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Re: IOSH Peer review interview

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Hi Molly,

Yes, of course. Send me a note and I'll see what we can do to help.

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Re: IOSH Peer review interview

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When I went for my Peer review I was terrified and my palms were sweating, even though I was reminded beforehand that

1) you have done all the hard work, the hard work is the reason you are in the room
2) its a peer review - the word peer is important here - Definition - a person who is an equal, the people interviewing you are just the same as you
3) this is your time to shine, talk about all the fantastic things you do and how wonderful you are. we are all really good at putting ourselves down. Be prepared with work examples and you will be fab

I have now written this and realise that its over a year later - but i will leave it in there anyway, it might help someone else
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Re: IOSH Peer review interview

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safetygal wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:13 pm When I went for my Peer review I was terrified and my palms were sweating, even though I was reminded beforehand that

1) you have done all the hard work, the hard work is the reason you are in the room
2) its a peer review - the word peer is important here - Definition - a person who is an equal, the people interviewing you are just the same as you
3) this is your time to shine, talk about all the fantastic things you do and how wonderful you are. we are all really good at putting ourselves down. Be prepared with work examples and you will be fab

I have now written this and realise that its over a year later - but i will leave it in there anyway, it might help someone else
Absolutely helpful! I have been considering going for CMIOSH myself and was looking for other peoples experience, I am sure many others like myself do the same.
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Re: IOSH Peer review interview

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I had my PRI last month and I was so nervous. I had completed so much pre-reading to remind myself of key areas, as well as the IOSH Code of Conduct. I'm not based in UK so felt I needed to have a good read through lots of things on the HSE website as a refresher. The PRI was conducted via Skype. I'd had a particularly challenging workday and had to take a break just so I could complete the PRI, then return to work after.

In fairness the PRI panel, including the IOSH rep were great, put me at ease, explained the process etc. Anyway, first question was so basic but it absolutely threw me a curve ball. A subject I know but hadn't read up on and I found myself floundering as it was so unexpected, not that I had any idea what to expect but it was one of those, where did that come from moments. I felt it went from bad to worse and I signed off from the meeting feeling deflated and convinced myself I'd flunked it. I even contacted IOSH to ask about the process for a resit!

Anyway, I actually passed and needless to say I was elated and a tad emotional. It was an awful lot of work building the portfolio and answering the SDP criteria, I can only thank the panel for actually seeing through my rough day and nerves and actually wording the questions in a manner that was easy to understand and then having the patience to listen while I waffled insanely on.

It's so simple to say 'it's easy' once you've completed it, but it's not, and it isn't meant to be, nor should be. It's challenging and tests you. However if you are in a H&S position it's highly likely you have, can, or will produce the work necessary to fulfil the SDP criteria if that's the route you go. The example templates were extremely helpful. I can only look back on it now and actually say I enjoyed it.

If anyone is doubting themselves, don't. I didn't think I could achieve it but I did. I'm CMIOSH and incredibly proud of myself. If I can help anyone with my experience feel free to DM me.

Good Luck

Anders
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