David Towlson


You may have heard about ISO 45001.  You may already be bored by it and started looking awkwardly at your shoes.  You may have started biting your nails or hitting yourself.  You can get help for that, but apparently ISO 45001 doesn’t have as many friends as it thought it […]

ISO 45001 – Complicated, despised and rejected, but also loved


These days, a lot of people drive for work (some are even driven by work….).  Some people always have done – like delivery drivers, sales representatives, repairmen, community nurses, traffic police and enforcement officers.  But even if you aren’t one of these people, you probably do a little bit of […]

Road Traffic Safety (RTS) Management Systems


Having finished looking at topics from the individual units and elements, I’ll tackle the teaching and learning approach.  I was having just this conversation with a colleague at a meeting only the other day and it got me to thinking. There can be a perception that gaining the NEBOSH diploma […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #30



We now come to the final element in Unit C.  This element (national or international) was previously on the same topic – workplace transport and driving as part of work.  But we get a subtle change in that we are now calling the latter partmanaging work-related road risk.  Both parts […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #29


Element C9 surrounds construction work and again, you’ll be glad to know that this also has changed little.  It turns out that construction work does not generally contain any specific hazards that haven’t already been covered elsewhere.  To some then, it may always seem an odd feature of qualifications like […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #28


As I write this, RRC is just about to release their sample trainer packs.  These comprise samples of powerpoints, textbooks, lesson plans and activities from selected elements.  You get a whole element in each case.  There are six in total – one element from each taught unit of each diploma […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #27



Like C5 and C6, C7 is also about machinery and equipment.  But this time mobile, lifting and access equipment. When I was working for a large chemical company in a former life, I remember being amazed at the very high reach (compared to a standard fork lift truck) of the […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #26


In Unit C/IC, element 6 is notable more for what has moved or been removed rather than additions. I’ve mentioned some of these already in our trek through this pleasure garden that is the diploma (if you think it’s exciting reading it on the screen, print it out in colour […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #25


Moving on to element C5, brings with it a wave of nostalgia.  This element is almost identical to what was there before (workplace equipment in general), apart from some notable exceptions.  A few bits have been moved in from C6 (which was on workplace machinery).  But, in addition you’ll notice […]

NEBOSH Diploma Syllabus Revision News #24