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Unit NCC2: Construction Health and Safety Practical Application Part 1– The Safety Inspection

Written by David Bryan BSc, CMIOSH, CMAPS on 15 March 2017 12:44:54 GMT

In this part 1 guide to the NCC2 practical we are looking at the safety inspection of a workplace. I should start this blog with (what I think is) a very important comment:

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Smooth Transitions - From NEBOSH Diploma Unit D/ID to DNI

Written by Lorna Bleyswyck CMIOSH, PGCE on 08 March 2017 12:50:29 GMT

This post is intended to benefit those currently studying the NEBOSH National or International Diploma in Occupational  Health and Safety, its' purpose being to clarify the situation with the staged transition from the ‘old’ Unit D/ID assignment to the new’ Unit DNI assignment, ‘Application of Health and Safety Management in the Workplace’.

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NEBOSH International Health & Safety Qualifications Transcending Borders

Written by Chris Pollington CMIOSH on 28 February 2017 14:04:34 GMT

According to ILO (International Labour Organisation) estimates, in the region of 2.3 million workers each year die from an occupational injury or illnesses, (this equates to over 6,300 workers dying each day across the world) despite a rising global recognition of the importance of good health and safety practices in the workplace.

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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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Do Online Discussion Forums Help Your Learning?

Written by Daniel Kerr MA PGCE on 22 November 2016 12:18:53 GMT

It’s not Just about Passing an Exam

I know that you want to focus on getting through your NEBOSH course and passing the exam. But it's worth stopping to think about why you are doing this course. Is it enough for you to get the  NEBOSH qualification that will help you get that longed for promotion?

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NEBOSH Certificate Command Words -Why Are They So Important? (Relevant to 2014 Syllabus only )

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 02 August 2016 13:42:52 BST

This post is relevant for people studying the NEBOSH General Certificate 2014 spec and not the new 2018 spec. It offers clear guidance on understanding the 5 command words NEBOSH uses in the N/IGC1 and GC2 exams and how to write successful answers. If you are a studying the new 2018 NEBOSH General Certificate, this blog post is not relevant to you as the new exam does NOT use command words.

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Online Learning - What's Stopping You?

Written by Daniel Kerr MA PGCE on 19 July 2016 13:54:35 BST

Many of you may have heard the drums beating about online learning, virtual or distance learning. According to a 2020 global survey by Statista, it is estimated that 64% of all learners are participating in online training courses, and that’s not including the sharp uptake in online learning since the COVID-19 crisis where so many of us are homeworking or have more time to take on a new training course.

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NEBOSH Certificate Exam Day Guidance - Part 2

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 16 March 2016 13:44:02 GMT
Please note that NEBOSH has now introduced an open book exam, therefore the exam is no longer applicable. You can find more information about the new open book exam here:

Following on from NGC/IGC exam day guidance part 1 covering the first 2 bullets points below, let us now look at the nitty-gritty of the NEBOSH exam questions and your answers to make sure you are fully prepared for exam day and not overcome by nerves. We will look at points 3 and 4 in this blog.

  1. What are the arrangements on exam day? Covered in Part 1
  2. What will the exam paper look like? Covered in Part 1
  3. The command words – how do I ensure my answer is in line with these? Relevant only to people who have taken the NEBOSH Certificate 2014 spec
  4. How do I ensure I answer the questions fully and not go off on a tangent?
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NEBOSH Certificate Exam Day Guidance Part 1

Written by Andrew Froude B.Eng (Hons), CMIOSH, MIIRSM, OSHCR on 09 March 2016 13:58:48 GMT

Please note that NEBOSH has now introduced an open book exam, therefore the exam is no longer applicable. You can find more information about the new open book exam here:

Now the hard work of preparing for the exams is over. That day has finally arrived – exam day. It can be a worrying and stressful time and you need to ensure that you do yourself justice after all the hard work you’ve put in to revising.

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Start – Pause – Resume: Our take on Online Learning

Written by Brenig Moore MCIEH CEnvH CMIOSH on 18 November 2015 14:08:05 GMT

With the outbreak of Coronavirus, people worldwide are facing a major challenge. Coronavirus has significantly affected all our lives, but it is also challenging our ability be resilient and that includes adapting to remote working.

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