Home   Kent Business   County News   Article

Ecosan apprentice Charlotte Webb, based in Ashford, takes control after colleage suffers accident while health and safety inspectors are on site

06 March 2014
by Chris Price

Heavy winds and a swinging lorry door meant an apprentice had to call upon her new health and safety skills on a day when inspectors were on site.

Office administrator Charlotte Webb, 19, called an ambulance and guided crews to the office of family-run EcoSan in Ashford after a colleague had an accident at work.

Warehouse operative Judith Osbourn was hit on the head when a van door swung open in the high winds, and Miss Webb quickly took control of the situation.

Ecosan apprentice Charlotte Webb with director Sonja Wood

Ecosan apprentice Charlotte Webb with director Sonja Wood

Her actions impressed auditors for BSH, who were inspecting the business for a health and safety accreditation.

Join the Kick Start Kent campaign by emailing

To join the KM Group's Kick Start Kent campaign, email

Miss Webb – who is studying for a Level 2 in business and administration through Learn Direct – also took the initiative to document all the events.

EcoSan director Sonja Wood said: “Charlotte is a credit to the company, and to young apprentices everywhere, as to what can be achieved.

“She is due to finish her apprenticeship in April with EcoSan, and we have offered her a permanent position within the company.”

Miss Webb added: “My apprenticeship has been good, and I like the fact it is work-based. I don’t go to college but do all my training here, so I’m really part of the team.”

To find out more about hiring an apprentice, click here, or email

Click here for more news from Kent Business.

Click here for more news from around the county.


Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.