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Introducing Michael Butler as QHSE Manager

BEL Valves would like to introduce Michael Butler as QHSE Manager. Currently in his third month, we spoke to Michael about his experience and future plans for the role.

How has your time at BEL Valves been so far?

The support from the team in helping me develop and fulfil my role has been great. QHSE can be challenging at times but it is clear to see already that there is a strong team effort at BEL Valves

Can you tell us about your past experience and qualifications?

I started my career as a quality technician apprentice in the automotive industry, working with industries such as pharmaceuticals and aerospace. During this time I completed a HNC in manufacturing engineering and the 743 quality assurance course. Once I completed my apprenticeship, I progressed into a quality engineer position and later became quality manager. In this particular role, the quality department merged with health, safety and environment, where I completed a HSE NEBOSH general certificate, NEBOSH fire certificate and a NEBOSH diploma.

I’m currently a graduate member of IOSH and hope to begin the process to become a chartered member soon.

What are you main responsibilities in your new role?

Similar to previous roles, I’m responsible for all QHSE output and key performance indicators. My role changes on a regular basis and is split between health, safety, environment and quality. Tasks include reviewing contractor risk assessments methods statements (RAMS), preparing for audits and inspections, writing and developing procedures and supporting investigations.

BEL Valves are currently migrating from the British Engines Group ISO14001 certificate to a stand-alone certificate. Once this is completed, we will work on ISO45001.

What are your future plans and top priorities?

By the end of 2021, I want to fully integrate health and safety into our group enterprise resource planning system. Throughout the upcoming months I’ll also be undertaking a full system audit to develop opportunities for improvement. My ultimate future goal is to combine health, safety environment and quality as one QHSE system.

What do you enjoy the most about QHSE?

My role is a support function and I enjoy helping departments achieve their goals, meeting regularly and working with employees to set actions. I won’t set actions that I’m not prepared to do or get involved with and I believe if you give people the freedom to make their own ideas, they’ll lead on this and make it happen.

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