4 Reasons Why You Should Take The NEBOSH Diploma

4 minute read | 27 November 2019 11:45:03 GMT

4 reasons why you should consider the NEBOSH Diploma

NEBOSH are highly respected within the health and safety industry. They work with organisations, businesses and governments to help shape the workplace and the health and safety profession. So it's no wonder their professional qualification, the NEBOSH Diploma, is one of the most popular health and safety qualifications around the world. 

Here are 4 reasons why you should consider taking the NEBOSH Diploma as your next challenge. 

1. Make sure everyone gets home safely

Being safe and healthy at work isn't a privilege, it's a human right. The main goal of the NEBOSH Diploma is to help develop your professional competence so you can improve health and safety in any workplace. 

Not only will you develop the practical skills to control hazards in dangerous, complex environments. You'll also be able to create a health and safety strategy and influence change at all levels of your company. That way, everyone will be working towards one high standard and will be committed to making sure people are safe and healthy.

2. Develop your competence and help your company grow

Good health and safety isn't just good for people, it's good for business. In the UK, employers are obliged to have a competent person to help them with their health and safety duties. A competent person is someone with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to manage health and safety.

The NEBOSH Diploma helps make sure you have the skills and knowledge to meet these requirements. You’ll be able to make recommendations to your employer and help them make informed, strategic decisions to meet their business objectives.

You'll also be able to reduce the risk of fines and prosecution by making sure they're adhering to the right health and safety regulations. 

3. Transform your career and get that new job

Career development is one of the top reasons people take the NEBOSH Diploma. That's because it's not just a vocational qualification that teaches you about health and safety. It's a professional qualification. Which means it gives you the right level of knowledge and skills to become an expert in the field. 

"Many qualifications focus on what you need to do to do your job, but the NEBOSH Diploma is so much more than that. It’s about in-depth knowledge and a capability to apply that knowledge in a broad range of situations. That is what I call being a professional."

As you move up the career ladder into more senior roles, you'll find that employers expect you to have the NEBOSH Diploma to work at that level. In fact in the UK, 54% of health and safety job advertisements list the NEBOSH Diploma as an essential qualification.

The best part is that employers are willing to pay more for those who hold this specialist qualification. A study found that job advertisements that ask for the NEBOSH Diploma offer a 16% higher salary than those that don’t.

4. Join a global health and safety community

Having "Chartered" status is the mark of being a competent professional. It proves to everyone in the industry that you can make a difference. And the NEBOSH Diploma will help you get there.

 It meets the academic requirements to join leading professional membership organisations around the world. Including:

  • Chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH).
  • Member of International Institute of Risk Safety Management (MIIRSM)
  • Registered Safety Technician and Safety Professional by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRST/CRSP)
  • Certified Safety Professional by The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP)

Find out more about the NEBOSH Diploma and professional membership organisations here. 

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Rosie Thomas

Rosie is the International Marketing Executive at Astutis. After graduating with a degree in Business and Management from Aberystwyth University, she joined the Astutis team to work closely with our learning development team and health and safety consultants to create useful content for our readers. Since taking her Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing online, Rosie particularly enjoys writing how-to-guides and career posts, using her own experience of online learning and professional development to offer advice to those thinking of taking a health and safety career. Rosie has also taken her NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.