IOSH held its annual awards ceremony and dinner at the Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh in November.
It was the Institution's first annual dinner to be held in Scotland and featured the presentation of the Royal Charter by Graham Donald, deputy clerk of the Privy Council, and the bestowal of this year's annual awards, given to recognise the achievements and contributions of occupational safety and health professionals.
The highlight of the awards ceremony was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Sypol Limited, which went to the former deputy director general of HSE, David Eves CB.
Three further annual awards were also presented: The Academic Journal Award, sponsored by Bland Bankart, went to professor Andrew Hale from the Delft University of Technology, Holland.
The Practical Project Award, sponsored by Zurich Risk Services, went to Ng Lee Tak for his work at the Singapore Armed Forces National Service Training Centre.
The Technician Safety Practitioner Scholarship, sponsored by Safety and Health Practitioner magazine, went to Begona de la Cruz of London Underground.
Special presentations, to mark more than 50 years' membership of IOSH, were made to retired members Leslie Ockleton, a past president, Stanley Simpson and Thomas Kneale. A certificate was also presented to Timothy Walker, director general of the HSE, to mark his becoming an honorary vice-president of the institution.
The event attracted over 250 members, many of whom joined in the ceilidh and danced into the wee small hours.