Blackpool training provider PHX Training has promoted one of its key staff members to a new role in health and safety management.
Kay Sutton will take on the health and safety manager position having been with the company for four years.
A year ago, following radical changes to the English and maths curriculum, Kay volunteered to get the new programmes off the ground and began combining her role as centre manager with that of English and maths ‘champion’.
Kay then completed an internal verification qualification so she could verify tutors’ marking. This resulted in PHX becoming the first Learndirect provider in the north of England to achieve direct claim status, meaning the company does not have to be moderated externally.
Kay left her centre manager post to become PHX’s lead internal verifier for maths and English, which involves visiting PHX’s different centres across the North West.
Kay said: “I already visit the centres regularly and have carried out many risk assessments in the past, both as centre manager at PHX and in my previous role as training centre manager for Southport College, where I completed a qualification in risk assessment. I’m hoping to bring a common-sense approach to the post. I would like to ensure that health and safety rules are easy to understand and are being adhered to.
“I will be undertaking some more training and hope to be able to provide a friendly face for PHX staff to come to with any health and safety problems or queries.”
PHX Training managing director, Dan Scott, said: “With Kay’s previous experience and as a recognisable face at all of our branches due to her previous role, Kay was the obvious choice for the health and safety manager.”