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Tuesday March 29 2022

Meet the Experts: Karla Malkinson

A fair and just culture that rewards innovation, participation and improvement is the key to business success, claims Birch Solutions’ Head of Compliance Karla Malkinson as she kicks off a new feature where the business’ team of experts share their insights and experiences.

Birch Solutions’ boasts a highly experienced team with a diverse skillset to help support customers across the AD biogas and CHP sectors and this new feature will introduce key members, highlighting their career paths and looking at their top tips for other business leaders.

Karla Malkinson – Head of Compliance, Birch Solutions

Karla has enjoyed a distinguished career in occupational safety and health and has 15 years of experience across a range of sectors including oil and gas, construction, nuclear, mineral products and waste to energy.

Here, she shares more about herself, her journey and her insights for other businesses …

PositionHead of Compliance (SHEQ)
Start date20th July 2021
LocationGroup Position
Role responsibilities, Objectives & MissionTo oversee compliance for Safety, Health, Quality & Environment ensuring our legal & moral obligations are implemented throughout the group identifying best practice and industry standards. Supporting the business towards our common goal of the safest, greenest & cleanest site.
Education, Member of Board/AssociationsDipNebosh, IOSH member
What the future trends likely to be for businesses?Occupational safety and health is constantly changing and evolving. Workforce demographics, employee expectations and other influences are changing our training methods and the tools we use to improve workplace safety.
What are the biggest mistakes businesses make or overlook/forget?Investment in their people and failing to apply positive reinforcement systematically and effectively.
What is your top tip for business leaders?It’s a simple answer. Make sure you have a fair and just culture that allows for innovation, participation and continual improvement.
Biggest challenge?Safety Culture, inherent ways of working.
Give us a quote?“If you don’t know, ask. Working with people is far better than working against them — always bring together all the people and information available to you!”
What are your hobbies and interests?Renovations, Entertaining and Reading – when I get the opportunity.