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Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE

Lorna is a highly qualified health and safety consultant with over 20 years experience within the field. As a trainer, she delivers tailored in-company training programmes with expertise in construction, renewable energy, banking, and within housing associations and charities. She also provides a wide range of health and safety consultancy services.

Recent Posts

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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The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE 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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Tags: Environment

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 This Unit has been replaced by Unit DNI 2015 specification for all new and current NEBOSH National and International Diploma learners.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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Tags: NEBOSH Diploma, Advice for learners

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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Tags: NEBOSH Diploma, Advice for learners

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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Tags: NEBOSH Diploma, Advice for learners

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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Tags: NEBOSH Diploma, Advice for learners