In that time, IOSH members and other practitioners in our great profession have been at the forefront of progressive change in the workplace.Work-related accident and illness rates are still too high but have fallen where our profession and legislation, such as the UK's Health and Safety at Work Act, have raised the consciousness of safety and health issues among employers and workers.Yet we know that provisions for occupational safety and health vary widely, and recognition for our role in the workplace and wider society remains lacking.
Building a career in safety and health management is a marathon not a sprint. The journey could take 40 years, but if you run even slightly off course for long enough, you will find yourself far from your intended destination.To avoid looking back on a career and regretting either missed opportunities or a sense of not having reached their potential, practitioners have to map their professional routes.
It's completely free to enter and the deadline for entries is 31 January. Entering the Awards is the perfect way to demonstrate how your business and/or your team have made a real difference to health and safety standards.The ceremony will be held at the prestigious VOX Conference Centre on 10 April 2019 at the NEC, Birmingham and will be hosted by comedian Sean Lock
Matt's potential was quickly recognised and he was chosen to be part of the organisations fast track management programme. By 2001, he had worked his way up to store manager, but had become interested in health and safety. He took the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, which helped him into his first health and safety role. He then went on to gain the NEBOSH National Certificate in Fire Safety and Risk Management and NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management.
For 2019 RRC are introducing two new NEBOSH Courses to its Dubai classroom schedule along with expanding the courses offered in its UK centres.Launched in London in mid 2018, RRC's NEBOSH HSE Certificate in H&S Leadership Excellence course has proven exceptionally popular and for 2019 we have scheduled further courses in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester & Newcastle. We are also introducing the course to our Dubai centre with the first course in February, and a further 4 dates scheduled throughout the year.
Virtual reality comes in many forms. Current versions involve viewing a virtual world inside a head mounted display (HMD) shutting out the real world. If you can still see your immediate surroundings, that's augmented reality - a subject for another article. The virtual world might be a computer-generated 3D environment or a 360o video.
Over the next few months Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, Vietnam and possibly Afghanistan are on the schedule. I also see on various social media platforms some of our more adventurous fellow training providers are travelling the world to meet the growing demand for UK HSE training.It’s not without its problems; a keen eye has to be kept on the news and the FCO website as clients are not always in the nicer parts of the world.
Safety practitioners rely partly on the power of persuasion, so effectiveness in conversation can be the difference between success and failure.But what makes a safety conversation successful and how can safety practitioners become better at making the most of every opportunity to deliver their messages?
Launched at an event at the University of Portsmouth by EEF Chair, Dame Judith Hackitt, and Djamel Ait-Boudaoud, Executive Dean at the University of Portsmouth, the courses are being ran in the UK as public programmes and globally as in-company training programmes.