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Issue 29

"NEBOSH sets the global benchmark for qualifications in Occupational Safety and Health"

Baroness Gibson of Market Rasen OBE, President of RoSPA

NEBOSH News

New qualification in Health and Safety at Work

NEBOSH is pleased to announce the launch of our new pilot qualification The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work. This new qualification will benefit organisations internationally and within the UK who are seeking to implement a basic health and safety training programme as part of their workplace culture. It will ensure employees have an understanding of the principles of risk control reducing the numbers of accidents and incidents, resulting in costs savings for the business. This qualification also provides a perfect introduction to other NEBOSH qualifications including NEBOSH's International General Certificate and National General Certificate. The 3 day course covers the basic health and safety principles and practices essential in the workplace. These include: · Understanding risk assessments and control strategies; · Applying these control strategies to a number of common workplace hazards, including fire, electrical, transport and manual handling. For the first pilot phase there will be two examination dates which are 11 and 12 November 2009. A second phase of the pilot is due in February 2010. Further information on the qualification or how to become accredited to offer this qualification is available from our website.

Diplomates Celebrate their success with Chair of HSE

Over 1200 people celebrated the achievement of NEBOSH Diploma holders at the 2009 Graduation and Awards Ceremony. Safety Professionals from as far afield as Hungary, Switzerland, Bahrain, Mauritius, Qatar, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Trinidad and Tobago and Ireland as well as from all corners of the UK, were among more than 370 Diplomates attending the Ceremony held at a gloriously sunny University of Warwick on 1 July 2009.

NEBOSH Top Candidates - Left to right, front row: Alison Colebrook, Joanne Benson, David Morris ­ NEBOSH Chairman, Judith E Hackitt, Teresa Budworth ­ NEBOSH Chief Executive, Sue Scott, Kristel Blackburn. Left to right, back row: Gábor Piláth, Lucy Edgar, Gary Ratcliffe, Martin Wells, Andrew Doe, Jörg Ackermann, István Debreceni, Sarah Humphries. Judith E Hackitt CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive personally congratulated each Diplomate. Addressing the Diplomates, Mrs. Hackitt said: "Your NEBOSH Diploma gives you an excellent foundation in competent and sensible health and safety management. Now you have the opportunity to go out into the working environment and live out those principles of common sense and proportionality."

2010's Graduation will be held at the University of Warwick on Monday 28 June 2010

NEBOSH Pilot Construction Certificate for the International Market

Top Candidates for the Year

The NEBOSH Best Candidate Awards recognise and reward the achievements of the best performing candidates for both Certificate and Diploma qualifications during 2008/2009. NEBOSH National General Certificate Sarah Humphries Studied with: Connaught Compliance Training Services NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Safety & Health Alison Jane Colebrook Studied with: Basingstoke College of Technology NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health Sylvester Agbadugo Studied with: Emirates ERM Risk Management & Consultancy (E-ERM) NEBOSH Certificate in Fire Safety & Risk Management Andrew Doe Studied with: Woodward SHE Ltd NEBOSH National Diploma Part 2 Lucy Honorine Edgar Studied with: Aviva Risk Management Solutions UK Ltd NEBOSH National Diploma Environmental Management Mary-Clare Bushell Studied with: RRC Training in NEBOSH National Diploma Unit A Kristel Blackburn and Martin Wells Both studied with: West Anglia Training Association NEBOSH National Diploma Unit B Martin Wells Studied with: West Anglia Training Association NEBOSH National Diploma Unit C Sue Scott Studied with: Integra Training Consulting NEBOSH National Diploma Unit D Joanne Benson Studied with: The Key Consultancy Ltd and Gary John Ratcliffe Studied with: RRC Training NEBOSH National Diploma Sue Scott Studied with: Integra Consulting

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NEBOSH are piloting a new health and safety qualification especially for the international construction industry. Teresa Kirkby, NEBOSH's Development Manager explained; "This new pilot qualification will benefit construction organisations operating outside the UK, and multinational construction companies working to international standards who are seeking to implement good health and safety management across all areas of their operation. Ensuring that line managers have a sound understanding of the principles of managing risk is a key building block of an effective safety culture". Although it is aimed at Supervisors and Managers within the construction industry. Safety Practitioners who are new to their role or seeking to develop their skills in this area will also find the qualification helpful. The first examination is planned for November 2009. Further information on the qualification or how to become accredited to offer this qualification is available from our website.

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NEBOSH GEMS Knowledge Test for the Alstom International Environment, Health and Safety Passport Jörg Ackermann, István Debreceni, William Noel Mercer & Gábor Piláth

NEBOSH at NOSHCON 2009

In August Teresa Budworth, NEBOSH's Chief Executive was invited to speak at NOSHCON 2009 the International Conference on Occupational Health, Safety and Environment in Drakensburg, South Africa. Teresa commented; "I found the conference inspirational and one of the best conferences I have ever attended. The quality of the speakers was exceptional. I was delighted to take the platform to outline the role of training in improving human reliability." She continued: "Our visit gave an insight into the unique challenges faced by safety professionals in this region, which

(left to right) Justin Hobday -Managing Director, NOSA), Stuart Naylor - NEBOSH International Manager, Teresa Budworth - NEBOSH Chief Executive, Duncan Carlisle - Group General Manager, MicroMega; and Greg Morris -Chairman, MicroMega

Celebrating 30 years of health and safety qualifications

we will endeavour to include in the on going development of our international qualifications."

RoSPA Awards

NEBOSH sponsored the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards in 2009. We have been a keen supporter of the Awards for a number of years which we believe make a major contribution to raising standards of health and safety. The RoSPA Awards promote good health and safety as an essential part of good business and encourage the sharing of best practice.

Free National General Certificate Training for Charities

NEBOSH and the Charities Safety Group are continuing to assist small charities, and voluntary sector organisations in providing scholarships for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety. The scheme has been running for 4 years and a number of charities have achieved the qualification through this route. NEBOSH Chief Executive, Teresa Budworth commented; "As a registered charity, we at NEBOSH strongly believe that we have an obligation to work with other charitable organisations in promoting Health and Safety, particularly through education and training." She continued; "We are delighted that this year several of our course providers including Connaught Compliance Training Services, RRC Training, Safety Solutions, South Thames College, and Woodward SHE have accepted placements on this scheme." Please note you must apply and be accepted on the scheme before undertaking the National General Certificate to receive a free place. For further details please download the information sheet and application form from the news section of our website. If you are a course provider and interested in getting involved, please contact Rebecca Mee on 0116 2634746 or by email [email protected] for more information.

RoSPA Health & Safety Awards: (left to right) Lord Brougham and Vaux, Deputy President, RoSPA presenting Judy Beaman, HSQ Manager, Frank Haslam Milan with a Commended in the House Building & Property Development Sector and Tom Mullarkey MBE, Chief Executive, RoSPA

Success in Scholarship Scheme

In 2008 Chris Lowther of The Jericho Foundation and Malcolm Marshall of Simpro Ltd won scholarships set up by BHSEA in conjunction with NEBOSH with the aim of improving health and safety performance in smaller organisations. Four NEBOSH course providers offered their training services for the scheme and both winners chose to study with The Key Consultancy. Chris now holds the Certificate in Construction Health and Safety and Malcolm the National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Barry Wilkes said; "We are delighted that Chris and Malcolm have

Download law cases for Free

EBIS is a specialist training and professional development service dedicated to keeping professionals up-to-date with the latest thinking, practice and developments in the health, safety and environment fields. They have a FREE download available of a useful review of significant health and safety law cases from 2008. It looks at several cases that illustrate the correct interpretation of safety regulations along with two cases that illustrate useful general principles of safety. Two particular sets of regulations and their interpretation are considered and analysed in this review. These are taken from their last Health & Safety Law - Annual Update, the longest running event of its kind now in its eighteenth year, which provides a detailed insight into changing legislative and related issues for health and safety professionals. To access the download go to www.ebis-hse.com/cpd_info.htm

(left to right) Bob Cole - BHSEA Chairman,Chris Lowther, Malcolm Marshall, Barry Wilkes NEBOSH Development Manager

achieved these qualifications through this scheme and we are looking forward to more years of collaboration with BHSEA."

Norwich Union Risk Services is now Aviva Risk Management Solutions

One of NEBOSH's course providers, Norwich Union Risk Services has changed its name to Aviva Risk Management Solutions. Kevin Chicken, Training and Consultancy Manager at Aviva Risk Management Solutions said: "This specialist division of Aviva has over 150 employees who are all dedicated to helping UK businesses manage risk in an effective way. The team includes 12 expert safety consultants who provide safety and environmental training up to NEBOSH Diploma level and bespoke consultancy services."

The picture shows the Consultancy Team: Simon Cook, Paul Knight, James Draper, David Dainty, David Graves, Kevin Chicken, Roger Lye, Brian Prout, Helen Toll, Graham Smith, Paul Cartwright, Andrew Couch

WATA Bucks the 10% discount on Introduction to Health and Safety at Work text book Trend!

NEBOSH is delighted to endorse the 4th Edition of "Introduction to Health and Safety at Work" By Phil Hughes and Ed Ferrett for the highly popular National General Certificate. This book can be purchased through the NEBOSH website at a special 10% discount with Elsevier on the purchase price. In addition, students receive free postage and packaging to anywhere in the world. Each element of the syllabus is covered by a dedicated chapter with hundreds of illustrations which help bring the subject to life. A chapter on international aspects makes the book suitable for the NEBOSH International Certificate. As an introduction to all areas of occupational safety and health the book is also a practical reference for managers and directors with health and safety responsibilities and safety representatives. West Anglia Training Association Ltd (WATA), based in Hartford, Huntingdon, appears to be bucking the economic downturn by opening its second new training building in 5 years. The `Refectory' was officially opened by the Rt. Hon. Jonathan Djanogly MP at a function attended by over 100 guests. At the opening WATA Managing Director, Andrew Christodoulou, said;" Today is a day to celebrate achievement and the opening of our new training building represents that achievement. WATA was formed over 30 years ago and since then we have trained and developed thousands of people and helped them to achieve. What we do here is important and we are proud of it."

Spotlight on `Alan Boyington'

I currently work as a Health and Safety Manager for a company called npower Cogen. It is my responsibility to ensure that the appropriate legal standards are in place and encompassed within a management system that meets the demands of a portfolio of sites across the UK and Ireland. I began my career as an Electrical Engineer in the Royal Navy where I worked for 6 years learning a trade and seeing the world. When I left the Navy I became a Telecoms Engineer for BT where I completed a BTEC Electrical Engineering qualification. My career progressed as I gained experience working in the Petro- Chemical Industry on the Humber estuary. This career path provided me with a wealth of experience, working across a wide range of blue chip companies. However, I felt I needed to build upon this experience with recognised qualifications. My interest in health and safety grew when I joined npower Cogen. The particular Combined Heat & Power plant I joined in Grimsby was just being commissioned and I got heavily involved in writing safe working procedures and establishing an Environmental Management System. Because of my previous experience as a Union Safety Representative and the fact I had moved into the role of Environmental Compliance Advisor, when the position of HS&E Manager became available I successfully made the step up. I had previously completed my NEBOSH National General Certificate which allowed me to

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qualify for the role and helped me gain the sufficient knowledge I needed for the job. Subsequently, I have taken the NEBOSH National Diploma and was delighted to achieve a credit. I chose to take NEBOSH qualifications because they reflected my role and would give me a respected qualification known across all kinds of industries. NEBOSH is a well recognised organisation, instrumental in the prevention of industrial safety and environmental incidents world-wide. My NEBOSH qualifications provided me with the knowledge I needed in order to expand my skills further. I believe constantly improving and adapting is a vital factor in being successful, I would not be able to improve safety quality without expanding my own skill base! Consequently in the future I hope to develop in the areas of integrated risk management, including quality assurance and expand my knowledge of International Health & Safety law and management techniques.

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