Humberside health and safety trainer scoops Police Staff Member of the Year award

Humberside Police’s Steph Booth has been named Police Staff Member of the Year at the Inspire Justice Awards, delivered by Skills for Justice.

Health and Safety Trainer Steph has been honoured for her work making the seemingly impossible possible by making health and safety training interesting and engaging.

And her innovative approach speaks volumes. Since joining Humberside Police in 2021, an additional 1,200 staff have completed health and safety training. There has been a 330% increase in near miss reporting and the force’s most recent health and safety report said that there has been a significant improvement towards a proactive approach to safety across the board.

Accepting her prize at a glittering awards ceremony held in London, Steph said: “I can’t believe it, I was so shocked when they read out that I was the winner. I was really honoured just to be nominated.”

John Rogers, Chief Executive of Skills for Justice, the organisers of the Inspire Justice Awards, commented: “The Inspire Justice Awards shine a light on the individuals and teams whose roles are often hidden from public view and who seldom get the recognition that they deserve.

“Without people like Steph working behind the scenes, the criminal justice system would grind to a halt, and I congratulate her wholeheartedly on her award win.”

Delivered by Skills for Justice, the Inspire Justice Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the justice sector workforce. Now in its second year, the Inspire Justice Awards are sponsored by BT, Unison and SFJ Awards. To find out more, visit