and staff - and we would like to thank Ken tremendously for this.”

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Phil Sayles and Ken Sharp