If you are one of our Ted King and David Hickish Award winners, you will receive:
- A one-day pass to the Annual BOHS Occupational Hygiene Conference;
- A place at the Annual BOHS Occupational Hygiene Conference Gala Dinner; and
- £350 cash prize.
Entry is automatic if you have completed the BOHS Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene and the BOHS Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene, within the previous year.
If you have won, you will have received the highest marks in the BOHS Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene and the BOHS Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene, within the previous year.
Terms and conditions
The applicant agrees that BOHS may use their name, and the name of their nomination, and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes in connection with the awards, including but not limited to publication of their name, and the name of their nomination. The winners (and their representatives and personnel) may be required to and agree to take part in reasonable publicity events in connection with the award.
The successful applicant will have to:
- Arrange leave of absence with their employer.
- Arrange such insurance as may be directed by BOHS.
- Arrange their travel and accommodation at their own expense
- Within six weeks of returning from the Annual BOHS Occupational Hygiene Conference, submit an article which will be considered for publication within BOHS’ Exposure magazine. The article should describe the professional aspects of the trip and the benefits gained from it.
- At all times for the duration of the award, conduct themselves in a manner befitting a professional occupational hygienist and a representative of BOHS.
- Agree to be potentially photographed and filmed during the presentation event for publication.
Who was Ted King?
After service as a Flight-Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force from 1942 to 1946, Edward (Ted) King took his BSc in physics from London University. From 1948 to 1962, he was a member of the scientific staff of the Department for Research in Industrial Medicine, of the Medical Research Council. For the next 24 years, Edward was, first, Director of the Occupational Hygiene Service, working from Manchester University, and in 1970 became Chief Executive of the National Occupational Hygiene Service.
Who was David Hickish?
Following graduation, David entered an electrical engineering apprenticeship with Metropolitan-Vickers in Manchester and then served as an engineer with the GPO. In 1949, he was appointed Lecturer in Industrial Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 1957, he joined the Occupational Hygiene Service in Slough, later becoming its Director. On its closure in 1964, David took up the post of Industrial Hygiene Specialist with the Ford Motor Co Ltd, Brentwood, which he held until his retirement in 1988.
He has served as the BOHS Honorary Treasurer, member of the Council (now referred to as the Board) and President of the Society as well as Secretary of the Standards Committee, and Chairman of the Policy Committee. Dr Hickish was Chairman of British Examining Board in Occupational Hygiene (BEBOH), from 1967 to 1989. He has served as our representative on the Industrial Health Advisory Committee, on Committees of the British Standards Institution on industrial noise, on residential noise, and welding fume. David was awarded the Bedford Award on its inception in 1978 along with Peter Isaac and was made an Honorary Member in 1989.