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

What is NEBOSH?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Feb 01 2018

NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) is the leading examining body for the UK health and safety industry. Their globally-recognised qualifications are designed to teach learners the skills and knowledge to manage health, safety and environmental issues in all places of work. Around 50,000 people take a NEBOSH qualification each year, all around the world.

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Tags: NEBOSH courses, NEBOSH National Diploma, NEBOSH General Certificate

Is Health and Safety a Good Career Choice?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Dec 05 2017

When it comes to a new career, it can be a daunting prospect to go into something you’re not entirely familiar with. There are so many new opportunities out there, so it’s important to do your research.

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Tags: Health & Safety, Careers

Is the Environment and Sustainability an Attractive Career?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Nov 28 2017

This blog post was updated in November 2017 to reflect the most recent changes in the industry.

The UK’s membership of the EU has played a major role in environmental protection. In fact, more than 1,100 UK environmental laws were made at EU level, with 80% of our environmental rules stemming from EU directives. It’s still not clear what the effect Brexit will have on the UK’s environment. And yet, despite these uncertainties and a US president sceptical about climate change, environmental and sustainability professionals are expressing high levels of job satisfaction and optimism for the years ahead.

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Tags: Environment, Careers

Choosing a Health & Safety qualification: NEBOSH Certificate vs NVQ vs NCFE IOSH Level 3

Written by Rosie Thomas on Oct 24 2017

Choosing a professional qualification can often be quite daunting. After all, you’re going to be investing both time and money into your course, so it’s important to choose one that’s beneficial to your career, lifestyle and budget.

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Tags: NEBOSH General Certificate

8 Tips to Reduce Work-Related Stress

Written by Rosie Thomas on Oct 10 2017

Making Workplace well-being is a priority for companies in the current climate. It's important for all businesses to openly talk about mental health issues and what needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

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Tags: Health & Safety, Stress

Guide to Managing Health and Safety in Your Workplace

Written by Rosie Thomas on Sep 04 2017

In support of Small Business Advice Week here in the UK, we’ve put together this quick guide offering tips and guidance on how to better manage health and safety in your workplace.

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Tags: Health & Safety, Training for teams/businesses

Taking the NEBOSH Diploma: Study Tips from a NEBOSH Award Winner

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 30 2017

Tim Bates is the winner of the NEBOSH Best Student for Unit B Award 2017. He discusses his journey through the NEBOSH Diploma with us and shares his top studying tips. 

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Tags: NEBOSH National Diploma, Studying

Planning Your Next Career Move

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 06 2017

We’re all taught the importance of learning and development from a young age. Teachers and family members encourage us to study, practice skills, take exams and review our progress. If we do well, we set new targets, push boundaries and go further. If we fail, we review where we went wrong and set new goals.

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Tags: Careers, Health & Safety

Online NEBOSH International Diploma Learning Experience

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jan 23 2017

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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Tags: NEBOSH National Diploma

An Interview with...Lee Boden CMIOSH

Written by Rosie Thomas on Oct 04 2016


In our newest blog series "An Interview with..", we are going to be chatting to our very own consultants to gain insight into career development, training, qualifications and key health and safety issues. Our first is with Chartered Consultant Lee Boden.

Having switched to Health & Safety later on in his career, Lee has completed a suite of NEBOSH qualifications and is now a highly successful Health & Safety Practitioner and Consultant, receiving consistently high pass rates and excellent feedback from delegates from all walks of life.

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Tags: Careers