Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

NEBOSH Diploma - Most Frequently Asked Questions

Written by Kate James on 30 July 2019 09:41:17 BST

Studying the NEBOSH Diploma is a commitment so I understand that you must have some questions about this much demanded course in the global market. So if you are thinking about taking the NEBOSH Diploma, this blog will have some headline answers to your questions covering cost, who is it targeted at, how hard it is, its level, how long it takes and most importantly why take it.

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What are the entry requirements for the NEBOSH Diploma?

Written by Oliver Newman on 25 July 2019 15:48:58 BST

So you’re thinking of taking your NEBOSH Diploma – great news! There can be a lot of questions swimming around your head when you first decide to take on studying. How hard will the course be? Will I be good enough? One common question that gets asked is ‘What entry requirements are there for me to sit the NEBOSH Diploma?’

You’ll therefore be relieved to hear, not that many! Unlike a traditional degree, there are no hard and fast rules on eligibility. However, there are a couple of key standards you need to meet before you decide you’re ready to go.

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How to Study the NEBOSH Diploma

Written by Kate James on 18 July 2019 11:34:55 BST

Deciding on how to study this degree-level NEBOSH Diploma qualification is an important decision to make. We are all different and have preferred approaches to studying. I would recommend that you find out as much as possible about the different study methods before you decide which one is right for you. Approach a number of course providers and ask them in detail about exactly what you can expect in your learning.

I will outline what to expect from the study methods available for the NEBOSH Diploma. I will also suggest some key features of each method to find out more from potential course provider. These factors will help you decide what is best for your circumstances.

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National vs International: Which NEBOSH General Certificate is Right for You?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 11 July 2019 11:23:39 BST

Did you know there's 195 countries in the world? Each one has different beliefs, cultures and values. And different employment structures and jobs which all come with their own risks.

But for a world that's so different, we ultimately all have the same goal - to keep our colleagues safe, healthy and happy. 

So how do we do that? 

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How to Carry Out an Accident Investigation

Written by Astutis Blog on 08 July 2019 12:00:00 BST

Accident investigation and analysis of work-related accidents and incidents form the foundation of a good safety culture. It is an essential part of the management of health and safety. Learning lessons from experience is vital in making the workplace safer and avoiding further pain, suffering and grief.
If it is a serious life changing or a fatal accident the ripple effect is huge. It extends to the immediate family and friends, to fellow workers and beyond. I will offer some guidance on the key steps to take when carrying out an investigation of an incident or accident

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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, Advice for learners

How Much Does the NEBOSH Diploma Cost?

Written by Kate James on 02 July 2019 09:04:00 BST

Are you ready to take your career in health and safety to the highest level and become a Practitioner? If you have completed the NEBOSH Certificate and you want to progress, the NEBOSH Diploma has the reputation as the best qualification to complete. The NEBOSH Diploma will help you develop your professional competence so you are confident to make the right decisions and meet company objectives. So if this is your career goal and you are ready for the NEBOSH Diploma, the next question is, how much is it?

I will cover the typical costs of the NEBOSH Diploma that you can expect. I will also review key aspects of the course worth considering when deciding how much you are prepared to pay.

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How Much Does the NEBOSH General Certificate Cost?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 20 June 2019 15:43:23 BST


Can you guess what the most common question about the NEBOSH General Certificate is?

Yep, that's right. How much does it cost?

The answer is – it depends.

Obviously, the price of the course will be different for each course provider. And it'll vary depending on your chosen learning method and location. There's also other costs you'll need to consider like travel, extra support, exams and VAT.

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What to expect from your NEBOSH Diploma exams

Written by Jason Mordecai on 20 June 2019 14:00:00 BST

To achieve your full NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety qualification, you'll need to pass 4 assessments. 3 x written examinations and 1 x 8000 word project. Don't worry - you'll get lots of exam preparation and support throughout your course, and here we've gone through everything you need to know about the NEBOSH Diploma exams so you know just what to expect. 

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How long does the NEBOSH Diploma take to complete?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 18 June 2019 10:00:00 BST

It's no secret that people are living busier lives. Time is precious and we all like to get things done quickly so that we can spend more time doing the things we enjoy. Unfortunately, some things can't be rushed, and developing new skills is one of them.

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Is Environmental Sustainability Important for your Company?

Written by Astutis Blog on 17 June 2019 14:03:01 BST

Can you say that your colleagues have enough green knowledge? Are they aware of the main environmental and economic risks and opportunities for your organisation? Businesses have a responsibility to manage their sustainability within the supply chain and markets they operate. Companies need to begin with their people and embedding the importance of environmental sustainability into all job roles.

This post will outline how to make your organisation more environmentally sustainable with IEMA training for your people.

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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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What to expect from the IEMA Foundation Certificate Exam

Written by Jason Mordecai on 26 April 2019 15:08:04 BST

If you're considering taking the IEMA Foundation Certificate, you'll probably be wondering what the exams are like. What do I have to do? How hard are they? What are my chances of passing? These are all valid questions that our learners ask before they book onto their course.

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What if I Fail my NEBOSH Certificate Exam(s)?

Written by Jason Mordecai on 23 April 2019 10:57:38 BST

Don't panic if you have failed one or more of your NEBOSH Certificate exams.  There are a couple of options available on what next to do. This post will offer the practical steps to take which will help you get fully qualified and on the road to advancing your career as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

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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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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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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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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 to pursue. 

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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 foundation level qualification. It's level 3 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and level 6 on the Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework. 

People who pass the course are qualified to manage health and safety. And 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

Most of us spend more time in work than we do at home. Our colleagues are like our friends and family and none of us want to see them get hurt. That's why we all have a responsibility to look out for each other and keep each other safe and healthy.

But how exactly do we do that? 

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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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Is there funding available for IOSH Courses?

Written by Rhys Hart on 25 February 2019 13:12:03 GMT

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 22 February 2019 15:22:19 GMT

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 19 February 2019 14:39:19 GMT

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 13 February 2019 10:20:23 GMT

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 04 February 2019 17:06:54 GMT

Before studying for a NEBOSH General Certificate many applicants ask whether funding is available. The simple answer to that question is, yes.

Though dependent on individual circumstances, various types of financial support are on offer. And in order to help establish who qualifies for what, we have outlined these avenues below…

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

Written by Dafydd Jenkins MSc, BSc (Hons), FdSc, GradIOSH, SIIRSM on 30 January 2019 11:35:00 GMT

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 Kate James on 29 January 2019 08:26:00 GMT

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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Do NEBOSH Courses Expire?

Written by Astutis Blog on 26 January 2019 09:04:00 GMT

Before sitting a NEBOSH exam and answering its numerous questions, candidates tend to have some of their own.

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Ways to Take an IOSH Course

Written by Oliver Newman on 23 January 2019 09:21:02 GMT

Having decided that you or your staff need to take an IOSH Course, the first step will have been deciding which of the many courses on offer is right. Once the course has been selected then the next step is working out exactly how you/your workforce would like to achieve the IOSH Certificate.

There are a two main ways to take your IOSH Course: online and class-based. This blog is going to look at both methods in more detail.

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How to Improve The Management and Leadership of Health and Safety

Written by Astutis Blog on 21 January 2019 08:43:04 GMT

All organisations and businesses have a duty to implement health and safety procedures regardless of industry or size.

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IOSH Course Entry Requirements

Written by Oliver Newman on 18 January 2019 08:42:29 GMT

The great thing about IOSH courses is that they are designed to give everybody the chance to be trained in health and safety issues regardless of their role. We know health and safety affects everybody so we all have a responsibility to work safely. There are no entry requirements for any of the IOSH Courses and they are available to anybody who wishes to take this step to equip them with the essential health and safety knowledge for their role.

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How Long is an IOSH Certificate Valid For?

Written by Oliver Newman on 11 January 2019 13:56:14 GMT

Completing an IOSH Certificate is a great achievement as IOSH is widely respected as the world’s leading membership-based organisation of health and safety professionals. You or your staff have developed essential health and safety skills that will benefit how effectively everybody works and the company’s performance. However, many people worry about how long their IOSH certificate, particularly IOSH Managing Safely  will be valid for and whether they will have to re-sit the course on a regular basis. Managers need to understand how best to keep their staff updated on health and safety best practice to ensure they are working effectively and safely.

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Who Are IOSH Courses For?

Written by Oliver Newman on 04 January 2019 16:22:35 GMT

IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is the world's leading professional body for people responsible for safety and health in the workplace. They offer courses for everyone with any level of responsibility in all companies. Popular IOSH courses are for employees who need an awareness of their safety responsibilities, Managers who must develop the skills to manage their teams effectively and Directors who recognise the need to integrate health and safety into their company strategy.

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Which IOSH Course is Right for Me or My Staff?

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 18 December 2018 13:55:00 GMT

 

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (frequently referred to as IOSH) is the largest health and safety membership body in the world with over 44,000 members offering a wide range of IOSH courses. Every  year around 100,000 employees complete an IOSH Certificate, demonstrating that organisations are committed to making work practices safe, healthy and sustainable.
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Top Tips On Improving Health & Safety Culture

Written by Astutis Blog on 14 December 2018 14:00:15 GMT

In our post on managing health and safety, we discussed just how much workplace injury and illness costs businesses in the UK.

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5 Company Benefits For Training Staff With IOSH Managing Safely

Written by Astutis Blog on 03 December 2018 11:43:22 GMT

Companies from all industries benefit from having staff IOSH Managing Safely trained. The course’s detail and structure equips delegates with the understanding required to implement a healthy and safe workplace meaning a return on investment is quickly achieved.

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3 Reasons Your Staff Should Take The IOSH Managing Safely Refresher Course

Written by Astutis Blog on 03 December 2018 11:42:38 GMT

Regardless of how big or small your business, prioritising health and safety in the workplace is an excellent way to reduce risk, increase productivity and promote leadership. IOSH is a world leader of certified safety and health training that is highly respected in all industries and is the perfect tool for companies to use to up skill their employees in safety management.

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Tackling Stress in the Workplace

Written by Rosie Thomas on 07 November 2018 10:00:00 GMT

The results of the CIPD Health and Wellbeing Survey 2018 has shown that the UK is facing a mental health challenge with increasing levels of work-related stress and mental ill health absence. Many employers are now recognising the importance of looking after their staff and the need to take a strategic and integrated approach to health and wellbeing or risk an unhealthy, unproductive workforce.

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How Organisations Can Manage Stress Effectively in the Workforce

Written by Dr Abi Lucas PsychD; PhD; CPsychol; AFBPsS on 06 November 2018 16:26:36 GMT

During International Stress Awareness Week 5-9 November, led by ISMA, (the International Stress Management Association), it is timely to focus on the topic of mental health and wellbeing particularly with the HSE's latest statistics. ISMA’s aim is to end the stigma that stress and mental health still carries in and outside the workplace. This short post reviews the HSE data on stress, depression and anxiety in the workplace in Great Britain and four approaches organisations can adopt to managing wellbeing effectively highlighted by CIPD.

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How can stress affect people in the workplace?

Written by Dr Abi Lucas PsychD; PhD; CPsychol; AFBPsS on 05 November 2018 09:35:10 GMT

Stress is an inevitable part of everybody’s life. There can be a wide range of triggers such as a change in circumstances, financial worries, illness or loss of a loved one. Stress can negatively affect individuals’ behaviour, relationships and performance at home and of course in their job leading to long-term absence from work. The first step in managing stress at work is for Managers to be aware of initial signs of stress in their staff and how it can affect their performance.

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Study Tips from a NEBOSH Diploma Award Winner!

Written by Kate James on 01 November 2018 11:56:12 GMT

At the NEBOSH graduation ceremony at Warwick University, I was delighted to share in celebrating the success of Diploma learners with their families. One person who had a lot to celebrate was Debbie Mitchell who won the best candidate award for the NEBOSH Diploma Unit B for 2018. What an achievement it is! To put it into context it means she achieved top marks out of around 450 people who also took Unit B of this coveted health and safety qualification in 2018.

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How Does Stress Affect Workplace Productivity?

Written by Astutis Blog on 24 October 2018 10:27:39 BST

Stress and anxiety are two of the biggest threats to workplace productivity. When crippled by this double-act, few can function to their full potential leading to a drop in productivity, often affecting the company as a whole. Alarmingly, one-quarter of people feel that their job is the most stressful part of their life, demonstrating just how big the problem is!

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Why Take The IOSH Managing Safely Course?

Written by Astutis Blog on 15 October 2018 10:01:06 BST

There is a reason why the IOSH Managing Safely course has proven so popular with team leaders, supervisors and managers alike… it makes better figureheads of them all.

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What is Online IOSH Managing Safely?

Written by Kate James on 15 October 2018 09:57:06 BST

If you are considering this popular health and safety IOSH Managing Safely course, have you thought about taking it online? By choosing online, you will benefit from a flexible learning experience that you can fit in around your other commitments. Similarly, if you are looking to get staff trained, online IOSH Managing Safely offers a convenient solution for your managers and team leaders. Completing at a time and place to suit, this online accredited risk management certificate will give them an understanding of how to manage health and safety issues.

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What to look for in an IOSH Managing Safely Course provider

Written by Kate James on 08 October 2018 21:10:27 BST

If you are a manager responsible for getting a group of supervisors/managers trained in IOSH Managing Safely, or looking for yourself, we will go through some important success factors to consider, when choosing your course provider. Whatever learning method you choose, a competent course provider that is able to meet your needs is fundamental to ensuring you and your team have a successful experience.

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How Can I Take On More Responsibility At Work?

Written by Astutis Blog on 02 October 2018 09:19:31 BST

Career development usually goes hand-in-hand with increased responsibility. Climbing the career development ladder means often facing bigger demands at each stage. This hypothetical ascent is true of driven bankers, retailers, marketeers and labourers. In fact, it is a maxim that underpins almost all workplaces.

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Does IOSH Managing Safely Expire?

Written by Kate James on 25 September 2018 14:57:00 BST

If you are thinking about doing the IOSH Managing Safely course or have already completed it and are wondering if there is an expiration date on the qualification, read on to find out more. The simple answer to this question is, no. The IOSH Managing Safely certificate does not have an expiry date, however IOSH do recommend that you take a refresher course every three years to keep your knowledge up to date.

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Choosing an Environmental Course: IEMA vs NEBOSH

Written by Rosie Thomas on 14 September 2018 10:30:00 BST

If you’re thinking of embarking on a career in the environment or sustainability, you’ll no doubt be looking at what qualifications and experience you need to secure that dream job. This post will walk you through the different courses available to develop your environmental skills, what you can expect from environmental jobs, and the advantages of different professional memberships.

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How Much Does IOSH Managing Safely Cost?

Written by Astutis Blog on 11 September 2018 14:49:14 BST

The number one question on most people’s minds when looking for staff training is - how much is it going to cost? It is no different with the IOSH Managing Safely course.

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Ways to take an IOSH Managing Safely Course

Written by Rosie Thomas on 06 September 2018 14:50:32 BST

If you've decided the IOSH Managing Safely is the best course for you, your next important decision is to choose your studying approach. The two main methods of studying are online and classroom based training and the method you choose will largely depend on your budget, availability and motivation. In this post, we've discussed the difference between online and classroom learning so you can make an informed decision as to how you take your IOSH Managing Safely Certificate. 

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How To Do The IOSH Managing Safely Project

Written by Astutis Blog on 06 September 2018 14:49:29 BST


If you are taking the IOSH Managing Safely course and you need to find out more about the assessment, this post will let you know how to complete the second part of the assessment – the project. So once you have read this you will be in a perfect place to know how to successfully complete your risk assessment project in your workplace.

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How Hard is IOSH Managing Safely?

Written by Astutis Blog on 06 September 2018 14:48:53 BST


If you are thinking about doing a short health and safety course for team leaders such as IOSH Managing Safely but you are worried about how hard it will be to pass, read this post to reassure you that you can do it!

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What Is IOSH?

Written by Astutis Blog on 28 August 2018 08:35:23 BST

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health may not exactly roll off the tongue, but it plays a crucial role in protecting workers all over the world. IOSH - as it is more commonly referred to - is a membership organisation with a difference, one leading the way when it comes to health and safety practices in the workplace.

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Choosing A Career That's Right For You

Written by Astutis Blog on 20 August 2018 08:56:49 BST

You will spend approximately 1,800 hours at work every single year. That’s a large proportion of your life so choosing a career that’s right for you is crucial if you want to enjoy that 1,800 hours.

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Health & Safety Courses For Management

Written by Astutis Blog on 15 August 2018 15:13:31 BST

Being a manager or supervisor isn’t just about being ‘important’ or ‘in charge’, it is also about taking responsibility for those around you. Responsibility is a trait that all successful managers must have and something employees look for in their leaders.

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What is IOSH Managing Safely?

Written by Kate James on 15 August 2018 12:53:21 BST

Health and safety management is something that affects every business, no matter the size or industry. All workers have a right to work in an environment where risks to their health and safety are kept to a minimum and one of the best ways of ensuring this in a business is to make managers and team leaders aware of their responsibilities.

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A Career Starts in the Forces & Transfers to Safety

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on 24 July 2018 17:23:24 BST

Having been persuaded by my father at the age of 17 that the Parachute Regiment could wait and obtaining a trade was initially a wiser approach, I embarked on a career in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). It turned out my father understood a little more about life than I did and his advice was sound for a young man unsure of where to direct his energy.

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Why take a NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety?

Written by Kate James on 30 June 2018 16:23:41 BST

Are you wondering if devoting time and money (yours or your employer’s) to taking a NEBOSH Certificate Health and Safety qualification is going to be worthwhile? Read on if you want some answers to this question. Find out how the NEBOSH Certificate can start to make some positive changes to your working life – now and for the future.

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Ways to take a NEBOSH General Certificate Qualification

Written by Kate James on 30 June 2018 16:18:17 BST

If you have decided the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the best qualification for you to develop professionally, the method you choose to study is the next important decision. Typically the learning options available to study the NEBOSH Certificate are online (also known as e-learning) and as a class-based course. Your circumstances such as availability and budget, preferred approach to learning and motivation will determine your choice of method. Read the features of the methods available and decide which is best for you. Our introduction to the NEBOSH General Certificate also covers these points.

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Studying for the NEBOSH General Certificate

Written by Rosie Thomas on 28 June 2018 15:15:32 BST

When someone says the word 'studying', what do you think of? For some, it immediately conjures up thoughts of late-night study sessions and re-reading notes until something sticks. For others, they think of stuffy classrooms with lots of homework. Luckily, the concept of learning has evolved over the years and there's now over 70 types of learning models to suit all types of learners. This means that nowadays, studying is more often an enjoyable and positive experience. 

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What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 28 June 2018 11:01:52 BST

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a foundation level health and safety qualification. It teaches you about the importance of health and safety in the workplace and how to manage risk with a health and safety management system. 

Over 120,000 people took the course in 2017.  That makes it one of the most popular health and safety qualifications around the world (and the most requested by employers!). 

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What to Expect from the NEBOSH General Certificate Exams

Written by Jason Mordecai on 28 June 2018 11:01:13 BST

 

To achieve your NEBOSH General Certificate qualification, you need to pass 3 assessments - 2 x written exams and 1 workplace assignment.

Don't worry - you'll get lots of exam preparation and support throughout your course, and in this post we've gone through everything you need to know about the NEBOSH General Certificate exams so you know just what to expect.  For more in-depth information on the NEBOSH General Certificate take a look here.

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How to Avoid Common Mistakes in the NEBOSH Diploma Unit DNI

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 22 June 2018 16:59:33 BST

If you are studying the NEBOSH National or International Diploma and you are planning the DNI dissertation, this post will help you prepare for this Unit. As a NEBOSH Diploma trainer, and examiner, I see students who are at all stages of the NEBOSH diploma process, and I mark submissions for the DNI.

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Examining the Safety Audit Process

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 03 April 2018 10:12:18 BST

Having worked in safety for over 25 years, I have witnessed that safety professionals are increasingly taking on a broader range of duties. Supporting activities including health, environment, training, security, and even quality.

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Corporate Manslaughter Act and its Impact on Organisations

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 13 March 2018 15:00:17 GMT

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (The Act) has now been in place since 2007 but what impact has it made in terms of the conviction and punishment of organisations?

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Journey from Armed Forces to Health and Safety 

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on 22 February 2018 09:35:50 GMT

Meet Chris Flynn who after a successful 12 years in the UK Armed Forces, made the decision to reinvent himself and embark on a career more suited to his changing lifestyle. Using his Enhanced Learning Credited to undertake NEBOSH training, he began his journey to become a qualified health and safety practitioner, working in the UK, Australia, US and Dubai. 

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Where Will Your NEBOSH Course Take You?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 10:26:46 GMT

Joining a professional body is rightly important to many people considering taking a NEBOSH qualification. Not only do they support CPD and provide a range of resources and networking opportunities, they are also closely linked with career development. NEBOSH works closely with professional membership bodies around the world to ensure that their qualifications meet their membership requirements.

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Which NEBOSH Course is Right For You?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 10:00:23 GMT

So, you’re considering doing a NEBOSH qualification, but which one is right for you? To help you answer that question, we’ve dug down into the different levels of NEBOSH qualifications and what each one has to offer.

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Why Should You Take a NEBOSH Qualification?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 09:49:34 GMT

nebosh-transparentreduced.pngChoosing to embark on a new course can be quite daunting, especially if, like most people, you haven’t studied a formal qualification since school or university. Naturally, you want to make sure that the time and money you commit is going to be worth your while.

In this post, we’ll talk you through the pros and cons of NEBOSH qualifications to help you make a well-rounded decision as to whether that next course is right for you.

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NEBOSH Course Entry Requirements

Written by Kate James on 01 February 2018 09:43:44 GMT

If you are ready to take a health and safety course but you’re wondering what qualifications are required for the NEBOSH courses, this post will provide you with the entry requirements. As a note of reassurance, NEBOSH qualifications attract around 50,000 people globally, from all industry sectors, every year. Therefore NEBOSH qualifications are developed for everybody to be able to study, pass them and use the knowledge in their job to meet their health and safety responsibilities. 

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Who is NEBOSH for?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 09:42:00 GMT

NEBOSH qualifications are designed to build the knowledge and skills to save lives, prevent injury and ill-health, and protect our environment for future generations. As accidents and work related ill-health affect all types of workplaces and occupations, they are relevant to a whole range of job roles.

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NEBOSH Exams

Written by Jason Mordecai on 01 February 2018 09:41:14 GMT

If you’re embarking on a NEBOSH course, naturally you want to know what is involved in the assessments. What are the exams like? Are there practical assignments or multiple-choice tests? This post will outline what you can typically expect from a NEBOSH exam, how and where you take them and the process for getting the results and a certificate.

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Is there Funding Available for NEBOSH Courses?

Written by Kate James on 01 February 2018 09:17:36 GMT

Embarking on any training course can be expensive especially if you are paying for it yourself so it’s not something to be taken lightly. NEBOSH is no different in that respect, but there is some financial help available for adult learners in the UK provided you meet the criteria of each scheme. 

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How Much Does a NEBOSH Course Cost?

Written by Kate James on 01 February 2018 09:15:32 GMT

If you’re thinking about taking a NEBOSH course to develop your health and safety knowledge and get qualified, naturally one of the first questions you’ll have is - how much is it going to cost? Taking any qualification requires an investment in time and money. You want to be reassured that your decision to take a NEBOSH course is the right one before committing. Here, we will answer some of the most common questions on NEBOSH course prices.

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Studying a NEBOSH Course

Written by Kate James on 01 February 2018 09:13:40 GMT

Are you planning to study a NEBOSH qualification? If the prospect of dedicating time and brainpower effectively is keeping you awake at night, read on for valuable and reassuring study techniques for studying for your NEBOSH qualification.

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What is NEBOSH?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 01 February 2018 09:13:07 GMT

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is the leading examining body for the UK health and safety industry. Their globally-recognised qualifications are designed to teach learners the skills and knowledge to manage health, safety and environmental issues in all places of work. Around 50,000 people take a NEBOSH qualification each year, all around the world.

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How to Choose a NEBOSH Course Provider

Written by Kate James on 29 January 2018 09:58:00 GMT

So you’ve decided to do a NEBOSH course and you’re on your journey to becoming a health and safety expert; the next step is to find the right course provider for you. How do you decide whom to do your NEBOSH course with? Choosing the right training provider is fundamental; a good NEBOSH course provider will dramatically influence not only passing your qualification but also being confident to use your health and safety knowledge back in the workplace.

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Ways to Take a NEBOSH Course

Written by Kate James on 29 January 2018 00:00:00 GMT

If you’re thinking about taking a health and safety training course, you will have probably found NEBOSH come up, as the most widely recognised awarding body. NEBOSH is considered the ideal route to developing yourself professionally. There is a wide range of NEBOSH qualifications suitable for all job roles and industry sectors; for example there are NEBOSH Certificate courses suitable for people working in construction, oil and gas or more involved in fire responsibilities. Read the blog on Which NEBOSH Course is Right For You? Once you have decided the right course for you, the next step is to decide how you are going to take it i.e. what learning method? NEBOSH online, distance, or class based.

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CDM 2015: Three Years On

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 22 January 2018 10:00:13 GMT

So, coming to the end of the first three years of CDM 2015, we might ask what has changed?

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A Career in Health and Safety

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 11 January 2018 10:00:13 GMT

Have you been thinking about a career in health and safety but aren't quite sure where it will take you? Health and safety consultant Andrew Froude sat down with us to discuss his own journey and offer advice for those just starting out in their health and safety career.

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How to Complete the NEBOSH Unit DNI Assignment

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 05 January 2018 10:15:19 GMT

Unit DNI is a compulsory module of the NEBOSH Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety consisting of an 8000-word health and safety report. It replaced the previously known Unit D in the 2015 NEBSOH Diploma syllabus update. Whether you’re a National or International learner, this post will help you complete your assignment.

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What to Expect from an Online NEBOSH Course

Written by Astutis Blog on 19 December 2017 10:00:11 GMT

If you have never studied online before, you will probably be wondering what it’s like. How do I learn? What do I do if I’m stuck? How can I get feedback on my progress? These are all valid questions and ones that many online learners have asked at the beginning of their online learning journey.

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Company Benefits of Staff taking the NEBOSH Certificate

Written by Kate James on 15 December 2017 12:16:49 GMT

If you’ve decided to take your NEBOSH Certificate but you need to persuade your employer of its real value and benefits for the company it's worth reading on. Here are 5 tangible benefits for a company to invest time and money in getting a staff member qualified on the NEBOSH Certificate.

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Is Health and Safety a Good Career Choice?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 05 December 2017 12:08:17 GMT

 

When it comes to a new career, it can be a daunting prospect to go into something you’re not entirely familiar with. There are so many new opportunities out there, so it’s important to do your research.

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Is the Environment and Sustainability an Attractive Career?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 28 November 2017 10:00:45 GMT

This blog post was updated in November 2017 to reflect the most recent changes in the industry.

The UK’s membership of the EU has played a major role in environmental protection. In fact, more than 1,100 UK environmental laws were made at EU level, with 80% of our environmental rules stemming from EU directives. It’s still not clear what the effect Brexit will have on the UK’s environment. And yet, despite these uncertainties and a US president sceptical about climate change, environmental and sustainability professionals are expressing high levels of job satisfaction and optimism for the years ahead.

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Accident Prevention: Learning from Past Failures

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 22 November 2017 09:10:58 GMT

We all understand that one of the main reasons for investigating accidents is to find out why it happened, in order to prevent it happening again. The impact of an accident can be very damaging to staff morale, disruption of operations and the company reputation with significant associated costs. Learning from failures and implementing changes is an important step for organisations to move forward positively on every level.

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Planning and Answering NEBOSH Diploma Exam Questions

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 14 November 2017 10:00:58 GMT

As a NEBOSH examiner, I see a range of different styles and approaches taken to answering national and international exam papers. One thing that I have noticed over the years is that learners that plan their answers generally do better when it comes to the allocation of marks. With exam season just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to put my experience to good use and give you a few tips regarding planning and answering diploma questions to help you to get the best out of the exams you may be about to sit.

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NEBOSH Certificate - Most Commonly Asked Questions

Written by Kate James on 09 November 2017 09:49:11 GMT


Are you considering a well-thought-of course and qualification in health and safety management such as the NEBOSH Certificate? This widely recognised and increasingly demanded qualification by employers will enable you to develop new opportunities for your career as a manager, and in health and safety.

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NEBOSH Fire Certificate: How to Complete Your Fire Risk Assessment

Written by Adam Pearson on 02 November 2017 09:38:54 GMT

Completing the practical element of the NEBOSH Fire Certificate, FC2, can be quite daunting, especially if you’ve never completed a fire risk assessment before.

You’re probably aware by now that there is no one-way to undertake a fire risk assessment; it can differ quite a lot with regards to format, layout and wording. However, this is a NEBOSH assessment and as such it’s important to do it the NEBOSH way by demonstrating the knowledge you’ve attained through the other parts of your studies and your new abilities.

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Choosing a Health & Safety qualification: NEBOSH Certificate vs NVQ vs NCFE IOSH Level 3

Written by Rosie Thomas on 24 October 2017 13:08:42 BST

Choosing a professional qualification can often be quite daunting. After all, you’re going to be investing both time and money into your course, so it’s important to choose one that’s beneficial to your career, lifestyle and budget.

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How to Improve Your Food Hygiene Rating

Written by Paul Harley CMIOSH on 18 October 2017 11:33:33 BST

The Food Standard Agency (FSA) has recently announced the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings in England. It follows the successful introduction of legislation in Wales and Northern Ireland that requires companies to clearly display their ratings to consumers, resulting in increased business compliance with hygiene standards and a reduction of ‘poorly compliant’ businesses.

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8 Tips to Reduce Work-Related Stress

Written by Rosie Thomas on 10 October 2017 11:00:33 BST

Making Workplace well-being is a priority for companies in the current climate. It's important for all businesses to openly talk about mental health issues and what needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

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Choosing the Right Safety Training Provider for Your Staff

Written by Kate James on 05 October 2017 15:10:00 BST

If you have staff you need to get trained naturally, you want to get “value for money". It’s essential you don’t just go for a tick in the training box and ignore all the benefits of getting effective training. So how can you make sure you find the right trainer for your company and staff needs? Here are some questions and pointers that will hopefully provide ‘food for thought’ the next time you need a health and safety training provider.

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ISO 45001 to Bridge the Leadership Gap

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 02 October 2017 11:40:55 BST

Whatever you read, and whoever you speak to, the importance of Senior Managers and leadership for creating a successful health and safety culture is fundamental. So it begs the question why do we keep on having to say it?

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Workplace Scenario: Risk Assessment

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 19 September 2017 10:00:42 BST

Studying for the NEBOSH General Certificate can be a challenge, but it can prove even harder if you don’t have any practical knowledge of a particular concept covered in the course. This can make it a struggle to understand how that topic can be applied to a real-world situation, or indeed appreciate how important it may be in protecting people at work.

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CDM 2015: The 9 Principles of Prevention

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 12 September 2017 10:00:38 BST

 

All designers and contractors involved in the planning and execution of construction work must take into account the general principles of prevention when carrying out their respective duties. As a fundamental requirement of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the principles provide a framework to identify and implement practical and procedural measures to protect the safety and health of workers, and those who may be adversely affected by work activities.

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Guide to Managing Health and Safety in Your Workplace

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 September 2017 10:00:47 BST

In support of Small Business Advice Week here in the UK, we’ve put together this quick guide offering tips and guidance on how to better manage health and safety in your workplace.

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7 Key Metrics Every Health and Safety Department Should Track

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 25 August 2017 10:09:06 BST

At the heart of a successful business lies a strong safety culture. And, just like other areas of operations, a successful company makes use of the data available to continuously work to drive up standards in health and safety, employing a range of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to track specific objectives.

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Inspections vs. Audits - What's the Difference?

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 09 August 2017 13:26:51 BST

Introduction to inspections & audits

During my work in industry, I was often asked by a client to undertake regular site audits; this seemed like a reasonable request but often was not at all what the client wanted. In most cases the client wanted a workplace inspection to be carried out rather than a site audit. Organisations can incorrectly interchange the terms audits and inspections leading to confusion.

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10 Steps to Conducting an Effective Health and Safety Training Needs Analysis

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 18 July 2017 11:56:30 BST

The lifeblood of any effective training programme lies in correctly identifying who needs to be trained, in what, and for what outcomes. In order that you train the right people, in the right competencies, with the right learning methods, it is important that you undertake an effective needs analysis before implementing any health and safety training programme.

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Are You Fire Safety Compliant?

Written by Adam Pearson on 11 July 2017 11:52:45 BST

On 14th June 2017, the Grenfell Tower fire disaster tragically took the lives of 80 people and injured more than 70. It's predicted that the actual death count will rise dramatically and a definitive death toll is not expected until at least 2018. We may never truly know the conclusive figure of how many souls were lost in this awful catastrophe.

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Taking the NEBOSH Diploma: Study Tips from a NEBOSH Award Winner

Written by Rosie Thomas on 30 June 2017 15:05:50 BST

Tim Bates is the winner of the NEBOSH Best Student for Unit B Award 2017. He discusses his journey through the NEBOSH Diploma with us and shares his top studying tips. 

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NEBOSH Examiner’s Reports: the do’s & don’ts of a successful certificate exam

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 21 June 2017 15:02:17 BST

Examiners' reports on Certificate Level qualifications are published twice a year by NEBOSH following the March and September examinations and are free to download for students.

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4 Steps to Identifying and Delivering Health & Safety Training

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 13 June 2017 11:57:42 BST

We know that legislation* requires employers to offer the right training for the health and safety of their staff at work. However, as well as achieving legal compliance, there are many further benefits to organisations in providing effective health and safety training - it's not just a box-ticking exercise or time-consuming burden...

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Planning Your Next Career Move

Written by Rosie Thomas on 06 June 2017 12:50:08 BST

We’re all taught the importance of learning and development from a young age. Teachers and family members encourage us to study, practice skills, take exams and review our progress. If we do well, we set new targets, push boundaries and go further. If we fail, we review where we went wrong and set new goals.

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Implementing a Zero Accident Vision: 4 pillars of success

Written by Kate James on 23 May 2017 13:47:27 BST

Zero Accident Vision (ZAV) is a viewpoint stating that no one ought to be injured as the result of an accident in the workplace. More a school of thought than an actual numerical goal, in accident prevention terms, Zero Accident Vision proposes that all accidents can be prevented and offers a basis for learning from accidents and improving processes should they occur.

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Guide to Preparing for Your NEBOSH Exams

Written by Jason Mordecai on 17 May 2017 08:42:56 BST

As it's 'Learning at Work Week' across the UK, this quick guide is targeted at everyone preparing for their NEBOSH Certificate or Diploma exams and provides some useful links for guidance on revision and exam day tips.

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NEBOSH Diploma Exam Techniques Part 2

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 10 May 2017 14:03:39 BST

Hopefully from our Part 1 post you have an understanding of 4 key points to remember before and during your NEBOSH exam. Take a look at Part 1 here for a reminder.

In this Part 2 post we’ll take a look at a range of the typical questions you probably ask when preparing for your NEBOSH Diploma:

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NEBOSH Diploma Key Exam Techniques Part 1

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 04 May 2017 14:07:43 BST

You’ve now completed your revision and preparation for your Diploma exams and the day has arrived. You’re obviously very nervous and apprehensive about what kind of questions are on the paper, while at the same time you want to ensure that you demonstrate how much you know and to justify all the hard revision work you have put in.

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Cross-sector Service Delivery in HSE Consultancy and Training: E4D/SOGA, Uganda

Written by Kate James on 25 April 2017 15:07:26 BST

Case Study

Astutis was commissioned by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to develop and deliver Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) training and coaching to 60 participants at managerial level from 30 organisations across Uganda in order to upgrade their HSE practices and standards as part of the E4D/SOGA (Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa) programme.

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11 Tips on Worker Involvement in Safety & Health (WISH)

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 12 April 2017 12:47:18 BST

Worker involvement in safety and health (WISH) is a two-way process of collaboration whereby both employers and employees work together to spot, solve and own health and safety problems for the improvement of organisational safety and employee health as a whole.

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Unit NCC2: Construction Health and Safety Practical Application Part 2 – The Management Report

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 06 April 2017 10:33:37 BST

In Part 2 of this guide to the NCC2 practical, I will be looking at the ‘Report to Management’, practical element of the moderation.

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Safety and Wellness Programmes: intrinsically linked

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 23 March 2017 11:05:52 GMT

Despite there being a direct correlation between wellness and safety in a business setting, many organisations still perceive these two disciplines as separate functions, managed by different departments with different systems, budgets and KPI’s. However, when properly connected, effective wellness and safety programmes can yield significant results in terms of accident and injury figures, lost productivity and labour and insurance costs. Furthermore, employee engagement levels and product and service quality can feel the positive effects of interlinking such programmes.

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Unit NCC2: Construction Health and Safety Practical Application Part 1– The Safety Inspection

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 15 March 2017 12:44:54 GMT

In this part 1 guide to the NCC2 practical we are looking at the safety inspection of a workplace. I should start this blog with (what I think is) a very important comment:

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Smooth Transitions - From NEBOSH Diploma Unit D/ID to DNI

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 08 March 2017 12:50:29 GMT

This post is intended to benefit those currently studying the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational  Health and Safety, its' purpose being to clarify the situation with the staged transition from the ‘old’ Unit D/ID assignment to the new’ Unit DNI assignment, ‘Application of Health and Safety Management in the Workplace’.

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NEBOSH International Health & Safety Qualifications Transcending Borders

Written by Astutis Blog on 28 February 2017 14:04:34 GMT

According to ILO (International Labour Organisation) estimates, in the region of 2.3 million workers each year die from an occupational injury or illnesses, (this equates to over 6,300 workers dying each day across the world) despite a rising global recognition of the importance of good health and safety practices in the workplace.

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High Reliability Organisations (HRO's) and Health & Safety: achieving enviable records

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 21 February 2017 12:36:19 GMT

‘High Reliability Organisations’ (HRO's) are organisations that have succeeded in avoiding catastrophes in an environment where normal accidents can be expected due to risk factors and complexity. HRO’s and learning organisations push decision-making down as far as possible and rely on expertise in the field rather than on rules and punishment.

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Compliance Learning Isn’t Just a Box Ticking Exercise

Written by Helen Hodges on 07 February 2017 14:21:04 GMT

We all appreciate that there's some training that your staff just have to do, so that you can tick the 'compliance' box that says they have been trained in a particular topic. Hopefully your staff will actually learn something new or pick up practical tips to improve their working practices … but this is not always the case.

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Delivering OHS Solutions In-house: Jotun

Written by Oliver Newman on 31 January 2017 13:26:59 GMT

Company Profile

Established in Sandefjord, Norway in 1926, the Jotun Group is a matrix organisation divided into seven regions responsible for the sale of Decorative Paints and Performance Coatings (Marine, Protective and Powder Coatings) and now has hubs in Malaysia, Dubai and China. The company has 37 production facilities in 21 countries, 63 companies in 45 countries and is represented in over 100 countries around the world.

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Online NEBOSH International Diploma Learning Experience

Written by Rosie Thomas on 23 January 2017 12:31:54 GMT

Read Senior Health and Safety Executive,  Dalia Raoof's online learning experience of the NEBOSH International Diploma while working for a company in the Electricity and Water industry based in the UAE. She outlines how she needed to add to her knowledge and skills to develop professionally.

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Final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements – what does this mean in practice?

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 10 January 2017 14:23:40 GMT

OSHA general industry standards on walking-working surfaces to prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and falls, as well as other injuries and fatalities associated with walking-working surface hazards, become effective next week.

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NEBOSH Diploma Study Guide

Written by Jason Mordecai on 21 December 2016 09:26:02 GMT

As the age old saying goes...'proper planning and preparation prevents poor performance ' - try saying that five times! So, we've come up with a few tips which will help you plan your NEBOSH Diploma study and make the most of your course.

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Wellbeing: the Astutis Guide to Health and Wellbeing this Christmas

Written by Rhys Hart on 08 December 2016 12:26:30 GMT

As we’ve been putting the ‘health’ back into health and safety in the Astutis offices in recent months, we thought we’d take a look at wellbeing in the run up to Christmas 2016 and offer a few tips to make 'light-work' of this festive season…

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Components of an Effective OHS Accountability System: part 2

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 06 December 2016 09:54:25 GMT

Last week we introduced Accountability Systems and why they are important to the modern organisation and specifically, the health and safety function. This post delves a little deeper into building a successful Occupational Safety and Health accountability system in simple to apply steps...

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Developing a Successful Accountability Structure in OHS: part 1

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 29 November 2016 11:12:57 GMT

As part of our series of posts exploring Behaviour Based Safety (BBS), this post looks at the importance of developing accountability structures in health and safety.

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Do Online Discussion Forums Help Your Learning?

Written by Daniel Kerr MA PGCE on 22 November 2016 12:18:53 GMT

It’s not Just about Passing an Exam

I know that you want to focus on getting through your NEBOSH course and passing the exam. But it's worth stopping to think about why you are doing this course. Is it enough for you to get the  NEBOSH qualification that will help you get that longed for promotion?

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Due Diligence Defence: 5 steps to ensuring your workplace has safety covered

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 15 November 2016 14:22:16 GMT

 

This post looks at issues surrounding Due Diligence Defence and why managers and company directors should be concerned with their duty of care under health and safety in their workplace.

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Behavioural Change and Performance Plateaus in Health and Safety: 3 steps to breaking through

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 08 November 2016 13:37:59 GMT

When to use Behavioural Interventions

Programmes designed to improve health and safety related behaviour typically involve some form of workplace observation of unsafe acts or conditions, with a procedure for follow-up action and reporting system. The follow-up action can be targeted at the individual, team or organisation, depending on the features of the specific programme.

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An Interview with...Lee Boden CMIOSH

Written by Rosie Thomas on 04 October 2016 13:37:55 BST

 

In our newest blog series "An Interview with..", we are going to be chatting to our very own consultants to gain insight into career development, training, qualifications and key health and safety issues. Our first is with Chartered Consultant Lee Boden.

Having switched to Health & Safety later on in his career, Lee has completed a suite of NEBOSH qualifications and is now a highly successful Health & Safety Practitioner and Consultant, receiving consistently high pass rates and excellent feedback from delegates from all walks of life.

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The NEBOSH International Certificate -Ideal Career Route

Written by Rosie Thomas on 03 October 2016 09:07:41 BST

Eni Ojeaga, from Nigeria shares her experience of how she started
her career in health & safety with the NEBOSH International Certificate, her experience of learning online and the positive impact of successfully completing it has had on her career. Read her IGC experience.

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Health and Safety – More than Rules and Compliance

Written by Peter Turner MA (law), P.G.D, Eng (Hons), CMIOSH on 14 September 2016 14:01:14 BST

 Are we considering the human element of health and safety, or have we become preoccupied with rules?

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NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Update 2016

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 06 September 2016 08:38:32 BST

Here at Astutis, our team of Learning Developers has been busy updating our NEBOSH Diploma course materials to reflect the latest syllabus update (November 2015).

NEBOSH reviews and updates its Diploma syllabus every 5 years. Following extensive research, the changes to the course content reflects the knowledge and understanding required by health and safety practitioners in the modern workplace. Taken from the latest guidance released by NEBOSH, we’re going to break down exactly what these changes mean for you as a current or future student.

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70-20-10: Learning for Work

Written by Helen Hodges on 17 August 2016 11:00:04 BST

How do You Learn for Work?

If you are asked if you have undertaken any staff development or training for your job, what do you think about?

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NEBOSH Certificate Command Words -Why Are They So Important?

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 02 August 2016 13:42:52 BST

Many students studying NEBOSH Certificate qualifications get confused with the NEBOSH
“Command Words” in Certificate exam questions.

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Online Learning - What's Stopping You?

Written by Helen Hodges on 19 July 2016 13:54:35 BST

Many of you may have heard the drums beating about online learning, virtual or distance learning and how more people are participating in online training courses.

You might be wondering whether it could work for you, but you are worried about whether you or your employees have the expertise to make use of the technology, especially if you are sat on your own with no-one on hand to guide you.

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Heat in the Workplace: Assessing the Risk

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 21 June 2016 14:25:25 BST

While the weather here in the UK might have taken a slight turn for the worse, we have - if only on the calendar - officially marked the start of British summertime and in month alone, it might be timely to revisit temperature in the workplace and examine how this can affect staff health and productivity – remembering the old boy scout motto it’s best to ‘be prepared'….!

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Is your PC Causing you Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 10 May 2016 09:47:38 BST

Laptops, PCs tablets etc. – we all use them at work, at home and on the move; they have become almost like another vital organ we can’t live without. The impact of not managing our health when using DSE can have a significant effect on the quality of our life resulting in living with muscular aches and pain affecting all areas of our body.

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A Review of CDM 2015 – One Year On

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 27 April 2016 13:53:38 BST

In a keynote address to the recently formed ‘CDM Forum’, which has been widely publicised in the industry, a former Chief Executive of the HSE stressed the importance of the ‘Industry Taking Responsibility’ in matters of design and management. Using his first-hand experience of the catastrophic effects of the 2011 earthquake aftershock on the city of Christchurch, Geoffrey Podger cited two main reasons why 115 people died in the Canterbury TV building. Firstly, the building was designed incorrectly, and secondly, the contractor who built it was not competent to do so. Clearly, these are significant causative factors, and although, thankfully, events such as large earthquakes are not the norm in this country, those points are exactly the sort of issues which the CDM Regulations 2015 are supposed to prevent.

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Airside Driving – Vehicle Safety at Work

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on 07 April 2016 13:54:31 BST

In this blog we are going to look at the specialist area of Airside Driving and best practice. Safety compliance in airside driving is essential in avoiding dangerous and costly accidents.

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NEBOSH Certificate Exam Day Guidance - Part 2

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 16 March 2016 13:44:02 GMT

Following on from NGC/IGC exam day guidance part 1 covering the first 2 bullets points below, let us now look at the nitty-gritty of the NEBOSH exam questions and your answers to make sure you are fully prepared for exam day and not overcome by nerves. We will look at points 3 and 4 in this blog.

  1. What are the arrangements on exam day? Covered in Part 1
  2. What will the exam paper look like? Covered in Part 1
  3. The command words – how do I ensure my answer is in line with these?
  4. How do I ensure I answer the questions fully and not go off on a tangent?
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NEBOSH Certificate Exam Day Guidance Part 1

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 09 March 2016 13:58:48 GMT

Now the hard work of preparing for the exams is over. That day has finally arrived – exam day. It can be a worrying and stressful time and you need to ensure that you do yourself justice after all the hard work you’ve put in to revising.

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Are you Prepared for the New Sentencing Guidelines?

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 23 February 2016 13:35:12 GMT

The new sentencing guidelines can be considered the biggest change in health and safety law for 40 years. The overall objective is to provide a comprehensive guide for judges and practitioners delivering consistency. In turn this will result in bigger fines for larger organisations and potentially increased imprisonment thresholds being imposed on all levels of culpable staff. In this blog I will concentrate on the impact of these new guidelines on individuals, which includes company directors, senior officers and health and safety professionals.

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The Qualities Offered by Online learning

Written by Daniel Kerr MA PGCE on 18 November 2015 14:08:05 GMT

Can Online Learning be a Worthwhile Choice?

Increasingly popular, online learning offers a flexible alternative to attending a classroom course. The question that many potential learners and companies funding training ask, is just how good can the learning experience offered by these online courses be? Surely, to get the best result and to develop a good understanding of how to apply your new knowledge, you need to spend time in the classroom with other learners and an experienced tutor, don’t you?

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Advice for Extreme Winter Weather

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 17 November 2015 11:55:15 GMT

Are you ready to manage the adverse weather conditions in the UK? Is your organisation prepared? At this stage most people would say, “isn’t dealing with cold weather just common sense?” and as the author of this work I would have a tendency to agree with you. However, I would also ask, “Where do I get my common sense from?” Your common sense is developed from childhood by your parents/responsible adults in your life and is developed through interactions with others and I hope we can all agree that our version of ‘common sense’ changes over the years due to our experiences; in fact we are all the sum of our experiences.

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The UK’s Safety Performance – a look at the HSE’s reported accident figures for 2014/15

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 05 November 2015 12:34:17 GMT

This post provides a review of the injury and fatality statistics and their impact for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 and the trend analyses drilling down to the sectors and how the UK compares to the rest of Europe.

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Ready for ISO 14001:2015?

Written by Astutis Blog on 13 October 2015 13:03:06 BST

ISO 14001 is the most widely accepted environmental management system in the world. The revision to ISO 14001 has been long awaited.

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Preparing for your NEBOSH National/International Certificate Exams

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 23 September 2015 14:39:05 BST

Preparing yourself for the NEBOSH National / International General Certificate exams is an important part of the whole learning experience, and is something you should think about as you go through the course.

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Avoid Common Pitfalls in NEBOSH Certificate Practical GC3

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 28 July 2015 13:30:01 BST


I’ve decided to write this guide on recognising and avoiding common downfalls having marked a large number of NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety GC3 Practicals and realising a number of learners fall at the same hurdles. The information is not a standalone guide to completing the GC3 practical, but more of a combination of tips and tricks to be used in conjunction with the guidance provided by your course provider.

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Planning for your Future in Health and Safety and the Environment

Written by Oliver Newman on 28 April 2015 10:04:31 BST

We spend a huge part of our adult lives working, so we should pay serious attention to how we can build careers that both stimulate and satisfy us.

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Responsibilities of the Principal Designer under CDM 2015

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 14 April 2015 11:46:24 BST

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came in to effect on 6 April 2015 with the key aim of encouraging safer working practice in order to prevent injury, ill-health and fatalities to those working in construction and also to reduce bureaucracy.

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The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Written by Astutis Blog on 11 February 2015 11:50:16 GMT

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, or ESOS, is the latest European Union scheme aimed at increasing energy efficiency to mitigate climate change and simultaneously boost business profits. Estimates by the Carbon Trust indicate that many organisations can reduce their annual energy costs by 20% through energy efficiency measures and improved energy management.

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CDM 2015 Roles and Responsibilities of Duty Holders

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 23 January 2015 11:21:36 GMT

In light of the draft Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015 having been published to replace CDM 2007 enforced 6 April 2015, here is an outline of all duty holders involved in a construction project and their duties.

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Temperature in the Workplace

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 02 December 2014 12:50:08 GMT

Temperature within the workplace can be very subjective.  One person’s ideal temperature can make another person too hot or cold.

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The Importance of Fire Extinguisher Training for Employees

Written by Adam Pearson on 25 November 2014 11:01:45 GMT

Guest Post - Total Fire Services

Having fire extinguishers in a building will not improve its fire safety unless occupants are sufficiently trained to use them.  Therefore, it is imperative that employees undergo appropriate fire extinguisher training specifically designed for the building they are in.

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Stress in the Workplace - how are you managing?

Written by Rosie Thomas on 11 November 2014 11:06:44 GMT

 

Stress is a difficult issue for employers to manage - in part due to the fact that different people exhibit signs of stress in different ways.
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NEBOSH Unit D - (4) tying up your report with a sensible conclusion

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 04 November 2014 11:09:39 GMT

This post is relevant for all students who started their NEBOSH National/International Diploma before September 2017 and have to complete the Unit D or ID assignment. The last resubmission date for this Unit (2010 specification only) in 29 August 2018. This Unit has been replaced by Unit DNI 2015 specification for all new and current NEBOSH National and International Diploma learners.

In this, my last in a series of 4 blog posts covering the NEBOSH Diploma and International Diplomas' Workplace Assignment, I will be looking at the report's conclusion and how to neatly tie the loop in the final stages by addressing succinctly the various aspects introduced in the earlier stages - not forgetting your executive summary of course, which, although the very first thing your examiner will read, should always be addressed at the very end of your assignment.

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NEBOSH Unit D Workplace Assignment - (3) how to approach the main body of your report

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 21 October 2014 12:13:45 BST

This post is relevant for all students who started their NEBOSH National/International Diploma before September 2017 and have to complete the Unit D or ID assignment. The last resubmission date for this Unit (2010 specification only) in 29 August 2018. This Unit has been replaced by Unit DNI 2015 specification for all new and current NEBOSH National and International Diploma learners.

Making up nearly half of your report (and worth up to 48 marks), the main body of the NEBOSH Diploma/International Diploma Workplace Assignment is where candidates will largely pass or fail and as such needs to be approached with due diligence. The main body of your report will lead on nicely to your advice or recommendations going forward and should offer the reader a sound 'platform' on which to base your assumptions - here you are 'setting the scene' on which to draw your conclusions.

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Introducing Unit D - (2) addressing the first part of your NEBOSH Diploma workplace assignment

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 07 October 2014 11:05:55 BST

This post is relevant for all students who started their NEBOSH National/International Diploma before September 2017 and have to complete the Unit D or ID assignment. The last resubmission date for this Unit (2010 specification only) in 29 August 2018. This Unit has been replaced by Unit DNI 2015 specification for all new and current NEBOSH National and International Diploma learners.

In the first blog of 4 on completing your NEBOSH Diploma Unit D (2010 specification) assignment, entitled 'The Dreaded D - tackling your NEBOSH workplace assignment, I took an 'overview' look at the NEBOSH Diploma/International Diploma unit D practical element and offered advice on approaching it to achieve successful results. In my next series of posts, I would like to breakdown the various sections and offer a more in-depth look at what you can be doing to secure a pass in this practical element that scares many people - when it really shouldn't!

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Getting Practical – Completing GC3: The NEBOSH Certificate Practical Application

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 23 September 2014 09:00:20 BST

Completing the practical element of the NEBOSH Certificate and International Certificate courses (now referred to as 'GC3'), at first glance, can seem quite a difficult and daunting task – particularly for those who don’t regularly write management reports in their line of work, or where it’s been some years since doing any form of studying. Without it’s successful completion however, the NEBOSH Certificate/International Certificate qualification cannot be awarded.

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The Business 'Triangle' - financing the uninsured loss of a workplace accident

Written by Tom Lea BScHons, GradIOSH, AIEMA on 20 August 2014 10:16:46 BST

All accidents have financial costs associated with them, broken down into two main categories

  • Insured and
  • Uninsured
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Workplace Accidents - worst case scenario and drivers to health and safety 

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 29 July 2014 15:01:31 BST

I’m pretty sure if you are taking the time to read a health and safety blog you are quite familiar with the 3 main drivers that lead to companies aiming to achieve sustainable health and safety performance: moral, legal and financial.

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The Dreaded ‘D’ – (1) tackling your NEBOSH workplace assignment

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 01 July 2014 17:00:29 BST

This post is relevant for all students who started their NEBOSH National/International Diploma before September 2017 and have to complete the Unit D or ID assignment. The last resubmission date for this Unit (2010 specification only) in 29 August 2018. This Unit has been replaced by Unit DNI 2015 specification for all new and current NEBOSH National and International Diploma learners.

The Unit D or ID of the NEBOSH Diploma course is an assignment where you, the learner, carry out a detailed review of the health and safety performance of a workplace or organisation and produce a justified action plan to improve performance. The assignment requires that the learner applies the knowledge and understanding gained from their studies of unit A, B and C (national) or IA, IB an IC (international) in a practical environment and to carry out critical analysis and evaluation of information gathered during the review and is typically the last unit to be addressed by the learner.

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Exams, Revision, Tomatoes, Flashcards and Voices

Written by Helen Hodges on 03 June 2014 10:59:51 BST

Exams are in the air at the moment ... especially if you know someone sitting GCSE's, A' levels or even the NEBOSH National Diploma. But how do we prepare for exams? 'Revision' is the word that springs to mind ... the stuff that you do once you have completed the course. This may seem obvious if you are a classroom learner ... but definite study (learning) and revision periods are probably less obvious when you are a distance learner or an online learner.

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Health, Safety & Environmental Careers Yield Positive Results

Written by Oliver Newman on 06 May 2014 09:39:37 BST

Do you sometimes wonder where you are going with your health, safety and environmental career?

If your answer is yes, read the following facts extracted from recent research by *IEMA, *NEBOSH and *Health and Safety at Work publication to reassure you and shape the direction in which you are heading.

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