Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

Rosie Thomas

Rosie is the International Marketing Executive at Astutis. After graduating with a degree in Business and Management from Aberystwyth University, she joined the Astutis team to work closely with our learning development team and health and safety consultants to create useful content for our readers. Since taking her Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing online, Rosie particularly enjoys writing how-to-guides and career posts, using her own experience of online learning and professional development to offer advice to those thinking of taking a health and safety career. Rosie has also taken her NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.

Recent Posts

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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