Astutis Health, Safety & Environmental Blog

What Is IOSH?

Written by Astutis Blog on Aug 28 2018

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health may not exactly roll off the tongue, but it plays a crucial role in protecting workers all over the world. IOSH - as it is more commonly referred to - is a membership organisation with a difference, one leading the way when it comes to health and safety practices in the workplace.

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Tags: IOSH Managing Safely, IOSH, IOSH Courses

Choosing A Career That's Right For You

Written by Astutis Blog on Aug 20 2018

You will spend approximately 1,800 hours at work every single year. That’s a large proportion of your life so choosing a career that’s right for you is crucial if you want to enjoy that 1,800 hours.

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Tags: Careers, NEBOSH General Certificate, NEBOSH courses

Health & Safety Courses For Management

Written by Astutis Blog on Aug 15 2018

Being a manager or supervisor isn’t just about being ‘important’ or ‘in charge’, it is also about taking responsibility for those around you. Responsibility is a trait that all successful managers must have and something employees look for in their leaders.

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Tags: Training for teams/businesses, IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

What is IOSH Managing Safely?

Written by Kate James on Aug 15 2018

Health and safety management is something that affects every business, no matter the size or industry. All workers have a right to work in an environment where risks to their health and safety are kept to a minimum and one of the best ways of ensuring this in a business is to make managers and team leaders aware of their responsibilities.

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Tags: Training for teams/businesses, IOSH Courses, IOSH Managing Safely

A Career Starts in the Forces & Transfers to Safety

Written by Chris Flynn GradIOSH on Jul 24 2018

Having been persuaded by my father at the age of 17 that the Parachute Regiment could wait and obtaining a trade was initially a wiser approach, I embarked on a career in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). It turned out my father understood a little more about life than I did and his advice was sound for a young man unsure of where to direct his energy.

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Why take a NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety?

Written by Kate James on Jun 30 2018

Are you wondering if devoting time and money (yours or your employer’s) to taking a NEBOSH Certificate Health and Safety qualification is going to be worthwhile? Read on if you want some answers to this question. Find out how the NEBOSH Certificate can start to make some positive changes to your working life – now and for the future.

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Ways to take a NEBOSH General Certificate Qualification

Written by Kate James on Jun 30 2018

If you have decided the NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is the best qualification for you to develop professionally, the method you choose to study is the next important decision. Typically the learning options available to study the NEBOSH Certificate are online (also known as e-learning) and as a class-based course. Your circumstances such as availability and budget, preferred approach to learning and motivation will determine your choice of method. Read the features of the methods available and decide which is best for you. Our introduction to the NEBOSH General Certificate also covers these points.

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How Much Does the NEBOSH General Certificate Cost?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 28 2018

The number one question people want to know about the NEBOSH General Certificate is, of course, how much does it cost? The answer is – it depends.

The price of the course will be different for each course provider and is largely determined by your chosen learning method and location. Whatever learning method you choose, you’ll also need to consider additional costs such travel, extra support, exams and VAT.

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Studying for the NEBOSH General Certificate

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 28 2018

When someone says the word 'studying', what do you think of? For some, it immediately conjures up thoughts of late-night study sessions and re-reading notes until something sticks. For others, they think of stuffy classrooms with lots of homework. Luckily, the concept of learning has evolved over the years and there's now over 70 types of learning models to suit all types of learners. This means that nowadays, studying is more often an enjoyable and positive experience. 

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What is the NEBOSH General Certificate?

Written by Rosie Thomas on Jun 28 2018

The NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NGC) is a foundation level (level-3) and the most popular health and safety qualification in the UK. It will introduce you to the principles of risk management how to incorporate them into day-to-day decisions.

In this post we talk about exactly what the NEBOSH General Certificate is about, its learning outcomes and why it's so popular amongst employers. Our introduction to The NEBOSH General Certificate is also a great resource to check out!

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