NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management Element 7 In this blog post I take a look at the key sources of information that can be accessed to understand the environment in an area. As you might be aware, it is generally a legal requirement for environmental information collected by public bodies […]

Finding information about the environment where you live or work

There’s been a huge increase in the number of smart phone apps recently (1). In July 2015, Android users had 1.6 million apps to choose between, with users of Apple’s App Store close behind with 1.5 million. All very interesting, but what’s this got to do with noise and football? […]

Noise, Football and Apps

In February 2001 Christopher Hooper, an independent Health and Safety Consultant, carried out a risk assessment for a client on a wood jig boring machine.  Two years later, an employee of his client injured their hand while operating the machine and, after investigation, the HSE decided to prosecute Mr Hooper […]

Health and Safety Practitioner Skills

Most people will have seen the recent news coverage of the problems being caused by the Zika virus, and the way it affects the foetus during the early stages of pregnancy. The Zika virus is mainly transmitted by female Aedes mosquitoes during the daytime. However, there is a much more […]


NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management Element 11 The recent floods in late December 2015 and early January 2016 have been some of the worst on record. Many thousands of people have been affected and the cost of damage caused by the floods is projected to be over £1.5 billion. I […]

Are more flood defences the answer?

SAFETY is DIFFERENT to everything around here We often wonder why we have such poor occupational health and safety standards in the Middle East compared to the developed world. If you look around you, you will find the answer. Safety is no different to other facets of living in the […]

SAFETY is DIFFERENT to everything around here

Your NEBOSH Practical Exam So you have started thinking about your NEBOSH practical assessment, we thought we’d put a few things down here to answer some of our Frequently Asked Questions.

How to sit your NEBOSH Practical Assessment

The skin we live in Part II (The Re-exposure) In my last blog I depressed myself (and possibly you, as well) with tales of industrial poisoning on a small and large scale. And I confessed to the strange habit of putting an organic solvent on my skin just to see […]

The skin we live in Part II (The Re-exposure)

The skin we live in Many years ago, in a laboratory far, far away, I used to work as a research scientist. One of the chemicals used in the laboratory was Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO). You could do a neat trick with DMSO, as I discovered. At the suggestion of one […]

The skin we live in