Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

How hard is the IEMA Foundation Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 16 April 2019 09:02:20 BST

The great thing about the IEMA Foundation Certificate is that it’s designed specifically for those new to the subject. It covers a range of topics so that you get a broad understanding of the whole sustainability agenda and the sort of skills you’ll need to work within the field.

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Tags: Environment

IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management - the Route to Practitioner Membership

Written by Astutis Blog on 08 April 2019 23:41:48 BST

Following David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’ programme, you would have been living in a parallel universe to not become aware of the intense anger felt regarding plastics in the ocean. But those of us who are environmental professionals have seen this growing, gradually over many years, and found it frustrating that it takes a TV programme to engage (or should that be enrage) people. The cry from us all is that something needs to be done, at a personal and corporate level.

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Tags: Environment

Prioritise the Wellbeing of your Workforce

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on 02 April 2019 11:45:51 BST

The role of health and safety has traditionally been more involved in safety within the organisation rather than health. Safety outcomes are often more immediate and therefore perhaps easier to recognise and manage, whereas health outcomes are often delayed and the effects are not seen or felt for a longer period of time. This influences how we prioritise our actions and safety is more often than not, at the top of the list.

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations

How long does it take to complete the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 28 March 2019 10:15:00 GMT

Most people thinking about taking a qualification want to know 2 things; how much will it cost me? how long will it take me? One of the many advantages of the NEBOSH General Certificate is its flexibility. Being able to take the course online or in a classroom means you can spend as much or as little time as you need to complete the course.

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Why take the IEMA Foundation Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 25 March 2019 10:00:00 GMT

Did you know that almost one in three environmental and sustainability professionals consider themselves career changers? For some, sustainability became essential in their role and that led them to change paths. Others had a passion for environment and sustainability issues which they decided pursue. 

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Tags: Environment

Guide to ISO 45001 Plan-Do-Check-Act

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on 19 March 2019 10:54:26 GMT

Watch this short video guide to how to use the ISO 45001 health and safety management system. Chris Flynn will talk you through each stage of the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. He outlines the key features of each stage to get in place and the importance of adding ISO 45001 into the context of your company and the role of the senior management. Watch this quick guide now....

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How hard is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 12 March 2019 15:00:00 GMT

The NEBOSH General Certificate is a level-3 qualification, equivalent to a UK A-level. Those who pass the course are qualified to manage health and safety and protect people from illness and serious injuries – that’s serious job, they don’t just hand it out to anyone!

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Who is the NEBOSH General Certificate for?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 06 March 2019 10:00:00 GMT

Health and safety affects us all, whether you’re working on a construction site, manufacturing plant, hospital or even an office. Employers all over the world are now recognising the importance of creating safe and healthy environments for people to work and visit.

The NEBOSH General Certificate is designed to do just that; help people manage risk and improve health and safety in their workplace, so it's no surprise it's one of their most popular qualifications. Thousands of learners from all types of backgrounds, at all different levels, in all types of industries take their NEBOSH General Certificate every year. 

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Where is the NEBOSH General Certificate Recognised?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 26 February 2019 10:25:16 GMT

NEBOSH (The National Examination Body in Occupational Safety and Health) is a leading global brand in health, safety and environmental qualifications. They work with organisations in over 132 countries to raise competence in health, safety and environmental management in all workplaces and help progress the health and safety profession. Their qualifications are highly respected by governments, professional bodies, employers and the global health and safety community.

To put it simply, they’re a big deal.

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How Much Does an IOSH Course Cost?

Written by Kate James on 25 February 2019 14:54:00 GMT

This is always the first question to ask – what is the cost? Usually it is closely followed by – is it worth it? Naturally, you need these key facts up front before you can make any reasonable decision. We’ll have a look at the typical cost you can expect, of the popular IOSH courses and important pointers to consider when choosing the right course for yourself or teams of employees. A course price should never be considered in isolation. It is important to find the training that delivers the best value for money and meets your objectives.

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Tags: IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely