Meet the team: Paul Gamble, Health & Safety Trainer/Adviser

“I never envisaged a career in health and safety, but after studying the NEBOSH courses with PETA I knew I wanted to help others achieve the same.”

What led you to work for PETA?

I attended PETA Training to undertake the suite of NEBOSH certificates - General, Environmental Management and Fire Safety - in my previous role and I really enjoyed my time as a delegate. I appreciated the training, the various teaching styles I witnessed and the facilities were excellent. 

I was looking for a change and the idea of working for PETA excited me and spurred me on to apply for a role here. My previous role was as a Health & Safety Manager for a mechanical and electrical company so I had the background experience and knowledge that I needed to be able to do this role well. Before joining PETA in December 2021, I completed an online teaching qualification, which has been hugely beneficial. I had a month to complete the course, which consisted of theory work, three assignments and a micro-teaching session, which I delivered at PETA to my colleagues. 

In addition to my extensive health and safety knowledge, I also have experience of carrying out staff health and safety inductions, which stood me in good stead for this role. I also did performing arts at college so I’m more than happy to stand at the front of a training room with all eyes on me! 

When I joined my previous employer I completed the IOSH Managing Safely course and shortly after went on to undertake the suite of NEBOSH certificates. I never envisaged a career in health and safety, but after studying the NEBOSH courses with PETA I knew I wanted to help others achieve the same. It really sparked my interest and drove me to the role I’m in now as I wanted to look at health and safety from the other perspective.

What is your role at PETA and what drives you to do what you do?

As a Health & Safety Trainer/Adviser I will be leading various health and safety courses, everything from manual handling to NEBOSH General and NEBOSH Environmental Management. I also hope to get into mental health first aid training and the drive behind that desire is that because I’ve been a Health & Safety Manager, I’ve seen the struggles employees face and I want to help bring the next generation of health and safety professionals through successfully. I truly believe it will be extremely rewarding helping others prepare for a career in health and safety, which is so valuable to organisations.

What knowledge/experience do you draw upon for your role?

I draw upon a combination of my health and safety experience and knowledge as well as the skills I learned doing inductions and directing groups. The training I completed as a delegate at PETA demonstrated several different teaching styles to me and I plan to incorporate the various elements that I liked the most to create my own style.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

I enjoy cycling and watching football - I used to enjoy playing too until my knees gave up! I also love spending quality time with my family, watching movies and socialising with friends.

What are your personal values and what is important to you?

I think it’s important to treat everyone fairly and with respect and to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities. I treat people as I would wish to be treated myself and I don’t think you can go far wrong with that.


Sign up to receive news and updates...

Our customers have access to cutting edge information and insights, specifically tailored to them and their industry. Get the latest opinion and expert views through news, events, case studies and apprentice stories.