Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Kate James

Kate is the Marketing Manager at Astutis. Having worked in the health and safety professional services sector for over 14 years she has developed an understanding of the challenges companies and individuals face. Using her experience of working with NEBOSH, IOSH and IEMA and the changes in the marketplace, she shares her knowledge on hse subject areas to provoke thought, debate and offers guidance to people. As a proud NEBOSH Certificate holder, she values and shares the importance of qualifications and the opportunities it offers people in any role.

Recent Posts

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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Tags: NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH Diploma

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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Tags: NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH Diploma

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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Tags: NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH Diploma

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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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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Tags: IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

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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Tags: IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

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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Tags: Advice for businesses & organisations, IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

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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Tags: NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH General Certificate, Advice for learners

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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Tags: NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH Diploma