Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Who is the NEBOSH General Certificate for?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Mar 06 2019

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 Feb 26 2019

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 Feb 25 2019

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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Is there funding available for IOSH Courses?

Written by Rhys Hart on Feb 25 2019

Cost is a big factor that many people consider when choosing to partake in further professional study. One of the key points that people look at when making this decision is how they are going to fund their course. There are a couple of different ways that people tend to pay for their health and safety training.

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Why Choose A Widely Recognised IOSH Certification For Your Staff

Written by Astutis Blog on Feb 22 2019

When in need of a qualification for workplace health and safety, there are a variety of courses to choose from. A decision you will often face is whether to choose an accredited or non-accredited equivalent course for your staff. In this blog, we will look at reasons to choose a widely recognised IOSH certification, the course options and compare accredited and non-accredited courses.

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What are the IOSH Courses' Assessments, Tests and Projects?

Written by Oliver Newman on Feb 19 2019

Many people can be apprehensive when choosing to take part in further study due to the assessments that they will have to sit. Lots of learners won’t have studied since their time at school and can be daunted by the prospect. The suite of IOSH courses all have slightly different assessments that need to be completed in order to achieve your relevant certificate. However, they’re all designed to be easy to understand and suitable for the level of study. We’re going to look at the main IOSH courses offered by Astutis and what is required for the assessment of each.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Training your Staff in Health & Safety

Written by Kate James on Feb 13 2019

Getting your managers trained in their health and safety responsibilities is fundamental for the success of any business regardless of its size, industry sector and location. Effective training can transform how well a company operates and will bring benefits beyond what is covered in the course. The business benefits of successful training will create a culture promoting safety awareness leading to less disruption to operations, compliance and a happier and motivated workforce.

If you are nodding in full agreement to these principles but wondering exactly how to successfully train your managers and team leaders and overcome the typical challenges of availability, commitment, motivation, to name a few, consider some of the following solutions.

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Is There Funding For The NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Astutis Blog on Feb 04 2019

Before studying for a National General Certificate many applicants enquire as to whether funding is available. The simple answer to that question is yes.

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How do I use Plan-Do-Check-Act to Manage Safety Well?

Health and Safety is managed in the same way as any other aspect of business. Management control is typically exerted through a cycle of Planning, Doing, Checking and Acting (PDCA). I’ll provide a practical guide on how to use the PDCA model for health and safety issues in your day to day role at work.

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How To Choose A NEBOSH General Certificate Provider?

Written by Astutis Blog on Jan 29 2019

The many benefits associated with gaining a NEBOSH General Certificate make the decision on whether to study for one relatively easy. However, it can be slightly more difficult to decide which provider is best for you.

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