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mark Jinks  
#1 Posted : 26 June 2017 12:32:56(UTC)
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mark Jinks

HI Hope someone can help?

I will be attempting my PRI shortly for the second time and would like to know if anyone has any tips or guidance on how to pass .

The last time I was stold that i was answering the questions a little in depth rather than treating the panel as though they did not know the subject.?

The main areas I failed on last time where Policies and procedures ,accident & incident investigation

and What is Best Practice ?

Any help or guidance with my interview woukld be much appreciated especially if you have already attempted your interview and failed.

regards

Mark

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jim4244  
#2 Posted : 13 November 2017 12:43:06(UTC)
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jim4244

Hi Mark Sorry, I'm a little confused, are you talking about your Peer Group Review? If this is the case just speak to them as you would to a HSE colleague in work. Remember they are your peers and come from various business sectors BUT they are all HSE Practitioners who are used to bouncing around ideas amongst others involved in HSE. Be yourself. Be confident and know your subject and you should do fine! Jim
JayPownall  
#3 Posted : 13 November 2017 12:57:59(UTC)
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JayPownall

Originally Posted by: mark Jinks Go to Quoted Post

HI Hope someone can help?

I will be attempting my PRI shortly for the second time and would like to know if anyone has any tips or guidance on how to pass .

The last time I was stold that i was answering the questions a little in depth rather than treating the panel as though they did not know the subject.?

The main areas I failed on last time where Policies and procedures ,accident & incident investigation

and What is Best Practice ?

Any help or guidance with my interview woukld be much appreciated especially if you have already attempted your interview and failed.

regards

Mark

Mark

Probably worth first pointing out that the questions asked at your first attempt are likely to be different to your 2nd (dependant on when you completed attempt 1) - this is because of the introduction of question sets to limit the 'preparing' of answers to known questions.

As you've stated, treat the panel as if they are relatively new to H&S. Talk at a high-level and if they want further info from you, then they'll ask. Have a sound understanding of the basics of H&S and H&S management, alongwith some relevant examples, and you should be covered. Don't forget the Code of Conduct too!

Jamie

Clark34486  
#4 Posted : 04 January 2018 15:37:41(UTC)
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Clark34486

I quite enjoyed my peer review, many seem to falter (read a few H&S forums and here, obviously...) but I went in really confident and simply used the knowledge I had gained over the years in my profession.

Me, me me rather than 'we' is the secret. Id did rather than we did, which is quite difficult to do as more often than not we work as part of a team

simon73  
#5 Posted : 05 January 2018 09:27:48(UTC)
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simon73

Me too, I really enjoyed my peer review. After all the hard work of the diploma etc it was really felt like just a chat about me and my history. My advice is just be yourself!

piobaire  
#6 Posted : 06 February 2018 08:33:27(UTC)
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piobaire

Having been through the process successfully I offer the following general bits of advice for the PRI based on my experience.

Don't panic - easy for me to say, but flapping and worrying will not improve your chances of success Practice your presentation, make sure you deliver it within the time allocated - do not overrun and don't read the slides Always talk about what you (not we) have done - not as easy as it sounds as safety is a team effort Turn up in plenty time - you don't want to arrive stressed out from rushing to get there on time or worse still turn up late Dress as you would for a job interview, in fact treat the whole process as a job interview Use practical examples of work you have done wherever possible to demonstrate application of theory Don't waffle

If you don't understand what the panel has asked, clarify before you answer

The manner the questions were put was quite relaxed and I did not feel as if they were there to trip me up or fail me. Yes I was nervous, but who wouldn't be? Although my preparation was as that for a job interview, I found the reality was less nerve wracking than one, perhaps because the process is all about the individual and what you have done. You will know more about what you have done than them, however, don't think you can go in and make things up.  I did not get any questions specifically related to my portfolio work and  neither should you as this has already been verified as meeting the standard, however, there is nothing to stop you from using it as a source of examples. In summary the panel are there to determine whether you are a suitable person to be made a chartered member so conduct yourself in a professional manner.

Hope this is useful and good luck.

perryar  
#7 Posted : 06 February 2018 12:06:52(UTC)
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perryar

I would totally agree with the above poster. It is a nerve racking experience but these kind of situations can be; I'm not sure I would call it enjoyable. Prepare well for your presentation (like you would for any training session you would deliver or big meeting) and ye, try not to waffle. I totally agree with the poster its about being professional in your approach which I think is a good standard to set for yourself. These are experienced health and safety practitioners so they've probably heard it all before. The presentation is pretty much the easy part as its completely in your control.

I think if you are operating at a certain level in safety (that commensurate with a chartered member) then you should be ok with the level of questions and the depth. I didnt have questions on my portfolio but ye I suppose you can use the portolio as evidence. We got onto WAH at some point so they expected me to know general principals/heirarchy etc. which is fair enough if you are seeking to become a chartered member.  

The panel were fairly relaxed I have to say and the IOSH rep gives you a bit of a brief before you go in.

Good luck!!  

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