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SMSTS question

Post by Coldrop » Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:42 pm

Maybe it's just me being out of date but since when has the SMSTS qualification been used as a post-nominal after your name?

Have you seen unusual and wrong use of qualification post noms?
I have seen a number of people on sites such as LinkedIn using SMSTS and even SSSTS after their name

What is acceptable now?
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Re: SMSTS question

Post by sgtwill » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:20 am

have to agree colddrop
seen a few on LinkedIn with SMSTS , SSSTS, CSCS, PTLLS, iosh managing safely after their name .
i do use the Tech IOSH after my name on LinkedIn and on emails etc :D in hope it will help with job hunting.

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Re: SMSTS question

Post by PaddyT » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:03 am

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Re: SMSTS question

Post by Coldrop » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:16 am

I noticed someone on LinkedIn stated that the SMSTS can be used as post-nom (cos he is using it) .scratch
I can't find the post now or any evidence that its true
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Re: SMSTS question

Post by WillPool » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:29 am

I personally wouldnt use them and not sure you are allowed.

CITB would be the SME to ask ;)

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Re: SMSTS question

Post by Penfold » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:08 pm

Hi Col

You cant use them, had a long discussion with tutor when I did the course

This is quite interesting:

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Re: SMSTS question

Post by bernicarey » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:21 pm

Professional Bodies and Organisations usually publish their rules for use of Post Nominals and some will take action against people who flout those rules.

IOSH for example, have rules about using Post-nominals and also their Brand Logo, yet it's often seen on websites in breech of those rules.

One of my favourites over the years is former military officers using (Retd).
The MOD is quite clear that only those of Army Major or equivalent may do so, so that's a Sqn Ldr in the RAF or Lt Cdr in the RN; yet you will sometimes see Army Captains or lower using it. Naughty naughty!

SMSTS is not even a qualification or professional membership, it's just a training course!

Might as well put 'IOSHManSafe' and then really get in trouble over it! ;)
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