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Oliver Newman

Oliver is the Training Solutions Manager at Astutis. He has a wealth of knowledge on a variety of courses including NEBOSH and IOSH.

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Who Is The NEBOSH Diploma for?

Written by Oliver Newman on 27 November 2019 15:00:00 GMT

The NEBOSH Diploma is considered the ‘gold standard’ in Health and Safety qualifications. That’s why it can lead to higher salaries and better job prospects. But who is the NEBOSH Diploma for and what makes you the right candidate for this qualification?

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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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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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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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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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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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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 Oliver Newman 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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