David Magee has devoted his whole professional career to equipping young people around the world with the necessary literacy and work-related learning skills needed to safely and successfully enter into employment and vocational training.
His career began within the international hospitality industry where he trained as a chef and hotel manager (Member Institute of Hospitality, MIH, Professional member Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, PMCTH) . However he soon realised that his passion and strengths were in development and training. This inspired him to return to university to train as a teacher.
He is a fully-qualified, state-registered (U.K.) English teacher (B.A. (Hons.) English, PGCE English, QTS, CELTA, Member Dyslexia Guild) with specialisms in English as a Second Language (ESL), Literacy, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Vocational Studies. David is also qualified, registered and experienced in the delivery of a whole range of accredited and internationally recognised OSH training courses(see courses and services). He is a Graduate of the Institution of Fire Engineers, gradIFireE, a full Voting Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, MCIEH, a technical Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, techIOSH. and a Registered Specialist (teaching/training) with the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management,
SIIRSM. He is a qualified First Aid trainer and has been a voluntary emergency responder for nearly 20 years.
David has taught and held management positions in schools and colleges in the U.K, Ireland and Middle-East and has worked on numerous work-related learning projects for governmental and non-governmental organisations (NGO’s and corporate businesses), in many different countries. He was a member of the UK’s Workplace Basic Skills Unit and has also been the UK representative, and on the editorial committee,of the International Teacher’s Association for over ten years. He has won several awards for his work.
David first identified the ‘OSH literacy’ issue several years ago. He has published numerous articles and regularly gives talks and training on the subject in colleges and vocational training centres in Europe and south-east Asia. He currently works in the Middle-East. He has a 14 year old daughter called, Annie, who is his inspiration. In his free time he devotes himself to promoting OSH literacy and is currently writing a series of OSH literacy books and training programmes for Routledge Publishing (part of the Taylor & Francis group – one of the world’s leading academic publishers), which will be available in 2018.