Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Where is the NEBOSH Diploma recognised?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 14 June 2019 10:30:00 BST

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is a leading examining body for the health and safety industry. They continuously work with organisations across the world to help protect people and improve health and safety standards in all types of workplaces.

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Can I Take IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Online?

Written by Oliver Newman on 12 June 2019 10:45:00 BST

If you are considering updating managers (or your own) knowledge of the full IOSH Managing Safely training with the IOSH Refresher course, this short post will outline the online and class-based methods available to study it. The most popular method for taking IOSH Managing Safely Refresher is as an online course. This is probably because it is a short course, approximately 6 hours long, and online learning is such a convenient way to complete it. 

I'll go through the learning methods available for individuals and teams of managers in a company and the key course features.

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How hard is the NEBOSH Diploma?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 11 June 2019 10:30:00 BST

The NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is an intense qualification. So it’s no surprise one of the most common questions our course advisors get asked is “how hard is the course?”

Your ability to study and current level of knowledge will naturally play a big impact on how difficult you find the course. But, there’s also other barriers that you may come up against that will impact how hard you find the course.

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What is IOSH Managing Safely Refresher?

Written by Kate James on 10 June 2019 10:15:00 BST

Maybe you have heard people talking about a refresher of IOSH Managing Safely but you would like some more clarification from this blog. IOSH Managing Safely Refresher is for managers and supervisors who need to keep up-to-date on their safety responsibilities. An important note for this IOSH Refresher course is that it is only for people who have already completed and passed the full 3 day IOSH Managing Safely course online or class-based.

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NEBOSH Diploma vs NEBOSH Certificate: Which one is right for you?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 06 June 2019 09:30:00 BST

One of the most common questions our advisors get asked is “which NEBOSH course should I take, the Diploma or Certificate?”. Some learners come to us hoping to take the NEBOSH Diploma but don’t have the right experience. Some ask about the NEBOSH General Certificate when they have the ability to aim higher.

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What is the NEBOSH Diploma?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 June 2019 09:00:00 BST

The NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety is a professional health and safety qualification. It’s designed to teach you everything you need to know about how to be an active, competent health and safety practitioner. That way, you'll be able to develop strategy, raise standards and improve efficiency in your company.  

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5 Essential Health and Safety KPI’s You Should be Measuring

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 27 May 2019 10:15:00 BST

Many companies measure health and safety performance, but how do you know that you’re measuring the right information to help your company grow?  Using up resources on metrics that don’t improve your health and safety management system as a whole can actually distract you from the task of ensuring peak performance.

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How Much Does IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Cost?

Written by Kate James on 23 May 2019 13:00:00 BST

If you have already invested the time and money in your team leaders completing the IOSH Managing Safely course, you want to keep them up-to-date with their health and safety responsibilities, don’t you? Of course. So, your next question is, how much is it going to cost then?

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Why Take IOSH Managing Safely Refresher?

Written by Kate James on 14 May 2019 10:45:19 BST

If you or your staff have already taken an IOSH accredited Managing Safely course in the past few years, this Refresher course will definitely be suitable for you. Having already committed three days /30 hours to learning how to manage your health and safety responsibilities in the full IOSH Managing Safely course, do your actions demonstrate good safety management practice in your job?

If you are not 100% confident of how to implement your safety responsibilities as a manager or feel, you could do with a reminder, then read on.

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How to Use Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Safely

Written by Chris Pollington CMIOSH on 07 May 2019 10:28:38 BST

Can you imagine life without modern technology, such as computers, smart phones and tablets? I can, it does not seem that long ago when I was in work and the telephone was in a fixed place and we used hand written documents and calculators. How things have changed in the past 25 years!

Modern equipment has allowed us all to work faster and become more productive in our working lives. But, there is a problem, our bodies can be damaged by being stuck in one position for long periods, our hands are not evolved to move very rapidly repeatedly, and our eyes become strained through staring at a screen for long periods.

We now have a greater awareness of the problems that using display screen equipment (DSE) incorrectly can cause and I will go through them, the responsibilities of employers and how to minimise the risk.

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