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Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA

Jim has worked as a Health & Safety and Environment trainer and consultant for over 13 years, delivering NEBOSH Diploma and NEBOSH National/International General courses.Jim is particularly experienced in delivering Environmental training, having delivered accredited IEMA, CIEH and Environmental awareness courses in both the UK and Internationally.

Recent Posts

5 Easy Ways to Make your Workplace More Sustainable

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 16 March 2020 12:21:58 GMT

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you'll probably have noticed the growing trend towards recycling and environmental awareness. 

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Tags: Environment

How to study the IEMA Foundation Certificate

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA on 11 March 2020 10:03:32 GMT

Have you taken on more environmental responsibilities in your job and need to develop your knowledge and skills? The IEMA Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management is the ideal course to upskill yourself and develop a career in sustainability. The next question you may have is, how can I study this course?

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Tags: Environment, "IEMA Foundation"

How hard is the IEMA Foundation Certificate?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA 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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Why take the IEMA Foundation Certificate?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA 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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Is there funding available for IOSH Courses?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA 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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Tags: IOSH Courses

Do NEBOSH Courses Expire?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA 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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What is Online IOSH Managing Safely?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA 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 Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA 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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Does IOSH Managing Safely Expire?

Written by Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA 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 Jim Anderson CMIOSH, MIIRSM, AIEMA 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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Tags: Environment