Duncan Latimer, Regional Assessment Manager for Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, has achieved his NEBOSH national general certificate in occupational health and safety – strengthening the Abacus duty of care commitment to bathers, families and healthcare professionals.
Duncan supports bathers with disabilities, families and occupational therapists in the North of England and Scotland, including working alongside guiding principal contractors and architects with project installations.
Over several years with Abacus his expertise regarding assisted bathing has become renowned, however, Duncan believes there is always room to improve service.
Duncan said: “I’ve always wanted to achieve my NEBOSH certificate. Due to the time made available through the pandemic lockdown and furlough, I was able to take advantage of the online university course – turning a negative situation into a positive. It was ideal as I could study at home and when I was back at work, I could fit evening studies around my busy schedule.
“I believe it is important to go above and beyond these days, particularly with the increased levels of risk presented by COVID, I felt it was my moral responsibility to gain further health and safety knowledge, backing up our ‘TEAM ABACUS’ ethos.”