As usual, NEBOSH has began to release the Diploma Unit D Results a week ahead of schedule. How have you done? Better or worse than expected? Hopefully better! For most students, the NEBOSH Diploma Unit D marks the end of a long road of studying. But what if your marks are not what you expected?
1. Plan for Success Before you even pick up a pen, think carefully about the workplace or organisation you are choosing to base your research assignment on. It should be large enough to provide an opportunity for a review of the health and safety management system as well as providing a sufficiently wide range of
Helicopter crashes, out-of-control explosions, runaway trains… this is Health and Safety in Hollywood! It was the middle of the afternoon when the emergency call came from Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. A 71-year-old man had injured his ankle “in an incident involving a garage door”. Paramedics on the air ambulance sent to ferry him to the
Pass your NEBOSH exam using these top tips from RoSPA trainers (who also have experience marking NEBOSH exams) and a recent RoSPA delegate, Roxanne. They helped her to pass her NEBOSH exam – with disctintion no less – so hopefully they’ll help you too! 1.) Keep your eye on the prize Yes, it’s a lot of
The 40 year old Health and Safety at Work Act’s rules are founded on common sense, but they’ve been hijacked by jobsworths Summer is well under way, so we can expect the usual litany of patronising health and safety announcements on public transport and elsewhere. Among the blindingly obvious bits of advice that have apparently
Asbestos is responsible for over 4000 deaths every year. Younger people, if routinely exposed to asbestos fibres over time, are at greater risk of developing asbestos-related disease than older workers. This is due to the time it takes for the body to develop symptoms after exposure to asbestos (latency). Exposure to asbestos can cause four
It’s as easy as ABC A risk assessment for using a tape measure and written guidance for walking up stairs – these are just two of the bizarre actions that some companies mistakenly believe are necessary. These absurd steps were typical of several myths uncovered in an HSE survey. So to help anyone who wants
The HSE fight back and respond to an article in The Morpeth Herald – ‘Health and Safety Madness Risks Lives’. The original “news” story: ‘RIDICULOUS’ health-and-safety rules could be leaving children’s lives at risk, a councillor has warned. The Herald revealed in June that hundreds of children at Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools were being
Another step too far?? Plans to hold a zombie invasion theme night at a disused hotel have been turned down because of safety concerns. Events company Requiem Live wanted to turn the International Hotel, in Rutland Street, Leicester, into a house of horrors on May 24. It was aiming to sell up to 500 tickets to enthusiasts
SPARKS are flying after council chiefs confirmed there will be no official Bonfire Night celebrations for Peterlee this year. Yet another classic example of risk aversion over risk management. Is there really no limit to the lengths organisations will go to avoid the basic need to manage risks, giving health and safety a bad reputation?