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30 Mar 2016

Executive Education delegate winner of DEKRA Insight University Safety Challenge 2016

Grand prize winner Graeme Lannigan

Delegates on the Postgraduate Programme in Occupational Health and Safety Management were invited to take part in the 2016 DEKRA Insight University Safety Challenge 2016, with the grand prize being a trip to the Safety in Action Conference being held in Nashville, Tennessee in April 2016, with travel, accommodation and access to the conference being covered.

DEKRA Insight is a safety consultancy company part of DEKRA S.E which has been dubbed ‘a global safety leader since 1925'. The delegates were required to answer a few questions on safety management and write a longer piece on which key areas organisations should be measuring to aid them in managing workplace exposure.

After submission the applications went to a grand jury where the answers were evaluated based on how much they align with, or complement, the DEKRA Insight philosophy, and if the personal ethic of the participant corresponds to the DEKRA Insight company values.

Three of our delegates were shortlisted: Graeme Lannigan, Coomaren Moonesamy and Christine Hunter. Graeme, who works for BP Shipping and is nearing the end of his programme, went on to win the grand prize and will be attending the conference in Texas.

On his win, Graeme has said:

“I was delighted, if quite surprised, to win the DEKRA Insight University Safety challenge. Studying Occupational Health and Safety management at Loughborough University has been hugely beneficial in both my personal and professional life. It has helped me to critically evaluate, prevailing norms in my workplace and, if necessary, challenge them in a structured, informed and articulate manner.

In my submission to the DEKRA insight competition, I actually challenged the premise of the question that they had asked me to answer. This was a high-risk strategy, however, studying at Loughborough has given me the skills, knowledge and confidence to approach the competition in this manner.”