Jim CouttsConsultant

    Consultant with over 22 years of management experience in the food manufacturing industry. Extensive knowledge and experience in the Management of Training and Implementation of Occupational Health and Safety and Hygiene. A qualified Meat Inspector and an approved Tutor for delivering Food Hygiene and Health and Safety and IOSH Managing Safely Courses.

    KEY SKILLS

    Successfully developed and implemented various Training and Development programmes, Including Induction, Elementary Food Hygiene, HACCP, SVQ Level 2 Meat Processing and Specific Health and Safety Courses.
    Experienced in the development and implementation of accredited training programmes, including SQA, FDQ and REHIS.
    Excellent communication skills developed through coaching and mentoring individuals towards vocational qualifications.
    Highly developed presentation and facilitation skills.
    Extensive experience producing, executing and implementing Health and Safety Management systems, policies and procedures.
    Experienced in undertaking Risk Assessment to eliminate or reduce hazards and risks.
    In depth experience in carrying out Health and Safety audits and inspections.

    PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
    NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management
    Qualified Assessor and Internal Verifier (D32, D33, D34)
    National Examination Board of Supervisory and Management (NEBS) Certificate
    REHIS Advanced Food Hygiene Diploma
    Diploma in Meat and Other Food Inspection
    OHSAS 18001: Internal Auditor Course
    Train the Trainer – LD7 Facilitate Individual Learning and Development
    ILM Train the Trainer Award
    Manual Handling Assessors Certificate
    Technical Member – Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (TechIOSH)

    PROJECT EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCE

    Over 36 year’s practical experience in the food manufacturing industry.
    Implementation and delivery of SVQs and Food Safety training courses to the manufacturing industry.
    Approved Tutor for delivering IOSH Managing Safely and REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene courses.
    Six years experience in Quality Assurance Management Systems (HACCP) within the food manufacturing industry.

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