Going global with OSH training
Considering a health and safety qualification for yourself or your staff? Understanding the importance of opting for an internationally accredited provider is essential, says BRENIG MOORE, technical director at Astutis
Nebosh is an internationally recognised independent body offering some of the most sought-after health and safety qualifications globally. The ultimate aim of Nebosh qualifications is to enable their holders to effectively discharge workplace health and safety responsibilities in any part of the world, thereby driving up standards.
Those who work for multi-national or global organisations, in particular, will benefit from an internationally accredited qualification where local laws and cultural factors also form part of the programme of study where appropriate or relevant.
What are the benefits?
Internationally recognised qualifications represent a commonality in standards of training to be delivered in companies with multiple locations around the world. As Nebosh qualifications are based on international standards, many organisations see this as key to setting corporate standards and raising competency levels.
Increased flexibility in teaching and mobility among workers are further benefits of an internationally recognised qualification – these students should have the freedom to establish themselves and work as a health and safety professional anywhere in the world.
What learning options and assessments are offered?
Several different modes of study are available when choosing a Nebosh course, including full-time block release, as well as distance, online and blended learning options.
All Nebosh assessment procedures (examinations, projects and practical assignments) have been developed in line with regulatory and educational best practice to ensure that the assessments are appropriate for the target audience.
What reassurance is offered?
All Nebosh course providers undergo a review of teaching expertise, course delivery and physical resources, and are formally accredited to offer the examination. Both the teaching of the qualification and the arrangements in place to ensure fairness and consistency are closely monitored so that standards are maintained across the board internationally.
Why opt for Nebosh training?
Nebosh offers work-related qualifications for those who have workplace safety as part of their day-to-day responsibilities (Nebosh International General Certificate) and safety professionals (Nebosh International Diploma). These are also available through Astutis online.
Choosing these vocational qualifications will test a candidate’s underlying knowledge and understanding of theoretical principles and the practical application of the key principles via multiple assessments, including: formal examinations, projects and case studies.